Happy St. Nicholas Day

Hey, did you know that today, Dec. 6, is St. Nicholas Day? I didn’t.

Poor St. Nicholas–they’re coming at him from both sides. Christian purists don’t want to hear his name mentioned. Secularists hate and loath him. Nicholas became a saint by saving some girls from prostitution and by saving a few boys from drowning. No wonder they want to ban him.

Nevertheless, he’s still here. Sinter Klaes, Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle.

Yes, I know it has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus Christ, the word made flesh, the Son of God.

Which makes it a mystery to me, why the no-God crowd have conniptions when they see even the printed words, “Santa Claus.”

There must be some holiness to anything that offends atheists. If he makes people who are that bad that angry, St. Nicholas must indeed have some connection to the Kingdom of Heaven.