“Leftism is a secular religion, and it deems all other religions immoral and false,” writes Dennis Prager:
Many on the left (as opposed to liberals) have been warring on Christmas for more than a generation. Leftists always deny there is a war on Christmas and mock those who claim there is.
It takes a mind-blowing chutzpah or lack of self-awareness when people do something and yet deny that they are actually doing it. But the evidence is overwhelming.
The left has stopped schools from calling Christmas vacations by that name–the name schools called them throughout American history until the past couple of decades. Almost every non-Christian school in America now calls Christmas vacation “winter break.”
Fewer and fewer Americans, stores, companies, or media wish people “Merry Christmas,” preferring the neutered “Happy Holidays” (despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans celebrate Christmas).
And in but one generation, virtually every American business has gone from having a “Christmas party” to having a “holiday party.”
Having written in the past about the falsehood of “Merry Christmas,” “Christmas vacation,” and “Christmas party” not being “inclusive,” I will not reiterate the point here. Suffice it to say that it takes a breathtaking level of narcissism for a non-Christian to be offended by mentions of Christmas and a breathtaking level of meanness to seek to deprive the vast majority of fellow Americans of the public mention of their holiday.
Rather, I want to try to explain why this has happened.
The “inclusive” argument is so absurd—I am a religious Jew and cannot even fathom being offended or feeling “not included” by an invitation to a Christmas party—that there have to be other, or at least additional, reasons for the left’s neutering of Christmas.
One is that the left sees in Christianity its primary ideological and political enemy. And it is right to do so. The only large-scale, organized opposition to the left comes from the traditional Christian community—evangelical Protestants, traditional Catholics, and faithful Mormons—and from Orthodox Jews.
Leftism is a secular religion, and it deems all other religions immoral and false.
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