Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Be Good for Goodness Sake

So December is here (already!) and it’s the start of the HOliday season. You know, I have to bitch about something. There’s been all this hoopla over bus signs that the American Humanist Association has this holiday season. As may be expected, the Jeebus freaks have their panties in a wad over it.

You know, I’m really sick the last few years of the fundamentalist X-ian “debate” that they bring up every December about “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays” and putting Jeebus back as the “reason for the season.”

1) Jeebus is NOT the reason for the season. Actually, the winter solstice is. Crack open a history book.
2) Again, X-ians (and people “of faith” in general) seem to think they have this monopoly on “morality” or ethics. They obviously don’t. Like the sign says, just be good for goodness sake, not because your invisible friend is watching you.
3) If they want to go back to their interpretation of the “real” meaning of X-mas, let’s do that with all the holidays! I think The Onion parodies this best (see movie clip below). Halloween? Let’s go back to the original spirit of the season, LOL!

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