Whilest on the subject of the imaginary "War on Christmas", it occurred to me that not only do I not know how to spell occurred, but that a major sticking point for the Religious Wrong is that the ACLU is working with other religious groups who are not happy about "Nativity Scenes" at public places.
You will note - PUBLIC PLACES. I have never yet heard of the ACLU trying to get someone to take down a nativity scene on their own private property, nor one from a church property. Apparently this scare tactic is being used by the Religious Wrong, however. I know that Dad believes that they are "trying to do that".
When I was growing up, we lived in a small suburb of Chicago - almost in "the country", as there were still gravel and dirt roads and cornfields and woods all around us. The neighbors were all religous folks - Next door was a good catholic family with 6 boys, next to them a baptist family with 2 kids, then the 2 Lutheran retired ladies, across the street a couple of methodist families, and over the other direction, my best friend was catholic...
And lots of folks would put out those light-up plastic nativity scenes. And every year, SOMEONE would come thru and steal, or bend, fold and mutilate the baby Jesuses out of a few of them. I can assure you, it WASNT the ACLU - and back then Dad would complain about "Those Darn Kids" (nobody knew who... but it HAD to be kids, yes?)
Never a mention about the ACLU or a "War on Christmas". Oh, sometimes folks would get pissy because someone would abreviate and say "xmas", but it really wasn't the huge deal. And no, to my remembering mind, I don't recall there being a creche scene at the town hall building. Just bells and lights and Santa.
Ok, guys? There IS NO WAR ON CHRISTMAS - get over it. Get past it. Think for yourself. Read everything. Question everything. The real war, George W. Bush's Illegal and Immoral War is real - and it has now, officially - at Christmas - killed more American Soldiers than Osama Bin Laden did on 9/11.
How about fighting for peace on earth for a change?