In the meantime, start your engines, folks, Christmas rancor is here again!
God, I love this time of year. When annoying Christians squabble endlessly about their right to celebrate Christmas in the way they see fit without anyone intentionally spoiling their feelings of joy by saying shit like “Happy Holidays” (The horror!), and annoying atheists squabble endlessly about their right to enjoy every single thing about Christmas except the Christ part and, when asked about it, are sure to point out, often smugly, that Christmas was originally a pagan holiday, so WHO’S THE ASSHOLE NOW, HUH?
It’s pretty exhausting, no?
Luckily, most of us Christians and atheists are not this annoying. Most Christians aren’t at all bothered by seeing “Happy Holidays” scrawled across their friends’ beautiful Christmas cards; they’re just grateful to get them at all. (And frankly, that’s just not a priority.) And most atheists aren’t at all bothered when their relatives thank Jesus for their Christmas feasts or put up nativity scenes in their front yards; just keep the eggnog coming. [Read more...]