Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Saint Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

I don't understand why some people get so upset at the slightest thought of Christmas. It has Christ in it! they scream.

Christmas certainly started out as a religious celebration, but it now has a secular component. Until someone can show me in the Sacred Scrolls passages about a fat man in a red suit living at the North Pole with his flying reindeer and elves, that part is secular.

Yet some will still scream. It's like they think they have power in a politically-correct world, and want to use it. It doesn't really matter what the outcome is, only that they precipitated that outcome.

I think that's the way many who "oppose" the Pledge of Allegiance are--they just want their pathetic existences to have some meaning, even if it brings no good at all.

So when someone (who, interestingly enough, chooses to remain anonymous) tries to get Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer removed from the kindergarten Christmas show solely because the song has the word "Christmas" in it, you have to wonder--evil, stupid, pathetic, or some mixture of all the above?


Mamacita (Mamacita) said...

I'm with YOU.

Parents at my former middle school tried to get Rudolph removed because his red nose signified that he drank.

People can be so inexcusably ignorant sometimes.

Anonymous said...

I used to sing this as a kid (sung to the tune of Rudolph):

Maverick, the red-nosed cowboy,
Had a very shiny gun.
And if you ever saw it,
You would turn around and run.

All of the other cowboys,
Used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Maverick,
Join in any poker games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Sheriff came to say,
"Maverick, with your gun so bright,
Won't you shoot my wife tonight."

Then all the cowboys loved him,
And they shouted out with glee,
"Maverick, the red-nosed cowboy,
You'll go down in history!"


Ellen K said...

Just another reason why cousins shouldn't marry.

Loni said...

So I hang with a few Belgian kids and they have the real skinny on the fat man (no pun intended). So Sinterklaas, the basis for Santa Clause and hence all the reindeer that are entailed isn't even the same holiday as Christmas. I just celebrated the real Santa and with lots of Pepernoten and Duvel. Awesome, but yeah, anyone who wants to get all bent out of shape over Santy-Clause is barking up the wrong christmas tree. He has nothing to do with lil' baby Jesus. His lil' elf though, that is traditionally black-faced wearing dwarf however, might get people a little upset.

Ellen K said...

Anyone who wants to create a controversy is given free rein these days. As my mom always said "look for trouble and you will find it."