The War Against Christmas

We've been there before:

"And it has become pretty general. Last Christmas most people had a hard time finding Christmas cards that indicated in any way that Christmas commemorated Someone's Birth. Easter they will have the same difficulty in finding Easter cards that contain any suggestion that Easter commemorates a certain event. There will be rabbits and eggs and spring flowers, but a hint of the Resurrection will be hard to find. Now, all this begins with the designers of the cards."

Not Bill O'Reilly, but Henry Ford in his 1921 anti-Semitic tract, The International Jew. Eighty-four years later, and its still the same hysterical rhetoric. And the same "Christian" bigots screaming about some dangerous "minority." More at Newshounds and the very smart Orcinus run by Dave Neiwert.


Blogger Pamela said...

Thanks for the post. I especially appreciated the Orcinus link.

I'd like to know where these so-called "religious" people think Jesus is the other 363-1/4 days of the year...days that aren't associated with fertility rites(Aestrus) and the winter equinox (fertility and renewal), which early church leaders adapted for political and PR purposes.

I wonder if these "twice yearly warriors" also realize that their Pilgrim forefathers in Massachusetts made any celebration of Christmas a crime. I don't think there's a war against Christmas, unless the Puritans (preceded by Oliver Cromwell in England) fought it first.

1/12/05 14:38  

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