Saturday, December 15, 2007

Celebrating Xmas? It Wasn't Always That Way

This is interesting, in light of the bogus "War on Xmas" drummed up out of nothing and manufactured out of whole cloth by such people as Bill Orally. Here's some historical perspective on the celebration of the "religious" holiday in America's past:

As Christmas draws near, Pastor John Foster won't be decorating a tree, shopping for last-minute gifts or working on a holiday sermon for his flock. After all, it's been 50 years since Christmas was anything more than a day of the week to him.
He's one of very few American Christians who follow what used to be the norm in many Protestant denominations -- rejecting the celebration of Christmas on religious grounds.
"People don't think of it this way, but it's really a secular holiday," said Foster, a Princeton-based pastor in the United Church of God. He last celebrated Christmas when he was 8.
Take that, Captain Felafel.