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The Christmas lights are up in the shopping malls already! Merchants don’t waste a minute of the holiday shopping season. And, regular as clockwork, we can expect to hear from the evangelical community:

THEY ARE TAKING CHRIST OUT OF CHRISTMAS!

It is part of the claim that Christians are persecuted in this largely-Christian nation by an evil cabal of atheists. Oh, those poor Christians, being fed to the nonbelieving lions who represent a minority (thankfully growing) of secular people.

A few years ago, I wrote a piece about this, and I think it is worth revisiting before it is drowned out by bleats of self-righteousness which are coming, as surely as night follows day.

Here is a link:

https://onlysky.media/jpearce/2015/12/18/christmas-busybodies/

Bert Bigelow is a trained engineer who pursued a career in software design. Now retired, he enjoys writing short essays on many subjects but mainly focuses on politics and religion and the intersection...