That’s Right Nate

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Economy a Casualty of War on Holidays

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We must decide if we will remain at the kiddy table with the Indians or move up to the head table with the religious.

When Rupert Murdoch bought the Wall Street Journal a lot of people were worried that the quality of reporting in the newspaper might go down.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Today there was a great article by Daniel Henninger which places the failure of economy where it clearly belongs – on the secularization of Christmas.  I was a little disappointed that he didn’t mention Thanksgiving, but I’ll get into that later.  As Henninger put it, “A nation whose people can’t say “Merry Christmas” is a nation capable of ruining its own economy.”

i have to admit I’ve felt alone on the front lines of the culture war lately.  Even Bill O’Reilly’s Christmas Reading List has been replaced by a “Holiday” Reading List.  Today, my ex-wife got a letter home from my daughter’s school wishing her family a Happy Turkey Day.   What hope do we have raising a God fearing child when her own school is secularizing Thanksgiving?

“It has been my view that the steady secularizing and insistent effort at dereligioning America has been dangerous. That danger flashed red in the fall into subprime personal behavior by borrowers and bankers, who after all are just people. Northerners and atheists who vilify Southern evangelicals are throwing out nurturers of useful virtue with the bathwater of obnoxious political opinions,” states Henninger making a strong case that the cause of the economic downturn is the Northern Atheists who control the banking industry.   Perhaps, it is time to put Southern religious people in charge of our country.

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  1. I was totally worried we wouldn’t get an early start this year on tying the stealing of Christmas to all things wrong in this country, so imagine my happiness when the WSJ managed to do it before Thanksgiving.
    Now I know what I can be grateful for at dinner this year.

    Beth

    November 21, 2008 at 3:43 pm

  2. I am happy to see you are celebrating Thanksgiving and not Turkey Day. Have a great one.

    thatsrightnate

    November 21, 2008 at 6:00 pm


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