The holiday season! And the Grinch inevitably shows his face. There are the PC police on the liberal side and the religious police on the religious side. Each one wants to tell us that we shouldn’t celebrate these holidays lest we either offend someone or engage in unholy activity.
So, according to the PC police, we can’t celebrate Thanksgiving because it harkens to the European invasion of the American continent and the genocide of Native Americans (and I am both of European ancestry and am a member of the Osage Nation). According to the religious police, we can’t celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus because before we coopted it, the Roman pagans celebrated that day as dedicated to the worship of a false god. Easter is gone, too, as a time to remember the resurrection of Jesus because both the word “Easter” and the date are drawn from the worship of Ishtar, goddess of light and truth. According to some, we’re all sinners if we worship on Sunday instead of Saturday and because we Gentile Christians don’t keep the feasts of Israel. On and on it goes. Someone needs to read Romans 14:5-6, “One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes for the Lord…”