If you recall, last week a liberal reader named Robert emailed me about my WND column ("The nightmare before Christmas").
Well, he's baaaaAAAAAaaack. I assure you, dear readers, I've had nine years of Robert's emails, and I finally decided they're too good not to share.
So first, please go read this weekend's WND column entitled "Come in from the cold."
Now here's Robert's latest:
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Patrice ! I’m an agnostic, not an atheist, but I’ve never been a Christian . I’m a non-observant secular Jew . But how can you speak for atheists ? How do you know they feel “empty” inside “ ? I can’t see into your mind or the mind of anyone else, so how can you see into the
minds of atheists ? Why do you assume they feel a “keen ache” because they don’t believe in a a God ? What makes you think atheists “hate” God, something they don’t even believe in ? This is like saying the Japanese “hate “ Godzilla because of the terrible things he did to their country !
I don’t think atheists are any more “unhappy “ than believers . And you don’t need Christianity and the Bible or the 10 Commandments to be a good and moral person . Obviously ,people should not commit murder , steal, cheat and lie . These are universally condemned by all religions and
people all over the world . Saying unbelievers feel a" keen ache “ is like saying people feel a keen ache for not believing in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy , or for not believing the earth is flat or the sun revolves around the earth . No offense meant .
I know many atheists, and they are some of the nicest, kindest, most generous and caring people you could ever imagine . They don’t need an ancient book to be good people . And please, enough from you conservatives about the alleged “war against Christmas “. This is an urban legend .
I’ve never been the least bit offended when people say Merry Christmas to me on December 25th . And none of my liberal friends are offended by this either . We don’t want to stop anyone from celebrating Christmas and we don’t want anyone to be “persecuted “ for saying Merry Christmas .
No one is being persecuted for this . Well, a handful of businesses have told employees to say “Happy Holidays “ instead of Merry Christmas, but this is silly and doesn’t prove the existence of a “war on Christmas “ . The thing that offends u liberals is the way the Trump administration is
planning to deprive millions of Americans of health care , welfare , social security , medicare , food stamps etc . The people who receive these things are not “lazy bums “ trying to “sponge off the government “. They are children, seriously ill ones , elderly ,[poor and frail
people, people out of work through no fault of their own and struggling to provide for their families etc . Tell me, is what Trump and his cronies trying to do in any way “Christian ?”
Merry Christmas, Robert
I sincerely wish Robert the peace of Christ this Christmas. Sounds like he needs it.