The Republican Party is selling these coffee mugs to help fill their 2014 campaign coffers. I’m guessing it’s meant to make anyone who doesn’t believe in Christ to appear disrespectful and make those who do believe in Christ feel morally superior.
The truth is, there are ten primary religious and ethnic holidays in the month of December that show the reality of living in a multicultural society in the 21st century. No one holiday is any more or less important than the next. And not to belabour the subject, but Christmas isn’t even the oldest. It also occupies only one day while Judaism uses 8 and Kwanzaa lasts for 6.
And… while the traditional Rome-based Christianity practiced by the American Christian culture celebrates Christmas only on the one day, Mexico pays tribute to the birth of Christ by re-enacting Mary & Joseph’s 10 day journey to the inn.
When you look at it, American Christians begin to look like they don’t actually take their own holiday very seriously. Wusses.
Here’s the complete list of December Holidays:
5 – Ashura (Islamic, Muslim)
6 – St. Nicholas Day (International)
8 – Bodhi Day – Buddha’s Enlightenment (Buddhist)
8-16 – Hanukkah* (Jewish)
12 – Virgin of Guadalupe (Mexico)
13 – Santa Lucia Day (Sweden)
16-25 – Las Posadas (Mexico)
25 – Christmas (Christian, Roman Catholic, International)
26 – Boxing Day (Canada, United Kingdom)
26 -Jan 1- Kwanzaa (African-American)
Take that Sarah! First Amendment strikes down yet another Crazy-Palin theory!