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The Real Root of Atheists' Anti-Christmas Rage

LesFalin Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 8:59 AM
The Decline and Fall of America is the result of too little religion, not too much. Sadly, as distribution systems for religion, churches are failing. There is no real effort to educate. There is no instruction or encouragement to do individual contemplative prayer. They seem incapable of speaking a language that resonates with outsiders. Worse yet, most churches are too timid to enter the public arena. Apparently, it is better to pass out picnic baskets than to engage in the culture war. Democrats appreciate the charity AND, especially, the cowardice.
Basset Hound Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 9:21 AM
The churches have to walk a delicate balance. They have to proclaim their message to people who DON'T have a religious heritage or culture anymore. Too little and they don't get challenged. Too much and they're chased off.
LesFalin Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:35 AM
Such "nuanced" and tepid thinking is symptomatic of the problem. The Left is kicking down the foundational pillars of Western exceptionalism (all have their taproots in the Bible) while our churches and feckless Republican leaders are worried about balance.

A posture of weakness is a strategy, just not a good one.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 5:17 PM
Is that what Peter and Paul did? Balance the message of the Cross? I don't think so. They went out boldly inspite of the ruling government (Rome) of the day and the hypocritical leaders in Judaism.
Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season? Is it because they are crusaders for equality, secularism’s saviors and humanism’s heroes? I’m sure that’s what they tell themselves when they’re pouting on their couches all alone on Christmas Eve after every single one of their friends has dumped them for being a rabid jackass.

I believe, however—and I could be wrong—that the reason some rage against the machine is that they hate God and love their sin, and bringing up Jesus in...

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