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: