Oh my, how times have changed, and how they continue to change. There is the controversy of Pittman, NJ where the Knight of Columbus put up a sign in town that reads, “Keep Christ in Christmas.” Besides those words almost becoming a slogan these days, it seems odd that anyone would object to keeping Christ in Christmas. After all, Christ is the essence of the very word “Christmas” and without the celebration of Christ there would be no Christmas…or would there be?
Christmas continues its radical transformation into a time for Santa, holiday trees, and gifts. Ever increasingly, Christ is just thrown in there somehow for some. Of course the big offense in Pittman, NJ is that the sign hangs on city property. Thus it is being viewed as government sponsored promotion of religion. The sign will have to be removed.
To emphasize the point, the opponents of the sign have their own sign to put up on private property. The sign reads, “At this season of the Winter Solstice, may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”
Oh my, how times have changed!!