It Is Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas
We are approaching the biggest event on the Christian calender. Another year when Christians should be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Barbados prides itself on having built a model society based on predominantly Christian values. As we become a multi-religious society as a result of the inflow of people from around the world, we are still a majority Christian country. We accept that the pressure to assimilate given the requirement of globalization is increasing all the time. What part of our Bajaness are we prepared to sacrifice for the cause?
Christmas 2008 will be celebrated in gloomy economic conditions but Barbadians appear to be following the script of behaviour from previous years. The willingness of Barbadians to prostitute Christmas to the almighty dollar is of concern to us. We spend, spend, spend – the majority of Barbadians who described themselves as Christians will not visit a Church on Christmas Day.
Many so-called Christians if asked to explained the Nativity Scene will be hard pressed to do so. Barbados is currently experiencing the idiotic occurrence which sees the majority of our population motivated by commercial reasons to celebrate Christmas. The true reason to celebrate Christmas which is based on religious considerations trails distant by comparison.
We wonder if it is too late to rein back on the commercialism which now shrouds the Bajan Christmas. Can we as a people relocate those values which have enriched little Barbados and made it the place people from around the world want to visit and live? Practicing Christians who are members of the BU family should do their part to keep the true meaning of a Bajan Christmas alive.
On behalf of the BU family we thank all who continue to participate on our blog. We make special mention of BU family members who submitted their opinions to be posted. We believe that ever so little the Bajan Blogosphere has made a contribution by promoting public discourse on matters which need to be discussed.
BU will continue to comment and moderate the blog but will likely not update any new blogs until after the holidays. Have a wonderful Christmas BU family!