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Money can’t buy spirit of Christmas

Re “Save Christmas: Send money,” Dec. 23

The Times points out how much money conservative religious groups are raking in from the so-called war on Christmas. Why should they target retail stores? Why not publicize lists of charities that support the homeless, poor or our wounded veterans and ask that “Christians” donate 10% of their gift giving to these organizations? Why not invite persons of all religions to join in the spirit of Christ to celebrate love, tolerance, charity and hope?

Why don’t Christians see the hypocrisy of their leaders? It was Christ who threw out the money changers, after all.

ROBERT MASON

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Los Angeles

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If Christians like the leaders depicted in this article weren’t so overtly obnoxious in making constitutionally protected private beliefs so public, maybe their congregations would be more diverse. Sorry to break the news, but America is a “multicultural mush” as intended.

As Christ worship fizzles in Western civilization, just preach to your own and leave the others out.

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TIM DEGRASSE

Saugus

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The view of some Christians that others are trying to squash Christmas provides fuel for those who suggest that religion is based on fear. The opponents of “Happy Holidays” would do more to influence their fellow Americans in a spiritually positive way by expressing love instead of fomenting another war, trying to have us all believe their way.

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PHIL RIZZO

Valencia


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