War On Christmas Week: Jesus Memes On Facebook
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The War On Christmas discussion continues this week at Mommyish and today, we are taking a look at Jesus memes on Facebook. The ones some of your friends or family might post admonishing others for not “keeping the Christ in Christmas.” I see these on my feed sometimes and as a former Catholic and current explorer of other faiths, it offends me. Don’t tell me what to do. Don’t insinuate that YOUR way is the only way, because it’s not.
Maybe some of you can explain to me why some Christians get SO upset at the mere notion that people with beliefs other than their own would dare to celebrate Christmas in a way that has nothing to do with Christ. Does it somehow affect their own holiday plans to know that people enjoy Santa and buy presents for their children yet, never set foot in a church? Is someone telling them that they personally cannot celebrate CHRISTmas the way they want to? I mean, some government buildings even have Nativity scenes so I really fail to see how the “enemy” is winning in this war. Anyway, I digress. Am I the only one sick and tired of seeing the memes on Facebook defiantly stating that they are NOT ashamed to keep the Christ in Christmas and that he is “the only reason for the season?” I didn’t think so. Let’s dig in, shall we?
1. Nope. He’s not. Not even a little.
I detest this sentiment. I don’t detest Jesus at all, but I am not a fan of anyone else dictating my reasons for celebrating one of our country’s most popular holidays. Whether they like it or not, there is Santa and a whole other thing going on this time of year that has nothing to do with Jesus. Maybe he is YOUR reason and that is fine. But kindly don’t impose that belief on anyone else.
2. Who said anything about taking it out?
Christ can totally stay in Christmas. He has to. Otherwise, it would just be “mas”.
3. Why can’t it be about both?
If I am not mistaken, the Wise Men brought some pretty nice swag on the day of Christ’s birth. They started it.