Saturday, December 17, 2005

Has the Grinch finally come up with a truly devious plan?

I have been reading some of the stuff coming out of the US in relation to the moral panic surrounding Christmas. I can not help but think that if Grinch had been clever he would have done exactly what some fundamentalist Christians are doing – insisting that the holiday period be made specifically Christian, with signs of pluralism to be wiped away. Of course, the call to put Jesus back in Christmas is ludicrous as the holiday had never had anything more than a forced relevance to Christ. Making the holiday an excuse for a divisive culture war, however, is just the strategy to spoil everyone’s fun. As a certain mean and hairy and smelly Grinch might say:

Hate, hate, hate. Hate, hate, hate. Double Hate. LOATHE ENTIRELY.


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