dan henninger nails it again. he makes a great tie in between the econonmy tanking and the movement afoot to only say “happy holidays” at this time of year. for him its all about human beings behaving badly…
Responsibility and restraint are moral sentiments. Remorse is a product of conscience. None of these grow on trees. Each must be learned, taught, passed down. And so we come back to the disappearance of “Merry Christmas.”
It has been my view that the steady secularizing and insistent effort at dereligioning America has been dangerous…The point for a healthy society of commerce and politics is not that religion saves, but that it keeps most of the players inside the chalk lines. We are erasing the chalk lines.
you can read the article here.
so lets step up the nuturing part and be much more intentional about declaring the Good News, especially as we step off in the season of Advent.