I read a comment on a blog some weeks ago by a school teacher who shared an anecdote about Christmas. He said that while Muslim and Jewish kids knew the religious significance of Ramadan and Hanukah respectively, the white gentile kids believed that Christmas celebrated Santa Claus. Such is the extent and effect of Jewish cultural subversion where the first syllable from Christmas has been yanked out of public consciousness. But this post is about my thoughts on Christmas and I shall henceforth not sully it by referencing Yahveh’s chosen troublemakers.
Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ and is truly a universal celebration. Eid ul Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and Eid ul Adha (colloquially known as Bakri eid in India) celebrates Abraham’s obedience to God. Both of these Muslim festivals are inaccessible to those outside the Abrahamic traditions. Hanukah is merely a Jewish tribal holiday which celebrates the victory of the Maccabean revolt and the restoration of Israel as a sovereign entity. It is inaccessible to Gentiles. Christmas is about goodwill to all men for Christ’s birth represents universal salvation.
The story of Christ is just as easily accessible to to non Christians: for it is the story of a man who tried to change the world but was devoured by that very world he tried to save. Christ had the strength of character and the fortitude to stand by his convictions and readily die for them. Jesus was regarded by his followers as the ”Messiah”, a title accompanied by a very specific function in Jewish prophecy: he was to restore Israel as a sovereign state by overthrowing the Roman occupiers. Asking whether Christ succeeded or not in his mission would be missing the point of his life. He famously stated that if the temple were knocked down he would raise it up again. His words astounded those that were present for they knew not that he was referring to the temple of his body. This incident highlights Christ’s indifference to monuments, borders, and kingdoms; for his focus was on the individual as the latter is the nexus of God’s creation. His people expected him to restore Israel whereas Christ came to restore humanity. It is this point that the children of his accusers continue to miss even today.
What he was unable to accomplish in life he did so in death. His message internalized ethics in the western mind and was ultimately instrumental in shaping western civilization. If we allow our children to believe that Christmas commemorates personal gratification (embodied in the image of Santa) Christ truly would have died in vain.
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