I may not be Christian, but I know this much about Christmas: it’s a holy day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. I also know that those who believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and mankind’s savior call themselves, not coincidentally, Christians.
See, it’s a package deal: Christians and Christmas. Muslims consider Christ a prophet, but do not build their faith around him. Jews consider Christ a rabbi, but parted ways 2,000 years ago with those of their co-religionists who beheld in him something much greater. Other world religions don’t even include Jesus in the panoply. Let me say this again: Christians and Christmas, the package deal. While we non-believers enjoy the trees, the ornaments, the songs, and the lights, Christians focus like lasers on Christmas’s raison d’etre.
I mention all of this, in repetitive detail, just to point out how reflexive multiculturalism turns people inanely stupid, including allegedly intelligent and Christian people like Barack Obama (emphasis added):
The First Family helped light the National Christmas Tree Friday night, amid a festive celebration of musicians and costumed characters.
President Obama said Christmas is a time “we celebrate the birth of a child who came into the world with only a stable’s roof to shelter Him.”
He also made this statement about Christmas: “It’s a message both timeless and universal — no matter what God you pray to, or if you pray to none at all.”
Hat tip: Gateway Pundit
I truly do understand that Obama was trying to make a point about “peace on earth and good will to man,” which is the universalist message that Christians (very nicely, I might add) append to the holiday. Nevertheless, all that Obama managed to do was to come off sounding . . . dumb.
Still, I am thankful for one thing, which is that Obama’s mindlessly multiculturalist babel gives me the perfect opening to post my favorite Christmas song. I love the song and I love the way Josh Groban sings it: