the Disillusioned kid: Don't Let The Bells End!
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Thursday, December 23, 2004

Don't Let The Bells End!

It's that time of year again when we all celebrate the birth of Cliff Richard and make our annual sojourn to the Church of Consumerism. Not the best time to be a Turkey, but a lot of fun for the kids (big or small) amongst us. Cue the Disillusioned kid's first seasonal message.

Much has been made recently by various right-wingers including the fascist fuckwits of the BNP about the supposed "attack" on Christmas and by extension "our Christian culture and heritage" they claim is being waged by liberals/multiculturalists/secularists/Muslims/socialists (delete according to your prejudices). This, we are told, is expressed in the replacement of "Happy Christmas" as a greeting with "Happy Holidays" and such like. (For an amusing debate along these lines, involving Christopher Hitchens and American Christian fundamentalist type Pat Robertson - via Lenin's Tomb - go here.) As an atheist I frankly couldn't care less, but in the vain hope of pissing off a few reactionaries I've decided to go out of my way to utilise non-Christian salutations. You can direct your opprobrium towards the comments box below.

Happy Chrismukkah, HumanLight, Kwanza, New Year, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Winterval and/or Yalda!

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