Carol Platt Liebau: What's at Stake

Sunday, December 17, 2006

What's at Stake

Mark Steyn gets to the heart of what's at stake in the "war on Christmas" with his usual acuity:

What the rabbi in Seattle and the cops in Riverside are doing is colluding in an assault on something more basic: They're denying the possibility of any common culture. America is not a stamp collection with one of each. It's an overwhelmingly Christian country with freedom of religion for those who aren't. But it's quite an expansion of "freedom of religion" to argue that "those who aren't" are entitled to forbid any public expression of America's Christian inheritance except as part of an all-U-can-eat interfaith salad bar.


Blogger wile e coyote said...

Quit whining.

The issue is what the "common culture" will be and how it will be formed.

Also, Steyn fails to distinguish among the country, the nation, the society and the state before sticking the tag "Christian" on things.

Speaking about private social interactions, US Christians need to get more assertive and to apply principles of reciprocity. How many societies in Moslem-dominated countries worry about offending, let alone tolerating -- other faiths?

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