Saturday, November 19, 2011

"Turkey Day"

The words of the apostle Paul testify against anyone who attempt to co-opt Thanksgiving and reduce it to a mere family-gathering day on account of their lack of theism:

1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy 3:1-6)

For anyone who attempts to transform Christmas in the same way, I would remind him of the uncanny similarities between the names “Old Saint Nick” and “Old Nick,” and of what you get when you rearrange the letters of the name “Santa,” among other things. ;)

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