Monday, December 12, 2005

Points to Ponder . . .


. . . What I am suggesting is that you realize the modern season we call Christmas, or the holiday season, is a huge commercial event that really only began a little over a hundred years ago in New York. It developed in the culture, not because Jesus was so important to America, but because business needed a way to market goods and to have a great selling season at year’s end. Furthermore, I am also suggesting that you recognize the simple historical fact that only in the twentieth century did mainline Protestantism embrace this zany festival season we now call Christmas. It is not far fetched to conclude that Christmas, as we now know it in its modern anti-Christian expression, was “made in America,” or at least it was begun in ancient Rome and developed by big business in twentieth-century America to become our modern winter season. Why not take back the celebration of Christ’s Advent this year and spend a lot less money and time on this anti-Christian festival that so many conservative Christians argue about?

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