By John W. Lillpop
Back in the “good old days,” the first inkling of the “Christmas Spirit” usually found its way into in one’s conscious awareness on or around Thanksgiving.
Back then, having the Christmas Spirit meant that one was spiritually ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, openly and without fear, or concern, of offending anyone.
Back then, the birth of Jesus Christ was celebrated in parks, schools, churches, police stations, fire houses, court houses, shopping centers, gasoline stations, post offices, banks, airports, train stations, newspapers, magazines, television shows, restaurants, movie theaters, libraries, radio broadcasts, work places, homes, sports stadiums, and other public and private venues.
Back then, innocent pups that we were, it never occurred to anyone in his or her right mind that the act of publicly celebrating Christmas might be a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Back then, we unknowingly engaged in vile acts of religious hated by going door-to-door to sing Christmas carols for shut-ins and complete strangers.
Back then, religious insensitivity drove overly zealous fundamentalists to display Christmas trees, exchange Christmas gifts, and shout Merry Christmas! without giving proper thought to the possibility that such happy thoughts could offend those with religious backgrounds different from the vast majority of Americans.
How about Happy Holidays, or Merry X-MAS, back then? Not on your bloody pagan life!
Just when did America’s traditional observance of Christmas fall into the clutches of godless progressive wonks?
Namely, when did:
*Public Nativity scenes become violations of non-existent mandates in the U.S. Constitution for the separation of church and state?
*Christmas trees become symbols of religious intolerance?
*Christmas carols become more offensive than profanity-laced, women hating rap?
*Halloween, a holiday for celebrating death, usurp Christmas, a holiday for rejoicing in the promise of eternal life?
In summary, when did pandering to the demands of the minority become more important than preserving the traditions and culture of the overwhelming majority?
For some time now, liberals have been working through the ACLU, activist judges, and the biased mainstream media to remove Jesus Christ as the focal point of Christmas.
To liberals, Jesus is, “He Whose Name We Dare Not Speak.”
However, people of faith can defeat the anti-Christian liberal agenda attempt by remembering the real meaning of the holiday, and by letting our hearts be blessed with the Good News of the gospels.
Accordingly, from my home to yours, let the non-PC violation of all time bless your day with the Godly greeting, MERRY CHRISTMAS!