Jesus Christ, whose birthday is celebrated throughout the world on Christmas, has had a greater impact on human history than any person who ever lived. Though he died at the age of 33, the year in which we live is dated from his birth. Though he lived in an obscure corner of the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago, more than one billion people today call themselves followers of Christ. Though he never wrote a book, tens of thousands of books have been written about his life and teachings.
It’s bad enough when a Muslim cleric states that saying “Merry Christmas” is worse than “killing someone.” Now we have people born into the Christian tradition who say that the Virgin Mary was raped.
In 1914, when the bulk of the soldiers on both sides of World War I were Christian and Christmastime rolled around, fighting ceased, despite orders from superiors.