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It seems that every year around this time (if you tune into conservative media) all of Christendom comes “under attack” by godless atheists and pagans that want to take the Christ out of Christmas. It’s an abomination! A travesty! A sickening display of moral decay in the United States! It’s clearly the worst thing to ever happen to Christians in the history of their religion!

Okay, you can put your sarcasm shields down.

Every year, I want to tear my hair out while I watch people that are, realistically, pretty well off complain about how their vast majority is under attack. They complain and whine on live TV about persecution but there are places in the world where people are actually being persecuted for their beliefs or for the way they were born. People not wanting nativity scenes on every inch of public land or having someone say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” is not the worst form of persecution happening in the world right now, not even by a long shot. It’s not even as if there’s a lot of people that are clamoring to end the now three month long domination of everything ever by the Christian holiday. Even if every atheist in the country were up in arms about it, it still wouldnt be the worst thing to ever happen to Christians! It’s like, “Hey guys, maybe you should take a look at a the big picture?” Or maybe they should just take a few deep breaths and calm down.

I think most problems can be made a little easier by taking some deep breaths but that seems beyond most of humanity.

That said, the few people on the other side that actually want to make a big deal out of nativity scenes or Christmas trees or whatever should also probably take a deep breath and a step backward. The holiday season is a pleasant time, we should aim to be more inclusive and to celebrate the one thing we have in common at this time of year: buying a bunch of shit from China.

Thanks, China, for bringing us all together.

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