Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday materialism

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Holiday materialism


The worst contagious disease of all is materialism!
Seeing all the stuff that people would like to have but can't afford to buy, therefore perhaps encouraging them to murmur in their hearts that they can't have it.

I think the commercialization of Christmas by the merchants is hypocritical, with the wrong meaning of Christmas, the wrong purpose of Christmas, the wrong things for Christmas.

The Christmas tree itself even can be made to symbolize the beauty of life and living.

In wintertime the evergreen, even in the midst of death and decay, is sort of a symbol of everlasting life. It's a symbol of eternal living in spite of winter and all that's dead around, the evergreens survive and stay ever-green and continue to be living, green and beautiful all winter long.

Ted Rudow III,MA

Palo Alto

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