Thanksgiving in America is this week. Do you know what happens on Friday? Yes, there are Friday sales, and yes, communities light their public decorations. Homes across the USA will put up their Christmas Trees, light the outdoor decorations, and nearly every department store will blast shoppers with Christmas music.
There is another event that will be taking place. ‘Tis the season for Evangelical Christians to wrap themselves in a holiday cloak of victimhood, and scream like two-year-olds, whose mommies have taken away the carton of candy canes upon which they have been gorging.
Amid a backdrop of Christmas everywhere, one turns, creches on lawns, nonstop Christmas movies, Evangelicals seize a holiday that is supposed to teach “Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Men,” as another opportunity to divide and attack nonevangelicals.
The issue is that Christ is being taken out of Christmas. In short, many people view Christmas in terms of its traditional roots: a winter solstice holiday that generates warmth and love among families. Evangelicals feel the holiday is hijacked by heretics who are trying to make it something that it is not. You know, the way Christians made it something that it is not a thousand years ago.
In short, they view it as “proof” that their religious freedom is being impinged. The fact that other religions, such as Judaism haveHanukkah, and store clerks say “Happy Holidays,” because they don’t know a customer’s religious beliefs, is “evidence” for the conspiracy-minded of a pending Holocaust against Christmas.
Hang on a second, those who think Jesus turned water into an ancient version of Welch’s Grape Juice and not wine. Exactly what freedoms are being so unceremoniously stripped away?
Has anyone, by that I mean the government, the only organization that has the power, made you put up a statue of BAAL in your churches? How many Churches have the authorities shut down just because it’s Christian?
Has the government mandated by law that you can’t pray to Jesus, or put up a creche in your yard? How about your Christmas Tree, are there now laws that ban it from being seen through a window from the street?