A Global Warming Christmas

by Ryan on December 24, 2007

in Culture,Politics,Pop Culture,Religion

Great Barrington, Massachusetts, was recently the target of Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly because of the town’s decision to turn off the Christmas lights at 10pm to cut global warming emissions.  Every year the battle resumes: making Christmas a Christian holiday rather than a secular one.  One can’t blame Christians for this reaction: it is their holiday, 8 of 10 Americans are Christian, and culturally it’s been celebrated in Western Civilization for millennia.  Even some people from in Great Barrington have a problem with the secularization of Christmas (you know the whole semantic ”holiday” versus “Christmas” thing), not seeing why this whole issue is even a big deal.

But I applaud O’Reilly and others who take the extremists to task.  A few hundred LEDs are not going to destroy the ozone layer, poison dolphins or suffocate mankind, and I completely agree that this kind of lunacy, perpetrated by public officials, should be brought to the general public’s attention.  Alarmism plus Christmas should equal media attention. 

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Chris December 24, 2007 at 12:01 pm

‘PC’ing Christmas has gone way too far! In my school our ‘Santa’ isn’t allowed to leave his ‘workshop’ for fear of offending a non-Christmas celebrant. On the plus side, we are (at least I am) seeing more stores using the word Christmas in their advertisements and also more sales associates are saying “Merry Christmas” as opposed to “Happy Holidays.” O’Reilly and John Gibson have been very effective over the past few years of extremists who attempt to secularize Christmas. John Gibson even wrote a book about it.

The green craze has apparently reached Rockefeller Center this year in that the tree is lit with LEDs.


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