My Dad is such a great guy, you guys, checke out this email I got from him today.
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 12:39:27 -0600
Subject: Fw: Take notice
--- On Thu, 12/4/08, Clarence Murdock Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
*Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*
*The politically correct police had taken away,*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
*December 25th is just a " Holiday ".*
*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
*At Lowe's the word Christmas - was nowhere to be found.*
*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*
*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
*So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"*
*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
*Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!*
It gets a little better. I email him back, saying
As if Christmas is threatened, just because more people are reecognizing there's more than one holiday this season? That's just silly. "
A little later I get a reply.
"I guess you don't get it! There is no other holiday this season but CHRISTMAS Christmas is Christ birthday Didn't I teach yoy anything?"
Feeling concerned for my Dad's ignorance, I decided to educate him on the subject.
"Chrstmas isn't actually Jesus' birthday. It was originally the Winter Solstace. When Christ entered the world, the holiday became about celebrating Jesus instead."
"are they something wrong with your stupid mind? You are without a doubt the dumest bastard I've came across in quite a while."
There's some irony here, somewhere. My Dad is such a jolly fellow.
So, Social Entrophy, What rampant stupidity have your parents and family shared with you, across the internet?