Little battles are forming everywhere on the internet. Some wacko nutbag who just noticed the War on Christmas for the first time gets all spitty and spatty on the blog. This is picked up by our intelligence services and passed on to a ration, thoughtful atheist blogger, who humiliates the self righteous moron. It is a little like the early days of the Evo-Creo debate.
Here’s an example.
The war against Christmas began a few years ago. By last year the movement had intensified and become threatening. This year, it will be warfare. Merchants have begun to remove the word Christmas from their advertising. The words “Merry Christmas” have been banned in some businesses and schools. Some of these temples of learning removed the word from their activities. Students observe “Winter Holidays”. Easter was devoid of Christian meaning and the period was called “Spring Holiday”.
It is suspected that these were the same schools where elementary children are suspended for hugging and where games are played with no winners and losers. Possibly they are the same educational palaces where children are given birth control pills but cannot receive an aspirin. Even Santa, far from a religious figure, has been banned in many areas.
Reasoned Atheist Response:
As the holiday season approaches, the partisans of the religious right are ramping up their annual “war on Christmas” rhetoric, which seems to grow more disproportionate with every passing year. The latest example is this absurdly ignorant column, whose author apparently has never heard of separation of church and state (she wonders if the reason government buildings do not display Christian symbols is to punish Christianity for the Inquisition).