Christmas' True Meaning

Christmas’ True Meaning

It’s actually kind of, sort of like that! The Christians’ winter holiday is celebrated using various traditions and trappings of a variety of other, earlier established religions, either directly or indirectly appropriated from them and their worshippers’ cultures. 😆 Even the date of Christmas was likely coopted in this fashion under the rule of Emporer Constantine in the 4th century AD.

And, you know what? Meh. Who cares? One, this sort of thing happens. Two, they lost their war over Christmas decades ago… to their own culture.

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Merry Christmas!

My fellow Americans, Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas as well to all of you foreign nationals who celebrate the holiday and who visit here.

American Xmas Tree
Christmas – A Very American Holiday

Yes, I’m what is easiest to describe as Pagan, but I celebrate Christmas. My religious holy day was Yule. Christmas, to me, a secular, American holiday – a part of the intrinsic culture and character of America, but having only a tangential relationship with Advent and the celebration of the mortal birth of Jesus.

This is what the Godless and their Liberal and Progressive enablers and fellow travelers don’t seem to understand. Their war on Christmas – and all public expressions of Christianity or Christian beliefs and morals – is also a war on American culture, on Americana if you will. It’s a base attack on part of what it means to be American.

This is also what the Christians don’t seem to understand. Christmas, as it is celebrated in America, hasn’t been centered upon Christ in living memory. It’s a cultural holiday largely made of up of traditions and iconography that were created or, at least, promulgated by Coca Cola, Macy’s, and Norman Rockwell.

So once again, I wish a Merry Christmas to all of my fellow Americans. As for you Liberals and Progressives, may Krampus take you and your get. 😉

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Blessed Yuletide

Today is my religious winter Holy Day, Yule. Wednesday the 25th will be my American winter holiday, Christmas.

Yule Queens
Michael Whelan’s “Winter Queen” and “Summer Queen”

So I wish one and all a blessed Yule and will enjoy the day with my family while the Goddesses decide the year’s fate.

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I Celebrate Christmas

Coca-Cola's Iconic Santa ClausI’m Pagan and I celebrate Christmas. I also celebrate Yule. To my mind there’s no inherent conflict in this. Yule is my religious holiday and Christmas is my American holiday and is largely secular in nature.

Perhaps this should be of some concern to Christians, a wee bit more so than arguments about “Happy Holidays” vs. “Merry Christmas.”

After all, the customs, trappings, and imagery of an American Christmas: Santa, Frosty The Snow Man, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Christmas Trees and decorations, and so very many others have nothing to do with Missa Christi aka Crīstesmæsse aka Christ’s Mass.

I think that “the war on Christmas” is one that Christians have already largely lost and that the current trend towards anti-theism and anti-Christianity is just a mopping up operation, the Christians, by and large, having already ceded the field.

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Solstice Bells

Yesterday was Yule for me and mine, and soon it’s Christmas for the Christians. In honor of both holidays here’s a very rare animated video from an old Jethro Tull single, Ring Out The Solstice Bells. It has a pleasing blending of the Heathen and the Christian in its imagery.

An Animated Promo For Jethro Tull’s Ring Out The Solstice Bells

Stay warm and bide during this Winter season, filled as it is this year with discontent. Pray for Spring’s coming and think of what seeds must be sown in order to reap the harvest that we desire.

Blessed Be.

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