New movie ‘debunks’ Xmas’s Pagan origins
Fundamentalist Christian actor Kirk Cameron, who became an international laughing stock when he co-starred in creationist Ray Comfort’s idiotic ‘intelligent design’ banana video, has made a movie to pour scorn on those wanting to ‘snuff out’ the ‘holy root’ of Christmas.
In Saving Christmas, the evangelic oaf “tackles some of the most controversial and disputed issues surrounding the celebration of Jesus’ birthday” and predicts that atheists “won’t be too elated with its storyline”. As things are shaping up for this piece of revisionist crap, which opens in US cinemas on Friday, not only atheists.
Cameron, who – quelle surprise – hates homosexuals, said:
I assume [the atheists] are going to get frustrated to see some of their best arguments deflated by this movie, because we take on some of the most commonly parroted myths about the origins of Christmas.
Unlike some of his more recent projects, Saving Christmas isn’t a documentary. Apparently it’s a comedy that harnesses “educational elements” to rubbish claims that:
• Christians hijacked the winter solstice celebrations (they did).
• Jesus was not born on December 25 (he wasn’t).
• Christmas trees are Pagan (they are).
Cameron, who is also one of the film’s stars said he decided to make Saving Christmas to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season, while also pushing back against those who wish to “snuff out its holy root”.
Christmas is probably my favorite time of year. It seems to be the time of year when even cranky, grumpy people seem to be touched by the spirit of generosity and kindness and brotherly love and I know that that ultimately stems from the true reason for the season, which is Christ.
Cameron gibbered on:
It’s obvious that there is a deliberate attempt to snuff out the holy root that has produced all this wonderful Christmas-time fruit. I think it’s about time someone spoke out and made a movie about this.
He claims that atheist activists’ attempts to diminish the true nature of the holiday by taking aim at nativities and other symbols of faith is tantamount to political correctness run amok.
It’s offensive to 90 percent of people in our country who want to see nativity scenes and who know the birth of the Christ child is the fundamental root of Christianity, which is the ideology that built this country.
I’ll leave the last word to Robert Ingersoll, who said this in his 1891 “A Christmas Sermon“:
The good part of Christmas is not always Christian – it is generally Pagan; that is to say, human, natural.
Christianity did not come with tidings of great joy, but with a message of eternal grief. It came with the threat of everlasting torture on its lips. It meant war on earth and perdition hereafter.
It taught some good things – the beauty of love and kindness in man. But as a torch-bearer, as a bringer of joy, it has been a failure. It has given infinite consequences to the acts of finite beings, crushing the soul with a responsibility too great for mortals to bear. It has filled the future with fear and flame, and made God the keeper of an eternal penitentiary, destined to be the home of nearly all the sons of men. Not satisfied with that, it has deprived God of the pardoning power.
And yet it may have done some good by borrowing from the Pagan world the old festival called Christmas.
Long before Christ was born the Sun-God triumphed over the powers of Darkness. About the time that we call Christmas the days begin perceptibly to lengthen. Our barbarian ancestors were worshippers of the sun, and they celebrated his victory over the hosts of night. Such a festival was natural and beautiful. The most natural of all religions is the worship of the sun. Christianity adopted this festival. It borrowed from the Pagans the best it has.
… Christmas is a good day to forgive and forget – a good day to throw away prejudices and hatreds – a good day to fill your heart and your house, and the hearts and houses of others, with sunshine.