This really should not be a problem to real Christians either, as the idea that Christians should carve out one particular day to celebrate God's gift to mortal man is also absurd. Real Christians celebrate the birth, the death and the resurrection on a daily basis.
I see the separation between church and state in terms of whether or not the state is actually establishing a specific religion, and so any discussion as to school celebrations would have to do with at least two considerations -- is the public school establishing one religion while excluding others, and is the religious expression initiated by the school or the personal expression of the students? If kids want to bring stuff to school to share by way of their religion, I think that's fine as long as the school is not preventing some while encouraging others. If the school wants the kids to sing, say, "Oh Holy Night" in their pageant, for instance, I see no problem with this (heck, it's one of the most beautiful song ever written) as long as they don't force kids to sing it, don't exclude other songs that might represent the religions of other students and offer kids the opportunity to voice their concerns one way or another.
I see the situation as too often involving those who do want to cram their religion down everybody's throat on one side and people who want to eradicate religion from the public sphere entirely on the other side battling out their extreme positions, while the sensible middle ground gets ignored.
Last edited by Gardener; 12-23-10 at 11:00 AM.
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