Late last night Ezra Levant republished an editorial he had written back in 2004. Here are the opening few lines:
Allow me to be the first Jew to say to you "Merry Christmas." Not "season's greetings." Not "happy holidays." Merry Christmas. Nothing added, nothing taken away.
Once, not so long ago, the chief challenge for Christians at this time of year was putting Christ back into Christmas -- reminding the faithful that Christmas isn't just about egg nog and presents, but that it was a celebration of the Christian God and His birth. Today, the battle isn't to keep Christ in Christmas -- it's to keep Christmas at all.
To which I left this comment:
Ezra, from the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for this wonderful editorial!
A few days ago I wrote about the same subject [on my blog and on Facebook] and focused in on the politically correct games that Zellers has been playing.
I received some pretty resentful e-mails from people, stating that I was a "zealot" and that there were more important things to be worrying about.
Isn't it telling that when members of the Secular Radical Left in Canada complain about things, they're righteous and equivalent to human rights violations in places where people literally lose life or limb.
A comedian responds to a heckler who happens to be a lesbian. She brings him up on a "humans rights" charge. Oh yes, what an outlandish thing for him to do. Even Robert Mugabe has never been so despicable!
But when any of us "dare" to point out the constant Drip-Drip-Drip attacks against Christians and Christianity then somehow we're exaggerating and not worrying about the really important things in life.
I will keep on fighting for what I believe in and know you will too. May the Year 2009 be a great one for you and your family!