War on Christmas: Truce would be more in the spirit, no?


Kate at The Radula wrote good thoughts on the imaginary, but still destructive, “War on Christmas”:

Perhaps, dear followers of Christ, there is no war on Christmas.  Perhaps the war is on the world, a war that YOU are waging on other religions, other cultures, and those who have equal faith, and equal right to express their faith (or lack there-of).  Perhaps you feel that even acknowledging that there are other ways to believe, (God help anyone who says “Happy Holidays”) is an attack on you, but isn’t acknowledging your holiday while acknowledging that there are others the loving and peaceful solution?  Why does the Hindu, the Jew, the Muslim, the Atheist, HAVE to wish you a Merry Christmas, and ignore their own faiths and the faiths of others?

There’s more, and you can buy a nice t-shirt to give to your genius daughter or son, at Kate’s site.  (Or maybe this shirt.)

2 Responses to War on Christmas: Truce would be more in the spirit, no?

  1. Ellie says:

    Interesting link, Ed. Thanks. Perhaps we could act lovingly toward each other, or to paraphrase the words of Francis, we could preach the Gospel at all times and only if necessary, use words. May you have a blessed and peaceful Advent. Be assured, though, I will wish you a Merry Christmas, when that day arrives.

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  2. Thanks for the link, Ed. She’s got quite an interesting blog!

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