Saturday, December 15, 2007

Nonoffensive politically correct holiday

Certain of our friends on the Left are always concerned about who they might offend. They've made this frightful way of living into what amounts to a "non-offend" policy on their side of the aisle. They can't enact good policy for fear of who it might offend. They can't tolerate political realities because any statement of those realities is offensive. God forbid we mention a Higher Power, for they may not believe in Him-and if they do, It has to be gender-neutral (I think the worst example I've ever found of this is when I visited a United Church of Christ and thumbed through their hymnal only to find that they had adopted their own version of the Nicene Creed that said "I believe in One God, the Father-Mother Almighty," and replaced any mention of the Son of God with "Child of God)."

Our socio-political opposition-with a few notable exceptions-practices a neutered secular religion that reflects their largely spineless, gutless approach to the world. Not all Democrats are like this, but those that aren't usually aren't all that liberal. Those liberals who aren't spineless or gutless usually have some grain of conservatism deep in their soul somewhere-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Robert Casey, and John F. Kennedy Jr. come to mind. The few liberal bloggers that I know who do not reflect this thoughtless approach to faith, politics, and life have me convinced that they have a secret desire to be conservative-y'all know who you are, and of course you will deny this!

The Gutless Wonders come out of the woodwork every year around this time to spoil everyone's holiday enjoyment in the name of not offending anyone-after all, we can't have public Nativity Scenes and mentions of the Incarnation in any form, since that would be acknowledging that there is a God and giving HIM a name and a face.

Leave it to some folks on Music Row to fight the power in song.

If you can tolerate the puppets, I found a version of this on Youtube after first hearing it this past week while Nicole and I were out to dinner. Brad Paisley, George Jones, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Bill Anderson really spoke to me with this song. I laughed so hard I started to cry. What makes it so funny, of course, is that this is what the holidays would be like if liberals really ran this country the way they want to. As long as there is breath in me, they won't be running my little corner of it. Just when I get discouraged, a song like this comes out and reinvigorates this Culture Warrior.

Merry CHRISTmas, Merry CHRISTmas, Merry CHRISTmas!!!

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At Saturday, December 15, 2007 4:39:00 AM, Blogger Matt Daley said...

Now this is the David Oatney that I enjoy reading. :)

What we MUST keep in focus is that the war on Christianity is just one front in a greater conflict.

The Left means to sanitize society to the point where no one has the freedom to do ANYTHING that could possibly be bad for them or anyone else. If we allowed them to, they would pass a national smoking ban, they'd ban all guns, they'd take away all the foods and spirits we enjoy.

Take universal health care for example -- especially the type where preventative care is emphasized. At it's ultimate conclusion, health care would be provided to all, unless you exhibit behaviors that the Left finds unpalatable, such as eating certain foods, smoking, drinking, or what-have-you.

This cannot be allowed to happen. If we placate the Left on ANY issue, then we step further down the road toward the loss of all our freedoms. Even in this sense, the quote "those who sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither" is very apropos.

At Saturday, December 15, 2007 12:22:00 PM, Blogger Bill's Threshing Floor said...

Good stuff! Merry Christmas, Dave.

At Saturday, December 15, 2007 3:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David this is the truth and we need more people standing up for Christianity and stop rolling over for the politically correct.

At Tuesday, December 18, 2007 10:58:00 AM, Blogger LeftWingCracker said...

Brother Oatney,

Given that the vast majority of Americans refer to themselves as Christians, I think what you are at heart concerned about is how STRONGLY they identify themselves as Christians.

The war on Christmas, if there truly is one, is a war by retail sellers against the religious spirit of Christmas.

The truth is that we are a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-cultural nation, and that is only going to increase over the course of the years.

The truth about America is that we are not all ANYTHING except human and American, and that's how it should be, and how the Founding Fathers imagined it.

A joyous Christmas to you and yours, sir, and Happy Holidays to everyone else!


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