The American Paranoia of ‘Keeping God Out of Christmas’

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Rachel Held Evans writes again about the fundamentalist paranoia that captures at the end of every year the minds of many American evangelicals (and right wing Catholics alike).

Here is the core of her argument:

The whole story of Advent is the story of how God can’t be kept out. God is present. God is with us. God shows up—not with a parade but with the whimper of a baby, not among the powerful but among the marginalized, not to the demanding but to the humble. From Advent to Easter, the story of Jesus should teach us that God doesn’t need a mention in our pledge or on our money or over the loudspeaker at the mall to be present, and when we fight like spoiled children to “keep” God in those things, we are fighting for idols. We’re chasing wind.

Read HERE the entire post.

 

 

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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