Santa Helps Christmas to Evolve

Original art by Colin Close.  Santa wants to make sure everyone has a equal shot at enjoying the Christmas spirit; comprised of: beauty, love, altruism, compassion and kindness, or BLACK.

Santa Helps Christmas to Evolve

Alternate Facts News (AFN) reported today that officials within Santa’s Workshop will soon reveal details of major changes to the celebration of Christmas. Apparently, the changes were prompted by an evangelist Christian’s partisan political speech.

According to AFN, the speech, from a former Texas governor, declared that the 45th president was “chosen by God to be president.” This caused great amusement at Santa’s Workshop. Santa reportedly laughed uproariously at the irony of the statement, and exclaimed; “Knowing this president, he probably thinks it’s a compliment!”

Workshop sources told AFN that Santa then detailed the similarities between the 45th president and the various fictive Abrahamic gods. Santa allegedly said, “Like those gods, the 45th president is a mean, humorless, foul- tempered, cruel, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, scientifically illiterate bully.” 

According to the sources, a disgusted Santa then gave the long- anticipated go-ahead to implement Blackmas, which, like Black Friday and Thanksgiving, complements and extends Christmas in a non-religious way.

Rumors about Santa and Blackmas have been circulating since Santa was quoted as saying, “Fundamentalism, scriptural literalism and hypocrisy have reduced the Abrahamic religions to little more than dwindling groups of believers shadowed by crumbling walls of apologetics. 

“For Christmas to survive, it’s imperative to realize that the Christ is not a man or the religion and sects concocted about him. Rather, the Christ is the eternal, infinite, pure and perfect Consciousness that lives through us all. Thus, it is life itself that we’re celebrating at Christmas and Blackmas.”

Although information regarding Blackmas from the Workshop sources was sketchy, AFN was able to divulge that Santa will continue to celebrate a traditional Christmas for those who still find meaning in the various religious myths.

Christmas Eve gift delivery, with Santa’s magic sleigh and reindeer, will continue.

According to AFN, Blackmas is an acronym for beauty, love, altruism, compassion and kindness. It reflects Santa’s philosophy of “the love of life expressed in service to others”. It will be celebrated on Dec. 26. 
The black in Blackmas is a metaphor for a quiet, silent, ego-free mind that is able to meditate on the beautiful, loving, altruistic, compassionate and kind ideals that exemplify Santa’s concept of the Christ.

An anonymous source within the Workshop provided AFN a document with one of Santa’s “Five Step Blackmas Meditations’. The meditations appear to be aphorisms that contextualize the five steps of beauty, love, altruism, compassion and kindness. The document read as follows:

Blackmas meditations on beauty 

n “Beauty is not caused. It is.” 
n “A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” 
n “Things are beautiful if you love them.”

Blackmas meditations on love 

n “Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.” 
n “Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” 
n “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

Blackmas meditations on altruism 

n “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” 
n “Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.” 
n “For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it’s a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself.”

Blackmas meditations on compassion 

n “You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.” 
n “When one has love for God, one doesn’t feel any physical attraction to wife, children, relatives and friends. One retains only compassion for them.” 
n “A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.”

Blackmas meditations on kindness

n “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” 
n “Kindness is wisdom.” 
n “Sooner or later, we all realize that kindness is our only strength.”

According to AFN, a Blackmas meditation concludes with five minutes of silence.
Workshop sources revealed that Santa’s Christmas message will include this pithy little zinger: “The only possible retort to the former Texas governor’s ridiculous statement is:
‘Fake news.’”


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