Insulting, Godless Ads
Christmas is coming. Whether I think it’s too early for decorations or not, Wal-Mart and other retail stores are all looking a bit North Pole-y.
They’ve got “Jingle Bells”, “O Holy Night”, and “Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer” on repeat, and the scented pinecones choke me up from their parking lots. As hard as I try, I can’t be mad. It’s a joyous season. My Savior’s birth is definitely something that makes me smile, even when I’m at the point of throwing icicles at folks.
NOTE: Though it might sound like it, I’m nothing like this guy on the left.
I thought things were getting bad when advertisements began showcasing “Holiday Trees” and “Holiday Lights” because the word Christ in Christmas offended people. The most recent step taken by The American Humanist Association has really ticked me off. As a high school and then college student, I was told that we could no longer pray in class at the beginning of every day because it would offend people. Well, you know what? You people are really starting to offend me! HOW DARE anyone be able to take the Christ out of Christmas? The holiday is HOLY whether you want it to be or not. I am no right-wing religious nutcase, but if you want to celebrate Christmas…. Jesus Christ comes with it. Honestly, I think it’s selfish and hateful to take a holiday that is centered around Judeo-Christian beliefs and scratch the religion out of it.
This new ad campaign by The American Humanist Association asks “Why believe in a god?” The reason for posting such outrageous ads is:
” there are an awful lot of agnostics, atheists and other types of non-theists who feel a little alone during the holidays because of its association with traditional religion.”
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I don’t feel left out during the month of Ramadan, because I know and understand that I am not Islamic. I’m not Jewish, so I don’t envy people who light Menorahs or celebrate Hanukkah. I don’t get offended when I hear Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah Song” on the radio or Internet. So WHY are people feeling left out or offended during Christmas? I’m pretty stumped on this one.
The Association claims they don’t mean to question whether or not God exists. (Ummm… HELLO? The ad SAYS “Why believe in a god?” and your British counterparts posted a similar ad in London saying “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy life”. They say that though they are not trying to change minds about a deity, that:
“we are trying to plant a seed of rational thought and critical thinking and questioning in people’s minds.”
Check out the new ads and read for yourself in this article, then post your thoughts below: