The Christmas Truce
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On Christmas Eve 1914, a spontaneous cease-fire was observed across the whole of the Western Front. The Christmas Truce of the First World War, a singular event unprecedented in the history of warfare, initially received widespread media coverage in the New York Times of 31 December 1914, followed by British newspapers, such as the Mirror, The Illustrated London News, and the Times, which printed front page photographs of British and German troops mingling and singing Christmas carols.
"But Jesus Wasn't Born on 25th December - Was He?"
The secularizers commonly defend the de-Christianization of Christmas by noting that America is a much more diverse nation than we used to be, that we shouldn’t offend others, that saying “Merry Christmas” might be bad for business, and that public Christmas observances might even violate the First Amendment.
Then they deliver their crowning blow: “Besides, everybody knows Jesus wasn’t born in December.”
But saying “everybody knows” begs the question, as saying “all scholars agree” defines anyone who doesn’t agree as a non-scholar. At the risk of flying in the face of this collective modern wisdom, we suggest that there is substantial though not conclusive evidence that Jesus was born in December.
Blindsided by Bias
In the recent United States Presidential Elections (and in the previous Brexit vote in the United Kingdom), we have seen just how wrong the media experts can be. Many are describing the mainstream media as the lamestream media. A new word has been added to the English vocabulary: presstitutes. It is now being said that so many in the mass media prostituted journalism in being so partisan in pushing propaganda to promote the Clinton and Obama secular humanist globalist agenda - instead of reporting the news. Most so called news reports, in both the print media and on TV, seem to be more biased views than non-partisan news.