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Saturday, December 8

I Said I'd Send This ...

Email to: Bill O'Reilly, Fox News

Mr. O'Reilly,

Like you I am convinced that there is, in fact, a war on Christmas. This war has been going on for many years, longer than I have been alive (I'm 46). I agree with you that the purity of this Christian holiday needs to be preserved.

But the war is not with the secularists per se, but with commercialization; those who would rip down the mistletoe and put up dollar signs, and replace the Holy Infant in the manger with a special from Wal-Mart.

Years ago I found a poem, written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti back in 1958, that quickly became my favorite. It quite nicely captures the desire for a simpler holiday:

"Christ Cllimbed Down"

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Merry Christmas, Mr. O'Reilly, and may you have a happy New Year.

Winter Haven, Florida


I shall see what reply (if any) I receive.

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