You just have to love a post that starts off with:
This here is a flaming PC-free, Nativity creche friendly, winter solstice/Kwanzaa disdaining, stocking hanging, reindeer gaming, Joy to the World screeching, "Merry Christmas!" echoing, razzleberry dressing and wassail consuming, careening collision of Church and State, web-blog.
To all of you who are worried that the secularists are stealing Christmas, I send the words of the angels: "Do Not Be Afraid!" The ACLU et al. is no match for the tiny, shivering, little, naked Deity in the manger at Bethlehem. [Barbara Nicolosi]
Those were also the words that Pope John Paul II started off with pontificate with "be not afraid." In this PC crazed world it can easily be re-phrased to "Be not afraid to offend." If you can live your faith without causing waves then you are probably not living your faith. The early Christians were at first a scandal to the Pagans. Later though the Pagans became scandalized by Paganism. Too many are living as secret Christians and we have surrendered too much to the culture for fear of offence and a go-along to get-along attitude. Barbara Nicolosi efforts with Act One are a template for all of us regardless of a field of endeavor. Whether we are artists or code-slingers we can be the yeast to make the whole loaf rise. Too often Christians have tried to bake the cultural loaf with all the yeast in one part only. By setting up walls or mirroring aspects of society they have failed to interact but instead have created a bunker Christianity.