Oh, December. That time of year when your Facebook feed is filled with obnoxious memes about “The War on Christmas” (spoiler: it doesn’t exist), and how Christians are oppressed because they can’t say “Merry Christmas” (spoiler: that’s just a lie), and how everyone, regardless of their religion or lack thereof, should be honored and gracious when they’re wished “Merry Christmas” for the fiftieth time today. Read More Nobody’s Stopping You from Saying Merry Christmas, Facebook
Last week, I wrote about how Bill O’Reilly, Sarah Palin, et. al. were trying to stir up a frenzy over their imaginary “War on Christmas.” Which at the time seemed like the height of going on the attack by trying to make oneself into a victim — but oh, ye of little faith, ye didn’t count on Megyn Kelly and “Santagate.” Read More But She Started It! (The War On Christmas, Part Two)
Even in this rapidly changing world, we can always count on a few annual events — swallows returning to Capistrano, back-to-school sales, and the annual Fox News whining about the War on Christmas. According to their complaints, godless anti-religious socialists are trying to ruin the American way of life by asking that governments, schools, and even, gasp, retailers try to be inclusive. Pundits point to some horrid city council that decides to replace its annual Nativity scene with a “winter” scene, or stores that use “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” in their advertisements. Read More No, Virginia, There is No War on Christmas
It’s December, and I’m Jewish. “So, when’s Chanukah?” I have no idea. No, seriously. I don’t know. It could be right now. It might have already passed. I’m not totally sure. I always have to consult The Google to tell me when Chanukah is, and I usually don’t realize it’s started until it’s at least partly over. I want to get this out of the way: not knowing when Chanukah is doesn’t make me a bad Jew. And to try to explain why, I’m going to give you a few basics about this festival.
This week’s crapdate:
“I DO NOT CARE IF THIS DOES OFFEND SOMEONE”¦THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE!!! I AM SICK AND TIRED OF EVERY YEAR WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES AROUND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO TAKE CHRIST OUT OF CHRISTMAS BECAUSE IT MIGHT OFFEND SOMEONE. WELL, HOW ABOUT ALL OF THE CHRISTIANS?!? WHAT ABOUT OFFENDING US BECAUSE YOU ARE TAKING OUR CHRIST OUT OF CHRISTMAS?!? CHRIST IS CHRISTMAS!!! IF YOU AREN’T CELEBRATING CHRIST, THEN WHY ARE YOU CELEBRATING?!? CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT THE BIRTH OF OUR SAVIOR!!! CHRISTMAS IS ONE OF A FEW HOLIDAYS LEFT THAT CELEBRATE “MY” CHRIST!!! LEAVE “MY” CHRISTMAS ALONE!!! TELL EVERYONE MERRY CHRISTMAS, NOT HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! RE-POST IF YOU’RE NOT ASHAMED!!!” Read More Takedown: The War on Christmas