No Christmas in Sweden By Richard Miller

     Once the Swedes were Vikings, but now they just want to die. To die as a people, first get rid of one’s cultural symbols, and the biological/genetic dissolution is easy:

“So Christmas is now called ‘winter celebration’ in Malmö? There you have it… Waiting to open my ‘winter presents’ lying under the ‘winter tree’ The offending published report was by Sydsvenskan, and described how Malmö is preparing for Christmas celebrations amidst the need for more security than in the past. They moved the celebration from Gustaf Adolf Square to larger Stortorget Square. The newspaper chose to call it “winter celebration” instead of Christmas and it has not gone over with members of the Swedish public. “So Christmas is now called ‘winter celebration’ in Malmö? There you have it”, user Nätsäkerhetsexpert tweeted. “Waiting to open my ‘winter presents’ lying under ‘winter tree'”, one user said sarcastically. “Is this the first time a newspaper non-ironically uses the world ‘Winter Celebration’ for Christmas in a news piece?”, user Alexander TixE queried. “Who wants to celebrate Scanian winter anyway? Dark, +3 degrees, wet snow and wind blowing at 13 metres per second”, one of the replies said.”

     Well, at least there is a little resistance, from individuals while institutions are much like this:

“Domestic. During the Church of Sweden’s meeting in November, the Sweden Democrats’ critical initiative on dropping calls to prayer was voted down, reports the Christian newspaper The Day. Among the arguments of the other participants was the opportunity for more people to meet the “love of Allah.” The Church committee is the highest decision-making body of the Swedish Church. Prior to the November meeting, the Sweden Democrats, who had 24 mandates, had suggested that the Church of Sweden should have a critical attitude towards the Islamic prayer call. However, the motion was voted down by a large majority. 206 voted against and 26 for. Among those who argued against the motion was Artemis Lumarker from Open Church, a nomination group within the Swedish Church. “Imagine how amazing it would be that more people could encounter the love of Allah and God, and what we get out of the meeting with each other,” he said, according to the Day, and also claimed that SD is trying to “dehumanize” other people…. Social Democrat Isak Öhrlund explained, on the other hand, that the Church should be “a progressive and open force” in society, writes the Day, and therefore one cannot be critical of prayer calls.”

     But, if these Swedes feel like this, why bother having a Christian church at all, or is that the plan? Just get it over with.



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Saturday, 02 July 2022