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The Real Root of Atheists' Anti-Christmas Rage

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 Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season? Is it because they are crusaders for equality, secularism’s saviors and humanism’s heroes? I’m sure that’s what they tell themselves when they’re pouting on their couches all alone on Christmas Eve after every single one of their friends has dumped them for being a rabid jackass.

I believe, however—and I could be wrong—that the reason some rage against the machine is that they hate God and love their sin, and bringing up Jesus in December is not the way they wanted to finish off the year. Indeed, Christ really rains on their parade … and they love their parade.

Christmas, if you really get down to the brass tacks of it, isn’t about reindeer, elves, iPhones or Lindsay Lohan punching a gypsy, but about mankind’s sin problem and what God did to remedy it by sending His Son.

I know the chief facet most people focus on regarding Christ’s birth has been the peace on earth and good will toward men stuff, but if you dig around in the gospels a tad you’ll quickly see that the “peace on earth” thing is an ancillary perk to the main reason the second person of the godhead donned an earth suit and decided to hang out with us dunderheads. The core cause that necessitated Jesus’ incarnation was our jacked up carnality. Yep, Hambone, it was our sin. There, I said it. Sin. Yours, mine and ours.

Transgression was the reason for the season.

This is why El Diablo didn’t pass out cigars at Jesus’ birth. Happy he was not that the Son was not only going to address our sins but He was going to eternally and temporally salvage those who believe from sin’s fetid effects. This is why slewfoot energized Herod to put a hit out on the Nazarene when He was a wee little baby and why Satan’s demon inspired ilk are anti-Christmas to this day. Jesus’ birth equated to Satan’s demise.

This is not good news to some, though. Indeed, many atheists are up front about it and don’t want to leave their wantonness. As Jesus Himself said, they prefer darkness to light and don’t like to be reminded of their personal accountability for their sin—and thus their need for salvation—and therefore we should not expect them to be stoked about Jesus’ birthday party.

This is easy math, folks: A person who has no remorse and thus no desire to repent from their sins is probably not going to be a big advocate for the celebration of the person who reminds them they’re wrong and calls them to repent and believe.

Call me goofy, but I’m forever grateful for Jesus’ birth, His attesting miracles, His sacrificial death, burial and resurrection. While most atheists this Christmas will be drinking to forget, I will, as Martin Luther said, drink to remember the One who was and is and is to come.

http:/ / townhall. com/columnists/douggiles/2012/12/02/the_real_root_of_atheists_antichristmas_rage/page/full/


by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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by Silver Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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by 2HotTacoTini on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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Oh and I did want to wish a very Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!


by Emerald Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:12 PM

That's true

Quoting Simply_Janeen:

I love Christmas. I have loved Christmas since I was a kid, loved it since before I knew what the reason people celebrate it was. I am an atheist married to a Christian and he does not celebrate Christmas. In fact, he sees Christmas as an evil, pagan holiday that no Christian should be celebrating. He would GLARE at me whenever I put up a tree, call me REBELLIOUS for buying Christmas gifts for our children, and just in general make December a difficult time of year for me. Some years I basically tell him what he can do with himself and celebrate it as much as I can and other years I don't even have the energy to fight with him about it.

There are a number of Christians like him, Christians who will look at you putting up your tree and look down on you. These are Christians who will say that you're morally inferior to them because you celebrate Christmas and they don't and because they don't, they will be looked at more favorably by their god. It's crazy, yes, but that is how some Christians feel. You think atheists are bad, meet up with one of these people. And for your reading entertainment:

by Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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I am not an atheist,  but have several in my immediate family and I would say your guess is spot on.  Additionally, they strongly subscribe to the concept of true separation of church and state and simply don't like seeing it appear to be 'sanctioned'. 

Quoting MsDenuninani:

I can't speak for them, cause I love love love Christmas, but my guess is because they actually dislike having religious edicts shoved down their throat 365 days of the year, but during Christmas it is particularly obnoxious.

That would be my guess. 

by Emerald Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Oh and I did want to wish a very Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!


by 2HotTacoTini on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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For me?! Thank you...I think...

Quoting Billiejeens:


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Oh and I did want to wish a very Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!


by Platinum Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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Quoting Billiejeens:

Quoting Friday:

This is beyond stupid. Atheists don't hate your god any more than you hate Thor. Making up reasons for people that you(general) don't like, do the things they do just so you can insult them is completely lame.

tsk tsk

What's your damage?

Church of The Invisible Pink Unicorn (blessed be her holy hooves)

by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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This article was a very interesting read, and I agree with it 100%.

Adding, to tell the truth,  the Internet is the only place I have ever come across in my lifetime that has the animosity toward Catholics and Christians I have ever seen.  I have grown to expect this -constantly.

I have never felt this in the real world.  

I got my first PC ever in 2006.

It has been quite an exposure.....

Thank God there are more benevolent than malevolent people in the world I choose to be in.

That is why I stay.

Even more than that:  I stay to Praise God for who He is!!!!

Veronica-Roman Catholic

by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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I think the ones who are making a big deal do it for attention. Stir the pot. Our courthouse has the nativy scene put front, no one in my town complains. That's because well 85% of our community are Christian, then we have Catholics, Jewish, Jehovah Witness, and the slight few atheist.

I believe and will always believe. God has blessed me in many ways. I love living life knowing I have an eternal home. If I live my life believing in God and there isn't a God, no harm done. If I were to live life not believing and at my death meet God face to face, the one I "chose not to believe in" well, that would just suck. So, yes, I believe. :-)
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