It’s time to stop celebrating Christmas. It’s a ridiculous holiday, and it does more harm than good.
Look at the history of Christmas. It was originally a Pagan holiday that celebrated the winter solstice, but then Christian leaders made up a lie that Jesus was born on the winter solstice to steal the appeal of the celebration and undermine their competition. It’s one mythology telling a lie to undermine another mythology. That’s not a cause for celebration, but the situation is more absurd than that because sometime after World War II Coca~Cola invented the modern version of Santa Clause and helped money hungry corporations steal the grandeur of Christmas from the Christians and use it to indoctrinate gross consumerism into children, which is a distinctly un-Christian and un-Pagan practice. So Christmas is a celebration of irresponsibility, lies and mythology. This holiday isn’t based on reason, celebrating it is equivalent to celebrating irrationality, which is equivalent to celebrating insanity. Christmas is a celebration of insanity.
The only reason we still celebrate Christmas is because humans tend to do what they’ve always done even if it doesn’t make any sense or is hurting them. Despite all the dick and fart jokes on the internet, society has actually evolved a lot since the invention of the internet. People are better informed than at any time in history, and rationality is becoming more and more popular. We’re smart enough to lay this obsolete holiday to rest and move on. We’re smart enough to know that we’ve got real problems to worry about.
I suggest we replace Christmas with a new holiday called, “Just Help Someone Day.” You don’t kill a coniferous tree or spoil your children on Just Help Someone Day. You don’t dress up like a Pagan monster. You don’t put up lights or lawn decorations. You just go help somebody. The reason you celebrate Just Help Somebody Day is because it’s rational and empathetic. It’s what you should be doing anyway. If you simply must have presents and hot chocolate then we could have Present Day once a month or once a season. We could have Hot Chocolate and Silly Hats Day too. Let’s celebrate life without pretending to believe in mythology and lies.
If we keep raising kids on absurd, irresponsible, anti-intellectual mythologies they’ll keep living in a warped reality and acting accordingly foolish. If we get kids used to helping people, maybe they’ll retain that cultural practice into adulthood and pass it on to their kids. Let’s raise the bar. Let’s stop celebrating Christmas.
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