comprar viagra generico viagra comprar online viagra des femmes cialis generika wirkung achete cialis prix viagra suisse vente viagra belgique similares tadalafil alternativ viagra citrate de sildenafil vente de cialis sur le net kamagra billigast cialis belgique prix viagra generico contrassegno proscar rezeptfrei spanien
kamagra pille 100mg viagra generika viagra online kopen acheter cialis moins cher cialis pour femme prix cialis 5 tarif cialis pharmacie cialis 5mg filmtabletten 28 stück forum viagra achat vendo viagra viña del mar cialis generique france compro viagra generico cialis indiano levitra 10 mg generico prix du viagra en france online viagra und cialis kaufen
venditacialis farmacia italiana 
levitra france 
cialis générique tadalafil 
viagra vendita on line italia 
acheter viagra boite de 
tadalafil acquisto on line indian pharmacy 
achats cialismg 
viagra se vende con receta 
viagra d'inde 
viagra pris 
cialis comprar 
levitra vai cialis 
comprar viagra cialis 
comprar viagra con paypal 
viagra rezeptfrei in spanien 

© Glendon Mellow, The Flying Trilobite

Merry Krismas to all

Originally posted Dec. 20, 2007

nikOh, how completely I adore this.

I had an interview [back then] with Rev. Welton Gaddy for the Air America program STATE OF BELIEF. Among the questions was the classic “How do nonreligious families celebrate Christmas?” My staple answer usually includes phrases like “Many different ways, there’s no need to all conform to a single expression,” “The winter solstice celebration is as old as humanity,” “Food, folks and fun,” and “Oh, there’s a religious version, too?”

Three hours too late, I learned from a comment on the PBB Discussion Forum that I don’t celebrate Christmas at all, and never have. I celebrate Krismas. As Jacob Walker, one of the namers of the holiday, put it:

Krismas is a secular holiday that celebrates the myth of Kris Kringle, commonly known as Santa Claus. It happens on December 25th of each year, and is also closely associated with Krismas Eve, which occurs December 24th… Krismas is about giving gifts, especially those “from the heart”; it is about the magic of childhood; it is about peace on earth; and it is about goodwill towards humankind, and anything else you wish it to mean that does not involve the Jesus as a savior bit.

Apparently this idea is three [now eight] years old. Leave it to me to miss it. This is not merely cute; the more I think about it, the more genuine brilliance I see. Here’s more from Jacob:

I loved Christmas growing up. I treasure those memories. I treasure the mythology of Santa Claus, Rudolph, Elves, etc. I treasure the idea of giving gifts, the beauty of Christmas lights and the smell of Christmas trees. This is what Christmas was about to me. These are the secular mythologies and symbols that we have made Christmas about.

I really didn’t think much about the birth of Jesus while growing up; it was just another mythology surrounding the time, and I never believed in Jesus as a savior. As I have grown, I have come to believe that the notion of Jesus being a savior, and many of the ideas of fundamentalist Christian churches, and the Catholic church to be detrimental to peace, acceptance and love in our world. So I didn’t want to support them any longer. It also would not be true of me to celebrate Christmas when I really don’t follow what many people consider the MAJOR tenet of that holiday. So I decided to create a new holiday that would support the tenets that I believe are good and righteous.

In recent years there has been a movement by many fundamentalist Christian groups to “pull” Christmas back to being a religious holiday only. I think that is fine. We can have Krismas, they can have Christmas.

(Many thanks to BornAgainHeathen for the tip!)

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.



This was written on Tuesday, 14. December 2010 at 14:26 and was filed under holidays and celebrations, humor. You can keep up with the comments to this article by using the RSS-Feed.

Du hast die Möglichkeit einen Kommentar zu hinterlassen.

«  –  »

Comments »

No comments yet.

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.