Welcome to Roger’s Take on Religion: An Inclusive Perspective
Most of us thought the War on Christmas was over. Rather than the mid-50’s mantra, “Put Christ back into Xmas,” a delicate peace has developed balancing the religious Merry Christmas with the secular Happy Holidays, thus providing a choice of season greetings.
Enter our president-elect, who as you may remember told Iowans last year, “If I become president, we’re gonna be saying Merry Christmas at every store. You can leave ‘Happy Holidays’ at the corner.”
At the time, this message seemed incoherent. Now, not so much. Donald Trump has rightly diagnosed the problem of our society – it’s too complex. Only one holiday greeting is needed: Merry Christmas.
If you’re Christian you may like this. Not so much if you’re Jewish, Muslim or non-religious.
Here’s My Take: I understand now why so many Christians, especially evangelicals, turned out to elect Mr. Trump. We fight harder to gain what we think we’ve lost (the spirit of Christmas past) than what we already have (freedom of choice).
Hint: Expect your future Christmas gifts to come wrapped with the tag, “One Size Fits All.”