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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Evangelical Jargon ('Scuze Me?)

Here's one that goes along with Christmastime:

Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Which season? Winter?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had a professor who used to say, "Let's bow for a season of prayer." Maybe it's that one.

Peter D. Nelson said...

Well Jeremy this speaks to the season of the Christian year originally. But since very few people know about the Christian year or its various seasons it has been relegated to obscurity.

C.T. Lillies said...

Whatever it's roots I think its supposed to be a reminder of, you know, the reason. Er, for the season? The Holidays I guess. All I know is that it seems to be intolerable these days to even remind folks of the semi-religious-ness of Christmas let alone what it is supposed to be about.

Josh
"...the word of God is not bound."
--2 Timothy 2:9

missmellifluous said...

Jesus is ulitmately the reason for all seasons but especially the Christmas one. Surely it is just trying to put the Christ back into Christmas. I understood this when I first encountered the saying as a 10 year old. Do you think people no longer understand that Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas? Or do they know it but just ignore it?

pilgrim said...

Like missmellifluous said--He is the reason for all seasons--He created us, this planet, this universe.

So He is the reason for all seasons...

But yeah, I get your point--it leaves a lot unsaid.

Jeremy Weaver said...

For those who may have missed it, the point of these posts is not necessarily to 'diss' Evangelical Jargon, but to interpret it for those who might wonder what in the world Jesus has to do with Christmas.
Just because we can come up with a clever saying that makes sense to us, doesn't mean that Joe Blo, who has never attended a church service in his life and didn't pay attention in history class in High School and College knows what we're trying to say.

I personally think that we're fighting the wrong battles in our culture by regurgitating trite sayings like this one which ultimately come across like, "Duh, Stupid! Anyone with half sense and one eye knows that Jesus is the reason we celebrate CHRISTmas!"

Jeremy Weaver said...

Although...many of these trite sayings should be dissed´.