Another Christmas has come and gone and in spite of the best efforts of many to denigrate its spirit, it appears to have survived. We had those refusing to say Merry Christmas, banning nonsecular holiday decorations, and purging all references to Christ from primary school “holiday” programs, but on the morning of 12/25/15 families across the country woke up to a Christmas tree and gave thanks for their simple blessings as they ate their Christmas meal, Christians and non-Christians alike. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center survey, Christmas represents a nation-wide event celebrated by 92 percent of the population.
We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.
We’re living in strange times.
At the top of our list of should-be concerns are a nuclear ambitious Iran, a nuclear capable North Korea, a leading presidential contender who’s being investigated by the FBI, 18 trillion dollars in debt, more Americans on food stamps than ever before, terrorism on the rise, family values disintegrating, abortion as a contraceptive, half of all pregnancies being unwanted, and that’s just to name a few. You’d think though that we have such deep seeded insecurities that our focus can go no further than those things that have the potential to make us feel bad, probe at our inner vulnerabilities and encourage government dependence. Why else would we be hyper focused on such things as micro-aggression, hurt speech, gluten, GMO’s, safe spaces, and the assurance that we’re certain to have a wide assortment of bathrooms to satisfy any gender bending abstraction. A big clue to our transformation is our newly acquired ineptitude when it comes to figuring out what bathroom to use.
Sadly we’re losing those in our society who were part of the “greatest generation.” To add insult to their sacrifices, it’s being replaced by the “helpless generation.”