It’s almost New Year’s, so another battle is drawing to a close in the war on Christmas. There isn’t really a war on Christmas, but the American reactionaries seem to want there to be one so bad that I’ve decided that I may as well humor them.
With a little help from God, I figured out that the “war on Christmas” rhetoric has come about because Christmas itself started as part of a Christian “war on paganism.” Sure they won that war, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned from watching how the Bible Belt has treated the Civil War, it’s that American Christian’s, or at least the southern ones, have a hard time admitting that a war is over. Sure they lost in the Civil War, but I can see where they’d have just as hard of a time giving up on a war that they won.
So they just figure that any deemphasis on the Christian mythos is a renewal of hostilities rather than a simple “growing up” of people that no longer need magical explanations for the simple facts of nature. Hey, if you’re not with them, you surely must be against them, right?