A few years ago I discovered the Fountain Square Christmas Tree had been renamed to "holiday tree"---I wrote a semi satirical piece to a different Evnaston web site than Patch stating political correctness has risen to all time lows of absurdity when certain ne'er-do-well's believe it necessary to refer to Christmas Tree's as holiday tree's...In return I was treated to a personal email from site moderator to a lengthy 3 paragraph lecture about how misguided my opinion was and rambling mess of an explanation as to the origin of Christmas Tree's---something about pagans, devils, and vampires---I really don't remember nor care to.
Last year I repeated my opinion on the holiday tree issue here on Patch and this time received a reply basically stating I was nothing more than a right wing stooge brain washed by watching fox news---I had to conduct some on line research to figure out how I'd been duped into liking Christmas Tree's from a news channel I don't even watch---it was then I discovered I'd blindly walked into "The War on Christmas"!!!---I had no idea all Christmas Tree diplomacy had failed...The mind recoiled in horror---had the National Guard been called up?---were troops massing around the North Pole guarding Santa from terrorist attacks?---how could I miss such earth startling news?
Truth be told, I pity those who succumb to such ignorance thinking they speak for the masses toward religious tolerance and Christmas Tree’s---who decided our city’s Christmas Tree should be referred to as a holiday tree?---I guess I didn’t get the memo...And this year I won’t even bother to make a fuss over the hypocrisy of the city’s Menorah being called as it should nor the Kwanza candle also being correctly identified as such---I got a lecture on this point as well last time I brought it up…Anyway, if our Christmas Tree will continue to be referred to as “holiday tree”---I’d really appreciate it if the city defined what holiday were celebrating?
A Christmas Tree need not be identified with religion if we choose to not let it---There is no evidence that having less Christmas will provide more of anything else