Every year Christmas is stripped of its identity. When this politically correct legal indemnification began is not the purpose of this article. In fact most people that don't even believe in Christ but would still agree the holiday wouldn't exist were it not for Christ. So to those atheist that want to drive a nail in the coffin of Christmas let this warning ring, "Be careful what you ask for, you may get it."
And you are getting it. Each year Christmas loses its appeal. Blame is hard to pin down, and like the frog placed in a pot of water and brought slowly a boil and the frogs eventual death, Christmas is all but dead to most people that ever cared about its festive purpose.
Case in point; Philadelphia Pennsylvania, November 2010 the previously known 'Christmas Village' is being renamed 'Holiday Village' even though it was designed to look like a 'German Christmas village'. To those that want to stick it to the idiots behind this move I say, drag them to the front of the display and ask them, "What holiday is it?" The answer... "Christmas". The reason for the change is the usual false claim. "People are offended."
Seriously? It's as bad as calling teasing, bullying, or anything that offends now as bullying. A whole other matter but at its base, the same argument is being had over and over again where anything that someone doesn't agree with is labeled with such exaggeration that no one dare disagree.
You could accuse me of being a bible thumping Jesus freak and you'd be wrong. What I am is an American like so many others that is fed up but threatened into oblivion. Yes, the majority in this country is no longer right. It's the silent majority verses the loud minority. The loud minority has the power.
In the end, there is this once cherished holiday called Christmas that has become no more than a day off of work and soon that will end too. There are only so many more steps that can be taken by the loud minority before they get to the pinnacle of their success in destroying Christmas. That is to remove the name itself from the date. What then will we call it? The Holiday Holiday? Imagine strangers wishing each other, "Merry Holiday!" It's ridiculous today, but in years to come people will have learned to accept it as normal.
Who if anyone will stand up for Christmas? Today I stand up for Christmas. I don't care if it has Christ's name in it. If it had began with a guy name Felix, I'd call it Felixmas. If you agree, then please spread the word. Insist people ask the question and force those opposed to the holiday name of Christmas to answer the question... "What Holiday is it?" They will have to answer, "Christmas". You can then enjoy the satisfaction of forcing these falsly offended trouble makers to face the reality of what exists. The day is named Christmas due to the identity of the holiday.
Yes there are other holidays in the season, that's not being disputed. In my youth I never complained that those of the Jewish faith celebrated their own holiday. I surely never felt, "offended." And yes we know the Roman empire assigned the date, who cares! It is now an established tradition. Are we going to let the loud minority in the past 20 years dictate Christmas legacy? The reality is if these same people don't like Christmas, then don't celebrate it in any form. Don't give a gift, don't accept one and tell people you are willing to suffer for your cause. Otherwise you're a hypocrite for participating in Christmas while condemning it. That means you are certainly NOT offended as you claim. Do the rest of us a favor and quit it with the false pretense you are offended and hurt. You are not offended, you are just petty. You are not hurt you are just immature. Take your ninth place trophy and hang out on "holiday" with your kind while the rest of us listen to "Christmas music".
Remember - ask anyone that wants to dispute the holiday to answer the question, "What holiday is it?"
UPDATE: DECEMBER 1, 2010: Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter announced that the German Christmas Village is BACK to being named the Christmas Village on Thursday December 2, 2010. Score one for the majority. It's a Christmas miracle.