Christmas Tree vs. Holiday Tree
Father Jonathan Morris discusses whether there is currently a “war on Christmas”.
- Duration 9:00
- Date Dec 5, 2012
Father Jonathan Morris discusses whether there is currently a “war on Christmas”.
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Well you always -- me out and the birthday of Jesus.
-- pull me out of the closet they're bringing out on the holidays.
I -- -- -- and our world -- American with some -- we're should provide -- more often goes.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- To talk about religion and -- legislation.
You know -- and it's been in all seriousness.
I told you this before -- I really believe that you at the absolute best interviewer.
And spiritual religious topics.
In this whole building -- I honestly because you asked the tough questions -- -- afraid to ask them and then you listen.
It matters of crushing foreign look at always talked maybe around auction abortion -- marriage.
The answers yes -- Honestly and it because marriage is a wonderful thing it's a beautiful thing -- recognize -- right.
Gave up something very good in order to do something that I -- called to do so.
It's not that you've become a priest and say -- you know it's because I don't like to get married I would like to have a family.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Now -- -- I met Angela -- this morning.
She is merited but earnestly but who knows you know how to manage it is very nicely and I'm -- you should earnestly.
There's some discussion on some.
Some parts of the media.
About this war on Christmas which I don't say but.
-- I do them properly understood -- they there -- wars and there are worse right in and I do believe it's a very serious.
By by some people to take Christ out of the season out of Christmas and it's serious.
Because if we change society.
On it at the very death of what our society use and that is 88.
Nation that has been founded on Christian values.
Then our own personal lives change the way our families.
Come together is different way in which we see the world is different.
But I said at other times I think -- Salinas of what these people are doing its little bit like.
Calling aid menorah a holiday candle stick.
Right that it is a candle stick but it's silly.
To describe it as such because it's much more than that good -- Jewish friend of mine said you know I'm offended by this holiday.
Holiday tree because my religion has nothing to do with the tree.
In that -- has nothing to do with my religion.
We will look at -- holiday treat it is.
Christmas tree and so when -- take.
With such effort to get rid of -- the essence of what this holiday is it's silly but it's also Syrians.
All well as I walk around New York -- York.
She could -- that the Dublin later immediately.
Not offended by people who say after holidays we have vol what -- we have commendable celebrate Chanukah Monica.
America wants is to -- which one -- -- for soul.
And I say America seems to be able because arsenal -- but I'm not offended by people who.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Much more unified when somebody says to me happy Chanukah on December rates rather -- been happy holidays and means that there -- taking that -- seriously.
That it's not just one of many holidays that are all the same -- -- none of them have any significance I love it when someone would say to me happy Chanukah father that's pretty good.
I saw Bill O'Reilly.
My -- -- though when you have received friend your about it.
Let's just not my friend bill -- -- exist on enough.
-- -- -- -- -- but christianity it was a philosophy bill yelled at the kissed him but it's not a -- mr.
-- sort of you know I went back and forth with him on this count as well and christianity is a religion now.
It also has any any philosophy to a philosophy of all christianity would be for example.
Right that's it.
That's a philosophy but.
The first Christians were not following a philosopher.
They were following someone that they believed was -- sort of done that's a big difference there and they're willing to die with it for him.
And that's a big difference.
While it was entertaining and -- literacy.
Our people hysterical on television screaming in the latter.
-- I've gotten what I didn't know two point -- and -- What my friend Kinky Friedman of them the best observation about those.
That -- -- -- we Jews believe in Santa Claus killed Jews correct that this happened but that's deep and that's.
Probably what happens if -- there so the pope's gonna Tory now it's all about.
You know it's amazing it hasn't even sent out its first week and they -- even within one or two days he is one point five million followers.
It means to me I want a key word burden -- doctor about a billion Catholics on the -- when -- sneeze -- there's.
They're still people who are interested in what he has to say -- that are very positive thing.
And I find that all over the place that is his.
His secular as we are as a society.
Is sad post Christian.
Post religious as we can act.
At in the end there's a deep spiritual -- And we might even get it through Twitter.
Are trying to decide if I'm -- to follow him.
That's it's it's and it's it's a receptionist.
-- -- -- a frivolous activity.
Mostly for law.
People don't have a lot to do and -- and -- and it was -- And for example are resistant to redeem because.
My propensity to citizens.
-- we're on delighted our show and are sitting here.
I could say anything and don't want it over here because it would editors -- -- -- would've of their personal Barbara.
And a sort of -- quarter -- are out there -- man or man made up apart committee.
Hello -- used to have a causes of dogmatic about these sort of things but I.
-- otherwise did because his organism actually a good guys.
And while there draws a lot of people were friends of -- -- I don't -- that politically which is a problem.
All but it -- change -- huge.
Is a Baptist.
In what you saw and -- they close the curtain implement.
To order of interest if a budget deficit was not that we do the curtain pulled I -- have that national I had to -- -- their mind I'm about.
Testament choose not to deter other except discouraged.
There's your personal savior in order to gain access to heaven and he said it was -- the only way he -- those laws.
I disagree -- and there's many parents use you -- -- and -- discussion.
But he views analyses have well like if I wanna go to Central Park where did -- markets walker and out here.
Market street and assure that there -- a lot of there are other ways to -- to Central -- you can watch that one might take longer to you can watch anyway and its Central -- -- have much financial number we've moved on from now.
So what's your view on I'm with journalist analogy actually them Imus and I think it makes sense and I don't think reason and faith are at odds with -- and another.
I would say that.
With the Bible and with Governor Huckabee -- respect a lot of Jesus is.
Our -- -- salvation and its acceptance of him but third of lots of different ways to accept Jesus.
-- -- that.
There's lots we are responsible to guys just another way of looking at Ford if you're what did you eventually we're just reported -- carpenter.
Under a generous Sharon or whatever shall we we iris are former model sure this -- -- so I would look at it we are responsible to guide.
In his much is god reveals himself to -- if I'm born in in some jungle have never heard the name of Jesus.
Right or even have never heard of that concept of god.
I believe -- is so much and he's given us a spark within us.
That is connected to him and therefore he will give us opportunities to accept him and to accept.
His plan for our lives and -- I recognize that because I am a priest because -- didn't get my life to god in this way I have a greater responsibility.
Than somebody who.
May be born to a very different situation.
And but both of us have responsibility.
To except except -- -- and how he reveals himself to us.
The -- to the journal of our conversation.
I asked if -- sure aren't them.
Suggestion from fortune and fox Roman notional close to us today we I didn't say I wish I were married as -- as there are times -- wish I'd say aha gosh who degree to -- Soul or just a balls to remember their -- who would be of the top.
Those were those question did you look at you recognize and say Imus -- -- taken me there to.