Has the UUSC enlisted in the "War on Christmas"?
If you click this link, you will be taken to the UU Service Committee's "Holiday Card" web page, where you can "support UUSC by sharing the spirit of the season".
You can do so by buying one of three greeting cards.
The message inside one is, "May peace be yours during this season of hope", and inside another is, "May all the gifts of the season be yours".
The inside of the third, which is described as "an original design by Alex Leaver of First Parish Church in Plymouth, Mass.", and as "winner of the 2006 UUSC Holiday Card Design Contest", is
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As Dana Carvey's Church Lady would say, "Isn't that special?"
Excuse me, UUSC? What spirit, what season, and what holiday are you exploiting in order to raise a few bucks, exactly? Would it be the same one that Unitarian novelist Charles Dickens captured so memorably in his universally beloved novella, A Christmas Carol? Would it be the same one that Unitarian minister Edmund H. Sears captured so memorably in his universally beloved carol, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear? And if so, why are you treating it like the Unspeakable Name?