25 December 2009

Christmas, The Academic Elite & Noelophobia

"Christmas is not just a religious holiday, but a tradition -- read, a civil right. Indeed, the Christmas celebration, and even the stories it tells us, has become part of a cultural context defining our very identity. And there is no concession we want to make on the essence of our sociological identity. If the academic elite in this country cannot grasp the meaning of a historic identity -- even if it has been built around an religious narrative -- they can take all the time they need to understand it. Let the die-hard, primitive, anticlerical elite fight their senseless battles with the religious zealots on all things philosophical and theological. That is their business, not ours -- the overwhelming majority of people who enjoy and celebrate these moments of peace. And no, we're not interested in changing its name or its date. This battle against Christmas is now aimed -- and will be fought -- against the people in the land of reality, not in the realm of textbooks."~ Dr. Walid Phares 


3 comments:

Chaps said...

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." - St. Paul to the Galatians and to us.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Amen Chaps.

Pam Walter said...

Hear! Hear! www.satisfiedsole.com