But I’m sure that they’re happy to take their vacation time because it’s the celebration of the birth of Jesus, right?
Let’s face it, Europeans aren’t getting time off because it’s snowing.
It’s the time of the year that Christians around the world recognizes the great gift that God sent to the world — His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.
But in our modern, multicultural world, for some reason, Western culture is supposed to be diminished in order to not be offensive to non-Western cultures. That isn’t multiculturalism, that’s self-loathing.
According to a report by HLN, yet another European city has decided to ditch Christ from Christmas and replace the Person Who is the ‘Reason for the Season’ with the bland, non-offensive ‘winter celebration’ vernacular.
The city of Bruges in Belgium has changed the name of their Christmas Market to the ‘Winter Market.’
It’s utterly ridiculous because the reason that there is a Christmas Market at all is to purchase food and gifts in order to…
It doesn’t matter what you call it, that won’t change it’s purpose and historical significance.
What is wrong with these people?
Gotcha — they’re the Ebenezer Scrooge ‘Before’ picture.
Fortunately, they have critics.
Senator Pol Van Den Driessche of the country’s opposition party said, ‘From now on we can no longer speak of the “Christmas Market” in Bruges, but of the “Winter Market.” This is not only a ridiculous decision it also goes against our individuality. Bruges has a very beautiful and old tradition in terms of Christmas. Whether you are religious or not, it is part of our culture. I do not want to give in to this foolish form of tolerance.‘
Many have stated that it’s a politically correct move to not offend Muslims as the Christian culture is eroded and marginalized in order to be ‘tolerant.’
Or maybe it’s to jump on that politically correct bandwagon of self-loathing.
Bruges is not the only big city that gives the Christmas market a new official name. Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Hasselt have all opted for variations with the word winter: from Winterland to Winter fun. Leuven keeps up with the word Christmas market, although all end of year events are also collected there under the name Wintertime.
Here’s a hot take: Stop renaming things in order to not be offensive to other groups.
Not only is it offensive to Christians, but it is also deeply xenophobic.
Look, they came to your country, knowing that it was based on Judeo-Christian values, they’re big boys and girls, they should be able to handle a Christmas Market being called a Christmas Market.
And if they can’t, well, you shouldn’t have to change your culture in order to please them.
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