Saturday, December 16, 2006

In favour of materialism.

Though the origins stretch far beyond the 1980's, it was that decade in which the "me-generation" made materialism it's most popular. Despite the '90s economic down fall etc., the material needs and wants of human beings are steadily increasing. The desire for stuff grows even stronger at Christmas time, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Christmas is especially difficult for those who aren't Christian (or Pagan, depending on where you believe Christmas originates from). People seem to forget that Chanukah and Kwanzaa are also year-end religious holidays that are widely celebrated. For these people, it really sucks when you try to go shopping and cheery clerks shout "Merry Christmas!" at every turn. By taking the Christ out of Christmas it allows more people to partake in the special holiday, because materialism is one habit that transcends religion. So it doesn't matter where you come from or what you believe, spoil yourself this holiday season. If everyone does the same, then "no child gets left behind".

Hmm. I hope this post made sense. Perhaps it's one of those ideas that cannot be properly translated into words outside of one's mind. What I'm trying to say is simply; By taking religion out of Christmas and injecting materialism into it, Christmas can be enjoyed by all people.


Hilary said...

It made sense but I don't necessarily agree. Taking religion out of Christmas would basically make it like any other day, and would ruin it for a lot of people.

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Jasmine A said...

When you take religion out of Christmas then it wouldn't be Christmas. Anybody can be materialistic any day of the year. Christmas is a special time just for Christians to celebrate the birth of Christ. It is the non-Christians & secularists who have made Christmas an overly materialistic day. So enjoy & celebrate whatever you want, but if you remove Christ from it don't call it Christmas