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Today's Big Idea: Inclusion

The Big Idea for Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What happens when you designate a religious holiday as a federal holiday in a pluralist democracy like the United States?

Culture war. Well, not exactly. While it is very much an invention of cable news, the so-called "War on Christmas" is also a symptom of a larger conflict between religious and secular values. Should we refer to this time of the year with the politically correct term "holidays" or call it "Christmas"?

Some see such a substitution as a threat to religious expression. Penn Jillette, on the other hand, argues that "holidays" is a more inclusive term, and is a better way to spread joy to all this holiday season. 



  1. 1 Penn Jillette: There's No War on Christmas. Let's Just Spread the Joy, Man!
    Daniel Honan Think Tank
  2. 2 Peter Gomes On Christianity Today
    Peter Gomes
  3. 3 America Is a Laboratory for Religious Experiments
    Mitch Horowitz
  4. 4 The Roots of the War on Christmas
    Adam Lee Daylight Atheism

Today's Big Idea: Inclusion

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