Consumerism masks true significance of Christmas
The Daily Nebraskan, December 7, 2009
Monica Sanford rehearses the cliché that consumerism and materialism have corrupted the "true significance" of Christmas. Though Sanford is not a Christian, she trots out the artificial meaning Christians have assigned to the holiday
Different sectors of our culture, usually divided over matters political, are curiously united in their opposition to something called "materialism."
The secular left decries business and commerce as "crass" and "alienating," bemoaning the relentless acquisition of gas-guzzling SUVs and cookie-cutter suburban homes. Not to be outdone,