Archive for November, 2011

November 23, 2011

Heroic Battle to Save Christmas

‘Tis the season. Christmas warriors are again warning that the true meaning of the season is becoming a nostalgic thing of the past. “Remember to keep Christ in Christmas” is a popular saying this time of year. The phrase “happy holiday” is unwelcome and openly vilified by well meaning believers who fear one of the two most sacred Christian traditions is being lost in a wash of political correctness. People, whether friends, relatives or store clerk, will quickly and impatiently remind you that it’s “Merry Christmas!” if any other expression should slip the lips for a forgetful moment.

Half price halleluiah

Let’s assume that the “War on Christmas” ostensibly perpetrated by the far left and their allies, Atheists and radical Muslims, in an effort to fundamentally alter traditional American values has validity. Many think just that. The idea of Christmas has undoubtedly been under attack for many years but those secularist hippies cannot be blamed. The gross commercialization of this holy day has been wholly embraced by the white Christian culture. “Black Friday” is not the anniversary of an attack on Christmas by Muslim fanatics. Rather, it is an accurate representation of the real reason for the season.

Santa is a voyeur who watches me sleep?

Santa Clause is a magical and benevolent yet strangely disturbing character. Firstly, it’s a lie told to trusting children. It’s somewhat of a relief, however, to find out your parents are liars just knowing this mystical creature doesn’t actually know when you are sleeping, awake, bad or good for goodness sake. That’s one less set of eyes on kids at all times in addition to teachers, God, Jesus and those deceitful parents. What was the purpose, a six year-old may ask, and what else are they lying about? They must have laughed at me when I believed a 300 lb. man squeezed through the narrow chimney, about a billion times in one night.   Santa Clause is a cute concept even though it teaches kids the concept of propaganda, humiliation and skepticism.

Santa takes the Christ out of Christmas and replaces Him with another similar type figure, essentially one that is older, rounder, jollier and acclimated to cold weather.  Christian kids don’t get nearly as excited about the man of Galilee yet their parents, many of them, point to others who they claim demean Christ’s birthday by not saying Merry Christmas. They routinely say that Christmas is being taken out of schools, well, except the yearly Christmas play, parties and two-week Christmas vacation for all schools.

Sweet Baby Jesus

The saviors of Christmas might silently endure the phrase “happy holidays” if those godless, heartless, un-American civil libertarians would silently endure nativity scenes displayed on public venues. Seems innocuous enough, a manger along with the usual cast of characters adorning the library lawn for a few weeks a year. It is. It’s absolutely harmless and if other displays of religion were routinely tolerated, such as a mosque near the 9-11 Memorial, an argument, though constitutionally flawed, could be made for the manger. According to overwhelming evidence, the U.S. is a secular country therefore the pro-American stance is that church and state remain separate. It’s just a manger but it’s a founding principle that is at stake.

RIP

It’s generally those who would argue that this is a Christian nation who believes Christmas is being marginalized. Even this faction must agree that it is the Christian culture that killed Christmas long ago. There is no war to be waged. Happy Holidays everyone!

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