Harvard’s "holiday that has no meaning"

Bravo!  The Harvard Crimson’s Christopher B. Lacaria has written an excellent opinion piece entitled, The War Against Christmas, Harvard’s holiday spirit raises a few questions.

Here’s an excerpt:

Chanukah, a holy day observed by a sizable portion of Harvard students, enjoys the public recognition on campus that it deserves. During the eight-day-long holiday, a giant menorah graced the Yard right in front of Widener Library. Such campus celebrities as former University President Lawrence H. Summers, “Justice” professor Michael Sandel, and current University President Drew Gilpin Faust herself even participated in public menorah-lightings, garnering significant Crimson coverage.

But not one public Christmas display—no Nativity crèche, no Advent wreath lightings—received any such attention, in the campus daily or on email lists. Surely there are still Christians on campus who cling tightly to their Christmastime traditions, but theirs do not figure meaningfully in the multicultural mélange that dominates Harvard this time of year.

Be sure to read the rest of his column.

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1 Comment »

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    Roses are red, sky is blue, you’re a better writer than me for sure, lol 😉


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