Am I the only person who feels conflicted over this fight about how to celebrate Christmas – or, excuse me, the holidays?
On the one hand, I’m congenitally offended by the Christian Ayatollahs like Called2Action here in Wake County. They claim to be on a mission from God to instruct the rest of us – and the stores we frequent – about which holiday messages are politically correct.
I’m reminded of the finest thing Barry Goldwater ever said: “Every good Christian should kick Jerry Falwell in the ass.”
On the other hand – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – I’m stunned that George Bush sends out a Christmas card that makes no mention of “Christmas.” The Bush “Happy Holidays” card does contain a Bible verse: a Psalm.
What? Nothing from the Gospels about the birth of Jesus? And this from the darling of the “Christian Right?”
It all kind of kills the spirit of the season.
Nevertheless, Merry Christmas. Or Happy Holidays. Or whatever