Monday, November 21

Love thy neighbor as thyself, even if he is a "grinch."

Evangelical Christian pastor Jerry Falwell has a message for Americans when it comes to celebrating Christmas this year: You're either with us, or you're against us.

Falwell has put the power of his 24,000-member congregation behind the "Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign," an effort led by the conservative legal organization Liberty Counsel. The group promises to file suit against anyone who spreads what it sees as misinformation about how Christmas can be celebrated in schools and public spaces.

My goodness. It almost sounds as if there is no such thing as a middle ground between being the official state religion and being an oppressed minority. Sounds like a classic false dilemma fallacy to me.

I also have to wonder what this has to do with Christianity and all that loving thy neighbor stuff. It seems to contradict Matthew 6:6 as well--But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

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