Dale Ahlquist blogging at LifeSiteNews
Dale Ahlquist wrote a new essay on the hatred of Christmas at the LifeSiteNews website on December 14. He began:
There are people who hate Christmas. I’m not talking about those who hate the music and the merchandising, and certainly not those who make us feel uncomfortable for saying “Merry Christmas” while they don’t mind exploiting our celebration for commercial purposes.
I’m not even talking about the people who hate Christianity in general or Catholicism in particular (for it was this Church that gave us Christ’s Mass on December 25), who loathe the very idea of the Incarnation.
No, I’m referring to those who hate Christmas without even knowing they hate Christmas. What they hate are not the obvious theological implications but the more subtle sociological implications of Christmas. We are, after all, celebrating the birth of a baby in a country where the federal government spends $1 billion on what it calls “reproductive health,” which means contraception, sterilization, and abortion. The Nativity could not be a more contrary celebration in a society that has such a bizarre attitude toward birth, broadly unwelcoming, but often narrowly and violently hateful.