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Kepha Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 10:14 AM
Well, I'm all for reminding people that Christmas is not about sentimental optimism, too. We read of the massacre of the innocents by Herod the Great in his attempt to keep M'shiach from reigning. But why'd you have to quote William Sloane Coffin, Jr.? The man was always on the Left, unless your name is Mao Zedong or Saloth Sar. He was part and parcel of a movement to gut traditional Christianity, and a friend to all the isms that oozed out of the sinful imagination of man in the Silly 'Sixties and Sillier 'Seventies.

WASHINGTON -- This is a Christmas season shadowed by sorrow. We know, of course, that human beings, even small ones, sometimes die in horrible, unfair ways. But all the horror and unfairness seemed to arrive at once in Newtown, where some parents wake on Christmas Day, if they slept at all, to mourn their absent children.

These events brought to mind a sermon by William Sloane Coffin, delivered 10 days after his son Alex was killed in a car accident. "When parents die," he said, "they take with them a large portion of the past. But when children die,...

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