The War on Christmas, nearly as important to some as the Global War on Terror, has been waging in earnest this holiday season (oops). Bill O'Reilly and the other Fox guys are on one side. And it seems as if Jon Stewart and the Comedy Central goofballs are on the other. I am squarely in the middle.
While I certainly do not want my religious liberties to be infringed upon, I do not think it is a big deal if the guy at Old Navy says "Happy Holidays" to me while I am checking out. Aren't we as a culture celebrating holidays (plural), not just one holiday? Doesn't Target serve people who celebrate ...
- What's the big deal?
- And a larger question - Why do Christians always seem to be the garbage police, on patrol, constantly looking for ways to be offended?
- And a logical question - Why does the remnant mentality prevail so much in American Christianity when 84% of American identify themselves as followers of Jesus? I had a lady in the store yesterday who told me that she wrote down every time in the Bible that God intervened for his outnumbered people. I wanted to tell her that we weren't outnumbered, but instead I said, "Merry Christmas."
-And the ultimate question - Did Jesus die on the cross so that we can feel more comfortable while we are buying clothes we don't need made by impoverished children in the developing world?
It might just be me, but the War on Christmas seem to be another case of misplaced "Christian" priorities. What do you think?