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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Secularism Triumphant

I've already discussed why Christmas is a champion of secular, materialist values. Here's what the Bible has to say about Christmas :

Jeremiah 10:3-4
For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.

Jeremiah 3:13
Only acknowledge your guilt— you have rebelled against the LORD your God, you have scattered your favors to foreign gods under every spreading tree, and have not obeyed me,' " declares the LORD.

The Bible has been more and more left behind throughout the centuries, because social pressure is what drives religious morality, not doctrine. What we now call "Christian morality" is the result of thousands of years of relativism, of constant changing and molding of the religion to adapt to its varied environments.

The fact that Christians are now trying to co-opt Christmas - which is the fullest expression of material, secular values - demonstrates that they have lost the moral battle, and are desperately trying to beat a retreat.

So the good news is that, we've won. The bad news is, the Christians' constant War against Christmas has been so successful that it has hidden that fact.

Merry Christmas !

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At 12/22/2005 12:16 PM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

Here's why the Christian War on Christmas is doomed to fail: Santa Claus.

Jesus may promise transcendent gifts after you die, but Santa Claus delivers the goods year after year.

Plus, the Santa Claus mythology is an excellent way to introduce children to logical inconsistencies, faith vs reason, and even about the gradual embellishment of psuedo-historical figures.

Santa Claus is one of atheism's best advertisements.

At 12/22/2005 2:50 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

You are absolutely right, Zach. Jesus will never be a replacement for our Santa Claus.

At 12/22/2005 5:35 PM, Blogger The Atheist Messiah declaimed...

I've been making this same argument for years now. For as many times as I've heard Christians preach of eternal truths and transcendant morality and unchanging values I've also seen, heard or read about changes in all of the religions concerning influence of secular society. Much more so in the past 200 years when the influence of factual knowledge has established much more of a foothold against superstition, ignorance and barbarism.

Once you understand how long it has taken for morality without God to even make a dent in the baseless, reasonless faithful, you start to realize that it is still several generations away where people will understand why we should care about others, let alone why we should value the life we have now. Many Christians pay lipservice to saying they value their lives and family and friends, but they do not understand how their own religions/worldviews actively set their own interests apart from their desires and happiness.

At 8/16/2010 3:16 AM, Blogger ming declaimed...

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