Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Atties!!!!
Remember, if you give one gift this year, give an Attie. And this week, we are showing our loving hearts by giving one to the Save Christmas campaign that happens every year. The lovely people at the Liberty Counsel has issued their yearly naughty and nice list.
Suddenly, I feel very Scrooge-like.
Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas. Yes, I realize that Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th. Yes, I realize that some of the Christmas traditions have pagan roots. But, none of that really bothers me, as I think Christ came to redeem culture, not do away with it. So, I have no problem decorating my pagan tree and kissing my wife under the misseltoe. It’s the time of year Christians celebrate the greatest gift of all, God’s son, who came to redeem the whole world and invites us to celebration.
So, I hate it when people cheapen Christmas by doing stupid “Save Christmas” campaigns. If Christmas needs us to save it by having bumper stickers, listening to Bill O’Reiley’s rants, or boycott business’ who use “Happy Holidays”, then Christmas is not worth saving. It will have become one more useless idol. An idol that would have us participate in it’s rituals by buying as much crap as we can from retailers who obviously care about Jesus because they put Merry Christmas in their advertisements. (note sarcasm)
So, congrats Libery Counsel, for bowing down and sacrificing your children to the altar of American consumerism. The Golden Calf would be so proud.
St. Thomas, release the hounds and tell them to watch out for the fruitcake.