Christmas is a time of bonhommie, of family, heart and hearth.
It is not the time to suffer fools. Which wipes out that bonhommie thing. Oh well.
From the London Free Press - Letters, we have some choice cuts today. No matter how badly you are being treated by your family and friends, the opinions expressed below will fill you with cheer. Cheer that you are not that fucking stupid. On we go...
Canada no longer a Christian country
It took me awhile to realize Canada is no longer a Christian country, nor a religious one, but rather a pagan country. It suffices to say that as the politically correct holiday (meaning Holy Day) season kicks in, those who celebrate most are of no faith or pay no tribute to anything holy. This mindless contradiction of greed and slavery to material goods brings nothing but conflict and division. I must conclude that Christianity, and the values that have slowly melted away, are beginning to weigh on society as it falls apart. In my mind, that's why Christ came to Earth, to unify us and save us.
So I say this with great hope and enduring blessings: Merry Christmas to you all. May some sanity be brought to your lives in the midst of this mindless contradictive relativistic culture of death.
Oy. Where do you begin? Canada is, de facto, not a Christian nation. And to call it pagan means that it is religious, just not in the way Chris wants. What a fucktard. Next?
Update: Chris has left a bunch of comments defending his position, so give them a read.
Needless burning of Christmas lights
To those who keep their Christmas lights on all night, why don't we become environmentally friendlier and have a new bylaw forcing us all to turn off all Christmas lights by 1 a.m.?
Seems like the right thing to do.
Jesus Christ, buy a cat or get a hobby. Why don't we get really environmentally friendly and not publish any paper containing a letter from Rob? Might pay for some new lights!
Downtown stores need to recognize season
Wednesday night going into London to do some Christmas shopping, I decided to go downtown as the malls were packed. I got downtown at 6:15 p.m. to find the four stores I had wanted to visit had closed at 6 p.m. This is retail during Christmas week? The evening is when Christmas shopping is done. May I suggest Christmas hours?
The retailers can't win. God forbid you should have non-stop access to retail goods. No really, God, forbid it. Once all the Christians are kept inside, the rest of us can shop in peace.
Salvation Army's bells silenced by complainers:
Regarding the article on the Salvation Army's Christmas shortfall, Where have all the givers gone? (Dec. 19), it's difficult to find the Christmas kettles to donate, especially in crowded malls, when you don't hear the bells. In most locations, the Salvation Army is not allowed to ring their bells because some people have complained that these wonderful bells of peace, hope, love, charity and goodwill offend them. Some are offended at hearing "Merry Christmas," seeing Christmas trees, and now helping the poor by complaining about the Salvation Army's Christmas bells. To not only the believers, but also the misers, the Scrooges and the anti-Christs, I say in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of Almighty God, "Peace on Earth, goodwill toward all men, merry Christmas and please donate generously to the Salvation Army."
L. J. Thomas
Poor stupid L.J. Like I want to hear the incessant pealing of a bell in an enclosed space like Westmount Mall when I am simply trying to buy a CD and get the hell out of there. And the old guy next to the ball of money is really hard to miss. How does this moron find any store without sound clues? "Zellers? Where is Zellers? I can't shop there unless I can hone in on the wailing of the desperate and hopeless trapped inside its walls. Will no one think of the children?"
And now, the last letter. Shockingly, from a reader in Dorchester. What the hell is wrong in Dorchester? Anyway...
Christian offended by many intrusions
I don't believe I'm the only Christian offended by the politically correct movement. Moving a Christmas tree in a courthouse lobby because it might offend someone, well, I'm offended they moved it. Removing the Lord's Prayer from the Middlesex County council, again because it might offend someone, again, I'm offended. The argument is people from other countries coming here and being offended by Christian symbols; it was their choice to come to Canada. It bothers me to think what this country will be like for my grandchildren if every special interest group gets to change the way our country is governed. Could this lead to no speed limit on the 400-series highways if someone from Germany was to complain that there's no speed limit on the autobahn. Should we get rid of the speed limits? I guess not as that's not a Christian issue.
I love people who are offended that they should be polite. And those who create enormous straw men. And those who indulge in the slippery-slope form of debate. Ernie has all three. Truly, this is a genius at work. Oh yeah, the assumption that all us white folk are christianists is priceless as well.
As it is now a secular celebration, Merry Christmas to all!