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Trashing Our Sacred Symbols

Trashing Our Sacred Symbols

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CULTURAL
CURRENTS
Trashing
Our
Sac
re
d
Symbo
ls
connectedwiththecelebration
of
Christmas,onpublicproperty. OnemightarguethatChristianity,ifit possessesanyinternalspiritualstrengthat all,willsurvivesuchassaults,thatits powerdoesnotcomefromNativityscenes displayedonthelawns
of
countycourthousesorcityhalls.Whilethisob servationisquitetrue,thereisa crucialsignificanceinthistrend thatmustbeobvioustoallbutthe mostsomnolentofAmericans. ThataSupremeCourtofthiscoun trywoulddaremakesoobviousa series
of
anti-Christianrulings,in contradictiontotheconsistentde
cis
ions
of
prev
ious
Suprem
eCourtsandincontravention
of
thewishesoftheoverwhelmingma jority
of
Americans,signifiesthe growingsecularization
of
ourna
tio
n
and
our
way
of
lif
e.
That
judge
scanmakesuchdecisions, withoutfacingimpeachmentpro ceedingsfromtheelectedrepresen tatives
of
an
outragedcitizenr
y,meansthatthecombinedforcesof bigmedia
andbiggov
ernment
,aidedandabettedbytax-exempt foun
dation
sandthe
ultra-left
istacademicestablishment,havefor themomentsucceededingulling someandbrowbeatingothers. somuchsuperstitionintheirestimation, whatevertheymaysayordoinpublic. Forsomedecades,especiallysincethe end
of
theSecondWorld
War
,liberals, throughtheircon
tro
l
of
theSu
preme
C
ourt
oftheUnitedStatesandlower courtsateverylevel,havesoughttodis-
Enter
the
Cynic
Liberals,asourandperverselot,natu rallydespisesuchsymbols.Theycondone flagburningbecauseaflagtothemis merecoloredcloth.Theyseethevision
of
ourforefathersasflawedandoutofdate, justastheylaughatthecourage
of
ourwarriorsandregardsacrificeassomething otherpeoplemustdo.Jaded,cynical,ster ile,filledwithscornforthatwhichthey cannotcontrolorconsume,liberalsare
stirred
by
notimeless
idea
ls.
Th
e
cr
ec
he
,
theNativity
of
theLord,andthesenti mentsassociatedwithChristmasarejust
I
nthei
ncrea
singlymaterialistically or
iented
societyinwhichwenow live,theimportance
of
symbolsis
of
tenoverlooked.Oneexample
of
thisisour Americanflag,theemblemofeverything forwhichourcountrytraditionallystands, andofallofourhistory,
of
thevisionof ourforefathers,
of
thecourage
of
ourwarriors,andofthesacrifices
of
countlessmenandwomenwhoen duredimmensetrialsandtribula tionssothattheirdescendantsmight liveingenuinefreedom. Anotherexamplethatcomesto mind,es
pecia
llyatthistime
of
year
,isthe
crec
he,
or
Nativityscene,d
epi
ctin
gthebirthina stable
of
ourLordand
Savior
,JesusChrist.Decadesago,such displayswereprevalentthroughout thiscountry,literallyineverycity andtownofAmerica.Theydotted thelengthandbreadthofthenation andbroughtinspirationtomillions. Theys
tim
ulatedthemostnoble sentimentsinthehearts
of
men,in cludingfaithinaGod
of
justiceandmercy,hopeinthefaceofad versity,andch
arit
ytowardsthe lessfortunate.ThebeautifulNativ- ityscenesradiatedawarmththat"'
Q;
envelopedthehearts
of
youngand
&
old,ofrichandpoor,andofper-
g>
sonsofeveryoccupationandpro-
~
fession.Allthatwasdiscordantand
~
Strange
Gods
harshinthisless-than-perfectlife
I
Ther
eisyetanotheraspectof was
sof
tenedortemporarilyerasedA
disappearing
tradition?
Some
liberalsh
opeso.
thisdriftwithinoursociety,insti- bythiswon
dro
ussymbol
of
theHolymantlethereligiousbaseofourAmericangatedbytheleft'sgutter-elite,thatunder BirthoftheLightofthe
Wor
ld.Republic,usingastheirprimaryweaponlinesitsgrowinglyanti-Christiantenor. theFirstAmendmenttotheConstitution.WhileChristianityisexcoriatedbyHolly Thistheyhavedonedespitewell-knownwood,reviledinthemedia,andevermore statements,bythemenwhowroteandrestrictedbycourtsandpoliticians,other a
pprov
edtheConstitution
and
Bill
of
religions(if"religions"istherightword Rights,thattheFirstAmendmentwasde-forthem)aretreatedinanincreasingly signedtoprotectChristianityfromgov-honoredfashion.Forexample,recently ernmentinterferenceandencroachments,thecitycouncil
of
SanJose,California notoutofanyfear
of
excessiveinfluencespent$500,000ofthetaxpayers'money byreligion,anddespiteexplicitrulingsbytoerectastatuehonoringtheancientand theHighCourtinthe19thcenturythat
bloodthirsty
Aztecgod,Quet
zalcoatl.
thisisaChristiannation.Besidestheout-Sponsorsoftheprojectclaimthatthecity lawingofprayerandvirtuallyallexpres-istherebyrecognizingcitizens
of
"Hissions
of
theChristiantraditioninschoolspanic"heritage,eventhoughthepagan andotherpublicinstitutions,thecourtsgodQuetzalcoatlobviouslyhasnothing havegreatlyrestrictedreligiousdisplays,whatevertodowithgenuineHispanic,or
THENEW
AME
R
ICAN
/
DECEMBE
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