Christmas

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.

-----Original Message-----
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.
>>Whether
>>"we" recognize it as our festival is in most ways irrelevant. Insofar
>>as we
>>interact with family and other people, we would do Communism no favor
>>by
>>going around muttering, "Christmas--bah, humbug" in its name. I plan
>>to
>>leave those attitudes with the capitalists, where Dickens so correctly
>>placed them, and instead enjoy a respite from work and school with
>>friends
>>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
>marxist."
>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.
>
>Jim F.
>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>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
>>Subject: Christmas
>>
>>
>>>Lets not all stop communicating by on the list over the Christmas
>>period as
>>generally
>>>happens. After all communists dont recognise Christmas as their
>>festival. A
>>lot of so
>>>called communists tend to be commies when it is easy and convenient.
>>>
>>>George
>>>
>>>
>>
>
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