Peace and Goodwill


It’s December, and while most people around me seem much more concerned with the current recession and its effects upon people and society, there remain some who want to keep fighting the Christmas culture wars. A recent article I read on “the real meaning of Christmas” renewed the call for Christians to use their presumed majority status to impose the holiday upon the whole society, demanding that store salespeople wish everyone, “Merry Christmas,” rather than, “Happy holidays,” putting religious Christmas back into the public schools, etc. Why, the minister who wrote it demanded to know, should the majority allow the minority to restrict its freedom of religion?

Why do we think and talk this way, as if the point of being Christian were to be dominant? Why the anger?

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