The desire to excessively accumulate wealth meant to be extravagantly spent during this Christmas season has become a ritual that has gone beyond sanity level. Some persons work very hard from January to December only to squander all their hard earned resources in a showoff from 24th December to 1st January.
The prices of goods and services have suddenly skyrocketed and when this obnoxious action is challenged, some attribute it to the law of demand and supply. This argument led me into consulting my elementary Economic textbook, and my research led me to conclude that the present hike in the prices of goods and services has nothing to do with the law of demand and supply, rather it is done on the grounds of selfishness and greed, to milk Nigerians in view of the Christmas celebration.
Many public commentators have been bold enough to caution against this Christmas madness that has engulfed our sense of reasoning, reminding us that the Christmas season is supposed to be a period of reflective celebration on the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ rather than making an avenue for corporate stealing, excessive mad celebration and partying, and indulgence in sinful actions.
These vices negate the true essence and value of the Christmas celebration and every sane mind must speak out against this foolishness.
Jesus Christ was born to save humanity from eternal damnation caused by the actions of our first parents on earth – Adam and Eve, and not to lead us into sinful indulgence. The earlier we get this into our thick skulls, the better for all of us. Man was created to celebrate life and not to allow celebration ruin the real essence of our existence here on earth.
Interestingly, a lot of end of year crusades and prayer sessions are organized this period to preach the true essence of Christmas, unfortunately, most of these crusades and prayers sessions have been turned into fund raising ventures where gullible Christians are milked of their hard earned resources in exchange for false prophesies and illusionary breakthroughs and “audio” miracles.
It pains me that annually we do the same thing and expect different results. I see this as the tallest height of stupidity and ignorance. We tend to be very myopic in our thoughts when issues of religion presents itself to us.
We appear very weak and powerless when often obvious falsehood is dished out to us from the altar of religion. We blindly swallow (hook, line and sinker) every message pontificated from the temple of religion without having a second thought of the authenticity of such messages and “prophesies”.
The season will come and go as others before it, and another will eventually come by next year. If we make ourselves aware of this salient fact, the celebration madness will be avoided. If we are aware of the real intent and purpose of Christmas celebration, the drive for primitive accumulation and unnecessary sinful indulgence will be avoided.
Christmas is the celebration or commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and not your birthday hence the seasonal madness becomes unnecessary. Be contented with what you have and celebrate according to your income and limit.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020