Our colleague Ben Hart sent us a column saying he thought he would kick-off the Christmas season this year by sharing these five reasons why liberals hate Christmas . . . please feel free to go to the comments section below to add to Ben’s list.
1) Liberals are not so keen on God, period.
Their real Messiah is Big Government. They would prefer to skip the part in America’s Declaration of Independence that says:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
There’s just nothing in this statement that liberals like — that our freedoms are unablienable because they are given to us by God. They are not privileges dispensed by government.
This principle gets in the way of their main idea that government bureaucrats (central planners) have all the answers.
2) Liberals are not so keen on the Ten Commandments.
All that stuff about not committing adultery, honoring thy father and mother, and not coveting thy neighbor’s possessions really gets in the way of the liberal agenda.
So liberals fight to change the definition of marriage to be something other than a union between a man and a woman. They think our possessions belong to politicians to do with what they please. And, of course, everything and anything goes on the sex front. Sodom and Gomorrah is the liberal picture of a healthy society, a society without hang-ups.
3) Liberals are not so keen on Norman Rockwell-style traditional Americana.
Traditional values and traditional Americana just rub liberals the wrong way. Mom baking the apple pie (sexist), family gathered around the Christmas tree and the dinner table, Christmas carols, “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart, are all like finger nails scratching across a blackboard to a liberal.
Liberals also don’t like Christopher Columbus, July 4th, or even Thanksgiving.
4) Liberals are not so keen on Christmas trees.
Think of all those trees that get cut down for Christmas. Liberals really hate that. Bad for the environment, or something.
Plus they don’t like all those energy-consuming Christmas lights.
5) Liberals are especially not so keen on the idea that God would become man to teach us how to live.
The idea that there’s a God out there somewhere is distasteful enough to a liberal. But as long as He is a distant God, not concerned with what we are doing here on earth, there’s really no harm to the liberal agenda and mindset.
But what if God really is watching what we are doing, as individuals?
What if God is actually monitoring all our actions and even our thoughts?
That would be scary.
What if God is so concerned about what He sees going on down here on earth that he took up a human form, came here, and showed us how He actually wants us to live and think?
And what if part of His message turns out to be that the Ten Commandments doesn’t go nearly far enough?
You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”
Talk about a party killer.
That doesn’t sound like anything close to the liberal agenda, does it?
So now you know why liberals much prefer “Happy Holidays” to “Merry Christmas,” but would prefer even more just to get “holy” out of this day completely and change Christmas to “Festivus.”
Liberals want Christmas (if we have it at all) to be more like Mardi Gras.