Wednesday, December 17, 2003

WORLD December 20, 2003: Merry 'winter festival'?
The exclusive claims of Christ make even the name of a popular holiday offensive to many
By Gene Edward Veith

"WHAT DOES CONTEMPORARY CULTURE HAVE against Jesus? Even non-Christians used to pay tribute to the author of the Sermon on the Mount, even as they tried to remake Him in their image. Muslims considered Jesus to be a nondivine prophet. Humanists hailed Him as a nice-guy philanthropist. Left-wing radicals presented Him as a political revolutionary. Today, though, secularists are recoiling at the name of Jesus like Dracula before a crucifix.

Even in the holiday that celebrates His birth, acknowledging Jesus is no longer politically correct..."

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