The Alternative Xmas Message Thread 2016

Irish-Rationalist

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Commercialmas is that time of year when the capitalist class, the multinationals, banks and big business make exorbitant profits, and mostly at the expense of those on subsistence salaries who are pressurised into borrowing to provide for their kith and kin. This year, let's rob the parasites by refusing to slavishly conform to seasonal expectations, and instead buy no-one anything. Instead of sending Xmas cards and prezzies, send an apology letter, informing your loved ones that after some thoughtful consideration you've decided that this year they're getting nothing, and because you finally realised that Commercialmas is a rip-off, and because they don't mean that much to you anyhow.

It's a peculiar fact that many Atheists and Agnostics celebrate Xmas each year, just like Christians. It may seem hypocritical for people who don't believe in the traditional concept of "God", and who don't share the supernatural religious worldview, to permit themselves to indulge in seasonal festivities. As an Agnostic who enjoys good food and the finest wines known to humanity, I prefer to view Xmas in an alternative secular light; a time of year when people can allow themselves to be (in)human, drink themselves into oblivion, get morbidly obese, experience nausea and block the toilet.

In fact, for secularists, Xmas day can be viewed and indeed renamed as "Humanitarian day", or benignly, as "stuff your face you fat fool and have a heart attack day". An unpleasant time of year when mindless, self indulgent, glutonous, gobsh1tes coerce themselves to indulge in all manner of faux merriment and mirth, and make an infinitesimal effort to relinquish longstanding enmities and embrace their traditional foes, before plotting their murder in the new year. This year, why wait until the new year? If their surviving relatives are decent sorts they'll hold onto the grudge to the following Yuletide and return the favour.

Win-win.

This was an alternative Christmas message brought to you by someone who cares.

 
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Irish-Rationalist

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Not much seasonal cheer around these parts ...
 

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One good thing about my father is that he was totally opposed to the whole Santa Claus lie brazenly to kids evil custom. Im not a fan of Christmas at all- which probably comes from my Presbyterian roots, after all it is not an official holiday in Scotland and its only been in recent years that some in the Church of Scotland have started to celebrate it. Does anyone know when most Ulster Prods started doing Christmas?
 

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One good thing about my father is that he was totally opposed to the whole Santa Claus lie brazenly to kids evil custom. Im not a fan of Christmas at all- which probably comes from my Presbyterian roots, after all it is not an official holiday in Scotland and its only been in recent years that some in the Church of Scotland have started to celebrate it. Does anyone know when most Ulster Prods started doing Christmas?
I started doing Christmas when I realised I could get drunk and start fights with impunity.
 

vivabrigada

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There's an article on the commercialisation coming up on TalkBack soon.
 

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We haven't even had Thanxgiving yet!
When did we ever have it, unless of course you live in the US?

Anyway, I don't buy presents for anyone and nobody buys presents for me. I do enjoy the season of course but I don't spend much more than I normally would, I might go out a little more often than usual.

The problem is that most people are idiots who are very easy to influence, the retarded Facebook generation who actively seek out nonsense to consume.

We need a Dr. Evil figure with a space laser now more ever.
 
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The celebration of Christmas was banned for decades by Puritans in both England and the American colonies.
 


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