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Monday, December 22, 2003

But of course, "holiday" cannot last either. No one is concerned about any Holy Day nowadays. We are much too interested in sex and possessions to think of anything as "holy." Smacks of fanaticism, don't you think?


Rich Lowry on Christmas on National Review Online: "But the triumph of such potential offensiveness was only temporary, and soon a reaction against it began, initially led by store clerks ordered to refer to the annual late-December holiday only as 'Holiday.' By the late 20th century, Holiday had evolved into something close to its current version, in which no religious affiliations, symbols or meanings are allowed to interfere with the enjoyment of the Holiday Spirit."
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