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Fri., Dec. 7, 2012

‘Holiday’ no threat to Christmas

Holiday means Holy Day. I don’t see how honoring religious and secular diversity takes away from the meaning of Christmas. If anything, it adds to it.

People who champion individual rights and freedom should be the first to recognize this.

I remember my disappointment as a child when public Nativity scenes disappeared. I got over it, especially since churches and all people are free to display as they please. I am more afraid that Black Friday, soon to be Black Week, and eventually Black Month, are far greater threats to Christmas than those fuming atheists. I don’t shop enough to notice what store clerks say, or to get riled by it. I lament the poor wages and benefits they receive, and the many who are unemployed by a culture that worships individual greed rather than community.

Jesus, who was a Jew, had nothing to give but his heart and soul. These are the true Christmas gifts that transcend any public display.

He welcomed and loved everyone, even those who crucified him. Remembering this is the best way to celebrate Christmas, and every other day. Happy Holidays to one and all!

David Webb


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