Richard Land is pissed that even if you celebrate Christmas, you don’t really mean it in the way HE wants.
It is apparently terrible being a Christian during Christmas. From Richard Lang’s prospective as a good little Xian who goes to church twice a week, Santa is just another Golden Calf and we are all certainly damning ourselves to hell following the false idol.
But, from what I understand about our World, Santa is supposed to be a Golden Calf. He is the gateway god of the Christians along with the Easter Bunny. Two mythical figures added to the cannon to help convince pagans to come over to the fold. The same principle behind magicking Christmas and Easter to end up being celebrated on the solstices. So,Richard ends up complaining that Americans have embraced the wrong god and they can’t seem to move away from Starter Santa and get into the heaver stuff with Homeslice Christ.
He ends up identifying the source of the problem, secularism. I say bullshit.
If Christmas was really secular, we would not bother with Santa. We would have nothing but long ass philosophical discussions about the meaning of family and charity while sipping expensive alcohol and sitting in overstuffed leather chairs, all the while conversing in our best British accents. We would not give a shit about someone in a red suit.
Richard is just pissed about the same thing that Richard’s uptight ancestors were pissed about, the fucking pagans.
Now the Modern Pagan does not go around prancing under the moonlight, but they will trample some sacrificial humans to death on Black Friday. Because the Modern Pagan just does not give a shit about either the spiritual or the lack there of any god. The Modern Pagan loves Football more than any notion of a god, in fact, and a good sale more than Jesus. The Modern Pagan checks Christian on any official looking form but can’t be bothered to go to church more than once a year. The Modern Pagan has me convinced that he/she is the true majority amongst Americans.
The Modern Pagan does not give a shit about Christ but, I would venture that they LOVE Christmas. And that pisses Richard off because like his patsy, secularist elites (such as the writers here on FtB) , the Modern Pagan just wants everyone to have a happy holiday, shut up about all the ancient religious connotations, and sell him or her that damn XboX.
(Source: Washington Post)