Monday, December 18, 2006

More on the War on Christmas...Now I've Seen Everything!

I think Nancy Reagan is owed an apology for this one. If this does not convince conservatives that the war on Christmas is nothing more than political and marketing rhetoric, then nothing else will. The OPERATION: JUST SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS website states that it "is a campaign designed to encourage Christians nationwide and around the world to PROUDLY proclaim The Christ Child as the center of the Christmas Season once again."

For only $2.00 apiece (plus S & H) you can pick up one of these novel little bracelets and show those secularists and liberals that are trying to steal Christmas right out from under our noses that YOU MEAN BUSINESS.

This is nothing more than a cheap marketing ploy, borne of manipulation, aimed at inattentive and gullible Christians caught up in the irrelevant.
Their website makes that patently clear:
"The enemies of Christmas have succeeded in making Christians feel as if we are bad and intolerant to wish someone a "Merry Christmas". This is political correctness run amok. We have reached an all time low point in our nation's history when human sensibilities are elevated above offending Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. People are telling us they cannot find appropriate Christmas cards, nativity sets, etc. It is long past the time for Christians to stand firm in our faith."
Forgive me, but I think standing firm in our faith is a bit more than wearing a cheap bracelet. If Christ is not the center of the Christmas season, somehow I think the overt focus on materialism, greed, and sensationalism thrust Him out of the limelight. Political correctness has had nothing to do with it.

And if you aren't satisfied with just the bracelet, you can get the Just Say "Merry Christmas" ornament to proudly display on your holiday tree.

Yep. I've seen everything.


(HT: wasp jerky)

As an aside, blogging buddy Les Puryear out at Crucified with Christ is taking a blogging hiatus for the remainder of 2006. God bless you, my friend. Drop by and see his final post of the year, a picture of a real manger, possibly similar to the one Christ lay in that wonderful night so long ago.

3 comments:

Geoff Baggett said...

Sounds more like "milk the dumb Christians" for some more of their conspiracy cash! I'm about sick of the plastic bracelets, anyway. Does anyone actually wear the things anymore?

Seriously, though, some of the cultural stuff of Christmas has run amok and crossed the line. One of my church members told me yesterday they saw a report about a new line of Christmas ornaments for sale at Spencer's. They're called "Pornaments." I can only imagine ...

Tony said...

Geoff,

I thought I had seen everything! Whenever I make a superlative statement like this, someone always one-ups me. I should have known better!

Pornaments??? Blecctthhh!

Thankfully, I had not even heard of those things. yet another reason I don't shop at malls...

Thanks for stopping by, Geoff.

Geoff Baggett said...

Sorry I corrupted you. :)