Oh, funny. I’m having a silly, funny good time, lol. First of all I’ve got what the average Xtian would call ‘Devil Music’ playing in my headphones – a traditional Hawaiian song, very pretty – and secondly I’ve got yet another thing to bitch about, lol.
It’s not even a gripe, so ‘bitch’ is the wrong word, more like rant about something hilarious – and that hilarious thing is the W.O.S., which stands for War On Solstice. It could just as easily have been a war on Halloween, since it’s just as funny. Josh, Nan and Jon have decided to ( and rightly so ) ‘fight back’ against the Christians stealing our holidays. Not only do they steal them, but they later claim that we’re corrupting our own holidays but celebrating them the way they’re meant to be celebrated. Apparently we’re somehow waging war on them by not bowing down and kissing their asses.
An example of this is the fact that they can not give a $h1t about your personal beliefs or feelings with a “Merry Christmas” around this time of year, and let’s be honest Pagans, Jews, Muslims, Aethiests, Agnostics and Heathans – we eat it, don’t we? We just let it go, for the most part. Why? Because we know there’s room for everyone, even if some Aethiests, Heathans and Muslims can’t get that through their head ( you know who you are ). There are more of us just chewing it than are making a stink about it, and now I’m starting to regret my part in that fiasco.
You see, for years and years when someone would say “Merry Christmas” to me, even though I celebrate Solstice – one of the many Pagan traditions from which Christmas has it’s origin – I’d return the sentiment with a “Merry Christmas” right back to them. Why? Because it’s not worth fighting about. After all, the point is still the same, right? I hope you have a wonderful holiday this time of year is how I’d chosen, in the past, to take it. I didn’t really realize that “Merry Christmas” is almost literally a smirk and a rude, patronizing pat on the head from a dominatrix.
Did I just lose you? Let me explain. When someone says “Merry Christmas” to you, they assume that you’ll say it back because there’s no chance that you don’t agree with their beliefs. How do you find out if this is true? The next time someone wishes you a “Merry Christmas”, answer back – wish them “Happy Holidays”. Nothing makes a God fearing W.A.S.P. madder faster than someone who doesn’t fall in line. No, no, Christians don’t just want you to wish them peace on earth and good will towards men – they want you to cower.
This may sound like a big leap to you, and if it does you’ve probably got a Bible in your bedroom. I’m not saying that’s bad, what I am saying is that you don’t understand – and you never will. You aren’t on this side of the black leather cover, you don’t realize what it’s like for those of us trying to keep a foothold in a world that doesn’t want us. And that’s ridiculous because, and let me be perfectly clear about this so there’s no misunderstanding, we were here first – oh yes, first – and most everything you believe is based on what you took from us. Not just pagans, in fact the great majority of your beliefs come right from Judaism. I don’t get how you can think you’re God’s chosen people when he most clearly states that the chosen are Jews – and he does so often. Whatever, what you believe isn’t important to this story, it’s how you act that’s the problem.
Is it so hard to just take that “Happy Holidays” as the well wish it’s meant to be? Why do we have to celebrate only Christmas? Jesus wasn’t even born in December, for Odin’s sake! And if you do a little research – which I know is sort of anti Christian – you’d find out pretty quickly how Christmas came to be on December 25.
While I dislike Christians, I’ve got no beef with Jesus ( I’m not going to correct the name, I’ll just leave it, lol ). I’m not going to pretend he was king of close-up magic, or that he could bend spoons with his mind or anything, but he’s your main man and you should definately get to celebrate his birth whenever you see fit – but, honey, we had dibs so long ago that your Bible claims you weren’t even created yet, so take the hint and let us have our holidays, too, okay? And that goes for Halloween ( Samhain ) and every other holiday you don’t won’t stand for – well, stand for it, because there are a lot of us and we’ve got every right to be here.
So, I’m joining the fight against the War On Solstice officially, woo hoo! Lol.