The words Merry Xmas put together is an insulting oxymoron, a Christophobic expression of a depersonalized disdain for the birth of a noble human being, and the mockery of a joyful holiday celebrated by millions around the world. Is this just the wacky ramblings of a pissed off follower of Jesus, or is there any substance to it? If there is any substance to words themselves, then it would stand to reason that there is substance to the meanings behind words. You be the judge.
Confession: I have a terrible time remembering peoples names. Faces yes, names no. I wish that everyone wore name tags. Just the other day I ran into an old friend of mine and asked,”How is your daughter doing these days?” of course I forgot her name. He said, “Fine. She is already in high school, I am feeling old just thinking about it”. Since I forgot his daughter’s name I did not want to be rude, so I just asked how she was doing. I did not say, “How is your daughter X doing these days?” That would have been horrible to say a thing like that. And yet people do that all the time with the birth of Christ, and they know his name. Why is that? And further more why debate the point? Don’t we all have bigger fish to fry? I think it is important to seriously look at because it is emblematic of the non personal nature of our times.
No one knows when Jesus was born. And no one is forcing anyone in the 21st century to celebrate it. But you would think that even the most humanistic unbeliever would have a modicum of respect for what at least would be the birth of what they consider Jesus to be: a fellow humanitarian, and not reduce his name to an X. That kind of talk is reserved for the double parked limo men of power in their high rise office buildings that use such lingo as “Gentleman, let us not forget about the X factor in this market share this quarter”. Whatever the hell that is.
Take a moment to think about hyper-capitalists, and high brow Sociologists doublespeak; numbers and X,Y,Zs. They apply this to us as if we are cattle. But we are not numbers, and letters, and cattle. WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS. To speak otherwise is sick and twisted. And yet so called humanists and humanitarians just follow mindlessly like so many sheep in lockstep with this kind of talk in so many areas, Christmas included. But the fact remains is that we are individuals who have been thrown under the bus of this dehumanizing verbiage into the howling wilderness of the impersonal collective that is not merry at all. In fact it is oppressive and bigoted speech and needs to be exposed for what it is.
There is no need to bring this debate into a legislative forum or argue about what should be placed in public schools, public places… blah blah blah. That is a waste of time. But there is a need to see that words can be either lethal or lovely, and can poison an atmosphere anywhere they are sent out. So I will X out the X and celebrate a Merry Christmas with a hope for true peace on Earth and good will to all.
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