Holiday "Culture War" Not Really
"As we try to respect one another's beliefs, noisy people keep intruding. They proclaim a "war on Christmas," force retailers to put "Merry Christmas" in advertising and then proclaim that they've rescued the manger."
My Take: There was a good column in Friday's Seattle Post-Intelligencer on the annual "War on Christmas" or whatever you want to call it. It's when right-wingers come out of the woodwork to whoop up right-leaning Christians and Christians-who-don't-know-any-better into a frenzy of misplaced fear and anxiety over secularization or even *gasp!* religious diversity around the holiday season. The column does a good job of putting things into a humorous perspective, tracing the roots of this culture war not in expanding tolerance but in political ideology.
'Culture war' in season of the Prince of Peace?, by Joel Connely.