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December 27th, 2007

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02:53 pm - While I'm ranting anyway...
I'm not a Christian. I have no vested interest in Christianity or any of the trappings of Christianity.

And yet...

I really, really hate this trend of referring to Christmas as Hogswatch and Santa Claus as the Hogsfather. It's not cute, it's not charming or funny. It's deliberately insulting, intentionally belittling, and petty. In this age of religious tolerance that includes being tolerant of those who do not believe in religion, it's ridiculous that this term has proliferated the way it has. Yes, I get it. Not everyone believes in Christmas. And all those who do are clearly too stupid to live because OH NOES, they believe in a god. Now STFU and let people enjoy themselves.

If you don't like having a day off for NOT MY HOLIDAY! OMG! Then work and ask for a comp day.

Do you think if I liked the Discworld novels, I'd be less offended?
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Date:December 28th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
This Hogs thing is not a trend I've ever even heard of before this post. Obviously I am way out of it.

I'm not Christian but I love presents and cookies and cute little Santa figurines.

I don't think Santa was at the manger so I don't really consider him part of any religious holiday. I don't think they had a tree with cute little ornaments either. I'm happy to eat chocolate Easter eggs too and I am really sure they didn't have those at the crucifixion.

I don't get much in the way of presents since I'm now an orphan. I make lots of cookies and this year I've eaten most of them myself.

Hey I'm not George Washington, but I'll take that day off in February too without complaint. Even after I saw a play called A House Without Walls recently that doesn't show him in the best light as a slave owner.

Oh Lena, how you ramble on someone else's LJ.
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Date:December 28th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
Excellent points. I myself celebrate Veterans Day even though I come from a long, proud tradition of draft dodgers.

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