...and so do all the other so- called holidays.
I first wrote about my hatred of Christmas back in 2005 (December 26 post). I couldn't help myself. I've tried since then to go against the grain and not mention Christmas. So many other bloggers just can't seem to help themselves and have to bring up some stupid nice Christmas message. Once again I can't help myself, either, except I'm not nice being about it. Just a few observations:
Not sure I understand what Martha Walden (isn't she some Green Party big- wig?) is trying to say in her My Word piece in today's Times- Standard. I guess she doesn't like the commercialization of Christmas. Well, fine. That's another reason to hate it, but she used an awful lot of space to say so.
He says he and his wife are going to start putting up Christmas decorations from now on. What a couple of airheads. Talk about monkey see- monkey do. And I bet he's a Believer in human caused global warming, too.
Hey, I appreciate what appears to be his anti- Christmas sentiment, but why complain about just the ornaments? What are government agencies doing buying Christmas trees and ornaments in the first place? But, no, he just doesn't like the stars and angels because he's an atheist and thinks this has something to do with separation of church and state. Whatever. I'd be right with him if he'd complain about the trees, too.
When I cast my vote for Not Celebrating, I was pleased to see over 12% also weren't celebrating. Checking the poll today, I notice that's gone down to just below 8%. Bummer, but that's still not bad and hopefully more will join our ranks. If nothing else, it makes me feel that maybe I'm not the loneliest guy in the world anymore.