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Christmas and Commercialisation
Member Name: mo79
Christmas and Commercialisation
Date: 24/12/01, updated on 24/12/01 (144 review reads)
Advantages: Makes Christmas a universal celebration, and a more colourful one at that
Disadvantages: The real religious reason can be forgotten under the facade and exacerabate the pain of those not capable of festive enjoyment
I wish an outline had been given on what I could/should write about on here, as that'd make it easier, but atleast it makes it all open. A streamed ramble.
The simple way I see it, and I'm sure as countless many people see it is that there's two types of Christmas. Some celebrate one, and some both.
Religious, and/or because it's just in the whole country's atmopshere.
Britain's predominant festive celebration is Christmas, so whether you're religious and a Christian or not doesn't mean that you're excluded. Through commercialisation it's become an unescapbable event for everybody in some way (even the ill and lonely unfortunately). And rightly so, as all major events are meant to be universally exclusive in any country. And if the umbrella of commercialism brings people together, then it's better than not having it. It's a time when purity can be forgotten, or at the least not minded. Religious patriotism would probably be more dangerous than the TM.
Commercialism has it's scum, but it has it's certain benefits over the period and that's what I'd not like to defract from in this op.
Christmas has nothing to do with Xmas trees, presents and all that lark, that's what has been added through history.
Shopping, televisions etc. They all exist as a framework over the event of Christmas. It's an extra layer over the real religious reason, and is also the only layer for those who aren't into it.
We're living in modern time, and being a pure religious follower isn't for most and even those who are the 'purest' have to bare or tolerate the many angles that Christmas grown.
Basically, Christmas, Eid, Chanukka, Holi - whatever the dominant festive period is in any country, it's there to serve as a union to everybody, and something more to the true followers. In this way it's a true celebratory period from any angle, almo
You shouldn't (and does anybody?) have to worry about flashing your plastic after a prayer or not doing one without the other. The companies at this time want to exploit us, and we're glad of the fact, so it works both ways.
It can also boost economy, good spirit and there's the voluntary side which can only help those in need and keep nothing for itself.
Feeding the devil (in moderation) keeps his belly full, and away from division of universal goodwill at anytime, and right now at Christmas. Have a good one, and a happy New Year!
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