Okay lasses & chaps, tell us what you got for Xmas.
Father Christmas did not come to me, and nor did I wish him to. I detest the rampant consumerfest the Xmas brings on and have asked not to receive presents for many a year now.
I Jesus Christ existed, and I think there is sufficient documentary suggestion to be able to say that a person (a prophet perhaps, but unlikely to have actually been the son of god) he would, if the writings about him bear any truth whatsoever, be appalled by the way we celebrate Xmas.
Here was a chap who was a tradesman (a carpenter), who gave it up to become a wandering itinerant (homeless in today's parlance) and spread his own (or maybe god's view of how things should be). The Gospels are very clear on him banishing the money lenders from the temples, and yet, credit card spending soars out of all proportion in December each year.
He allegedly relied on the charity and hospitality of others, and yet, in 2017 we have the highest levels of homelessness for over a decade.
He preached peace, and yet, in 2017 there are wars raging throughout the middle east, and the US and NK squaring up to each other behind their nukes.
I reckon if he was the son of god he would "was his hands" of us totally.
Sure you do Mark - but take look at xmas and tell me I'm wrong m8
If I believed in god above I would still hold the same views about xmas consumption, greed and credit though m8
May I suggest Bear that you celebrate Winter Solstice, that way you won't miss out on a celebration & you can bye-pass all the rampant consumerfest
Oh yes! As long as vodka or gin isn’t included!The only odd thing we got was some liqueur chocolates from my mother. Does anyone in the world like them?.