A Clear Case Of Too Much Time

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA



Tis the Christmas season. For some it is a time of high religious solemnity and reflection. For others it's about Santa Claus, kids, and family gatherings. For most it is a stressful time given the hustle bustle that accompanies the holidays'

And for others, notably the researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada, it is an opportunity to psychoanalyze the Christmas season. Apparently this esteemed group of researchers have nothing better or more pressing to concern themselves with. Rather than summarizing their extensive and no doubt important work {apparently to some anyway} I give you the full sense of its importance.
Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada, found non-Christians feel less self-assured and have fewer positive feelings if a Christmas tree was in the room.
The scientists conducted the study using 77 Christians and 57 non-believers, including Buddhists and Sikhs.
The participants did not know the survey was about Christmas, and were asked to fill in questions about themselves both when a 12-inch Christmas tree was in the room and when it was not.
"Non-celebrators" reported fewer positive feelings and less self-assurance in the Christmas room. Christians were mostly cheered by the tree.
Christians, however, did report feeling more guilt when a tree was in the room, which, claim the researchers, suggests the holidays can be stressful.
And we thought American psychobabblers were nutty.

Perhaps this study will form the basis for the Canadian guberment {not to be confused with the American guberment} to ban Christmas trees and eventually the celebration of Christmas altogether. Naturally it would the tolerant thing to do. Right? Or would it? Perhaps it's just me but something is afoot if history is a guide.

And just in case you are wondering this writer is defiantly not a religious individual.

Via: Memeorandum

10 comments:

  1. Shouldn't the title be "too much time" instead of "to much time"? Also, use html mode when using the quote function, then those gray squares will be one big one instead of three separate ones.

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  2. Make that "instead of four separate ones."

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  3. In order to be "tolerant" we need to be intolerant?

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  4. Video response:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zasAMvuy18&feature=player_embedded

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  5. "And that's why *Christmas* makes me sad, I think."

    Jackwagons!

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  6. Stogie - Thanks for the pick up on the incorrect "to." Always did have a short memory for this one.

    Went over to my site and tried the html mode on this post (I usually do use html when writing post) but it didn't change the formatting.

    Any idea?

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  7. @ John - "In order to be "tolerant" we need to be intolerant?"

    I guess that seems to be the message by far too many.

    Thanks for the video link. A great follow up.

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  8. RK - Love your post on this at your site, a great article.

    I too am sad. More so for my grandson and the next granchild on the way.

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  9. It could be that Christmas causes so much distress in the collectivist left side of things simply because people are "happy" during Christmas and focused on things that central planners are not needed in - family, faith, charity, festivities and just simply pursuing one's own happiness.....

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