Monday, November 29, 2010
Apparently, the American Atheists have grown tired of being falsely accused of waging a "war on Christmas," and thus have decided to do something to warrant such accusations by launching a direct attack on the holiday, erecting this billboard on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel. Judging by the billboard, at least, their attack is a bit toothless. I hope that every Christian will stand together in support of the billboard's claim. The notion that the Magi visited Christ as an infant in the manger is, of course, a myth. A reading perfectly compatible with "reason" is found in an ancient source often disregarded by modern-day Christians. See, e.g., Matthew 2:11 (referring to Magi visiting Mary and "child"), 2:16 ("When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi."). Thank you to the American Atheists for helping bring attention to our nation's woeful level of biblical illiteracy.