The Reason For The Season

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, December 09, 2004

The Reason For The Season

December 9, 2004

Each year it seems the secularists advance their agenda another step.

Every Christmas season we learn of new attacks on the reason for the season and the watering down of greetings by school teachers and department store clerks.

"Happy Holidays" they are now required to say, lest anyone be offended.

If Christians are offended by this, it's too bad.

The secularists mainly don't want to be offended.

The Rutherford Institute has published "The Twelve Rules of Christmas" about what students and teachers are allowed and not allowed to do in public schools.

Christians, especially, have more freedom than they think and administrators who try to secularize Christmas are often violating the law or standing on shaky legal ground.

My question is, why are Christian parents negotiating with the state over what the state will allow them to do?

Why aren't these kids in Christian schools or home schooled where they can be taught the truth and celebrate the real meaning of Christmas, which is the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, not Polar Express and Santa?

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.