Christmas Rant

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Let’s put Christ back in Christmas.

There are a few things in life that when I see/hear them I am immediately brought to the brink of rage. Just pure rage. The Buell Blast is one of them. Not sure why, but I hate that bike with every ounce of my being.
I feel the same way when I see/hear this statement about Christmas. Where has Christ gone? He hasn’t left the building, he’s not Elvis. Xmas doesn’t remove Christ from Christmas. Quite the contrary. Xmas is short hand for Christmas. No one is slighting Jesus or trying to keep him from being in Christmas by using Xmas as shorthand.
Consumerism, capitalism and the Elf on a Shelf are in danger of removing Jesus from our remembrance of this sacred holiday. If that is what we are challenging then I fully support ensuring Santa Claus, reindeer and a me-centered mentality don’t take Christ out of Christmas. I just want us to be fighting the proper adversary in this season. Xmas is not the bad guy. Santa is.
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