Saturday, December 05, 2009

Let's Keep This Simple

OK, I've got your emails. I've seen your Facebook "Cause" requests. You have made yourself heard:

"We must fight to keep Christ in Christmas!"
I just have to ask, who in the heck are "we" supposed to be fighting? Santa? His elves? Jack Skellington? The evil forces of commercialism?

And, please, AFA, claiming credit for getting the Gap to use the word "Christmas" in one of their TV ads? Re-donk-u-lous. Irate conservative Christians, despite the panic talk you hear from some liberals, are not a power group. A noisy group, yes, but not a powerful one.

I have an important suggestion. If you believe that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, then celebrate it that way. Keeping Christ in Christmas starts with you, not with some trumped-up media campaign.

I'm afraid that all people outside the Bible Bubble are hearing is "Your version of Christmas stinks & we have plans to snatch it out of your hands." Is there no way for us to be marked by what we believe in instead of what we're against?!

Sigh. photo on Flickr by mtsofan


Jason said...


Anonymous said...


I would even go so far as to question if Christ was ever really in Christmas to begin with.