Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What's on your Christmas card?



In a Boston Globe article by Jeff Jacoby entitled, "The Atheist's Bleak Alternative", he discusses how Europeans are no longer buying or producing Christmas cards that depict any religious basis for the holiday. And how businesses are afraid to decorate for Christmas for fear of being sued by someone they have offended.

It's here.

It is a bleak outlook indeed. Is this really the continent that gave us Tiny Tim's memorable "God bless us everyone." Now Tim would say, nothing because he would have been aborted for his deformity.

7 comments:

Radical Catholic Mom said...

How true. And sad.

ablondeblogger said...

So very sad. I make sure all of our cards are always religious. So much of Christmas now is just commercialism. I mean, look at Rosie O'Donnell who hates all Christians, yet celebrates Christmas. It's certainly not to honor Jesus where she's concerned.

It's like celebrating Hannukah even though you're a Nazi, just because you like getting eight presents.

Tradcatholic said...

I remember my mother putting up the received Christmas cards on the back of the front door each Christmas. She put the 'HOLY' ones - with mangers,Mary and Joseph and Jesus in the middle and added more as they arrived. The 'secular' ones - christmas trees, snow scenes, UNICEF 'peace' cards, at the bottom of the door, starting at the very bottom! A liberal aunt of ours was very offended once that her card was at shoe level, when she recognized the pattern! I still do the same today!

Thomas Shawn said...

Tee, Hee, Hee.

My mischievous wife and I selected two sets of cards, one religious and one very religious.

Our athiest and protestant friends got the very religious one that featured the Blessed Vigin most prominently.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, not true. There are plenty of religious Christmas cards in Britain. Really you shouldn't be so naive as to believe everything you read in the newspapers. As for Tiny Tim, Charles Dickens was a notorious athiest, this is in fact his only reference to God in any of his works.

SurgiteetCoffeamOlfacite said...

Anonymous, That's even better. THe fact that Dickens was an atheist and still has Tim say "God bless us " hearkens to a time when religion was not only tolerated but Christian religion and beliefs were the norm.

Anonymous said...

That is very Christian like and speaks highly of you that you would brag about putting your aunt's card at shoe level.