Thanks to Patrick Hynes for a thoughtful article on the trivialization of Christ and Christmas in our increasingly materialistic world. Interesting that retail stores who depend most heavily on the celebration (read gift-giving) of Christmas for revenue, refuse to honor it with the salutation “Merry Christmas.”
One trivial correction. Unless my hearing is going bad, in our area the silly song in the Honda commercial is “We wish you a Happy Honda Day” and that wording is flashed across the screen at the close of the commercial.p>I have solved the whole problem of secular brain washing of school children. Have already taught my three (well, almost four) year-old grandson to sing “Joy To The World,” “We Three Kings,” and “Noel.” I discovered this lack with my (then) eight-year-old grandson when I asked him if they were singing carols in their Christmas Pageant. First I learned it was not called a Christmas Pageant (it’s a Holiday Program) and the only “carols” were Frosty the Snowman and Jingle Bells. I told him “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” does not exactly celebrate the birth of Christ and set about teaching him all the carols, too. I see nothing amiss in telling a child his whole school is loony if they ignore the beauty of lovely hymns celebrating the birth of Christ. They are too busy making sure the tykes learn to respect every religion but their own.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?