Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Co-opting Christmas

Over at Ragged Glory, I have posted my follow-up to the post on controversial Christmas trees. The post is in three parts:
  • a discussion of how Christianity co-opted paganism in the Roman empire;
  • a discussion of how secular humanism is co-opting Christmas in modern Western society, and why I think this is inappropriate; and
  • a proposal for where we should go from here.
(Hat tip to Jack, whose post first drew me out on this subject; and to Jack and Stacey for their dialogue with me, which helped me to sort out my own thoughts on the subject.)