Today’s Quote: The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry Pratchett, Diggers
There’s a greeting card company that actually makes Christmas cards for atheists. That is either the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard or a stroke of pure marketing genius. Just the same, it is the ultimate evidence that the Christmas holiday season has become totally commercial and secular. Except for a few small pockets of faith, there is no Christ in Christmas anymore. I’m convinced that the holiday is 99.9% Xmas now.
I’ll continue to observe the birth of Jesus on April 17th, a more likely date than December 25th anyway. The December date was chosen by an infallible pope in order to co-opt the Roman Saturnalia festival and convert the pagans of Rome. There aren’t any truly Christian holidays. In order to convert the pagan masses, the Church took their festivals and observances, added Jesus to the mix, and called it a Christian holiday.
Does that card company also market Christmas cards for Jews, Muslims, Puritans, and Jehovah’s Witnesses?