Do any others have issue with the pressure put on people by commercial interests at this time of year. Why is it that in this multi-cultural planet with corresponding beliefs that the Christian 'christmas' is still forced on us? Now it affects me little being insulated from all the hype by seclusion but when I was out in the world working etc I found it frustrating at times that although I do not believe in Christianity I am still forced to abide by it. Why is it we don't show the same respect for other beliefs?
The pressure this puts on families to spend is enormous and extremely stressful. Many these days cannot afford this additional expense but the indoctrination from public bodies leaves them little choice unless they have always avoided the trap and their offspring do not suffer. I'm not anti-christian or anything like that just like to be able to choose such things personally.
is it possible that the insistence of governments to observe such things actually contributes to non peaceful living? just a thought.