Irish Catholic Priest Tells Christians to Abandon the Word ‘Christmas’
BREITBART – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PHD.
Father Desmond O’Donnell is urging Christians to give up the word “Christmas” and replace it with something else, saying that Christmas has been hijacked by “Santa and reindeer.”
“We’ve lost Christmas, just like we lost Easter, and should abandon the word completely,” Father O’Donnell told the Belfast Telegraph. “We need to let it go, it’s already been hijacked and we just need to recognise and accept that.”
O’Donnell, who is a registered psychologist and author as well as being an Oblate priest, said that the meaning of Christmas had been taken over and commercialized by secular society.
“I’m just trying to rescue the reality of Christmas for believers by giving up ‘Christmas’ and replacing it with another word,” he said.