... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.

A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text...
(with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Boxing Day?

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about

Boxing Day
* * *
* * *
always *thought
that it was* weird to
have *this day right at this time.
*A holiday focussed  specifically
on spending *money? In some places
a statutory holiday? What is *that about?
Why *do we have to focus on this just at this*
time? How did* sharing out of love become corrupted
*into giving* as a requirement, rather than a holiday of
*giving from one's own gifts to those we love, or those who* may
not have as much as we have. Our culture has *corruptued it. This is the
last Christmas *tree for me. No more. How is all *that buying and selling
related to the birth of the

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