i haven't told anyone this, only my family knows but i decided to share it today
i no longer celebrate christmas
this year was the first year i didn't celebrate it
i am not going to go around and talk bad about people who celebrate it however i no longer celebrate it because of its origins as a pagan holiday
i'm not going to go into detail about what christmas originated from or who's birthday it really celebrates or what the "mas" means in christmas or what 'yule' is or what decorating a tree came from or what mistletoe signified, i won't waste my breath with any of it..
i will just say if u care to know then its simple to look all of the information up on the internet
i have noticed some people are offended at the fact that i don't celebrate however at the same time they don't look up any information on it..
some people still say "but it doesn't mean anything pagan to me"
however my view is that with knowledge should come change.. for example if i put my hand on a stove and figure out that its hot then i should take heed to that and not touch it anymore
in my opinion, putting your head in the sand will not make facts of life go away
this year i went home mainly so i could see family because it was a rare time where i had time off of school and work.. but i did not give or receive any gifts or participate in anything christmas oriented
i also would say there is a disproportionate number of mishaps during christmas which i would say is not necessarily coincidental
so many peoples houses burn down at christmas, every year u hear about it.. my aunt's house burned down on christmas eve this year.. also every year u hear about the frenzy of people trying to get material things for their family and people act bonkers .. also santa is a lie.. every year a lie is perpetuated to children and satan is the father of lies.. how interesting to see that santa and satan use the same exact letters.. all a person has to do is move the 'n' from the middle to the end
last night toya asked me.. "i wonder if people know christ wasn't born on christmas"
i kinda just was like yeah people don't understand nor do they care to
just wanted to put this out there for the record
i did not celebrate this year and i won't celebrate it ever again
also i won't diss people for celebrating because i don't feel led to do that
but i wanted to put my personal stance out there