Chrismas? Bah Humbug!


Why I Don’t Celebrate The Christmas Season

An article I wrote about Christmas, from my perspective

2 thoughts on “Chrismas? Bah Humbug!

  1. Interesting read although rather long. We all have our likes and dislikes however we should try to peacefully understand others wishes. I still enjoy Christmas and the family gathering. I still believe in Jesus Christ, yes even a Mormon.

    Probably more mind expanding is the picture of the glass encased skulls of those killed by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The brutal regime, in power from 1975-1979, claimed the lives of up to two million people. Under the Marxist leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge tried to take Cambodia back to the Middle Ages, forcing millions of people from the cities to work on communal farms in the countryside.

    I post this for you Matt, even though I’m sure you are aware of the details, others may not be. Some may see the picture and not realize the terrible significance of Socialism.

    The Killing Fields has special meaning for me, for I spent two years (1970-1972) in Thailand, not far from the Cambodian border. On occasions the NVA would come over to U-Tapao and rock our boat.

    j. moore

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-10684399

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  2. Thanks for your comment, John. I appreciate it. And yes, part of my reason for posting my christmas day activity in Cambodia is to show how powerful and tragic it was. It was way more important for me to see that on Christmas Day than it was to be sitting around a Christmas tree, giving and receiving presents. And it makes the point that our happy little commercialized christmas worlds are insignificant compared to what others have gone through in their lives. It was very impactful.

    Thank you, John, for your service.

    Matt

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