Ok, lots on my mind so I'll try and make this understandable. I'll start this by saying I'm Jewish, don't celebrate Christmas, and never have done Christmas shopping. Heck, my family goes to Vegas on Christmas and we have a good time.
From my observations, I feel like Christmas has long lost its true meaning. How long is the holiday supposed to be (I don't know)? Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is the only thing we're going to hear about on the radio, television, and advertising. When did Christmas become such a consumer whorefest?
Watching the insanity on black friday makes me wonder, is this the Christmas spirit that everybody tries to capture and share? People get so stressed out about shopping for gifts and trying to make everybody they know happy for Christmas. What's worse is American companies exploit this and only reinforce the consumerism that is everywhere during this time of year.
Now, what is the holiday of Christmas? I'm not an expert, but I'm guessing its not about seeing who can give the better gifts or who can hang the best Christmas lights.
If anybody wants to talk about "an attack on Christmas", perhaps we should first look at the consumerism in our society first. That seems to me what would be the main factor that's "attacking" Christmas. How many people truly enjoy the holiday these days without the stress of shopping, travel, etc.?
"My Thoughts on Christmas"
Christmas is about the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a season of thanksgiving and sharing. A time for us to renew ourselves and to be inspires by the power of this celebration. In this, we gather together to witness the coming of our redeemer, who died to save us from our sins. Moreover, this is a time to be joyful and to be glad because we commemorate the... [continues]
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