:: Monday, April 21, 2003
It's funny how there's a lot of things in this world, we just accept on face value.. despite how nonsensical they really are..
coz, really.. if you look into the details of some of these things.. they're really quite idiotic..
take the bigger holidays for instance..
originally meant to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our mortal sins.. blah blah blah.. (you know the story)...
But anywaze, due to a some comical ploy by christian missionaries converting the barbarian hoards back in the first centuries AD, they decided to add some elements of the pagan festival of fertility and spring.. (good to bring in the converts..) so.. now we have this silly rabbit festival.. whereas the "Easter Bunny" hops around the neighborhood with a little basket giving away chocolate eggs.. wot this has to do with anything.. who KNOWS!? but.. when ya think about it.. altogether silly..
made even sillier here in Australia.. coz, not only is it during Autumn.. (which is not the most fertile of seasons) but, also.. since the Rabbit is considered an introduced pest responsible for wiping out wildlife n plantlife here.. a few scientists had this crazy idea.. to use a native animal instead to celebrate EASTER.. an endangered species... the BILBY.. thus spawnin' all these chocolate bilbies..
wot the hell has a human sacrifice.. and chocolate marsupials got in common!!??
originally meant to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.. yada yada yada (you know the story)
But once again, due to a some comical ploy by christian missionaries converting the barbarian hoards back in the first centuries AD, they decided to add some elements of the pagan festival of winter.. a great happy honkin' feast of slaughtered winter livestock and drinkin' ahoy.. etc.. etc..
so now.. rather nonsensically.. we have a festival.. where, on Christmas eve.. a jolly white bearded fat man in a red suit.. leaves his north pole base of operations (where elves build toys..) and goes flying around the world on a sled lead by flying reindeer.. lands on people's houses.. shoots down their chimneys.. and leave's em funny little giftwrapped presents stuffed into socks left hanging by the fireplace..
I mean.. shit... think about it.. WTF is up with that!!??
were they on acid when they thought that up!!??
still.. ya gotta love our nonsensical, commercially warped holidays.. despite them never actually making much sense.. they're still fun..
so yeah.. HAPPY EASTER KIDDIES.. and try and not get each other killed.. mmmkay?
:: Spoz 12:01 AM |