Actually, Cronus is the reason for the season. You see, back in Roman times, there was this holiday called Saturnalia, a winter solstice festival held in honor of the god Saturn (Greek name, Cronus). Then the Christians came along and said, "HEY! WE WANT THIS HOLIDAY!" And the Romans said, "But this festival is in honor of Saturn." And the Christians said, "NOT ANYMORE! NOW IT'S JESUS' BIRTHDAY!" And the Romans said, "But wasn't he born in March?" And the Christians said, "SHUT UP! NOW EVERYONE IS GOING TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS!" And that's the story of Christmas. The End.
I understand the stance you're taking, and you seem like a nice guy, so I'll respect it. However, I'd like to say this: A lot of people celebrate Christmas for reasons other than religious ones. If you want to "keep Christ in Christmas," that's fine, but please keep it in your house. There are plenty of people who celebrate it in a purely secular fashion. The virtues of "good will towards men," "peace on Earth," and "it's better to give than receive" are not monopolized by the church. So my case is this: Jesus is A reason for the season, but he's not THE reason for the season. I hope you can respect that.
I RESPECT ALL humans' views, whatever they are (as I clearly stated above).
I'm of the mindset that once I've been told something by someone I 'understand' what they said.
And, IF I am TOO DUMB to EVER understand someone's remarks my way, then stating such a '100' times will be a 'futile' effort, correct? (SMILES)
I also 'began' my above upload with the words:
"FOR THOSE SO INCLINED'' ....
(Apparently, that wasn't you)
I'm not here to 'convert' anyone into 'anything' ..... That would include 'religion' or 'atheism' or whatever in between. I simply offered MY work and MY thoughts and views.
(IF you take some time to visit my 'feeble' attempt at a gallery here at Deviant Art, you will see I take my 'fellow brethren' to task OFTEN for their 'hypocrisies' and 'failures').
* BTW: I would HOPE that you would RESPECT my views (as I do YOURS and ALL others') whether you 'thought' I was a 'NICE' guy or NOT. (GRINS)*
I RESPECT YOUR and ALL other's views and comments.
I'm not looking with THIS upload for a DEBATE on RELIGION.
IF you want to continue one, PLEASE feel FREE to do so in YOUR own gallery to whatever lengths you so desire to do such.
It's always 'puzzling' to this DUMB old man why SO MANY folks seem to have NO problems in 'commenting' on such in OTHER folk's galleries while RARELY, if EVER, publicly posting THEIR views on the SAME issues in THEIR own gallery? (WINK)
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Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More