Church, a jewish guy’s bday and white people

December 25, 2010

First of all, Merry Christmas. I love Christmas. I am writing from church. Yup, I am that guy. Be careful though, you could be the subject of my next blog.

Like most church services and christmas parties I go to, this place could use some good bourbon whiskey and some diversity. Anyway, I am perplexed by the notion that somehow white people have declared December 25th as Jesus of Nazareth’s official birthday. News flash…it isn’t. More about that at a later date.

Where did this idea of going to church, with your family, in the middle of the day, in order to sing songs that are hundreds of years old and to listen to a fat white guy give his opinions on life derive from? If that isn’t enough, then the same fat white guy uses a relatively innocuous story to suggest/guilt you to give him money so that he and a bigger group of white guys can choose which group of marginalized and maligned, non-american people they prefer to help.

I am all for charity. This year my wife and I, along with our kids, bought presents for a family we have never met before. It was an awesome experience and one that we will do every year. I just wish that churches would encourage and provide more opportunities to serve the people here in the US that need need help.