Friday, December 4, 2009

The Inflatable Nativity vs The True Meaning of Christmas

Catholic News Agency:

.- Christians should not show timidity in cultural disputes over traditional Christmas songs, displays and Nativity scenes, the head of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights says. He charges such disputes are contrived by a small set of “mean-spirited people” who wrongly insinuate that many non-Christians are offended by Christmas.

How can I be offended by something that has been rammed into my being (as a turkey is by stuffing), making me numb to everything else around me for one month out of the year? And every year, staunch "keep the Christ in Christmas" church goers keep the holiday holier than Easter, elevating everything to worship status. It's about the only time Protestants acknowledge Mary and a time when Catholics mention Joseph with reverence. (Cuckolded husbands - even ones cuckolded by Almighty God - never seem to get much respect in the Bible).

Equal Time

It seems to me that Christians are rather mean-spirited about their own holiday: why can't other people celebrate that particular time of year in their own way and have that way acknowledged in similar fashion?

CNA spoke with Donohue in a Tuesday phone interview. He said that the “War on Christmas” largely began with the Catholic League’s successful efforts to place a Nativity scene in the same New York City public park which hosted the world’s largest menorah.

The Catholic League also sued the City of New York because miniature menorahs were displayed in public schools but Christian symbols were not.

From wikipedia:

On November 11, 2009, the American Family Association called for a "limited two-month boycott" of Gap, Inc over what they claimed was the "company's censorship of the word Christmas." In a advertising campaign launched by Gap on November 12, the term "Christmas" was both spoken and printed on their website at least once, and was part of a television ad campaign sung as: "Go Christmas, Go Hanukkah, Go Kwanzaa, Go solstice... go Christmas, go Hanukkah, go whatever holiday you Wannakuh".
I don't agree with Donahoe. The "war on Christmas" started with ... plastic, the air infusion of plastic, the coloring of extremely weird faces on plastic, light-up plastic, unbreakable plastic, AND polyester! Just look at the happy kids below enjoying their authentic costumes:

The Incredible Inflatable Nativity!

(This was on the FRONT COVER of a party catalogue)

“Let them experience the real reason for Christmas”

The above is not shameless exploitation of a holiday, but a HIDEOUS exploitation of a holiday! I can see Glenn Beck weeping in front of it saying something like, "What a wonderful gesture and from such wonderful kids!"

How many storefront churches are going to by this stuff? Probably hundreds. And how many in-your-face Religious Right churches are going to boycott it? Probably zero. They never did try to remove that glow-in-the-dark plastic Jesus from people’s cars, so why should they protest a tacky setup like this? After all, this is not an attack on Christianity.

Or it it? Snneeaky!

Now let's take a quick look at the other insidious ways secularists have been able to wage their War on Christmas:

And let's take a look at the Gap's vicious attack on Christmas: