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14 December 2006

The War On Christmas Returns

Via Film Chat I came across Operation Merry Christmas. I was going to make fun of them, but it really seems like they do a better job of making themselves look ridiculous on their own. It's kind of like comedian Lewis Black says in his HBO special, Red, White, and Screwed. Comedians today don't need to write jokes anymore. They just need to sit onstage and read the newspaper to the audience.

Comments on "The War On Christmas Returns"

 

Blogger shelly said ... (12/15/2006 12:16:00 AM) : 

Oh, for crap's sake. *rolls eyes*

 

Blogger dufflehead said ... (12/16/2006 12:07:00 AM) : 

here are suggestions for alternate post titles:

just say "my holiday is better than yours"

just say "merry fuck you"

offedning Chirst by not saying "merry Christmas"? what about their pride?

 

Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (12/16/2006 09:58:00 AM) : 

The best phrase in there is "the enemies of Christmas." Tis the season for sweet, sweet hyperbole.

 

Blogger Leighton said ... (12/17/2006 12:34:00 PM) : 

I just tell people who say we need to put Christ back in Christmas that we also need to put the mass back in Christmas = Christ's Mass. Most of the complainers in my area hate Catholics, so it tends to harvest some pretty funny looks.

 

Blogger jasdye said ... (12/17/2006 02:38:00 PM) : 

i don't understand it? how man errors can we point out in this one sentence?

"We have reached an all time low point in our nation's history when human sensibilities are elevated above offending Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."

i'm not sure what they mean by this, but i very much doubt it.

 

Blogger shelly said ... (12/19/2006 01:42:00 AM) : 

I like The Pete's™ second suggestion for an alternative greeting. ;)

To go with leighton's comment, a couple of years or so ago, I read a commentary from Sojourners' then-weekly email digest written by the founder's wife, Joy Carroll-Wallis, entitled "Putting Herod Back into Christmas", suggesting that the holiday itself has become so sanitized that Christians--and even the world at large, to a degree--have forgotten about the harsh conditions that Christ was born in, and that Herod perceived him as a (eventual) threat to his kingdom. You can go to their website and look it up if you like. :)

 

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