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Just in time for Advent - Another War on Christmas? Comments

American Atheists disagree with those who say this is a war against Christmas. "Rather," they say, "it's a war on intolerance and ignorance." In fact, they state that Christianity stole Christmas; we are the Grinch! No informed Christian debates the fact that Christmas was placed on the same date as other pagan festivals. The winter solstice, with the sun having an ever-increasing presence in the sky, stood for a re-birth; a new ... Continue Reading

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  1. DLL
    4 years ago

    I saw this guy interviewed. He is one of those whose reality is his own personal concept of reality. Circumstances in life constitute any reality for any individual. In a relative way,any person has a different reality in their concept of living life from any other person. This is true also of what one accepts as fantasy or truth. In so many ways people are disconnected from each other. /Christ is a concept beyond imagining simply because no one is as good as Christ,nor could the ever be that loving and self sacrificing. They couldn't imagine a story or invent one about someone that good. No one is that good. Even Christ said that only God is good in response to someone who called him good. The only practical choice is to be in communion with a being that is practically that good. The common human experience is in the way one human being sins against another human being. Holy communion is in the desire to overcome sin,to become like the perfect model that we have in Christ Jesus. Sin is not a practical reality in this world or the next one. Sin puts people in an early grave through ignorance and war. Religion teaches us how to co exist and to be peaceful with each other and that is a practical reality and no myth. Religion addresses the issue of sin and no religion does a better practical job than Christianity because it is the perfect model for everything that is good,as demonstrated through the one perfect being who saves all from sin and that is Jesus Christ. Jesus because he was obedient to God unto death on the cross is that good,that God will forgive sins because of this Holy Sacrifice. We need to be forgiven of sin and we need to forgive sins in ourselves and others and there is no greater reality for peace between individuals than this. To coexist is to love and care for each other and forgive each other. Personally I don't get that message from atheism or secular humanism. Merry Christ Mass,as at Holy Mass,is the experience of a perfect Communion,that is in Praise and Thanksgiving to God,through the love which is what all can experience,through the loving sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Christ is the bridge between this life and the next. It is impractical to always be trying to burn this the most practical of all bridges that can only lead all to true freedom from sin and to the eternal concept of everlasting love that IS GOD Himself! "Love one another as I have loved you." This is the practical reality in the command that comes from Jesus Christ. To be Christian is to know and live this most Divine of commands. Love is the only real common human experience and reality. Only through faith and trust in God can we have any practical conception of this at all.

  2. vance
    4 years ago

    Here we go again. These atheist snakes have been using the same buzz words since the Protestant Revolution- Rationalism, Enlightenment, Reason, Open-mindedness, Progressivism, yadda, yadda, yadda.. All of these term are what they are not. One of their old favorite phrase is "You can not prove that there is a God" My answer was always "JESUS IS THE PROOF". Christ is a historic fact as Julius Ceasar or Genghis Kahn. Christ performed miracles in front of hundreds of people and thousands who were fed bread and fish from a few pieces. When Christ brought Lazerus back from the dead, his critics were there to witness the event. What was their response? We need to kill this man. This is what they ultimately did as we all know. These atheist snakes are the very same as those who wittnessed Christ's miracles and plotted to kill him. The people I know who embraced atheism are those who love evil and God gets in their way.

  3. Chris
    4 years ago

    Excellent article.

    We know God and understand the world through faith and reason.

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