Well no. I refuse to be drawn into the rapidly filling sewers of political correctness. It’s HAPPY CHRISTMAS, and if the Christians of this world choose to light a celebratory fire of hope and renewal in December each year then I’ll happily sit on the sidelines and absorb some of it’s warm glow.
If all the religions of the world would similarly respect and share the theological virtues and sacred observances of the others then there would be fewer days remaining in the year for them to both literally and figuratively bomb the crap out of each other in the name of God.
I will just take this annual opportunity to look around me and be thankful for all that is good in my world. Summer warmth and early sunrises over the mountain. Thunder storms. Wild birds feeding on my verandah at dawn. Mrs GOF’s temporary gift to me this Christmas of silence and solitude. A house of my own, and a very large puppy dog to play with.
And your company.
I wish you a Happy Christmas, and may good health and contentment be your traveling companions in 2013.
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You too might see some relatives and friends in the following Christmas offering from the Dropkick Murphys; “If you think your family’s crazy, then you should see mine.”