Someone rightly noted:
Apparently, God gets hurt when Christians celebrate Christmas. How come he doesn’t get hurt about the 3 million starving kids around the world? How come he doesn’t get hurt for the children who live in food-insecure households? How come he doesn’t get hurt for those children in America live below the poverty line? We all know that, poor nutrition affects school performance, brain development & overall health. Wherever you live, there are children within 25 miles who haven’t eaten today. How come he doesn’t get hurt for these problems but he gets hurt for people celebrating holidays, and having good times?
Christians assert that God is busy focusing on minutia things (like Christmas) than refugee camps, starving people, famine and drought, etc.
Does that make sense to you?
Indeed it is ridiculous of self-professed christians to gripe and moan about people celebrating holidays like Christmas and thinking God is displeased with that instead of focusing on alleviating the sufferings of those in need. It only reflects on their small, puny minds, and their religious and self-righteous sensibilities, and their sin-consciousness.
It might not have occurred to these religious fundamentalists that God who created a vast, expanding and infinite universe would have more important things to do than sitting somewhere in the sky wringing His hands, shaking His head and frowning at the “audacity” of people on a tiny planet in a far-flung corner of the universe who dare to celebrate Christmas. I think this is nothing more than a mental projection of their sanctimonious attitude onto God. Such is the sheer absurdity and ridiculousness of the religious christian mindset.
Remembering Jesus’ words to the Pharisees to address their hypocrisy and religiosity:
“Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! …. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” (Matthew 23:24-28)