Skip to comments.Christmas Versus Toxic Tolerance: Even Charlie Brown Had the Guts to Make a Christmas Play
Posted on 12/22/2013 11:27:37 AM PST by Kaslin
Charlie Brown [yelling]: Isnt there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about!?
Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about .
And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night and lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them
From the mouths of babes- indeed from the mouth of a cartoon child, the meaning of Christmas was explained.
Yet, as it seems to happen every year, a form of toxic tolerance possesses some people, who try to rip Christ out of Christmas.
Officials at Kings Park school in Long Island decided to mangle the song Silent Night by scrubbing out the words Holy infant, Christ the Savior, round young virgin mother and child, and Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. According to the superintendent, a principal and choral director made the decision to represent the song without offering offense to people of other faith.
School officials faced a simple trade-off: offend other faith or offend Christians. They went with the easy bet, an understandable choice given that the Christians wont raise hell like the other will. Christians, unlike many groups, will let themselves be pushed around. Too many Christians will slouch towards the lions den or turn the other cheek before taking a stand for their own culture. Thats what the school was banking on, but many Long Island parents expressed outrage. Some, like Jackie McDonald, walked out of the performance.
The school district has since apologized- in a hollow and deceptive manner. The people who scrubbed the song are not going to include the correct lyrics next year. Instead, the principal has said, We are going to be more cautious of the songs that we choose. In other words, Silent Night will not be sung, as long as the current multicultural mandarins are in charge.
If this episode, and those like it that occur yearly, reveals anything, it is that weakness and silence are not a viable strategy for maintaining our culture. And we see the direction of our culture with every creepy Holiday-themed commercial.
It is almost unbearable to watch any form of TV program during the Christmas season. Holiday commercials have become a grotesque charade. What is depicted this time of year appears to be a generic vacation period, where some people give and receive consumer goods. Everyone is celebrating something, but we have no idea what exactly theyre celebrating or why. Look at these soulless representations and consider what will happen if Judeo-Christian culture is not defended.
Think for a moment about what type of person would scrub Christmas out of a song or even a commercial. A sizable part of our political, media, and economic elite wish our culture were nothing but materialism and multiculturalism. These elites are the dead souls that Harvard political scientist Samuel Huntington warned about. Increasingly secular, globalized, and cosmopolitan, much of the elite has less and less in common with the broader public. This vast and troubling ideological gulf is the only way to explain how, in a majority Christian country, school bureaucrats would elect to insult Christians rather than acknowledge Christmas.
Were allowing political correctness and even anti-Christian bias to shape the way we talk about this season. If this is the approach that we take, were going to wake up one day and see that Christ has been totally removed from Christmas and much else. By then it will be too late. If we have a belief system -and a related holy day- worth preserving, then its time for more people to stand up and say so.
Besides, who exactly is being offended by Christmas? Whoever they are, their sensibilities should never trump the core convictions and culture of the majority.
We must not allow anyones Scrooge-like cynicism to stamp out the public recognition of this incredibly important event. Nor should we allow multiculturalism to be used as an excuse to silence the majority.
Even Charlie Brown had the guts to make a Christmas play.
For what it’s worth, I have a number of Jewish friends. And all have always wished me and the family a Merry Christmas. They have sent me Christmas cards, not generic holiday cards.
And, of those whom I have discussed social/political issues with, all were grateful to live in this tolerant nation, in which they are so free to live their Jewish faith.
None are offended by the mention of Christmas or Christianity.
Not a scientific sample, but, just to say, that not everyone who is non-Christian is offended by the mention of religion or Christianity or Christmas as a specific holiday.
I suspect that the liberal professionally outraged are the ones who have pushed this nonsense about non-Christians being offended by the mention of Christmas.
“I suspect that the liberal professionally outraged are the ones...”
I think you are correct. How has this tyrannical sub-population of ankle biters managed to wield such power? (Hint: The MSM;)
I have never understood this business of someone being offended at the mention of Christmas, and that due to this alleged offense, none of us are supposed to mention it.
Sometimes we’re told we should celebrate diversity, that there are other holidays this time of year, etc. Well, according to surveys, over 90% of Americans celebrate Christmas. Christmas is about the most unifying event in this country of any kind. Yet we’re told that the remaining less than 10% who aren’t involved with Christmas in any way feel left out or can be offended.
Since I’m not liberal, I just have never understood the logic.
Good post. Your friends are expressing their Judeo-Christian belief of being tolerant of others’ beliefs.
The trouble makers are those who have taken it upon themselves to destroy the Judeo-Christian principles upon which this country was founded.
May their suffering be long and painful. These are people who should be urged to leave.
Yes — even most modern American Jews, though not able to bring themselves to theologically allow Christianity into their picture yet, still view Christian belief as a beneficial thing.
It’s being fought by the grim, gloomy people, the Grinches, who really don’t want that glimmer of a supernatural that makes their lives look really hollow.
Local clerks wear Happy Holidays tags. I always wish them a Merry Christmas. In return I get a smile and Merry Christmas. Even the owners of the local convenience store (Hindu) wish me a Merry Christmas.
Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, 1620.
Americans with no BALLS!
You are getting it!
Christ is ALWAYS in ‘Christ’mas!
My prayer is that I’ve already got it.