As another Christmas and New Year’s has now come and gone, we pause for a moment to reflect on the year that has passed and the celebrations we have been able to have with family and friends.
Every year around Christmas time, we are reminded about Christmas’ true meaning by the recounting of many classic Christmas stories and movies.
These timeless tales have become part of our culture and have been so for decades.
Sadly, not everyone enjoys this time of year. Some people actually hate it.
Every year around Christmas time, we also see the annual, pathetic parade of atheists attempting to squash any Christmas sentiment and enjoyment.
These foul, sad, and cranky people hate everything about Christmas and will do whatever they can to destroy the holiday for the rest of us.
This was once again illustrated by a local school presentation of A Charlie Brown Christmas that removed the Biblical narration by Linus – the main point of the play. It was too religious a speech to have in a public school was the insane rationale.
However, this local school was only following President Obama’s lead when he skipped over that same part in his recounting of the 50th anniversary of the Peanuts TV special.
Nope. Liberals can’t have anything religious in Christmas. It makes them nauseous.
But, liberals also hate other Christmas classics because of the strong messages they present which go contrary to their atheist, socialist world-view
Let’s just examine a couple, shall we?
One of the truly classical Christmas tales is Charles Dickens’ – A Christmas Carol. It has been portrayed multiple times on stage and screen.
Who can forget George C. Scott or Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge? And, what about Jim Carrey playing multiple roles in Disney’s recent 3-D animated version; also destined to be a classic?
Yet, the very heart and message of A Christmas Carol goes directly against liberalism and its basic tenents.
In the story, it is greed, not wealth that is condemned. It is private charity that is the answer to poverty, not some government program.
And, it is supernatural transformation that changes things, not some humanist platitude.
Scrooge becomes generous in the end because his life is transformed. God has given him a second change to change his ways and he repents of his greed.
No Communist government steps in and confiscates his house or his wealth and then “re-distributes” it to the poor.
Bob Cratchit is not a welfare leech, but works hard for his meager salary.
The effort to help the poor is not by some “big brother” government, but by a volunteer group of wealthy businessmen seeking charity from Scrooge among others.
In the end, it is the strength of Cratchit’s family that is seen as the hero of the plot.
And, Tiny Tim utters words anathema to liberals – “God bless us, every one.” – thus invoking Deity in the whole mix.