Post by blondiviolette on Nov 5, 2011 3:07:22 GMT -5
I'm not a fan of the religious holidays but respect that it's a tradition and that others are allowed to love it and want to take part in all the religious celebrations of what the holiday is about, like Christmas and Easter, stuff like that. I like the fact that it's a time when families and friends come together with love, warmth and happiness and it's nice to give people stuff as presents but I won't ever say that I like the religious part of the season because I don't know (and don't think anyone really knows) for certain which part of religion is truly correct, which is a farce, maybe bits and pieces correct here and there, it's just too complicated and there are such limited answers at least while we're on Earth that I think it is not realistic to say that we know exactly what/who God is, if God exists, if Jesus/other diety is the son of God etc, until there is exact proof then I just can't get into the 'true' spirit of religious events but am certainly happy to make it about being with family and friends, that's as far as it goes for me, I'm agnostic through and through and believe too much thought and energy goes into God/magical stories, it's enough to love one another for the season, surely this is what life would be about if there was a concrete reason for life. Oh my god, funnily enough my 'security check' words for this post when I wasn't logged in was: 'i'm blessed' - how... appropriate... or not.
Any holiday that revels in remaining ignorant of actual history and science. Religious ones make that list, obviously, but then there's Columbus Day and Thanksgiving, which completely ignores how the illegal immigrants stole a birthright, and I'm not talking about Jacob pwning Esau.