The Real WarDecember 22, 2005
Here is a good piece from the National Review Online entitled "The Real War on Christmas." It reminds us that American Christians have no idea what real persecution is like. The article outlines the trials Christians in other countries go through, including some places where there really are attempts to stop Christmas.
This is a great reminder that we need to quit complaining so much because we have great religious freedoms in this nation. If we really were being persecuted then the average American Christian's faith would probably be a little deeper. As the author reminds us:
"Christmas is a time of great suffering for these communities. But as these persecuted Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus from their jail cells, within their house churches, or silently in their hearts, it is also a time of joy. For them, truly, the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight."