This is very out of character for me to write about something like this, but I have noticed more each year that people take the 'Christ' out of Christmas. I cannot figure out why, and it seems to be getting worse. I do not consider myself to be a (very) religious person, but this has always bothered me. Even as a kid, it annoyed me! Perhaps it comes from my background as a child, and the way I was raised. Who knows! But all I do know, is that I believe that to take the literal meaning of the Holiday, out of the very word, is lazy! And down right disrespectful in my book!
As a kid, I went to church every Sunday, went to Sunday school, got baptised, and went through Confirmation as a teenager. But the older I have become, the less I attend church...However, when it comes to Christmas, I have strong beliefs about the Holiday. I have always refused to write 'X-mas' (until this very moment!) because honestly, I find it offensive. I mean, writing an X instead of 5 simple letters, says a lot to me.
For those of us who celebrate this Holiday, I wish we could come together and remember what is it all about. It is not about receiving presents. It is about giving. And sharing, and loving one another for who we truly are. Whether we believe in each others lifestyles or not.
As cliche as this may sound to some, I honestly do wish that we (as a society) could put aside our differences and just LOVE. Without prejudice. Without judgement.
Now I know that this will never happen. I am not naive. But it doesn't mean that I cannot continue trying to believe that this could someday happen.
So all I am trying to say, is that Christmas is about just that. Christ. And what he believed could be done. If someone can give me a good reason why I should stop believing that this can be done, please do not tell me! I don't want to know!