Archive: December 16, 2007 - December 22, 2007
Attacks on this legislation will center on the claim that it violates the First Amendment. It does not.
By Willis E. Elliott | December 22, 2007; 5:30 PM ET | Comments (75)
This bill seems designed not to serve others, but to serve the Congressional representatives who voted for it. But you can’t legislate Christmas -- you can only live it.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | December 21, 2007; 5:17 PM ET | Comments (77)
The issue is not practicing political correctness but exhibiting religious integrity as responsible citizens in the nation that was founded and developed with appreciation for assuring religious liberty....
By Welton Gaddy | December 21, 2007; 4:34 PM ET | Comments (0)
Popular culture has so wounded the original sacred celebration that no amount of tinkering can restore its Christian meaning in the public square.
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | December 21, 2007; 2:03 PM ET | Comments (30)
We are the most multifaith culture in history. Shouldn’t we be increasing the visibility of the religious holidays of all traditions, rather than eliminating all reference to Christianity?
By Chester Gillis | December 21, 2007; 1:30 PM ET | Comments (28)
Those who are concerned about the rivalry between Santa Claus or Father Christmas, on the one hand, and Jesus on the other, must find a way of balancing the two theaters of human emotion and energy.
By Sulayman Nyang | December 21, 2007; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (11)
Welcome to Divine Impulses, a regular video interview series with Sally Quinn, co-moderator of On Faith. Go here to find Sally's interviews with: Desmond Tutu, Anglican leader of South Africa Tim Russert, host of NBC's Meet the Press Peter Gomes,...
By David Waters | December 21, 2007; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (9)
Resolutions are meaningless if people don’t resolve the same thing in their own hearts.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | December 21, 2007; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (58)
As conscience permits, let's say a hearty "Merry Christmas!" And please, nonChristian minorities and inclusive-language censors, don’t be anti-"Christmas" party-poopers.
By Willis E. Elliott | December 21, 2007; 10:14 AM ET | Comments (85)
It is instructive that language about Jesus was deleted, making the resolution no more significant than National Pickle Week to some members of Congress
By Cal Thomas | December 21, 2007; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)
The essence of religious pluralism is to want others to enjoy the freedoms that you wish for yourself.
By Hadia Mubarak | December 21, 2007; 4:39 AM ET | Comments (20)
Eboo Patel | Thanks to pioneers like Maher Hathout, our generation is working to build a coherent, relevant American Muslim identity.
By Eboo Patel | December 20, 2007; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (522)
Private citizens and religious organizations are perfectly free to celebrate Christmas openly, visibly and in most public places!
By J. Brent Walker | December 20, 2007; 9:19 AM ET | Comments (17)
The important question after Christmas is not what we did to further Jesus' message but how much money was circulated in the economy and who got the largest share of it.
By Arun Gandhi | December 20, 2007; 8:43 AM ET | Comments (9)
What is about the boy in the manger that provokes us to convert a Christmas tree into a Holiday tree, Merry Christmas into Happy Holidays and Christmas break into Winter Recess?
By Samuel Rodriguez | December 20, 2007; 7:26 AM ET | Comments (35)
I do not support Christ being the star of the show in public celebrations—not unless he’s willing to share the stage with Lugh the Sun God and Saule the Sun Goddess, Mohammed, Buddha, Krishna, Judah Macabee and a host of others.
By Starhawk | December 19, 2007; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (116)
Susan Thistlethwaite | Huckabee's latest campaign video with the interestingly-shaped bookshelf offends me as a Christian and as a citizen.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | December 19, 2007; 9:19 AM ET | Comments (158)
Saying “Merry Christmas” is not an acknowledgment of Jesus as your Lord and Savior. As a theological statement, it has no content.
By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. | December 18, 2007; 9:53 AM ET | Comments (187)
The issue is more than political correctness. We are being “daft” by suppressing even the public mention of one’s religion or religious holidays.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | December 18, 2007; 7:03 AM ET | Comments (47)
What a shame that a season that should be about Light and Love and Life has become one more place for our religious fundamentalists and secular fundamentalists to play out their insecurities and fears.
By Irwin Kula | December 18, 2007; 5:22 AM ET | Comments (49)
The reality is that it isn't the Muslims or the Hindus who are 'offended' at Christians doing Christian celebrations. It is the old-fashioned secularists.
By Nicholas T. Wright | December 17, 2007; 8:22 AM ET | Comments (43)
What the religiously correct want is a celebration of the birth of Jesus in public schools and in government ceremonies. This is not about religious belief but about power.
By Susan Jacoby | December 17, 2007; 7:24 AM ET | Comments (108)
Let those who still "keep Christmas" in their hearts observe it well and not look to governments to ratify what they have abandoned.
By Cal Thomas | December 17, 2007; 6:18 AM ET | Comments (28)
Now more than ever we need Christmas -- a way to find hope in what seems to be the almost hopeless times of massive, overwhelming and disruptive change.
By John Bryson Chane | December 17, 2007; 5:09 AM ET | Comments (26)
Eboo Patel | My wife's parents are making a pilgrimage to Mecca. Their journey reminds me of the best in both Muslim and American history.
By Eboo Patel | December 17, 2007; 12:38 AM ET | Comments (131)
What a shame that a season that should be about Light and Love and Life has become one more place for fundamentalists to play out their insecurities and fears.
By Irwin Kula | December 16, 2007; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)
Christians no longer have a nativity theology, we have a “black Friday theology”. Unless Christ turns a profit for us, the American economy shows a net loss.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | December 16, 2007; 6:24 AM ET | Comments (26)