Christmas, the celebration of Jesus and Peace and other nice things, has become something that is painful to watch. Jesus, a good Jewish guy who had some crazy ideas for his time, was killed and that was bad. His followers started up a religion based on humanity and making the world a better place. Now whether that happened or not – I would argue that the world isn't much better - but that has less to do with Christianity and more to do with its interpretations – the War on Christmas has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE HOLIDAY!
While there are wonderful diatribes published on the Web about the stupidity of the pundit world and their ridiculous idea of a cultural war on a holiday, this post is really to focus on the reaction within the Jewish community about the "O'Reillyization" of political and cultural debate.
I receive a Christmas card from a friend of mine every year. I look forward to it. It is nice to know that he, as a Christian abet one who is not a traditionally religious individual, takes the time during a season that is important to him to spend about five minute and $2 to say hello. I send him a card during Rosh Hashanah because it is a good time to say hello and make up for fights and such. It must mean the same thing to him by getting that card on the Jewish New Year as it means for me to get his Christmas card.
I personally cannot stand the commercialization of Christmas. No where, to best of my knowledge, does it mention that Jesus said get some gifts for people. Perhaps a little trinket would be nice, but hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt will be acrewed by families this Christmas, and it will take them years to pay for the stupid toy that will be discarded in a few weeks.
So why does Bill O'Reilly and Friends get all pissed when a commercial establishment doesn't say Merry Christmas? What is so Christmassy about going to Wal-Mart or K-Mart or Don't-Pay-Workers-Mart anyway?
AND WHY DO JEWS KEEP FIGHTING THIS STUPID WAR? Here is my Christmas message to the Jews, let the Christians have their holiday and stay out of the public debate a non-existing war.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.