Thursday, December 9, 2010
What Merry Christmas Means Now?
Yesterday I was in Borough Park for a doctor's appointment and while there two people wished me a happy holiday. Which means something like "I recognize that the world is a large place and human belief is manifold, so go in peace, whoever you are." Meanwhile "Merry Christmas" is coming to be an extorted greeting along the lines of "I've been forced to concede this statement by a group of people hostile to diversity and so insecure you have to mirror there exact beliefs or they may strike at you in some way." Is "Judge Not" really so hard to understand? Do people worship the holy or themselves? What are the aggressive hiding? Is reality Good or Evil? How large is the plank in the eye?