Americans Prefer “Merry Christmas”—So Merry Christmas!

Despite all the consternation this Christmas season over “Merry Christmas,” and “Happy Holidays,” it turns out that by far the majority of Americans like “Merry Christmas.”

Americans Prefer “Merry Christmas”

A USA TODAY/CNN poll finds that 69 percent of adults prefer “Merry Christmas” to only 29 percent who like “Happy Holidays.” This is a change from 56 percent and 41 percent respectively last year, up 14 percent for “Merry Christmas,” and down 12 percent for “Happy Holidays.”

And “Merry Christmas” crosses religious lines, since most people don’t like the dumbing down of Christmas. Only about one in four want the generic wording.

We wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas.

Jesse Jackson Deaf to His Own Words

We wonder if Jesse Jackson realizes how weird his recent Chicago Sun-Times column sounds? Here are some of his statements:

  • “The Christmas story instructs us to treasure every child.” But Jackson supports abortion, which denies the value of every unborn child.
  • “We turn our backs on the genocide taking place in Darfur.” Yes, Jesse,and you turn your back on the genocide taking place against the unborn right here in America, by supporting abortion.
  • “Christmas should celebrate family [and] should remind us to measure ourselves by how we treat ‘the least of these.'” Right, it should. But who are the “least of these” if not the helpless unborn?
  • And finally, get this, “Let us all protect the babies in the dawn of life.” What part of the dawn of life doesn’t Jackson get?

Nice sermon, Rev. Just too bad you aren’t listening to your own words.

“Fertilized Fetus”?

Diane Glass in a recent Chicago Sun-Times column defending a proposal to sell Plan B, the chemical abortifacient, over the counter, refers to an unborn child as a “fertilized fetus.” She’s probably trying to say Plan B doesn’t abort a fertilized egg, but got a little mixed up. Maybe it’s a typo. But in any event, she’s wrong, Harvard degree or not.

Intelligent Design, Unintelligent Judge

The Judge in the Pennsylvania Intelligent Design case, John Jones the Third, got so heated up at the mere thought that Public High School students might have it suggested to them that some thought went into creation before studyilng Darwinism which says everything comes about through blind chance, that he shouted and screamed and called names.

How dare anyone question St. Darwin’s theories and suggest that there might be more to creation than blind chance and allthat ape stuff?

Judge Jones did sort of prove Darwin’s theory by himself acting somewhat ape-like. I don’t mind conceding that other people come from apes. I just want to make sure they know that we Scheidlers come from other Scheidlers, all the way back to Adam Scheidler.

A reflex principle that keeps one calm in the face of this controversy is that if there was not intelligent design and an uncaused cause—in other words, God—then there isn’t anything. So if there’s nothing we don’t know about it because we’re not here. If we’re here, there’s Intellignent Design. So, no God, nothing. God, everything. No problemo.

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