To the atheist in the room,
As I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your attention, the Christmas season is once again upon us, and I can’t help but notice that you and your band of misfits still find pleasure arguing for the removal of Christ from Christmas or Christ from Christmas tree and so on and blah blah. However, you who simply “want to be included,” are seemingly missing the most elementary and obvious flaw in your attempt to destroy Christianity: Christ is the reason that we celebrate Christmas! I mean, you practically incriminate yourselves when you make the redundant argument of removing Christ from everything. You clearly understand that Christ is the integral, in fact necessary, element in our celebration of Christmas, so why futilely attempt to remove Him?
We all know that, thanks to Michelle Obama, our president wants to fundamentally transform our history, so maybe the bold attempts to revise Christmas’ meaning stem from this. But if we are to believe that the atheists simply want to be included in the joyous holiday of Christmas (have you ever been told you couldn’t celebrate Christmas in your own way in America?), why don’t you just do what you want and we’ll keep doing what we want and have been doing for centuries? We’ll all retain our freedom of speech, you can continue to deny God’s existence, and Christians will continue to rejoice with celebration the day of our, and your, Savior’s birth.
But, if you can find the time when you’re not busy worshipping the universe, remind me again who exactly is attacking or denying your rights to refute God?
I’m sorry; I can’t hear your response over all the crickets. One more time please…
Notice that no one is trying to stifle the atheist point of view, but instead it is Christian beliefs being constantly harassed. Just who are the victims here again?
So as the Winter Solstice fast approaches and you’re trimming your Holiday tree… oh wait. That reminds me. You do know that a pine tree has no religious significance, right? The Christmas tree is called just that because it is used during the holiday known as Christmas. Did you catch all that? Allow me to reiterate: baby Jesus wasn’t born under a sturdy pine with multi-color lights and an angel certainly wasn’t perched atop one on that Silent Night. A Christmas tree is recognized as a secular symbol of Christmas by those both religious and not so much.
To put this in perspective for you, allow me to conclude with this:
You like presents, right?
You like Christmas Holiday carols, right?
You enjoy waiting up for Santa, right?
Well guess what? All of these traditions can trace their roots to the very first Christmas Day celebrated some two thousand years ago. Not the Winter Solstice and not some spontaneous gift giving period that just so happened to develop around December 25th. No. While Christmas has taken a largely secular turn, it is still celebrated and exists only because Christ was born.
So please, by all means, go about your atheist ways. Last time I checked, no one is hindering your belief system, as much you like to imagine that somebody is. But don’t think you can trample all over what I or millions of others believe just so you can feel “included.” We’re all included because we’re all Americans. Be grateful you have that assurance… at least for now.