Skip to comments.Yes Virginia, there is a Kwanzaa
Posted on 12/06/2004 10:42:58 AM PST by oldtimer2
Yes Virginia, there Is A Kwanzaa
December 6th, 2004
It's that time of year again, the time when much of the grown-up world conspires in a fun game of "let's pretend," a time when normally serious people think, act, and behave as if something fantastic, something wonderful, something make-believe is actually true. I'm not talking of the "jolly old elf" you might be expecting. I am referring to that much more mythical of things, the "Holiday Season," as proclaimed in "Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings."
To hear the plain truth these days is such a rare occurrence that it may cause shock to the central nervous system. It is outrageous. It is blasphemy. So steel yourself for what is to follow.
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i figured that it was referencing something specific to which I was not referring. I just meant in general, anyone who gives me a general "happy holidays" gets a very specific "merry christmas" in return.
This teacher went on to explain that the holiday would be called "Winter Break," and not "Christmas vacation."Talk about living in a parallel universe.
"But," I sputtered, "historically, our Christmas celebration was intended to commemorate the birth of Christ!"
"Well," she soothed, smiling in condescending pity, "that's how you feel about it."
"No," I rejoined, "it is a simple matter of history. How I feel has nothing to do with it. I could be dead, or a Buddhist, and Christmas would still have been about Christ's birth!"
Btw, I recently discovered that Hanukkah is celebrated on the 25th of Kislev (Jewish calendar). Despite the difference in calendar, this date always falls on December, although the day of month might vary. Jesus as well as his early disciples celebrated Hanukkah, or the Feast of Dedication (John 10:22)
Since there are several Christian celebrations that have close parallels in the Jewish sacred calendar, such as Good Friday and Passover, could it be possible that Hanukkah and Christmas have been linked since the early days of Christianity?
I know that the current "expert" consensus is that the Christmas date was chosen to co-opt pagan festivals, while discounting the possibility that Hanukkah had anything to do with the Christmas date. Have you ever researched any possible link between Hanukkah and Christmas?
Yes, you're correct about the Chi or X in Xmas, but in today's world we need to not fear using the actual word Christmas. If anything, we need to use it more, not less. I feel people who use xmas are just in a hurry and a little lazy to write out Christmas; they really don't intend to offend.
All of them are made up holidays when you see the spirit of Christmas. Dont blame Kwanzaa for the misdirection of so called Christians. Christians have been trying to find a reason to commercialize Christmas for as long as I can remember. The people that celebrate Kwanzaa do not necessarily disbelieve in Christmas. A Christian should celebrate the birth of Jesus, which includes advent. But the shopping at the mall and the pictures with Santa are not a part of the true Christmas celebration. Why do you think most people go into so much debt at Christmas? Kwanzaa didnt cause that. When do
you think most kids feel the effects of being poor. Kwanzaa didnt cause that. How do most people celebrate Christmas? I guarantee you it is not by going to church or praising the Lord for the genesis of his promise to us. Kwanzaa didnt cause that either.
So, in fact the problem lies with Christians not with any of the holidays because truth be told we made up Christmas its current commercialized form.
Wow, we can get 12" or rain in a weekend, and have several times this year! I'm glad I saved you from getting in trouble over missing Pearl Harbor Day ... we always watch the video clips on the History Channel web site, and listen to President Roosevelt's speech.
Outstanding and forwarded to Howie "Father Kwanza" Carr.
St. Arafat's Day?
since the Red States have been identified as those opposed to homosexual marriage and Republican voting, will the "gay" days at disney parks stop wearing red shirts?
Re: Pearl Harbor Day.
I was due or should I say my mother was due to deliver me about the 7th of December, 1941. But I held on 'till December 30th. They still got the tax break.
Kwaanza is NOT anti-white.I know cause I've been to a couple and almost all the blacks who "do"Kwaanza are middle class "creative"types who are generally fairly inclusive.And almost all these same blacks ALSO celebrate Christmas so its not an either/or type of proposition.
Now I DO agree that Professor Ron Karenga has a very questionable background and his involvement should be very suspect.Yet the original Kwaanza ceremony comes for an old East African harvest festival.Nothing wrong with that as far as I can see.
Hell,wouldn't you rather see black kids celebrate Kwaanza than some gangsta ethic or hoochie mentality?
I had one baby on December 22. I was very stressed about the tax thing :-). My great-uncle got married on December 5, 1941, and joined the Army on December 10; they just had their 63rd anniversary. And my college roommate, a Chinese girl from Hawaii, got married in Honolulu on Pearl Harbor Day, 1994! I'd better send her a "Happy Anniversary" e-mail tomorrow.
That may be too gender biased.
Seems too masculine and pedophillic.
Tax-Chick, I would have never guessed. My son was born on January 1 and I was told If he was born during the first hour of the year we could still take the deduction. Had to correct it later. Bad Advise.
Happy wishes for a Kwazy Kwanzaa and a Mhappy Mnew Myear.
The same people that hate Kwanzaa hate the black santas at the mall.
don't forget the kwansaa candelabra that is an obvioous ripoff of the chanukah menorah. couldn't he fabricate a holiday that was at least original?
LOL! You so funny.
WOW...thats some toe smasher ya got there.
Thats because it is totally ridiculous to blame the downfall of Christmas on Kwanzaa. You may say the creator of Kwanzaa is a loser or the celebration is stupid and has no merit. However, blaming the loss of the Christmas spirit on Kwanzaa is over the edge. Its not that many AA that celebrate it to make it a serious contender with Christmas. And many of the ones that celebrate Kwanzaa, celebrate Christmas. Its a holiday that has gained support from merchant for the same reason that Christmas has(to increase their bottom line). Why do you think the Christmas season starts so early? Has nothing to do with Advent. So, why waste time arguing the merit of this holiday or its creator? If youre not celebrating it, dont worry about it. Otherwise, it sounds like you just hate it because it is something that blacks (some) celebrate and you would take offense to the black Santas in the mall.
I remember that from last year, a howler. Did you make that?
Word has it that it just might be what they were using before we got there....