While many would agree that Christmas celebrations have been overly commercialized, it does not change the very basic fact that Christmas is a day that billions around the world commemorate the birth of Jesus and the yearly “war on Christmas” is actually a “war on religion,” which is reaching new heights of absurdity.
WAR ON RELIGION RAGES ON
Multiple religions celebrate different holidays in December, such as Christmas on December 25 for the birth of Jesus, or Hanukkah which is the commemoration of the re-dedication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem and is celebrated at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar, just to name a couple.
Rather than allow everybody to celebrate the holiday they are commemorating by displaying decorations associated with it, colleges across America discouraging, and in some case banning, any decoration that might “offend” some delicate little snowflake that cannot handle the fact that others may celebrate a different religious holiday than the ones they do, so rather than being “inclusive,” by allowing any and all decorations, the colleges listed below are “excluding” anything that represents the true meaning of the holidays in question.
For example, Missouri State University offers “guidelines,” on what is generally “inappropriate” decorations to be displayed in common areas, which include “The Nativity Scene, A Cross or Crucifixion, A Menorah, The Star of David, The Star and Crescent, Drawings of Jesus or Mohammed and The Bible or Koran.
It is also of interest that the University of Missouri also produced a list of what is “acceptable, which includes “Santa,” decoration, who isdescribed by Wiki as “Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa, is a legendary figure of Western culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved (“good” or “nice”) children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December)” (Click to Article)