December 6, 2012

Tis the Season For Interpersonal Violence!: Constantine, Saint Nicholas, and @TheIRD

December 6, 2012 // 2 Comments

BREAKING NEWS! Culture Warriors have found a brand new weapon in the War On Christmas: hand to hand combat! In all serious, it’s not really shocking for me to read about culture warriors and dominionists jump with GLEE at the thought of doing physical violence towards people who they see as their enemies. Oh but I need to relax, chill, learn to take a joke, it’s only joking! The post wasn’t meant as an endorsement of Santa Claus beating up a fellow bishop. No one should take these pieces seriously, oh, until you read the comment section. Whether its a contributor or just a regular commenter on the IRD’s blog, it doesn’t matter, but what matters to Just WarMongers things like the narrative of “unless […]

Holiday Harassment: Christmas pt. 1: Pagan Origins

December 6, 2012 // 4 Comments

Let it not be said that I hate Christmas. I don’t. I rather like it. However, like abortion, gay rights, and taxes, it has become something in-between a political football and a litmus test for the “correct” sort of belief (or lack thereof). In the interest of truth being the antidote to ignorance, let’s take a ride on the bus of no bull$h!t for a bit, and talk about Christmas. This is the first is a 3 part series. Part 1: Pagan origins of Christmas, Part 2: Christian origins of Christmas, and Part 3: Santa Claus and his ilk. Pagan origins of Christmas: First off, I have a bit of a bee in my bonnet. I absolutely hate it when I see/hear/experience the “keep Christ in […]