In this dialogue, the Greek, Socrates, discusses the ‘death of Christmas’ with Mother Nature.
Socrates: First, I want to make it clear that I do not understand Christmas.
Mother Nature: Either do I, all the religions of the world, all have the same thoughtful virtues and holiday in their belief systems. They celebrate their beliefs. But somehow, humanity, is still unaware of their destructiveness towards me.
S: Don’t you think we need to hear from people who were there? You know, the super natural son of God, Jesus Christ?
M.N.: No, I am supernatural enough at the moment. Humanity has enough problems at the moment. Don’t you think?
S: Yes, we have enough problems too. First, let me say, we mean no disrespect to Christmas, God or Jesus Christ. Or any other religion, group or individual. And second, the death of Christmas may be thousands of years away. And who has the certainty to know anything that complex? More importantly, you are more of a problem.
M.N.: True, I represent the spirit of earth and the spirit of all that entails. It is a huge short cut that many find hard to believe.
S: And the point is to talk about the gift that keeps on giving.
M.N.: This is true. Every person, group, culture, and religion values giving or helping others. And to represent this as such is pretty important too.
S: And, I think I’d like to say, happy holiday to everybody.
M.N.: Me too, and I hope you all practise helping each other and doing no harm.
S: Me too.