The first is: remember that your motives are not always as altruistic as they seem to yourself.
The second is: don't over-estimate your own merits.
The third is: don't expect others to take as much interest in you as you do yourself.
And the fourth is: don't imagine that most people give enough thought to you to have any special desire to persecute you.
Last year I wrote on who cares whether it is Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. I thought I was pretty nice about it. Tried to explain in a bipartisan way that either were good. I didn't see many "Put the Merry or Christ back into Christmas", but this year I have seen a slew of them and all I could think is, you miserable tossers. Do you have nothing better to do than keep up this inane argument? Is it that important to you? Do you know while you are searching for these picture quotes from raving lunatic sites(pot meet kettle) your children are stealing $20 off of you to donate to an atheist site that gives to lest fortunate people here and abroad? More than you have or ever will. Though you wail about it with your "Likes" and "Shares". They are also becoming tolerant of different religions and races. Maybe even dating them. They are starting to hate Christmas(the secret hate behind it) as much as you hate the Eastern Indian couple that took over the gas station or convenience store just down the street. Don't say you are tolerant just because you've actually talked to one of these people. Thinking of them as "one of these people" isn't very nice.
Let's get down to the basic. Christmas. Celebrated on December 25 of every year since....when? Hmmm? I guess it has been since the Christians have tried to ride on the Pagans rituals.. Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia(we all watched The Big Bang Theory) the holiday ended on December 25 with a human sacrifice. A scapegoat for the week long debauchery of lawlessness. I guess the Christians wanted to put an end to the sacrifice(Uh-huh) or maybe they wanted to grab off of the popularity of the event with the birth of their Savior. They begun this in the 4th century AD. So when you Post "Put the Christ back into Christmas it was our first" You are wrong. It was never yours first. It was the Pagans first. You stole it from them. And what a wonderful time it was. The birth of your Savoir was the death of the Torah and to say that Judaism is also dead. Nothing like celebrating someones birth which lead to killing of Jews. Screw them right? It was yours first. All right keep it.
Maybe you can argue that the new testament is different than that. Your savior changed all that. Well, let's see what he said.
- Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or
- the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
- -Mathew 5:17
That basically says that what is written in the past is also good. So, All the crazy stuff of God telling Abraham to kill his son Isaac and the fun God and Lucifer have with Job and all that nice stuff is still alright. Go ahead. Try it today. See how far you get.
What does it really matter? Merry Christmas? Happy Christmas? Happy Holidays? It has transformed into a pleasant greeting at the darkest time of the year. The World is much smaller and together now. Where people of different races and religion are living together peacefully(at least in the western world). Is that horrible? Is that worth using all of your contemptible energy for? For someone to wish you a safe and happy holidays? Those pricks! Maybe we should deport them or better yet smite them as your ancient tomb teaches you and your demigod(which may or may not have existed) confirms is still law. Or do you pick and choose which law to obey? Try that with the real law. Why don't you use that hate against smiting children starving or the practice of female circumcision? Go to Plan Canada or The Salvation Army Where the energy of your hate of changing some words will go to good use.
There seems to be a saying going around lately of, "first world problems" and this seems to be one.Try to go outside of yourself and listen. "We want Merry Christmas not Happy Holidays" or the what not. Now go ahead and tell this problem to a starving child. Go ahead. Be as bold and as brazen as your posts. March right up and say it. Go and tell that poor girl who has just been circumcised, mutilated and whine over a saying! Tell her how your God wants it that way! How that same God didn't protect her, but would love to see you happy over a (explicative deleted) saying! Whatever keeps YOU warm and snugly at night!
I say Merry Christmas. I like the saying and I grew up with it. So, I will say it, but if it makes you happy I will continue saying it.
Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy the season of unreason.
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. ―Euripides
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. - George Carlin
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. ―Oscar Wilde
We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.”