Here we are again in the midst of getting ready for Christmas. The secularization of this religious holy day has reached new heights. Rudolph, Santa Claus and all the beautiful secular music all at least implied that Christmas was the reason for the merriment. Today, though, retailers are trying to convince us to buy, buy, buy not because it is Christmas, but because it is the “holidays.” Christmas trees are being renamed “holiday trees” and any reference to the word Christmas seems to be politically incorrect as though using the term might disturb those of different religions or no religions at all.
Let’s make no mistake about it. Christmas is a Catholic feast. Many Protestant denominations in the past did not celebrate Christmas because they too saw it as a Catholic feast used to Christianize a pagan festival held on December 25th which is true. There would be no secular “holiday” season if not for Christmas. [Read more…]