Saturday, December 10, 2005


Who stole Christmas?

I am baffled about the people who now, all of a sudden, want to wage a major battle against Christians who make up 84 percent of the United States. The Christmas season used to be a special time of year, where children were happy rehearsing for Christmas plays in schools and learning all of the beautiful Christmas songs. There was goodwill and cheer everywhere we went, and no one ever told me they were offended if I said "Merry Christmas" to them.

Now, we have those who want to destroy tradition and take Christ out of Christmas. Those of us who have lost loved ones in this war on terror or are concerned bystanders watching the hurt of families suffering losses feel as though a sword has been shoved in our hearts. Christians are the predominant religion that has given the ultimate sacrifice to spread democracy to the rest of the world. Christmas is as American as apple pie, and I take offense at the hateful attacks against this most special holiday that Christians hold dear to our hearts.

It is ridiculous for stores to advertise Christmas trees for sale and call them holiday trees, and for Christmas songs to be altered to remove any mention of Christmas. I suppose now we will need to change the name of the classic "Christmas Carol" to "Holiday Carol." Maybe there is a Grinch who stole Christmas.

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