Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class wpdb in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 52

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/cache.php on line 36

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Object_Cache in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/cache.php on line 389

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl($output) in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl($output) in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el($output) in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 556

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl($output) in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl($output) in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el($output) in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 678

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/query.php on line 21

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/theme.php on line 508

Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method Ajax_Comment_Preview::init() should not be called statically in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 160
Blogue de Joseph Deneault, Djeault, DjO’s Blog » Blog Archive » Merry Christmas 2007
Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method Ajax_Comment_Preview::wp_print_scripts() should not be called statically in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 160

Strict Standards: Non-static method Ajax_Comment_Preview::htmldir() should not be called statically in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-content/plugins/ajax-comment-preview/ajax-comment-preview.php on line 29

Strict Standards: Non-static method Ajax_Comment_Preview::version() should not be called statically in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-content/plugins/ajax-comment-preview/ajax-comment-preview.php on line 29

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 446

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 510

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 511

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 446

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 510

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 511

Merry Christmas 2007

This @rticle was posted by Djeault on Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 at 11:08 am

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74
.

joyeux noel santa

It takes an American to crucify Santa for Christmas: in Washington state, a man called Art Conrad did so, to protest against the excessive commercialisation of Christmas, which, once upon a time, was the supposed celebration of Jesus’ birth.

In fact, does nowadays Christmas’ materialism lead to Jesus’ suffering on a man made cross again? Doesn’t the purchase of presents, paid with one’s own hard earned cash translate into Christ’s teaching to Love one another? Don’t the family gatherings resemble Christ’s Last Supper? And what about the pretty decorations and the colorful lights, don’t they also bring a divine touch?

Medias lead us to think we’re above paegan celebrations like rejoycing because days are now getting longer or partying because this is the Moon of the Renewal of the Earth! We assume that all’s fine in the best of worlds, that the economy is rolling, that we share the Christmas spirit…

But what about all the lonely people, those who die with their names as their sole companion, as the Beatles sing? For example, one third of Montrealers live alone; how many of those will see their family today, exchange presents or share a meal? On the other hand, how many people will bust their credit cards, just to impress upon their family or friends that they live a successful, wealthy life and are of a generous nature? If only Spring could get here.

2 Responses to “Merry Christmas 2007”

  1. Félix GG Says:

    Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74

    Le plus drôle dans cette histoire c’est le fait que l’homme a envoyé, en guise de carte de Noël, des photos de son oeuvre avec, marqué au verso, “Santa Claus is dead for your Visa’ card!”…

  2. Djeault Says:

    Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /storage/content/02/1102102/blog.djo.ca/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74

    Well, Félix, comments in this blog aren’t numerous, as in yours, for example, but each of them is precious: thanks! Definitely, Mr. Art Conrad has both an original name and also an original sense of humor.

    I wonder if the first time someone crucifies Santa like that? Whether or not, I bet you that his idea, now known by thousands, even millions of people, thanks to Google News, will give birth to other replicas of this funny concept: we shall see…

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.