Many of us are old enough to remember annual complaints about the commercialization of Christmas in the 1960s and 1970s. There was much hand-wringing back then about jolly old Saint Nick replacing the birth of Christ as the "reason for the season."
Ah for those days! Today's secularized society is now pushing Santa out and replacing him with penguins and igloos and pigs with scarves. Santa will soon be gone and, by the way, we challenge you to find any stores that sell a lighted Nativity scene for your yard anywhere nowadays.
Since the constitution is often being interpreted to protect us from religion, rather than guarantee the public expression thereof, Saint Nicholas must go! He's, you know, that Catholic guy. Too religious. We just can't have a saint showing every year offending the, um, offended. Unless, of course, they are Catholics, or Baptists, or Pentacostals, or Methodists, or Anglicans, or any other Christian denomination. Sadly, that's acceptable.
So as we near the end of another Solstice season, let us not forget the reason for the season. Our savior was born to die on a rugged cross for our sins. More on that other holiday in a few months.
All of us at Faith Christian Academy hope your holidays are happy. We really do. But instead, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May God bless your family and friends.