My wife and I don’t celebrate Christmas, but we do celebrate the Winter Solstice. However, I enjoy the Christmas season.
The commercial aspect of the holiday (beginning with Black Friday) is the Christian version of Pagans shedding their propriety and dancing naked around a fire at the beginning of winter.
Actually, the commercialization of Christmas is one of the main reasons that Christianity still flourishes. Businesses throughout the country hop on the band wagon and tout The Season with displays and advertisements and Christmas music in all their stores.
From Thanksgiving until December 25th you can not get away from Christmas – it is a commercial mind fuck. Without this commercialization Christmas would be like Hanukkah: a celebration that would pass unnoticed except for those with deep affiliation.
You must count down the days; you must decorate; you must buy presents for the children and family; you must join in the holiday spirit; you must – you must – you must: all a part of the God indoctrination.
I am not saying that the stores are proselytizing for Christ but they end up as part of the Christian propaganda.
Anyway: A Happy New Year to All!
This morning as I wake
I vow to see each thing as it is
And not to forsake the world
End of day verse:
This evening as I sleep
I vow to still all things
And put an end to confusion
Our Solstice Tree
We keep our tree decorated through the dark, stormy months of January and February. It adds color and brightness to our house and lifts our spirits.