I have never understood why those who believe in “nothing” are so consumed with what an overwhelming majority of Americans accept and celebrate: i.e., the birth of Jesus and the sanctity of Christmas. If the symbolism of a decorated tree and a manger are now so utterly offensive, let alone the word “Christmas”, then so should the concepts of good will, charity and hope; for those are the virtues these objects inherently espouse. Apparently tolerance has become a revolutionary concept and a moral threat to the soulless, secular police state known as progressivism!
For the sake of Constitutional posterity, the First Amendment wasn’t designed to protect our government from our religious values; it was written to defend our religious values – those Judeo-Christian pillars of Western Civilization and our nation’s moral compass – from the clutches of government tyranny. “All men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights!” Hmm, that hardly sounds like a disclaimer for the agnostic apparition known as Separation of Church of State when our federal treasury reminds us daily it is “In God We Trust”! In other words, our founding values and societal norms – written or inferred – inevitably permeate every American institution and serve as the constitutional crux of this Republic. Recognizing and paying homage to a creator does not force anyone to be Christian, pray or to even believe in God. It’s but an indelible bridge to our humanity, our spiritual DNA as a free republic, and the divine source of mankind’s natural born rights! To deny these truths is to deny the very air we breathe. God is liberty, for better or for worse!
If irate activists must resort to disparaging believers and banning the harmless images of a sacred holiday to validate their nihilistic and/or anti-American views, they obviously harbor some serious doubt and insecurities over their own “enlightened” convictions. I love how atheists will openly mock Christians for believing God is a supreme consciousness, an eternal energy and omnipresent force, only to turn around and claim it’s scientifically probable for the same incredible amount of energy and mass needed to produce the Big Bang to somehow always exist without causality or explanation. And even if our universe is one of many, a side effect of a similar imploding/exploding dying entity, every living thing or inanimate spec of floating debris still must trace back to an inescapable beginning before one molecule of gas expanded or a single flash of light was visible in the heavens. Even Mistletoe needs a willing partner in this interstellar dance known as the human condition!
If the Big Bang is valid, and it very well may be, I’m putting my money on the notion it was but a mechanism of creation triggered by the discerning hand of intelligent design. Wherever there is structure, which is irrefutably evident on Earth and beyond our solar system, there is almost always purpose…or intent. A Mercedes doesn’t inexplicably appear without an engineering blueprint and the Mexican Axolotl doesn’t regenerate limbs or organs without a biological catalyst that is set in motion. “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heavens.” Because evolution cannot account for the exact origins of life, or explain the sheer complexity and anomalies of all creation, don’t be surprised if you find God and science eating at the same periodic table. Otherwise, the Big Bang would simply be accepted as a secular conundrum in which atheists somehow magically appear at the stroke of Midnight to stop Santa Claus from eating Double Stuff Oreos and reciting the Lord’s Prayer on Christmas. Oh the irreverent irony! No matter what the genesis of humanity’s blessings and indelible gifts, to each to their own and to all a good life! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and may your hearts be filled with love and kindness every day of the year!
“To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.” ~ Charles Darwin