Agree or Disagree? Please quickly scan that article…
Why are people complaining and winning? I’d have thought it was other religious types who might whine about Christian ‘anythings’ but…over the years, no Jews I know have complained or demanded anything. And, even in my own elementary school, more years ago than I’d like to admit (over forty, yikes!..okay, more than that, but who’s counting!?) , we sang the sweet Jewish Hannukah song “Oh Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel,”or “I have a Little Dreidel,” among the few religious Christmas songs we sang, didn’t you? Who minded? Did you care? All the singing was done with happiness and excitement for the holidays. (now called Winter Break, not Christmas Break , which it was called for 250 years, of course).
But, more and more, atheists are outraged and speaking out against, and even taking to court, Christians who dare sing or pray on any public grounds. This, after years of Christian symbolism which was loved and supported.
Yes, we have a much, much more diverse bunch here in America today. Is that the problem? NO….most Hispanics and many Asians are Christians so that’s not a problem. Who is complaining so often, so vociferously, so litigiously? White American atheists, that’s who. They are a group that makes up about 2% of this country. Why so powerful?
Why are they so offended? Why do they care so much if they see a Christian or Jewish symbol? What bugs them so much? Why not look the other way? Tell your children you don’t agree but it’s a free country?
By insisting Christian themes can be displayed in any way, are we opening the door to public Islamic displays of their ‘faith?’ Are we losing the good character of our children which Christianity promoted by denying them things like the situation in my link?
Here’s one: Are we bringing people back TO Christian faith against this onslaught of negativism by the media, judicial system, etc.? And wouldn’t this be better as one of Z’s Sunday Faith Posts? It might, but I think this is bigger than Sundays, folks.
I have my own ideas on all of this……….YOU?