Christmas is Around the Corner – Can You Feel the Hate?

Bearing down on Thanksgiving with both barrels, Christmas is a force until itself. There’s a reason.

One of the more popular posts here at the praxeum is The War on Christmas. Just a roundup of sorts – a sad compilation of Christmas-related bad behaviors. Re-reading it made me ponder if this Christmas season will be better or worse.

Pre-holiday humbugs are moaning the economic distress. Early Christmas shopping here is lighter, but still brisk. Sale prices are at the week before Christmas level. There are LINES at most registers. Not long lines, but there are more than just handful of shoppers in the stores I’ve visited the last few days. We’ll be giving real gifts or cash this year and avoiding our former favorite, gift cards. With two almost-grown children, I loved giving gift cards. But not this year.

In the true spirit of the season, Francis Porretto reports of a new bus advertisement campaign in Washington, D.C.

Ads proclaiming, “Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness’ sake,” will appear on Washington, D.C., buses starting next week and running through December. The American Humanist Association unveiled the provocative $40,000 holiday ad campaign Tuesday….

The anti-God crowd is still working on us, but now they are aiming for our children.

But this is only the overt thrust of the anti-God campaign. The covert purpose is to undermine the attachments of Christians. More specifically, it targets the efforts of Christian parents to school their children in the genesis of the holiday: the Incarnation of the Son of God in human flesh. Adult believers are relatively well armored against so crude a program, but young Americans, to whom the Gospel of Secular Humanism beckons in multifarious ways, are more susceptible.

Hypocrisy, arrogance, and self-pity rolled into one big, purulent ball doth not a cogent argument make.

Do read the whole thing. “Humanists”, my big toe. We all know what piece of cloth they are cut from!

Can you feel the hate? The resentment? The smug, silent condescension? Just bubbling there, right under the surface. A world full of Ebenezer Scrooges delighting in running roughshod over our blissful traditions. How long before Christmas is no longer a holiday? I used to tease my kids about it, but now I believe it will happen in my lifetime.

Last week I heard a searing truth during a sermon bemoaning the usual statistics of church decline in the United States. (Paraphrased) “If America doesn’t change its current path, our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will grow up to be either one of two things: atheist or Muslim.”

As these days rush past us like a mighty wind, take the time to remember WHY Christmas is important. And say a prayer for those who would kill us for simply believing in such a thing.

Porretto has two wishes for the anti-Christmas rabble that will soon be in our faces night and day until December 26 [sic]:

In closing: To all the foaming-at-the-mouth left-liberals, Obama worshippers, devotees of James Wolcott, and militant anti-theists who read these scribblings for their chuckle value:

1. Merry Christmas, and may the miracle of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Redeemer of Mankind, fill you with joy and peace througout the holiday season and the year to come;
2. In place of another electronic gadget, consider getting yourself a life.

May God bless and keep you all.

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