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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: End war on Jesus
Question of the Day
We often hear about the “war on Christmas” and efforts to erase all references to Jesus from our culture. This determination increases each year, and children in the future may lose all knowledge of the true meaning of Christmas.
I am confused. What annoys so many people about Jesus and the historical account of his earthly life? The following are some of the facts for individuals who are offended by references to Jesus:
Jesus was born homeless, and he came from the impoverished city of Nazareth.
Jesus grew up in a low-income household and was a carpenter.
Jesus had no university degrees and spent his life serving others.
Jesus was a champion of women’s and children’s rights during a time when both groups were treated as second-class citizens.
Jesus embraced individuals with disabilities, and he worked to help people with leprosy and other infirmities when society had cast them out.
Jesus initiated some of the first food banks and fed thousands of hungry people.
Jesus was a peace activist, and he wielded no weapons.
Jesus was a revolutionary who challenged the ruling government and religious hierarchy.
Jesus was arrested, charged falsely and killed by the ruling class because he was arming common citizens with truth and teaching them to love and respect one another.
What exactly is so offensive about this man? Maybe if, during the Christmas season, our world were to embrace Jesus, we could end the violence and evil that has so infected our society.
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