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Friday, December 02, 2005

Christmas Backlash

I knew I was feeling uncomfortable about the conservative backlash against the fascist Left's assault on Christians in general, and Christmas in particular, but it took Jonah Goldberg to put his finger on it for me. There is a militancy, an anger, behind the reaction to the lunacy. It is a most un-Christian response.

And here is how Jonah put it:

'Yet conservatives should be wary of launching a backlash. Just as it is counterproductive for a secular liberal to take offense at a well-intentioned “Merry Christmas,” it doesn’t help if a conservative says “Merry Christmas” when he really means “Eat yuletide, you atheistic bastard!” If you’re putting up a Christmas tree in order to tick off the ACLU, you’ve really missed the point.'
Read the whole article. It's a gem and vintage Jonah. That Jewish kid expresses my Christian thoughts better than I do half the time.

I am reminded of when Christ came to his childhood home on the way to Jerusalem and the crucifixion and the populace rejected him. John wanted to call down hellfire and brimstone on the inhabitants. Christ said, "no, we will just move on to the next town."These latter day "Johns" are well intended and badly misinformed in the ways of the Lord.

Merry Christmas and may we all love one another as He loves us.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn