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posted: 12/13/2012 5:00 AM

Separate Christmas from the secular

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Much has been said, published and televised about the Christmas holiday and various celebrations recently. Truth be told, the real and original Christmas holiday is about Christ. But, the current secular "holiday" is probably best called a "winter holiday" and has nothing to do with Christmas. It is a celebration of selling, of winter, or whatever. Not Christmas. A lot of secular pundits and atheists have a lot to do with this.

We just need to realize this. If towns, cities and park districts want to sponsor a winter holiday event, that is fine. Just call it that and leave the word Christmas out of it. A lot of people want to focus on the (imaginary) Constitutional issue of separation of church and state on these issues. That is really just smoke screen.

Once upon a time (as in the old stories), Christians were the majority of people who voted, governed and led our country, and their ideas and values were the basis for our laws, traditions and practices. That is now changing, for many reasons. Only time will tell if this is an improvement.

David Borck

Arlington Heights

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