Michael Coren, who hosts a panel on VisionTV that consistently features former CFI Canada National Executive Director Justin Trottier, has a piece in the Ottawa Sun (naturally) on the “War on Christmas”.
It’s typical garbage about Christian persecution, but you can get a sense of where he’s going from the intro:
I have friends who are conscientious objectors in the war on Christmas. They don’t celebrate the birth of Christ, but they’re not so neurotic that they will actively fight against it.
Then there are people like me, who joined the resistance years ago, and carry out combat actions behind enemy lines.
But I’ve hardly ever met any members of the occupation forces, those people who hate the season and want to expunge it from our calendar.
Yet while I’ve not seen the soldiers, I’ve seen their destructive work.
It’s a sad and pathetic piece about how there is “an outright blitzkrieg against” Christmas, which is not only anti-Christian, but anti-Western. Apparently only good white Christians only ever lived in Europe and North America (sorry First Nations and the many doubters of history).
A good rebuttal was written in 2007 by the ever-enlightening Dan Gardner. He notes the many religious relics of our language, but also the cultural imperialism and privilege enjoyed by Christianity. In the end he argues that we just shrug the whole thing off. He’s one heck of a militant secularist.
Generally, the “War on Christmas” is never anything more than an increasing number of people realizing that there is an increasing number of different beliefs in this country and that maybe it would be the good Canadian thing to do to recognize that pluralism. It’s more about ending the cultural dominance rather than oppressing Christianity.