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December 9, 2012

Letter: Why all the fear of talking Christmas?

To the editor:

Once again, Christmas is right around the corner, so please be aware of atheists and secular progressives bearing bad tidings.

This is the time of year they hate the most. They can`t stand the thought of free men and women showing expressions of the Christian philosophy in public.

For years now they have been lying to us all that Christianity is a religion, and that it should be banned from public squares and public schools. The truth is that Christianity is a philosophy with the prophet Jesus stating his love and peace for all mankind — just like atheism is a philosophy that no God exists, and the secular progressive philosophy that the state has power and control over what it wants people to believe.

On the other hand I, like others, belong to religious organizations like the Roman Catholic Church. The U.S. Constitution states that there will be a freedom of religion from government.

What the founding fathers wanted was the people to be free to choose their own religion instead of the government choosing one for them. Ironically, the atheists and secular progressives are using the force of our government to initiate their “non-God” views on others by virtually banning the word “Christmas” from public schools and public squares.

Now we could go into the details that the Christmas tree is really a pagan symbol tradition from 16th century Germany, and that the legend of Santa Claus really comes from the Christian Saint Nicholas, but I`d rather focus on the hatred and anger that the secular progressives and atheists have over the man Jesus Christ and his birthday.

Why do they want to keep him and his message of love and peace from the public squares and public schools? How can one hate someone so much that they do not believe ever existed in the first place?

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