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Letter: War on Christmas


Monday, December 03, 2018

The true definition of Christmas is a Christian religious festival to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 25, period.

I believe there is a war on Christmas started by the atheists. For many years, atheists have complained, filed lawsuits, put up billboards, etc., against the true definition of Christmas. The atheists don’t believe in Jesus Christ or his birth, and yet they are offended by public displays of both?

Thirteen percent of the U.S. population self-identifies as atheist and over 75 percent as Christian. Yet retailers, radio stations, and those who write the ads and catalogs for Christmas have all submitted to the atheists’ demands by selling 98 percent secular “Christmas” items. Christians fight against things that are sinful, which is a problem for many businesses that seek to profit by them, so maybe that’s why they mostly put out secular things to sell.

The malls always have a Santa Claus, but have you ever seen a nativity? Christmas ads and catalogs rarely feature a nativity scene in them. I know of only one being who would dare to create a false Christ like Santa Claus in a subtle attempt to erase from our minds the birth of Jesus, seeking worship for himself instead. Is he successful? You be the judge.

Jesus said, “You will be hated by everyone because of me.” No other religion has their religious holidays attacked or persecuted as Christians. I wonder how atheists feel about making Jesus right.

LEN HANLEY

Barnstead