Thursday, December 15, 2011

The War on Christmas (continued)

Maybe it's the unusually warm weather this December, but the "war on Christmas" letters to the local paper were late in arriving this year. One more thing to pin on global warming I suppose.

Finally, though this morning, they arrived, and Greensboro is bathed in the fresh scent of holly, mistletoe and intolerance.

One, lamenting that the Jaycees' parade held on December 5 was called a "Holiday Parade," asks "Why don’t we have a Christmas parade? ...What has happened to this country? The majority should rule."

I'm not quite sure how Christmas describes much of anything occurring on December 5. Calling it a Faunalia or St. Nicholas Eve parade would have more apt.

The other, writing about Greensboro's Community Tree Lighting, asks
It is really a shame that in order to be politically correct the word “Christmas” has been absent from most advertising promoting the event. What would be wrong with Community Christmas Tree Lighting?
A nice Christmas tree, just like Joseph set up in the manger?

The author might consider that the Community Tree putter-upper-namer-givers were actually being sensitive to more Biblically-minded Christians who remember that Jeremiah 10:2-4 instructs
This is what the LORD says: “Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them.

For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.

They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.
Happy Holidays!