|Madonna And Child - Raphael 1516|
It appears that someone is phasing out the word 'Christmas' and replacing it with 'holiday'. Now I ask you folks, what are we celebrating here if not for the birth of Jesus Christ, without that there would be no 'Christ'mas. Don't get me wrong, I am more 'evolution' than 'ark', but I do accept that (in a historical context) Jesus Christ existed...AND that millions of people want to celebrate his birth.
There are a few people who like to celebrate my birth too, but no one is saying 'Happy Holiday' on my birthday. (I don't get a holiday...but that's another story).
Why is this happening? We allow all sorts of people to have their own 'special' celebrations (Hanukkah, Ramadan, etc.) PLEASE can we keep Christmas.
What is the next step? Should we destroy all the wonderful paintings in the world, dating back centuries, simply because they illustrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
I TOTALLY REFUSE this concept, and in this spirit I give you the following:
|Madonna and Child With Saints - Titian, 16th Century|
|Madonna With Child - Bellini, 15th Century|
|Nativity - Gerard David, 16th Century|
|Christ's Birth - Jacques Darat, 15th Century|
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!...and to all, good night.