"He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed." --- John 3:18-20
For a few years now we have witnessed more and more controversy surrounding the word, "Christmas," and whether in public settings such as retail stores the word should be displayed. Horror stories abound about employees in some circumstances being instructed not to wish customers a "Merry Christmas."
Court cases have increased over the issue of displaying a Nativity scene on public property such as at a court house or in a city park. Common-sense folk with a high standard of morality and honesty often express frustration about this anti-Christmas trend which goes hand-in-hand with what has been reported as the growth of atheism across the United States.
It's really not about Christmas and use of the word -- that's just the smokescreen -- it's really about the Person Who is at the center of Christmas -- none other than the Son of God, Jesus Christ!
It is becoming more obvious as time passes -- the vast majority, not only in this country but throughout the world with its total population exceeding 6 billion want absolutely nothing to do with this One Who is God revealed in human form and the visit He made to this world which He personally created!
For a more detailed consideration as to this assault against Christmas and what is really the reason behind it, go to "Jesus Meets the Committee!" A link at the bottom of that area will bring you back here.
By the way, just what does Christmas mean to you?
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. --- John 1:10-13