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It’s the time of year when many sense the “War on Christmas” is back. With which do you most agree?

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Ruth
Ruth
1 year ago

A lot of this really depends on where in the US you live. I live in Texas, and we have much bigger problems than whether or not to say Merry Christmas, which by the way, everyone everywhere says during the holidays. Texas is multicultural. Bigotry isn’t much in the news. But the problems on our border are real and devastating.

Dennis
Dennis
1 year ago

Leftistsdemocrats attack our guarantee of freedom of religion and twist that promise into baning religion outright. This offense as well as their constant seeding of discontent among the “races” and “economic classes”, clearly show the evil intent behind their grabbing of power over American citizens.

red green
red green
1 year ago

America and Americans have been “sold out” by our government, state, local and federal. I would have hoped the last few decades, especially the last 2 years, would wake people up to the complete annihilation of our freedoms, liberties and our precious Republic.
Those very few who are fighting to save America have been betrayed by the overwhelming majority of “swamp creatures.”
Looking back over the years, it is now obvious to me that it has always been this way. Guess I was to busy working to notice. Our tax dollars have continually fed the ‘MONSTER” that will devour us.

jim wood
jim wood
1 year ago

I am 77 years old and served during vietnam. I have seen this country go through great times and bad but other than reading historical facts of our demise during the civil war era has there been such a lack of leadership and non caring for our fellow citizens. We have an administration with a joke for a president who cares nothing for the American people. He is in bed with the Chinese and cares nothing for anyone. We are so far in debt it would take 2 lifetimes to clean up what Biden has done and continues to do to this country. Our children and grand children will have to clean this mess up but that may never happen if they don’t get off tik tok and social media platforms. Good luck in the years to come, but right now it is not looking very promising. Republicans talk big, but don’t come through and Dems just cheat and lie. Happy new year America and good luck ====

David
David
1 year ago

As I was leaving the cash register from a grocery shopping trip the cashier wished me a “Happy Holidays” to which I responded “I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.” The cashier’s face lit up, she smiled and happily responded with her own “Merry Christmas!” It was really nice to see that.

Richard
Richard
1 year ago

There seems to be two different factions. One for religions, and those because they dont believe, they want to end it for everyone.

Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
1 year ago

Included in the teachings of Christ is the importance of kindness, fairness and understanding. Add those qualities together and it provides for peaceful relations between people. A great reason for observing Christmas . Thoughts and feelings of joyfulness , reverence and hope for peace , are all part of Christmas spirit.

CA BRISTOL
CA BRISTOL
1 year ago

Definitely worse than it used to be, but I will always say MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Maurice D
Maurice D
1 year ago

Honestly, Myrtle, you hit the hot spot.
Insidious attacks on Christmas mirror disdain for religion, spiritual freedom and security. More broadly, it seems the president (brash “big guy” – CCP “old friend”), congress, co-opted DOJ-FBI; Intel, USCP; abominable heartbeat abortionists; phony celebrities; tech tyrants, and mendacious media (all hands in the gloves of the Democrat party) are derelict, reckless, or disloyal – ruining life, liberty, learning, and livelihood – inept, to mend ethical, fiscal, legal, and moral woes?

Martha Hurd
Martha Hurd
1 year ago

I live in a conservative area of Ohio, so saying “Merry Christmas” is not a problem. Lights and other decorations are on display. I will express my faith when and how I see fit. I see and hear about the increased discrimination towards Christians, but don’t be surprised if that causes a revitalization of the Christian faith.

S. Forkum
S. Forkum
1 year ago

I very much embrace

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

My Southern California OC neighborhood is displaying more lights and lawn Christmas displays then previous years. More USA flags are waving throughout the year showing their support for Country not Ca.

Mimi
Mimi
1 year ago

I can feel the sadness this Christmas. Businesses do not decorate like they used too. Neighbors are not decorating. We drove around looking and nothing.

Praying for America in this dark time.

Joyce
Joyce
1 year ago

I’m not sure how it is going. About 15 months ago, my husband and I moved from a liberal area to a conservative state. God and Country are important here. People in our old area were upset that the Supreme Court reversed Roe, to the point of not wanting to celebrate 4th of July

Doxielover
Doxielover
1 year ago

I’m in a blue state, but in the country so everyone is fine with saying Merry Christmas – and I have never been afraid to say it – even when I worked in the metro. I recognize that if I still lived in a large blue metropolitan area that there is still a culture war raging there. Very sad.

Quantum73
Quantum73
1 year ago

Actually, I’m more worried about the war on Americans by their own government.

winterjean
winterjean
1 year ago

I am in a Red State…and it is amazingly Merry Christmas and lots of Christmas cheer.

ILona Cynthia Stafford
ILona Cynthia Stafford
1 year ago

Things are worse now than they ever were. Open borders,. abortion after the baby has arms, legs and heart beat and gender changing in schools

Gail-Lee McDermott
Gail-Lee McDermott
1 year ago

I think it depends on the geographical area.

Myrtle Martinson
Myrtle Martinson
1 year ago

The “war on Christmas” is just a cog in the wheel of the “War on Christians”.

Trish Johnson
Trish Johnson
1 year ago

It seems to me the amount of lying by public officials, price-gouging by businesses taking advantage of “recession” and “depression” chatter, and a general disregard for laws and social patterns and mores have caused a majority of Americans to enter the 2022 holiday season with an obvious yearning for “. . . a good, old-fashioned Christmas”, which includes wishing each other “Merry Christmas “ instead of “Happy Holidays” and purchasing more of the holiday’s iconic symbolism. . .I.e., bigger Christmas trees (Hanukkah bushes?), more wreaths, more candles and plastic icicles, etc., etc.

Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
1 year ago

When thinking about the will of God or God’s plan I believe that some things that are what can be regarded as mysteries need to remain mysteries. We should strive to understand as much as we can in this life, and in so doing it becomes preparation for the next life. About the topic of this poll , I believe that considering the history of Christmas makes sense , and what should be thought of above all else is the goodness and wisdom of the teachings of Jesus Christ. So, I am thinking that the first attack on Christmas can be thought of as what Herod did sometime shortly after the birth of Christ. And the Magi visit to the Holy Family, Mary, Joseph and Jesus have a significant part in this part of the story of the life of Christ. There is a place for what can be called logical assumption or justifiable assumption in the story of the Magi visit, and some genuine mystery about their part in the story ,but I think it can be said that the Magi were the first allies of Christ. God communicated with at least one of them through a dream to not return to Herod as Herod asked them to do for the purpose of reporting the location of Jesus, so when he learned that the Magi left the area by a different route on their journey home he launched the despicable attack on all male children approximately the same age as Jesus in an effort to end the life of Jesus. The reasonable estimate of children killed was a few dozen.
So, in his plan to end the life of Jesus Christ, Pure Good, the Evil Herod employed an act of Pure Evil , the slaughter of the Holy Innocents. That is why I am thinking that plan of Herod should be regarded as the first battle in the war on Christmas. As I mentioned above we should all think about the goodness and wisdom in the teachings of Christ , I believe there is a reason why there is a scarcity of information on this part of the history of the life of Christ, and it probably has to do with God wanting for us to give thought to the various possibilities of what happened and why. The element of mystery stimulates thought. It is interesting that Joseph had a dream in which an angel of the Lord informed him about danger to Jesus and that he and Mary and Jesus should leave the area where they were living at that time. So, those instructions from God to Joseph, and the instructions from God to the Magi have a connection and that is the protection of Jesus. It is good to think of Christmas as a time of both Joyful and Reverent thought and feeling. In the spirit of defending Christmas .

FREDERIC
FREDERIC
1 year ago

I voted “Unsure” because for the past two years, I have boycotted news from TV, radio, newspaper and magazines. Consequently, I don’t know what is going on in the world of politics unless I pick it up from conversations from friends or from other items I read like financial newsletters, etc. that are not politically oriented. I used to be an avid news consumer, watching Fox News and some other conservative outlets every day. I found that if I was listening to someone I agree with, then I would be angry about what they were telling me about the left. If I was seeing a guest or reporter that leaned left, I would be angry about what he or she was saying. In other words, I was angry a huge percentage of the time. I don’t want to be that way.

Now, I have replaced the time I spent on news with other interests including Christian pursuits, Bible reading, devotionals, Bible studies, church activities, giving of time and money. So now, I am much more content with the way I feel each day. I find that I don’t need to be “informed” in the way that I was before. Rush Limbaugh used to say, that if the news was getting you down, you should take a few weeks off and not listen or read any of it for a while. He was right. I don’t know if I will get back to some level of news consumpition or not. Realistically, I suppose I will at some point, but now, when I do get exposed to news, it turns my stomach, so I won’t get back to it any time soon. I recommend a news boycott to anyone who is tired of yelling at the television.

David
David
1 year ago

I have no problems with the phrase “Happy Holidays” since Hanukkah, Christmas, Yule, Winter Solstice take place in December.

wade c mackey
wade c mackey
1 year ago

Merry Christmas !!!!

Peter
Peter
1 year ago

This time of year you may see some tendency to dare let the facades fall seeking a kindred soul who is equally as remorseful for typically taking life so gratuitously.

BAE
BAE
1 year ago

Yes, the left doesn’t like religion. They and only they must be obeyed. The woke what would we do without them. Scary!

Gary
Gary
1 year ago

Darkness will never stop it’s war against God and His world. Their targets are the unborn, decency, holiness and love of Jesus; they strive on sexual perversion.

Pat
Pat
1 year ago

Hard to choose any of the responses, #1 fits in the sense of I do say Merry Christmas, and am not ashamed. Saying the war is overblown is no correct though.

Could not find a good response for me.

Bob and Kathy
Bob and Kathy
1 year ago

My wife and I chose the second response. Maybe because we are retired now and don’t really care what people say we have to do. We never stopped saying Merry Christmas anyway, even when we both worked in corporate America. I had someone say to me once, “I’m Jewish” when I said Merry Christmas. I replied, “well then have a Happy Hanukkah.” They smiled and thanked me and said Merry Christmas back to me!

TEC
TEC
1 year ago

I am still going to put out my Christmas decorations including the manger scene. I still will say Merry Christmas to all I meet. There is only one reason we celebrate Christmas and that is The Reason For the Season and that is Jesus.

Dick B.
Dick B.
1 year ago

As a Christian, I like to acknowledge all holidays during the season. I say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Annoyed with the holidays
Annoyed with the holidays
1 year ago

As a nonChristian I prefer “Happy Holidays” as it is much more inclusive of all the wintertime religious and nonreligious holidays. This begins with Thanksgiving and goes through at least the New Year. I am not as offended by the “merry Christmas” as I was, but it is still annoying as one whose holidays do not include Christmas, except as an AMERICAN holiday. And, I am FAR from liberal.

Del Robinson
Del Robinson
1 year ago

I believe your opinion can be dramatically influenced by where you live. Where I am, there seems a lot more “Merry Christmas” and a lot less happy holidays… I do know that big liberal cities don’t enjoy the freedom of expression that I do…

Big BAK
Big BAK
1 year ago

Can’t leave this poll without comment. Any person who purchases anything from Starbutt’s should be thrown out of AMAC! Not only are all their products wretched for your health but their complete distain for Christianity should be recognized and dealt with appropriately.

Mist
Mist
1 year ago

The truth is that the left views Christianity as its primary ideological and political enemy, because “leftism” is a secular religion in itself, which believes all other religions are false.
 
Atheists like George Soros, Lenin, and Karl Marx are more threatened by Christianity than any other religion because it is a stumbling block for their radical agenda. Our nation’s founding was on Judeo-Christian principles, which was (and should be) an intrinsic part of our national identity. But clowns like these want to erode that identity in favor of a “new world order” platform. Therefore, they war against national identifying holidays like Christmas and Easter. If we want to dig even deeper, Americans no longer celebrate George Washington’s or Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and instead replaced it with “President’s Day.” Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration is still acceptable, while the left is waging war on the two American holidays left: July Fourth and Thanksgiving.
 
Ultimately, the reason the radical left finds Christmas to be detestable, is that they are simply a “joyless” mob. There are happy and unhappy liberals, as well as conservatives. But, have you ever encountered a happy and joyful leftist?
 
Christmas is a joyous time to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Don’t allow the leftist Grinches to steal your joy!

Ron
Ron
1 year ago

Nothing is happening that has not been revealed in the scriptures.

Paula
Paula
1 year ago

Merry Christmas! and God Bless 2023 as We the People continue to show we are Free!

Tori
Tori
1 year ago

In my New England town there is (joyfully) a Nativity on the green. The USPS still offers the choice of a Nativity postage stamp and I will never hesitate to wish everyone a heartfelt “Merry Christmas”.

Jon Long
Jon Long
1 year ago

I live in a small town and don’t see the Grinches or Scrooges that hate Christmas or what the real meaning of Christmas is all about: the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!!!

Kenneth Kwok
Kenneth Kwok
1 year ago

Ultimately, the strategy winning this war is by ignoring the existence of your enemy. I express myself without addressing the potential threat and their impact in my life. This war is mostly psychological, and I will never give them an inch in this fight. Stand them down !!

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

The war has always been here and always will be. Evil has been around since the Garden of Eden. Christians have let down there guard more and more over the past 100 years and now we are surprised to find so much evil in our midst. When God is removed from government and social life, another god takes it’s place. No one is neutral, government is not neutral, everyone has a world view. We need revival.

David
David
1 year ago

democrat = degressive, divisive, liars, cheaters, parasites, leaches, corrupt/criminal, useless, godless, BABY KILLERS, fruits and nuts that don’t know which restroom to use, radical socialist/communist/marxist craving total absolute raw fascism POWER to CONTROL everybody and everything to ENRICH themselves and FORCE their evil reprobate ANTI-CHRISTIAN lifestyle agenda on children and society. Yes, the USA is divided, good will not unite with evil and right will not unite with wrong!

The Ugly Truth
The Ugly Truth
1 year ago

This isn’t a war on Christmas, this is the war on Christianity. The Marxists can’t control you while you are worshipping any “god” other than their god of government. This is why Christianity was slowly pushed out of all levels of education. In fact colleges today are busily inserting atheism in the brain of every student for that purpose.

Canuckulator
Canuckulator
1 year ago

I see many posts where folks say “nobody is going to tell me i can’t say Merry Christmas”….well, my take on this is G*D almighty WANTS me to say His name. You can never go wrong following G*Ds law over man’s law.

John
John
1 year ago

Remember…. Hitler was a Democrat! A single government Dictator! The NSDAP is alive and well!
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY!
And what did they do for Religious Freedom?

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago

I say merry Christmas always and usually people answer me back with the same.

John
John
1 year ago

I spent many years in the military many in far off lands defending the American Way of life and Honoring religious freedom. I remember crawling through mud and water with fello veterans and We ALMAYS wished each other Merry Christmas! I spent over eight years on foreign service away from my family and home.
Do NOT tell me how to be Honorable or Righteous! Our forefathers were Honorable Reverend And Principled LEADERS!

David
David
1 year ago

I make it a point to wish others “Merry Christmas”.
No-one is ever going to dictate to me otherwise.

Jeni
Jeni
1 year ago

It all depends on where you live. In the “free” state of Florida, I never stopped saying Merry Christmas. Nobody is going to dictate to me what I can or cannot say. I will never kowtow to the “word Nazis”. First Amendment.

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