Thursday, December 01, 2011

28 days of Christmas, 28 of the Best Christmas Songs, 4

Hey, guess what! Christmas, free expression, the Constitution, and Jesus are all safe for another year!

I know, you didn't know they were in danger, but that's because you are a godless secular humanist pervert who probably says things like Happy Holidays and would prefer not to have statues of the Ten Commandments in every courtroom. Jerkface, you.

But two "national" "religious" groups, the Christian Defense Coalition and Faith and Action, did know that Christmas and God and the like were under heavy attack (Christians haven't really needed defending since they were being fed to the lions, but whatever) and they did the one thing that was absolutely necessary to save Christmas and the Constitution (both of which, we know, having been issued by heavenly decree.)

They marched around the Capitol yesterday!

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord and pass the meaningless protests that actually do more harm than good!

From "The New American":

It’s no secret that Christmas has been under attack by secular groups for the past several years, with court challenges to nativity scenes becoming nearly as much a seasonal tradition as the crèches that have graced cathedrals, churches, and chapels for more than a century throughout America.

This year two national religious organizations, the Christian Defense Coalition and Faith and Action, decided to take the fight for Christmas all the way to the Supreme Court — not with a legal challenge, but with a live nativity scene set up for all to see in front of the nation’s judicial building.

The November 30 display, which included live animals along with actors in key roles from the biblical account of Christ’s nativity, was actually a parade of sorts that wended its way past the U.S. Capitol building before arriving in front of the Supreme Court building before noon.

A press release by the groups explained that the display was part of the “Nativity Project,” a nationwide campaign designed “to share the message of Christmas and also to confront the erosion and hostility toward public expressions of faith, especially during the Christmas season.”

Did you get that? Some major "religious" groups are spending time and effort and money marching around with live animals.

Not feeding the hungry, or tending to the sick or gathering donations for the poor. Screw the sick and hungry and poor! they are saying we need to defend our right to make meaningless, overly-pious displays of how religious we are!

Wouldn't they do more good if, instead of having a camel piddle on the steps of the Supreme Court, they had, I don't know, set up a donation center for warm clothes and toys to give to the needy?

There is, after all, a difference between being religious in the showboaty, holier-than-thou, not-really-practicing-what-they-preach way these groups are being religious, and actually being religious. From what I recall about the Bible, Jesus didn't spend a lot of time worrying about things like whether a Christmas tree is a Christmas tree.

Let me put it more bluntly: "Nativity Project"? You're a bunch of assholes. Every minute you spend marching around public squares is a minute you could've spent actually helping people, but you wasted that minute and if I were Jesus, I'd let you have it when I didn't let you into Heaven. So it's a good thing for you I'm not Jesus. (It's probably a good thing for everyone I'm not Jesus.)

Today's song: Christmas Griping, REM.

I wasn't actually going to post this, but Sweetie liked the beat.

Prior songs:

3. A Christmas Waltz, She & Him

2. Don't Shoot Me, Santa, The Killers

1. Snoopy's Christmas, The Royal Guardsmen.


Rusty Webb said...

I like the word choice of 'wended' in their release you quoted. I don't know what that means, so they must be really smart.

I'm thinking of starting a march on churches. It's time for someone to take God to task for winter being so damn cold. I'm totally over it.

Dr. Grumpy Bulldog, PhD of Awesomeness said...

REM has a Christmas song? How did I not know that? I'll have to download that later.