Now that it's November, many far-right Christians have begun expressing yet another manifestation of their collective persecution complex: bitching about the frequent substitution of the sectarian salutation "Merry Christmas" by the all-inclusive "Happy Holidays." "It's a war on Christmas waged by the secularists!" they cry, wringing their syndactylous hands over an increasingly popular policy among merchants that only someone in the grip of a powerful delusion could interpret as aggressive or unfair.

The holiday season is a big enough pain in the ass without these insufferable whiners making themselves heard, trotting out the usual bullshit about America's liberals -- led by the ACLU, of course -- attempting to expunge all traces of Christianity from the United States. No amount of evidence to the contrary, no number of references to the fact that Christians loading up on cheap toys clearly aren't invested in their own stated concept of "the true meaning of Christmas," will disabuse them of this idea.

Know what, folks? Bloomingdale's and Macy's are retailers, not houses of worship. Their job is to sell merchandise, not ensure that as many reminders of Christ -- however indirect -- as possible pass before the eyes of every Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu and atheist whose only aim is to cross every item off their gift-shopping lists and get the jolly fuck out of whatever commercial hellhole they've waded into before they're forced to shoot someone.

When people start marching into churches and replacing likenesses of Jesus with wax statues of an obesely priapic Ron Jeremy, then these motherfucktards will have a case. In the meantime, someone tell the Stop the ACLU folks that on their next trip to Wal-Mart, they need to load up on these.


Blogger said...

Happy Holidays :)

5:28 PM  
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4:26 PM  

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