Thanksgiving is over, now it’s time to deck the halls and have a holly jolly Christmas. The time for love and harmony, family and good friends, Santa Clause, stocking stuffers, and most importantly, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Unfortunately, ’tis also the season for Atheist detestation of Christians. Their meticulous protests towards Christianity demonstrates more than just Freedom From Religion. They seek freedom from Christianity.
There are no objections towards building a Muslim shrine near Ground Zero, or any other religious practices, so as long as it is not Christian in faith.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) begins the holiday season by assaulting Christian nativity displays once again. With an anemic total of 20,000 members, their ludicrous ostentations continue to attain the roaring assertion: There is no God. Gratuitously voiced to you by the mainstream media.
Most recently, the FFRF Metropolitan Chicago chapter protested the annual life-size nativity scene that has been placed in front of Chicago’s Daley Center since 1985, by erecting a massive banner and lighted ‘A’ emblem, for Atheist Activism, inside the plaza.
Inscribed on the banner is: “At this season of the Winter Solstice, we celebrate the birth of the Unconquered Sun — the TRUE reason for the season. As Americans, let us also honor the birth of our Bill of Rights, which reminds us there can be no freedom OF religion, without having freedom FROM religion in government.”
FFRF Co-President, Annie Laurie Gaylor, elaborates, “The real reason for the season is the Winter Solstice, the darkest, shortest day of the year, a time for celebration for millennia in the Northern Hemisphere because it signified the rebirth of the sun. For a fact, the Christians stole Christmas. We don’t mind sharing the season with them, but we don’t like their pretense that it is the birthday of Jesus.”
Let us Christians be indisputably clear: there is no sharing of anything during this holiday, it is OURS. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, and nothing less. We celebrate with Christmas music, Christmas decorations, and Christmas gifts.
We do not oppose atheists, agnostics, and non-Christians in enjoying this occasion, so long as they recognize what precisely is being celebrated, and that is Jesus Christ.
There is a relentless fear in America of offending others. We are expected to be extra sensitive towards sexual orientation, race, and religious belief, except when it involves Christianity.
The Obamas don’t want to offend minority beliefs, so they call their tree a Holiday tree. As a Christian, I am offended. Every Christian in the world should be offended by this blatant disrespect towards our beliefs.
This discriminating War on Christmas must stop. I believe in the freedom of speech and religion that doesn’t hold a double standard against Christians freely expressing their religious beliefs. Acceptable freedom of speech and religion only seems widely acceptable when it persistently objects Christians. It’s time we fight for our freedom of religion from these atheistic warmongers.
I thank God for this life by saying Merry Christmas, and I hope you do too. So, the next time a stranger wishes you a Happy Holiday, retort with, “And you a Merry Christmas.”
NEWSslinger Contributor – Mike Stoneby