Secular Christmas?

Bing Crosby, American singer from the 1940s, popularized the song White Christmas. The lyrics go something like this: 

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know…
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

Living in southern California where it never snows, this is more nostalgic for those transplanted from the Midwest or Northeast US. Therefore, a white Christmas is an oxymoron. This is an understatement.

And what else is an oxymoron? A secular Christmas. This is what I am seeing all around me. 

The schools teach evolution, where men is evolved from animals, and yet at this time, we are encouraged to give to charity at this time. Why? Why is charity a value if we also teach Darwinism and Huxley? We are told, taught, and encouraged to support the weak, the poor, and the old;  in the wild where we allegedly came from, that’s lunch on Tuesday.

I’m going to revise the lyrics:

I’m dreaming of a secular Christmas
One’s that devoid of all meaning
Where I’m told to feel good about loving
Even when there’s no reason why

In churches all over America, we use the phrase Jesus is the Reason for the Season. It is a great reminder as to why there is a Christmas in the first place. We are talking about a HE, a Person. I recall C.S. Lewis, one of my favorite authors, who was recounting his conversion. He was looking for a place where he could find peace and found it was not a place but a Person. 

I am not against Christmas. Far from it. I’m just tired of the endless secular songs on the radio that try to make me feel good about myself or to love others without ever alluding to Jesus, the Prince of Peace. He is the reason why we do good or even a reason to sing.

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