Jesus Christ, A Birthday…
I went, as I usually do on Sundays anyway, to Christmas Mass at the catholic church down the street from me. I also went on Saturday on account of the whole Christmas Eve thing. Now most atheists won’t take the route of shitting on Christmas simply because it’s pretty certain that Jesus was not born on the 25th of December. There are a lot of reasons for this, but namely because it just doesn’t make any difference.
I just really find it annoying when I hear this argument, because there are so many better, well reasoned arguments for atheists to choose from. Somehow Jesus likely being born in the spring, is presented as a big “gotcha”.
Guess what, George Washington and Abe Lincoln weren’t born on presidents day. Is that any kind of decent argument for them not existing? No, of course not.
I don’t mind people questioning whether or not there is a God, usually, if you aren’t talking to an idiot (I’m assuming it goes both ways) it can be pretty interesting to discuss. When the Jesus wasn’t born on Christmas thing comes in to it, I give up, because I’m obviously speaking to a moron of the highest degree.
Happy New Year, mazel tov.