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Atheist Attacks on Christmas

VWRC Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:17 AM
Often, I am disappointed with my own response to these kinds of attacks on religious expression. Many times an outspoken Christian will respond with such anger and bitterness that you can almost understand why these atheists see nothing of value in religion. Jesus Himself was direct with His words, but not mean and angry. Christians, choosing your words carefully is more important than ever. I'm as guilty as anyone of this, for sure, so let's all please remember whom we represent- our argument is just as valid if we speak with love and humility.
jwilliams Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:22 AM
Good advice. I'd add to this that we try to remember that most atheists are decent people. They accept that they live in a dominantly Christian nation and don't really care if they have to see Christian symbols here and there. Many even go so far as to celebrate Christmas - a secular version, of course, but one they still call Christmas. Don't judge any group by its arrogant, militant fringe.
Becca in TX Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:59 PM
jwiilliams-I know atheists that I think very highly of. You're right that the atheists that are troublemakers don't represent all atheists. However, they do seem to be a very vocal and powerful group. They have created a lot of havoc. I think those Christians that growl at store clerks who give the generic holiday greeting are a reflection of the frustration Christians feel-they feel like they're constantly under attack by atheists because of the seemingly constant cases going to the Supreme Court because of a diplay of the Ten Commandments or a nativity scene. Or, as atheists refer to them the Ten Suggestions.
Dean197 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:54 AM
That's pretty good advice. I try to remember that most Christians are kind and decent people, but hearing one growl Merry Christmas at a hapless store clerk like she was vermin they wouldn't step on because she didn't give the approved seasonal greeting makes it easy to forget that.
Robert437 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:38 AM
Bill O'Reilly asked this question on his Fox News program last week: "Why do I have to be the leader defending Christmas against its attackers?" O'Reilly was criticizing Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee's renaming his state's Christmas tree a "holiday tree."

Good question. It's time for Christians to realize that their religion is under attack, and they had better start fighting to win the war for religious liberty in public opinion, in the courts and in the schools.

The war against Christianity has been waged by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and similar groups....

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