Ahad Adump wrote:
Why is there such an obsession with food now in this country. When I was a kid it was just your standard fair, turkey and the trimmings; now it's like a competition to see who can out do one another in the bizzare food stakes. I blame it on the proliferation of food programmes on TV and celebrity chefs. The gluttony know no bounds come Christmas, the whole celebration has turned into a mockery of itself, it has become a bloated corporate monster of an affair that has lost any meaning.
The Christmas event is based on the Roman festival, The Solar Victus, which was a pagan festival on the 25th December! If one believes in the bible then Christ was born in the Spring. Not trying to be a Scrooge, just FOOD for thought...
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/enc … ictus.html
Get over yourself Ahad. Christmas is ace, time off work, load of sport, boozing and pissing about - there doesn't have to be a meaning to Christmas does there?
"If one believes in the bible then Christ was born in the spring" - does anyone, even deluded Christians, give a shit?