Jon Stewart Exposes “War On Christmas” Friendly Fire
It’s almost Christmastime, which means it’s time for Bill O’Reilly to yell about the fading importance of THE MOST UBIQUITOUS HOLIDAY OF ALL TIME. Luckily, though, Jon Stewart is still proving that the War on Christmas is a creation of the right, covering up the reality of the Christmas season’s increasing presence and length.
In the first clip, Stewart tears apart Fox News’ fixation on minor civic church/state issues as a “War on Christmas,” pointing out that for every court victory by atheists, there is still an avalanche of Christmas festivities even in Godless places like Manhattan.
In the next, Stewart takes on the Papa Bear himself, addressing O’Reily’s recent head-scratching claim that Christianity is not a religion, but a “philosophy.”
As one of the 27% of Americans who is not a Christian, I am glad Stewart is speaking out about this. And with so many non-Christians and unobservant Christians celebrating Christmas as a “secular” holiday, Christmas dominance in the season becomes greater ever year- making conservative pundits’ complaints truly whiny and absurd, even disrespectful. As Stewart said during his debate with O’Reilly, anyone who thinks there’s a war on Christmas should “walk a mile in Hannukah’s shoes.”
I don’t want to be a Grinch. I want to celebrate peace on Earth and goodwill towards men- but I also want to get through the holiday season without Fox News or anyone else suggesting that I’m un-American because of my religious observances (or lack thereof).
What do you think of the “War on Christmas?”