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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Political Signs - December 2013

Tis the season to be political. Happy Holidays!
Christmas should be about politics and not presents, according to a new study into the meaning of Christmas.
The author of a new report, The Politics of Christmas, Dr Stephen Holmes said “Our modern view of Christmas is largely a Victorian invention, thanks to the imagery within Charles Dickens’ tale A Christmas Carol, and bears little resemblance to the story as told in the gospels. The Christmas story is intensely political, with St Matthew and St Luke focusing their sights on firm questions of economic exploitation, imperial oppression, social stigma, and petty tyranny.”