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OK this from NYT really burns me. After having to be subjected to this stupid War on Christmas Crap to the point that I almost hate the damn HOLIDAY I learn the Christians won't even be going to church on Christmas Day!!! They harrass and harangue the rest of us for 2 months and when the big day comes they're a No Show???
For Christ's sake don't they know it's the baby Jeebus' birthday.......
Some of the nation's most prominent megachurches have decided not to hold worship services on the Sunday that coincides with Christmas Day, a move that is generating controversy among evangelical Christians at a time when many conservative groups are battling to "put the Christ back in Christmas."I guess it just isn't cost effective to be open on Cristmas Day.
Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., always a pacesetter among megachurches, is handing out a DVD it produced for the occasion that features a heartwarming contemporary Christmas tale.
What some consider the deeper affront is in canceling services on a Sunday, which most Christian churches consider the Lord's Day, when communal worship is an obligation. The last time Christmas fell on a Sunday was in 1994. Some of these same megachurches remained open then, they say, but found attendance sparse.
Staff members at Willow Creek said they had had few complaints from members about the church closing on Christmas. Said the Rev. Mark Ashton, whose title is pastor of spiritual discovery: "We've always been a church that's been on the edge of innovation. We've been willing to try and experiment, so this is another one of those innovations."
See it's just business say like advertising is for K-Mart, Wal Mart, CostCo, KB Toys, Kohl's, BJ's Wholesale Club, FAO Schwarz and Target..... ahem Mr. O'Reilly and American Family Association
If they have the right to buck religious tradition by their willingness to be on the "edge of innovation" then I believe I have the same right and it's called Gay Marriage.