Commentator Bill O'Reilly is on a campaign to promote the use of the holiday greeting "Merry Christmas" in retail stores, reflecting a concern that outlets are replacing the greeting with non-denominational sayings such as "Happy Holidays." Do you think secular forces are wiping out such seasonal displays? Are you offended by the lack of the word "Christmas" in such displays and advertising?
Corporate America and the "secular forces" are doing a great job of removing Christ from Christmas, but it's not because of a reference to a generic holiday. Frankly, as a Christian I'm offended and even insulted by some of the signs that label their products with Christmas banners. What makes a cruise a "Christmas cruise?" Do they have a plastic nativity tucked away in the corner of the dining hall? What makes the car dealer proclaim a "Christmas Sale"? Is it the big red bow over the car, or the Bible in the glove compartment? And what about the "Christmas Sale of Scotch Whiskey"?