Jose G. Perez
jgperez at SPAMfreepcmail.com
Thu Dec 23 22:33:33 MST 1999
>>Anyway, I suspect that in the future communist society people
will still be celebrating winter solstice festivals of some sort
even after Christianity has become a distant memory.<<
Amen to that.
From: James Farmelant <farmelantj at juno.com>
To: marxism at lists.panix.com <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Date: Thursday, December 23, 1999 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: Christmas
>On Thu, 23 Dec 1999 10:35:49 -0500 "Jose G. Perez"
><jgperez at freepcmail.com> writes:
>>Holidays are part of the institutions of the society we live in.
>>"we" recognize it as our festival is in most ways irrelevant. Insofar
>>interact with family and other people, we would do Communism no favor
>>going around muttering, "Christmas--bah, humbug" in its name. I plan
>>leave those attitudes with the capitalists, where Dickens so correctly
>>placed them, and instead enjoy a respite from work and school with
>>and loved ones.
>As I recall Karl Marx and his family celebrated Christmas with
>enthusiasm. His daughters had very fond memories of these
>celebrations. Then again Marx also once said "Je ne suis pas un
>Anyway, I suspect that in the future communist society people
>will still be celebrating winter solstice festivals of some sort
>even after Christianity has become a distant memory.
>>From: George Pennefather <poseidon at eircom.net>
>>To: marxism at lists.panix.com <marxism at lists.panix.com>
>>Date: Thursday, December 23, 1999 2:50 AM
>>>Lets not all stop communicating by on the list over the Christmas
>>>happens. After all communists dont recognise Christmas as their
>>lot of so
>>>called communists tend to be commies when it is easy and convenient.
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