Religious Holidays in 2014 (Huffy Post)
The Secular Chaplain has some questions (of course):
Ten Religions “own” about 168 days set aside as “holy days.”
That leaves almost 200 “unholy” days left for the rest of us freethinking Secular-types.
Well, actually, we get all 365 totally holyday-free! That’s quite a bargain, if you ask me. . .and you didn’t.
So, next question:
I understand the meaning of holy days, I really do. Special days to commemorate or memorialize or pray. I get it. What I’m wondering is what does The Deity think about all this? If the faiths and their scriptures (I guess Pagans wouldn’t be included here) claim that The Creator (Their Creator) is the creator of ALL Days, then one might wonder how One Day is more special or hallowed than Another Day? Aren’t ALL days sacred? If so, why mark or set aside a day, or 168 days, as More Special? If I was The Creator of Days, I wouldn’t be too happy about that!
One more question. . .then I’ll leave you to enjoy The Holiday (it’s New Year’s Day here today. . .and you see how I’m celebrating!):
Well, that’s my question: Why not simply stick with the Universal Holidays like New Year’s Day and. . .I’m not sure there IS another one. . .to bring the Whole Dang Planet together and celebrate that: you know, that we’re all citizens of this chunk of space-junk spinning wildly (ok, orderly) through the vast emptiness? Ahhhh. There’s the rub! There are Different New Year’s for Different Cultures! Oh well, I thought it was a good idea but Naaaah.
I guess I go back to my old thought: EDAH (Every Day’s a Holiday!). Whatya think? Sound too secular, too this-worldly, too simple and too inclusive? Right.
Happy (fill the blank day)!
(maybe we could use a Happy Happiness Day?)