(Update at end of article) I just received an email from a friend. Now ordinarily I don’t do the whole forwarded email thing. I tend to delete them without looking at them. At least, I used to. But lately I’ve gotten many good ones that grabbed my eye and my attention and moved me to share them with others. The one I’m going to write about here is a case in point. You probably know that the ACLU has been working hard to remove Christianity from our public square, our public schools, and from our public lives in general. One of the ways they have tried to accomplish this is by having any reference to Christmas expunged from all public places, hiding behind the ridiculous notion of separation of church and state. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want the state to take over the church, I’m happy to have them separate, but that’s not what the ACLU is after. They don’t want the church and state to be separate, they want the state to trample and remove the church from our lives, our country and our world. Christmas is just part of it, albeit a highly visible part.
Well, the email I received suggests that we send Christmas cards to this very un-Christian organization. And I think it’s a great idea. Tell ’em that not only do we want Christmas to stay, but we want to put Christ back into Xmas. And, as a Catholic, I want to go even further: I want to put the Mass back in Christ-mass, which is what the word actually means. The Mass celebrating the birth of Christ. Christ Mass.
So there, ACLU, put that in your little atheistic pipe and smoke it! And have a Very Merry Christmass while you’re at it! Peace be with you.
Update, Dec 11 2009: Here’s another blog post (not mine) about the ACLU and their fight, not for religious liberty, but against the religious liberty of Christians. Seems that here in the good ol’ land of the free, we are free to be absolutely anything in the world except Christian, unless we keep our Christian-ness under lock and key, out of sight and out of mind. And I’m not the only one to notice it.