It All Comes Down to the Bible

I absolutely love listening to Dennis Prager on the radio.  I often refer to him as my best friend, whom I’ve never met.  While I agree with him nearly all the time; even when I don’t, I respect him and I want to learn more about why we disagree.  Whenever something happens in the news, I can’t wait to here Dennis’ take on it the next day.  If you haven’t listened to him, you must do so as soon as possible.  Check here for a station near you at

What I want to bring to your attention at the moment is Dennis’ column titled: The Culture War is About the Authority of a Book.  Dennis has written about Christmas in other columns (including In Defense of the Commercialism of Christmas, Christmas Decorations Make Society Better, In Defense of Santa Claus), but while this column is written regarding the culture war in general, it applies to one of the greater battles in that war: the war on Christmas.

The grinches love to deny that there is any such thing as a war on Christmas, or a culture war.  One of their favorite tactics is to ridicule those who stand-up for traditional values as defending something that is insignificant (global warming…now there’s something important).

However insignificant values-issues may seem to anti-theists, they are always representative of greater issues.  Will the world end if Christmas is abolished?  Of course not.  Will the world be a better place without Christmas?  Most certainly not.  If Christmas falls, so too will much of what we value, and what has made our country great.

Dennis cuts to the chase, and says that the bottom-line in the Left/Right division is “…what text, if any, [you] believe is divine.”

That a belief or lack of belief in the divinity of a book dating back over 2,500 years is at the center of the Culture War in America and between religious America and secular Europe is almost unbelievable.  But it not only explains these divisions; it also explains the hatred that much of the Left has for Jewish, Protestant, Catholic and Mormon Bible-believers.

Merry Christmas…and may God bless us, everyone – Left and Right!

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