One of the components of the so-called Christmas wars is the rise of the “new atheists”, the more vocal group of atheists that want to ban religion from the public square. Among this group is those atheists who patrol government buildings looking for any symbol of Christianity in particular to raise their angry fists at. The Christmas Tree is bad enough, but put a star or an Angel on it and it become offensive!!! Or the ones that demand at least that some display to reason itself is also displayed on government property next to a Menorah and a Nativity Scene.
Now if they are so offended by these symbols of Christianity and display of religion in the public square I suggest some other targets they should be offended by. How about hospitals and universities which were given to Western Civilization from the Church. These institutions grew organically from what the Church taught and lived. So they should shake an angry fist at public universities and public hospitals and be offended by them. Or how about charitable organizations? These organizations did not grow out of Paganism or from materialism. Soup kitchens and such should be offensive to the new atheist. If religion poisons everything than surely these vestiges of Christianity should be equally viewed as offensive. Of course the thing is the modern atheist is a Christianized atheist whose views have been influenced by Western Civilization.