Wednesday, December 12, 2007
i have held in my thoughts on religion and christianity pretty well- for me- i think since 'the season' started. i have not gone off on a tear about how ridiculous, hypocritical and self serving christianity is- or how they usurped and absorbed the various pagan religions into one big holiday season that is the corporatocracy's wet dream- christmas. one of the many reasons i don't buy into christianity is- well, i read history and history tells me that the ancient roman powers that be decided that jesus was born in december- and hey- isn't that when saturnalia and the winter solstice celebrations take place? coincidence? hmmmmm........ so- i will be goddamned if i celebrate someone's birthday that 1) isn't any different a person than you and i and 2) hell, it probably isn't his birthday- and how the hell will we ever know? and why should i buy all sorts of gifts for folks whose birthday it isn't either? does that make any sense? no- well, neither does christmas. so- happy winter solstice- and enjoy the baked goods and other assorted foods i make to give away- to celebrate life and light in the darkest part of winter. really.