The Fight over “Merry Christmas”

Radio Talk Show host Dennis Prager was talking about his column entitled,

Most Jews Wish You a Merry Christmas

on Tuesday afternoon on his “Ultimate Issues Hour.”

Xmas TreeI would encourage you to click on the title and read his take on what the fight is all about.

In short, it is about the secularization of America–an important fight, this Jew thinks.

He points out that Christmas is not merely a religious holiday, but a national holiday.

It is part of America.

One caller pointed to a Muslim friend who has been in the USA twenty years had a Christmas tree in his front window.

It had to do with culture, not religion.

He lists Christmas songs written by Jews.

“Americans who feel “excluded” are not excluded,”he writes.

“They have decided to feel excluded. Which is, of course, entirely their right to do; no one forces anyone to celebrate any American holiday.

“But attempts to remove Christmas from the public sphere are destructive to our society. It would be as if Jehovah’s Witnesses attempted to remove public celebrations and references to the Fourth of July because they don’t celebrate national holidays.”

It is a thought-provoking piece.


The Fight over “Merry Christmas” — 1 Comment

  1. People of good will can cross all sorts of lines to acknowledge and celebrate the holidays and rituals of those who hold different beliefs.

    It’s only those who would impose their own will at the expense of all others who fail to see richness that the variety in life truly gives us.

    This is Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2013 Christmas wish for Christians:

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