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December 24, 2007

Who Won the War on Christmas?

Raising of the Christmas TreeRegarding the War on Christmas, Lucas over at Conservatives United asks the question: who won? Good question.

A brief outline of what this war was and is all about: The War on Christmas was basically whether or not major corporations would include the words “Merry Christmas” in their T.V. advertising and billboards.

Merry Christmas had become unacceptable in the eyes of many Democratic Congress People, as they felt it was an infringement on the ‘Seperation of Church and State’ ammendment.

Nativity Scenes, words Merry Christmas, and any reference to Jesus Christ were all considered taboo and were most promptly banned, and most corporations fell into suit as they were afraid of law suits and the like.

Three Wise MenBut in spite of all these things, we must never lose sight of what Christmas (Christ Mass) is really about: our Risen Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ who was crucified and died on the cross in an act of Love to wash away our sins.

The one who came as a baby in swaddling clothes, and was born in the lowliest of places. The one that came and bore the weight of the world, and bled, suffered, and died on a tree to take the weight of our sins to give us a chance at Eternal Life. The Ultimate display of human love, the Ultimate reason for Christmas.

So we do not just celebrate the birth of Christ, but, in essence, the birth of all of us. I am so thankful to G-d for granting me the most precious of gifts, the gift of life. And I am also deeply and spiritually thankful that He further gave us His only begotten Son. And that by accepting Jesus Christ into my heart, all of my sins are forgiven and I am able to be born again.

Christ on the CrossAnd when I pass from this life, as we all must do in the end, I know that I will be given a mansion in Heaven, built by G-d, and will have life everlasting with my Lord and Saviour. That is the ultimate Christmas gift, is it not? It’s not something brought by Santa Claus, riding through the starry night on a reindeer driven sleigh. It is a gift that only G-d Himself can give, and we each must must choose whether to accept it or not.

I have chosen. Have you?

Although Lucas makes a lot of important points, he doesn’t actually get around to answering the question. Fortunately, Bill O’Reilly did just that. Will there be a declaration of victory underneath the Christ tree, or just a lump of coal in your stocking? Let’s find out….

Regardless of who won the battle, the war will resume next season. The secular progressives and the ACLU will not rest until they have successfully stomped out every reference to Jesus Christ in this country, especially at Christmas.

So we must remain ever vigilant. The battle may be over for now, but the war rages on. Let’s win this one for the gipper. And for our Heavenly Father.

— Psycheout

11 Comments »

  1. But in spite of all these things, we must never lose sight of what Christmas (Christ Mass) is really about: our Risen Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ who was crucified and died on the cross in an act of Love to wash away our sins.

    Actually, it´s just a sucessful attempt from the early christian church to take over a pagan holiday but whatever….. it´s fun.

    MY 2 cent: All this bickering about names is moronic to the extreme. Everyone can and should call it the way he wants to. Period. CHristmas, holidays, kwanza or whatever, just have a good time and stop that political bickering at least for that one week!

    PS: Merry christmas to all that read this.

    Comment by PG — December 24, 2007 @ 9:04 am | Reply

  2. Enjoy the insanity folks,,, I’m off for awhile to spend Christmas away from all the arguements and with those that are most important to me. I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful Christmas (yes, even corker)

    see ya all in 2008.

    Comment by Arn — December 24, 2007 @ 9:21 am | Reply

  3. Merry CHRISTmas, secular progressives and pagans!

    Comment by Psycheout — December 24, 2007 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  4. Merry CHRISTmas, secular progressives and pagans!

    Thanks. I wish all right-wingers and religious whackos and nutjobs the same.🙂

    Comment by PG — December 24, 2007 @ 10:04 am | Reply

  5. Jesus was born in March; if you really want to pay tribute accurately, do it during Spring Break. But thanks for the well-wishing anyways.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — December 24, 2007 @ 10:50 am | Reply

  6. Shocking though it may seem, not everyone celebrates Christmas. Thus, it would be unfair to say ‘Merry Christmas’ all the time. But I’m not against publicly enjoying it- I’m just saying we shouldn’t only put up Christmas decorations. We should appreciate our diverse culture.

    Comment by Bob — December 24, 2007 @ 11:31 am | Reply

  7. Merry Christmas, one and all, no exceptions!

    Comment by Bob_Corker — December 24, 2007 @ 12:39 pm | Reply

  8. Stop watching Fox News. It fails

    Concerning your [poopy] article: TL;DR

    Comment by The Nobody — December 25, 2007 @ 11:36 pm | Reply

  9. I guess the war on Xmas was finished before it started. Zero collataral damage, no WMDs, no POWs. I guess this fake war never caught on. Oh well.

    Comment by Spacebrother — December 26, 2007 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

  10. Psycheout,

    Very good post and I’m flattered that you decided to post a comment on this site about something I wrote. It gives me a little sense of pride.🙂

    I wanted to touch on a few notes though pertaining to my post over at Conservatives United.

    You’re right, I never really got around to the point of who actually won. While the news that Mr. O’Reilly reported is very promising and good news, I don’t think it goes about capturing certain points of this ever prevalent War on Christmas.

    As I stated over at CU, your major retail outlets still don’t display the words Merry Christmas in their T.V. advertising and billboards. And you still don’t really hear anyone condoning the words ‘Merry Christmas’ itself in the work place. It still seems to be a bit of taboo.

    You can read more discussion on that topic under the War on Christmas thread over at CU. Jonathan from Jonathan’s Place and myself got into a little bit of a banter match about it. Feel free to check it out and chip in on the discussion there. Jonathan failed to reply to my rebuttal, but I didn’t expect much less.

    On another front, about not reaching a sound verdict on the issue … well, I guess I didn’t because I really don’t think we won on all fronts, and it’s still a battle in progress. I guess the title of the thread could have been better worded, but it seemed appropriate at the time I guess.😛

    I think we’re still in the war, like you, and I think there are still battles to be won.

    At any rate, more feedback is greatly appreciated. I look forward to some good discussion about it, and discussion about other topics.

    Keep in touch.

    -Lucas-

    Comment by Lucas — December 29, 2007 @ 1:02 am | Reply

  11. If it weren’t for the First Amendment, people wouldn’t be able to falsely claim that there’s a War on Christmas in the first place.

    Also, the phrase “Happy Holidays” includes Merry Christmas. I win.

    Comment by L — January 2, 2008 @ 12:20 am | Reply


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