Tis the Season for Bashing Christian Celebration of Christmas
Time for the holiday tradition of rehashing the history of the Christmas holiday. We'll hear how Christmas is really about pagan celebration of the winter solstice, Yule celebrations, Egyptian and Roman gods, and how modern celebration of the Christmas holiday has nothing to do with theology.
So, the underlying message is that secular society has appropriated the Christmas holiday. And the secular celebration of the holiday involves mass consumption, money, and meaningless symbolism. The secular Christmas holiday has become an orgy of greed and selfishness.
We are to believe that somehow the secularization of the Christmas holiday is because the Christian religion is evil? Naturally there's no profit in religious observation of the holiday and that's just wrong.
What, then, are we really celebrating this Christmas holiday?