The Christians Want to Give It Back!
from The Wild Hunt by Jason Pitzl-Waters
You know you're in for a good time when a Christian editorial about Christmas starts off with a H.L. Mencken quote. Writer and budding parenting guru Tony Woodlief wants to give Pagans the greatest gift of all this holiday season, he wants to give us our winter holiday back.
"We succeeded in supplanting the pagan holiday, but we didn’t rid ourselves of the pagans. Instead, a good many of us joined in, gradually helping to associate Christmas with over-consumption, drunken revelry, and self-centered celebration. One can’t help but wonder if Christ would just as soon have us call what America now celebrates something else, something that doesn’t invoke his name. In this I find myself increasingly on the side of the grievance-minded and the anti-Christians—let’s publicly call this big event the “Happy Holidays,” or “Winter Festival,” or even “Saturnalia,” and stop—for the love of God—calling it Christmas."
We here at The Wild Hunt fully support Woodlief's proposition for Christians to fully surrender to a post-Christian inevitability. Here's hoping his suggestion for all Christians to "quietly celebrate the birth of Christ in our churches and homes" reaches far and wide! Now that Pagans have retaken Halloween, and the tide is turning for the Winter holidays, could it be time for "the grievance-minded and the anti-Christians" to set their sights on Eas... I mean Eostre?