I lose money and I lose hours at work that I need to get work done, and the money per hour that I would be getting if I was there. I’ve spent money I can’t afford to spend for a reason I don’t believe in, and all in the name of a materialistic society that perpetuates itself to a level of ridiculous I can’t even name.
You can keep your Christmas. You can keep whatever it is in it that you love so much even though it’s complete bullshit. I’ve read your bible, cover to cover – while most christians haven’t, I did. My decision to forego religion was like most of my decisions, informed and impassioned. You know why you’re instructed to read only certain passages? Because that book is FUCKED UP. Let’s not even discuss how many versions there have been, who’s had their hands in it and the science that completely debunks it, repeatedly.
I hate this time of year, the world is overrun with materialism and greed and the kids are falsely sweet because their entitled asses want something from their parents that they don’t deserve. And when I do get out to go to the damned grocery store or any retail anything, I’m asked to give up money, guilted even. I’ve never once had someone tell me I changed their life with a gift I’ve bought them. My son isn’t a better young man because of crap I bought him, in fact, I regret buying him an Xbox years ago, it benefits him in no way shape or form, I should’ve bought him a bookshelf and books to fill it.
I don’t want your Christmas, and I don’t want the other commercial bullshit holidays either, Valentine’s Day – I bet Christians thought that one up, let’s celebrate a massacre, that sounds like a great plan. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day – none of that either. If these kids can’t appreciate their parents, the calendar shouldn’t be what reminds them to go get some BS card from Hallmark to commemorate feelings they don’t have.
I’m sick of the materialistic world, the one where I’m supposed to believe in some phantom that wants me to live in “his image”, I mean really, what the fuck does that even mean? His image is a lie, it’s some BS made up and a race that’s been disputed for years – if he even existed at all!. Religion gives people a false ideology, principles based on mythology and worse, a self righteous attitude that can make a person more susceptible to mental defect. Because to believe in that shit you have to forego your ability to reason and just believe, and “have faith”. It is of great concern to me that people are still so enraptured by a lie (despite proof of the alternative – no religion is necessary), but that’s the human condition, screw accountability, let’s just be heathens and ask forgiveness. It’ll be fine in the end.