The war on the war on Christmas

by Heidi Schlumpf

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I know some Catholics and other Christians are offended by the Christmas-debunking billboard ('You know it’s a myth. This season, celebrate reason!") outside New York's Lincoln Tunnel.

And some Catholics are other Christians are cheering the Catholic League's response to the American Athetists' ad: a billboard of its own at the tunnel's other end, proclaiming, "You Know It’s Real: This Season Celebrate Jesus."

But, once again, Stephen Colbert has the most insightful wisdom on this religious controversy.

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As part of his "Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude," Colbert last week pointed out that Catholic League president Bill Donahue's assertion that the religious billboard was "a counterpunch" sounded based in scripture: "Just like Jesus says--if someone slaps you on the cheek, counterpunch!"

Watch the whole segment. It's hysterical. Says Colbert: "If you truly had faith, you'd just ditch your car and walk across the Hudson."

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