Monday, December 8, 2008

2008 Keep Mass in Christmas Campaign

Do you get inexplicably angry when people who don't practice your religion greet you in a way that acknowledges the time of year but doesn't acknowledge a specific holiday of your religion? Are you upset that stores indulging in consumeristic excess don't explicitly mention your religious holiday as they do it? Do you fly into a rage when friends or coworkers celebrate non-Christian holidays around the same time you're celebrating a Christian holiday?

Then maybe you need to get a life.

Or, if that's not an option, maybe you need to join The Sci Fi Catholic's Keep Mass in Christmas Campaign. What is this campaign, you ask? Why, that's just our annual habit of reminding everyone why the holiday's name has mas on the end of it. So if you just gotta rant about something this year, go tell your Protestant friends there's only one real way to celebrate Christmas. And while you're at it, ask them why they condemn religious iconography for eleven months out of the year but demand the right to display nativity scenes on public property during the twelfth month. No really, ask them. I'm curious.

Speaking of Protestants, remember a few years back when all the Protestant churches cancelled their liturgical celebrations because Christmas landed on a Sunday? That's messed up, man. I mean, seriously, they cancelled the celebration of the Lord's birth because it landed on the Lord's Day. Whoa, my head's gonna explode--

So, in the midst of the hustle and bustle, the ridiculous shopping sprees, and the hunts for overpriced gifts that make the real point of the holiday almost indiscernible, we invite everyone to take a deep breath, sit back, relax, enjoy a cup of eggnog laced with your favorite hard liquor, surround yourselves with loved ones, read the opening chapters of Matthew or Luke, and quietly contemplate the true meaning of Christmas away from the chaos of the season. Then, when you're all done with that, and it's been at least an hour since you had that eggnog, you better get your butt to church, cuz they don't call it Christmas for nothin', baby.

If you don't, Santa will find you and mess you up. He'll mess you up bad--

Keep Mass in Christmas.
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