I am listening to my Christmas song list on Youtube. I hear the words and am disappointed in the message conveyed by the sweet words.
I need to digress just a bit….I read the novel Hild this autumn, I was enthralled by it. To say I loved it is an understatement.
It is now 2000 years past the creation of Christianity. I see more hopelessness than was ever in the world of Hild of 500 ACE. I see so many hate filled postings on the internet from so called Christians. Right now our supposedly Christian nation( those who are in office tout this on a daily basis) is at war with nearly the whole world. Their apologist will say it is those evil Muslims who has cause all this but we all know better that we are no innocents in this area.
I can speak from each side on this matter. I can not defend either side, nor would I want to. It is the season of Jesus and all the ignorant people are screaming about putting Jesus back into the season.
Yet what is going on here in this “Christian” country? It is a crime to feed the homeless in many part of this country…. Florida is the leader in this. Our police are out of control and looks like they are staffed by lunatics. Our elected officials begrudge every penny to the unfortunate that even would appall Scrooge before the visit from the three ghosts. He at least paid his taxes to support the work houses and prisons.
Today prisons are a business concern run for profit.
Children are worshipped while in the womb, but once born it is acceptable to let them go hungry and live in poverty…in this the once richest country of the world.
We want to fight wars since we have so many nice weapons and created a perfect enemy that is self sustaining yet impossible to define…a perfect storm for the war profiteers.
We have Billionaires in this country that want to create their own version of dystopia in the once nice country. Their money can buy and has bought nearly every politician in this country. Their agenda is frightening to anyone who has read their desires.
We have leaders who are village idiots who think solar power uses up the sun and dries the sun to old people in the wintertime since so many die of the cold.
Only here( I do know this is not all true but it is illustrative) can a person be fined and jailed for collecting rain water. Only here is it an on going active campaign to limit personal solar power on one’s home. Only here are citizen referred to as “consumers” and not people, not citizens. Only here are we denied of rights to free speech… being told there is a consequence for speaking out. Knowing one will get fired from a job, or jailed, or disappeared for speaking out pretty much limits free speech.
So in this festive season of beautiful carols with now meaningless words people are buying stuff they do not need, and the message from the Bible was a lie.
Jesus’s birth did not bring peace on earth…in 2000 years Christians have not made a world of peace, love, compassion, or empathy. We are only told we first must die and then we have peace …well …….PHOOEY on that idea.
It was a tragic thing when the Christ’s Priests came to the land where Hild lived…..