HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SPEND….Cathy Young captures my thoughts perfectly when she says: “The ‘save Christmas’ hysteria this year seems to be worse than ever (though that’s what I thought last year, too).”

Hey, me too! But is that because it really is worse, or is it because I’m paying more attention lately? After all, before I started blogging Bill O’Reilly could rant til he was blue in the face and I’d never know it. But now, thanks to the miracle of the internet, when O’Reilly and his guests bloviate, people like Cathy transcribe it and put it on their blogs for all us pixel-oriented people to read. Here is the Rev. Tim Bumgardner, a pastor in Wellington, Florida, who is fighting to have a nativity scene included in his town’s holiday display:

Rev. Tim Bumgardner: I think they should put a Nativity scene ? be American! Hey, celebrate Christmas ? people spend more money! Jesus makes people want to spend money!

O’Reilly: I agree. I’m with you.

Look, folks, if that’s what Jesus wants, then I guess America is a Christian nation after all. But if that’s the case, Bill and the reverend might want to think twice about whether the game is worth the candle.

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