O Hindus, here are Top 10 Reasons to Ignore “Christmas.”
Remember, cavemen should get credit for gift giving, not some fat old man dressed in a red velvet suit.
Christmas has been reduced to a capitalistic joke. Rather a joke that only capitalists seem to enjoy these days as people storm to shopping malls and immerse themselves in materialism.
Anyhow, here are a few reasons to stop celebrating this farce. Hindus are going wild thinking they are oh so modern wishing each other “merry christmas” as if their secular life depends on it. Dressing up kids in an old man santa suit is not cute. When was the last time these same parents dressed their kids up as a Rama, or Shiva, or Paravati, or Radha? Probably never. Stupid whatsapp forwards and photos of brown sahibs and sahibans under plastic xmas trees manufactured in China has become an eyesore this time of the year.
Reasons to boycott
10. Sheer materialism
There is no point to exchanging gifts and going crazy shopping. This is not a Hindu holiday. In fact, even the artha concept of Sanatan Dharma never advocates going nuts when it comes to gathering cheap toys and trinkets or ugly sweaters and a billion things you don’t need in life.
9. Environmental damage
Again, the felling and destruction of trees is entirely against the ecological friendly principals of Sanatan Dharma. According to statistics, There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year. Let’s remind ourselves, trees shoudl NEVER be grown for them to be cut down. There are close to 350 million Real Christmas Trees currently growing on Christmas Tree farms in the U.S. alone. What a shameful industry and customer base. The tree, symbolic of life and fertility in pagan beliefs was totally coopted by wacko missionaries to draw in potential converts. Perhaps rice bags weren’t “in” back then.
8. Christmas produces waste and creates pollution
You might be surprised how Christmas is associated with increasing pollution. Last year, the United States threw away 227,000 miles of wrapping paper, almost enough for us to paper our way to the moon. In addition, Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of year. Also, about 2.65 billion Christmas cards are sold each year in the U.S. and this could fill a football field 10 stories high. We haven’t even mentioned plastic packaging yet. Stats show that around 114,000 tons of plastic packaging will be thrown away and not recycled in the UK this Christmas.
7. Christmas contributes to global hunger
Americans during the holiday season throw away excess and rotting food like no other society on the planet. The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or about 1 million extra tons per week during the season. Each Christmas, we produce 30% more waste than we do in the rest of the year. This includes 1,315 tonnes of wasted turkeys and 375 tonnes of wasted mince pies. Not to forget the landfill space and lack of recycling nightmares generated as a result.
6. Christians stole everything cool from Pagan cultures
Everything from the mistletoe to the yule log are pagan in nature. The mistletoe was a pagan fertility symbol just like the tree. And the yule log is associated with the ancient Sun God. More on this later. The angel at the top of the tree is an ancient Greek symbol. The decorations on the tree is something that the ancient Romans started and later the Christians “borrowed.”
5. Santa is not real
Santa Claus may owe his earliest influence to Odin (also known as Wodan), a god revered by Germanic peoples in Northern Europe as early as 2 B.C.E. Odin was celebrated during Yule, a pagan holiday that took place midwinter. During this time, Odin was said to lead the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky. — source So, imagine a hunting deity turned into an old, fat man who now goes around giving gifts to children and employs elf labor in made-in-china like factories. What a disaster.
4. Gift giving is not Christian
The ancient tradition of gift giving can be traced as far back as cavemen! It was an important part of their communities, particularly for establishing dominance, being respected and starting a family. Leaders of tribes would often give gifts to a person who had accomplished something great for their tribe. – source Remember, cavemen should get credit for gift giving, not some fat old man dressed in a red velvet suit.
3. Remember the crusades?
How conveniently we forget. The Crusades were awful massacres or “religious wars” initiated, guided and supported by the Latin Church in the medieval period. The idea was to recover lands lost to the Islamic rule. These are the first instances of one Abrahamic cult fighting another – we’d like to think, do carry on, but how easily we forget that the idea of Christmas has nothing to do with the embedded violence which is Christianity.
2. Anyone remember Mithras?
Guess whose birthday is considered to be on December 25th? Mithras or Mitras has a very ancient history. Mitra, in the Vedic Hindu is one of the Adityas or the sovereign principles of the universe. Mitra means friend. He symbolizes harmony and thus maintenance of order in existence of humanity. Mithras is also considered to be a Roman god of light and he comes forth from up above and from behind the mountains. Vedic Hinduism is much older than Greek and then Roman pantheons, but one thing can be estimated – there is no record of Jesus being born on 25th December. According to the Hindu panchang, this winter solstice time is when Lohri is celebrated. All festivals in India this time of year pay particular attention to Surya, or some reverent aspects of the Sun. It is considered to be a time of rejuvenation from hibernation.
1. Jesus was probably a charlatan or never existed
Existence of Jesus is probably some cock and bull story with no historical or archiological records. Jesus is most likely a fraud entitity, and even if someone like him did exist, there must have been thousands of charlatans roaming the roads of west Asia.
THERE IS NO CONNECTION BETWEEN JESUS AND INDIA, NOR BETWEEN JESUS AND DHARMA. Hindus, wake up or you will be suffocated to death by the vile cult claiming to be religion of peace.
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