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The Real Meaning of Christmas?

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December 17, 2007 by Stephen

There’s an excellent article in today’s USA Today On Religion weekly column that is titled, “The real meaning of Christmas?” The author, Tom Krattenmaker, opens with the notion that the holiday season has become for many of us something to dread. But, as Krattenmaker says, “If there’s any larger trend to be divined from people such as Marcus Borg and organizations such as the Advent Conspiracy and Christmas for the Needy, there is reason to be optimistic that Christmas might become more fully an occasion for renewal and hope — for religious as well as secular citizens — and ever less a venue for culture war and credit-card debt.” The thrust of the Gospels’ Christmas message, Borg and John Dominic Crossan write in their new book about the Bible’s Christmas stories, The First Christmas, “is the possibility heralded by Jesus of a world in which power and violence no longer reign, in which peace and compassion finally prevail.” If only that would be the world in which we would find ourselves. What is keeping us from that world?
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