Secular Xmas cards are a sign that ‘Christ is being airbrushed out of Christmas’
"A SURVEY carried out by the Daily Mail reveals that less than one per cent of cards stocked by supermarkets have religious themes.
Some had no cards at all with religious references in their extensive ranges.
The paper visited major outlets of the big four supermarkets – Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons – in seven towns and cities.
Out of 5,363 cards sold individually or in multipacks, just 45 featured Christian scenes such as the Nativity – 0.8 per cent.
The “worst offender” was Morrisons, which had six out of a range of 973 cards, or 0.6 per cent.
Second “worst” was Tesco, despite chief executive Sir Terry Leahy, a practising Catholic, writing to a customer in October to tell her:
We have increased the number of Christmas cards that will be available with a religious theme this year.
Dr Don Horrocks, of the Evangelical Alliance, said supermarkets were:
Airbrushing Christ out of Christmas.There has been a rise in cards that say ‘Season’s greetings’ or ‘Happy holidays’ which is evidence of the speeding up of the trend of stripping the religion out of Christian festivals.
Stephen “Birdshit” Green, the solitary voice of Christian Voice, added:
The situation is caused by managers subscribing to political correctness and the idea that in some way Christian cards are offensive to other religions. This is simply not true.
Even Muslims have been jumping on the bandwagon. Anas Altikriti, of the Muslim Association of Britain, said he was “worried” at the increasing secularisation of Britain.
People who are looking for proper choice of Christmas cards should raise it with the store manager.
The Mail was contacted by a Tesco customer earlier this week who said her local store in Ely, Cambridgeshire, had just a “handful” of cards with religious themes last year – and still had only three out of 67 last month, despite a personal assurance from Sir Terry.
After she had repeatedly contacted customer services, she received a letter from the company chief. She moaned:
Sir Terry promised more cards this year. But the selection of cards with anything relating to the true meaning of Christmas was tiny, so he has not kept his word.
Tesco said it had doubled the range of religiously themed cards this year but refused to give numbers, saying they “vary from store to store”.
An Asda spokesman said:
We sell five different Christmas cards that have religious sentiment and traditional designs.
And Morrisons said:
We stock types of cards that appeal to our customers.
A Sainsbury’s spokesman added:
The ranges that appear in our stores reflect what our customers want to buy.";
Source: The Freethinker
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