Friday, December 17, 2004

 

Goodbye Christmas?

Charles Krauthammer is quickly becoming one of my favorite columnists and pundits. Again, with this piece, he hits the nail right on the head.

Some Americans get angry at parents who want to ban carols because they tremble that their kids might feel ``different'' and ``uncomfortable'' should they, God forbid, hear Christian music sung at their school. I feel pity. What kind of fragile religious identity have they bequeathed their children that it should be threatened by exposure to carols?

I'm struck by the fact that you almost never find Orthodox Jews complaining about a Christmas creche in the public square. That is because their children, steeped in the richness of their own religious tradition, know who they are and are not threatened by Christians celebrating their religion in public. They are enlarged by it.


Read the whole article, it is excellent.



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