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I’ve struggled with something for the last month or two. Actually, it is something I’ve struggled with every Christmas Season for the past few years: Inevitably, sometime during Christmas I will hear or read some complaint about how Xmas is not the same as CHRISTmas and that Xmas is an attempt at secularizing Christmas.

I really don’t care about this argument one way or the other…really. What does bother me is that THIS is what we argue about. THIS is what we are up in arms over and are willing to protest about. Folks, 7.6 million children under the age of five died in 2010 and most of those were preventable. Today at least one woman has died in childbirth and has left several other children with no one, NO ONE, to care for them. Somewhere in America there are children being used for their labor, including sexual labor. …and THIS is one of the most talked about issues at Christmas?

I’m sorry if it’s a bit of a downer to some of you during the holiday, but in my opinion, if we REALLY want to put Christ back into CHRISTmas, maybe we should focus on some radical things.

I have so much more to say, but I just don’t think they are wise to say yet, so i’ll hold off on that for a while. For now, one thing I’ve been trying to get more involved with at Christmas is Advent Conspiracy (http://www.adventconspiracy.org/). Something else i suggest is World Vision’s Gift Catalog.

Maybe, more on this later.

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