21 December 2007

CNN's Roland Martin on Christmas

I remember referring to CNN as the Clinton News Network (or, at times, even the Concocted News Network) back in the 1990's, but of late, CNN has been showing a marked conservative swing with the likes of Glen Beck, Nancy Grace, Lou Dobbs, and others sounding off - and at times making even George W. Bush look positively liberal.

Today CNN columnist Roland Martin put up an outstanding post on Christmas that I hope all of you will take a moment to read.


Anonymous December 21, 2007 at 5:49 PM  

If you're going to commend this article to readers, could you please correct Mr. Martin's misinformation? "Xmas" is pronounced Christmas. The X is from the Greek chi/x and is a common symbol for Christ in many denominations. Evidently not in Mr. Martin's, which is fine, but that's no reason to castigate other denominations as some Philistine heretics!

Father Robert Lyons December 21, 2007 at 9:32 PM  

At the same time, most contemporary secularists are comfortable with Xmas, thinking they are taking the Christ out. You and I may know that the X stands for Christ, but they don't... and they aren't likely to do so in most Churches - even liturgical ones - these days. I think his point remains valid, and I don't think he was intending to make a theological or linguistic point so much as he was trying to make a social point.

All original material (C) 2007-2010 by Father Robert Lyons.

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