Don’t They Know It Hurts?

· long story short

“Remember, more than 90 percent of American homes celebrate Christmas. But the small minority that is trying to impose its will on the majority is so vicious, so dishonest–and has to be dealt with.”
–Bill O’Reilly, Fox News: Cited in NYT, 2004: The Year of ‘The Passion’, by Frank Rich
I was reading the Newsweek story this week on the birth of Christ–79% of Americans believe in the Virgin Birth. I was surprised. As I went on through the article, I began to feel it was getting rather rationalistic in tone, not suffciently reverential. Possibly offensive? How would I know?
But then I got that gut fear, dark deep immemorial aching in my belly. Would this stir them up? Would they “come and get me?”
It still hurts. Bill O’Reilly should lay off.