A VDARE.COM Donor Asks That We “Ease Up” In Our War On Christmas



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From:

Ron Vertrees: (e-mail
him)


Re:

The War On Christmas


I am a
long-time contributor
to
VDARE.COM and have
just mailed you another check. But the funds are not to
defend

Christmas
.

I
am a history student. Those men of God,

the Puritans
, disdained the Catholic holidays and
especially Christmas, which was banned in Massachusetts
in 1647.


Do you denounce the founders of our country as
anti-Christian and un-American?


Around 1720 my own Christian ancestors fled Catholic
persecution in Europe to find freedom in Pennsylvania.
In 1776, one of my ancestors fought for Independence. I
am an American. I am a Christian.

As
a Christian American I have the right to read the Bible
and ignore

the Pope
.

The

New Testament
teaches that Jesus was born in the
autumn at the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).
Many other Christians observe that Biblical holiday,
understanding its origin.


Until our Savior returns as King, I accept all professed
believers as my brothers and am glad that you glorify
Him on the 25th and as every other day. I ask for
similar tolerance in return. 

So
ease up a bit regarding the
War on
Christmas
.

We
have real enemies and cannot afford to fight among
ourselves over

Santa Claus.

Vertrees, who was a
customhouse broker, lives in Maryland, reports that he “became
a VDARE.COM contributor”
because we shared his “special
interest
” in border control. His previous letter
about discrimination by the IRS against English speakers
is

here
.



James
Fulford
replies: We are always very grateful to
our donors, and we recognize that many Christians differ
as to what to do about celebrating Christmas, but you
have to understand that the Puritans who banned the
celebration of Christmas with drinking and puddings and
Yule logs and such were doing so for a very different
motive than the modern anti-Christmas zealots.

The
Puritans thought that not engaging in excesses of eating
and drinking on the 25th was a


better way of honoring Christ and his church than the
older customs. The modern War Against Christmas is part
of the project we call "Abolishing
America.
" And while we respectfully differ from Ron
Vertrees on the subject, the fact that we`ve been
recently attacked by Max Blumenthal and Keith Olbermann
on MSNBC for "starting" the whole thing means that this
no time to back down. So we intend to fight it out on
this line if it takes all winter, wishing everyone, and
especially our

donors
, a very Merry Christmas!