And rightly so...
Firstly it is CHristmas. I am a Bah Humbug at heart and have spent many years cultivating this trait in my chracter. But these days, the boss says that I ma not allowed to be a Scrooge and I MUST enjoy myself.
So why do I feel like this at this time of year? Well to be completly Politically Incorrect and inflammatory...why the heck do non christians insist on celebrating a christian festival? Does the avergae Joe Bloggs celebrate Ramadan or Hanukka? No, of course not.
"Hey lets jump on this band wagon and use it as an excuse to get pissed!"
That is why I am ticked off at Christmas!
The advert reverberating on TV is from the Warehouse and calls it the silly season. Well I don't think that there is anything silly about about God giving his only Son as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. Nor do I think it is silly to gather with other christians to celebrate the New Life we have in Christ.
I do think it is silly to get drunk at CHristmas, to be a glutton and to get into debt just to save face. I do resent buying presents for people who generally do not get Christmas. I resent seeing all manner of "Seasonal Sales".
This is why I am a Bah Humbug!
What I do love though is sharing with my family the true meaning of Christmas and sharing presents which reminds us of the presents the Wise Men brought the infant Jesus. I enjoy sining Gods praise in Church on Christmas morning.
Didn't the Medieaval church take over december 25th from Pagans? Wasn't it originally a Pagan Festival? Hmmm, then pagans could equally say the same as what I have said, but put it back onto Christians?
Whay do we need to celebrate Christs Birth only once a year? It should be a Year round, life long celebration of his birth death and ressurection!
Ah well, who am I to moan?