Residents and visitors to New York City during the Christmas Holidays are greeted by a new sign in Times Square displayed by the American Atheists. A 40x40 digital billboard proclaims, “Who needs Christ during Christmas?” A hand crosses out the word “Christ” and the word “Nobody” appears.
Despite the atheists’ proclamation that Christmas is irrelevant and obsolete, over two billion Christians around the world continue to celebrate the greatest event in human history, the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
American Atheists Public Relations Director Dave Muscato suggests “people don’t care about church and religion any longer. They only care about presents, fun and food.”
While everyone enjoys the tapestry that surrounds the holidays, Christians preserve and cherish the celebration of the birth of the Holy Child of Bethlehem who reaffirms the presence of God in their lives.
How ironic that atheists say Christ isn’t needed at Christmas when it was the Prophet who taught people to love their neighbors ___ even those who deny that God exists.
May the Prince of Peace continue to bless those who believe in Christmas and those who do not.