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Real Answers™
Copyright: © 2011 Gregory J. Rummo
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By: Gregory J. Rummo


Good and evil, moral failure followed by redemption, forgiveness, unconditional love, sacrifice, equality, free will and liberty; these are concepts deeply ingrained in the human psyche.

They are the themes of great novels and movies. Civilizations have been established on their principles—“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness...”

They define human existence on planet Earth.

These are not concepts that evolved on their own millennia after we supposedly crawled out of the primordial soup. They are what set us apart from the animals, what negate the law of the jungle—survival of the fittest—and ultimately prove the existence of a deeper dimension that establishes man as the pinnacle of creation.    

We literally have the image of God stamped on our souls. The New International Version makes this plain: “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.’” And then He breathed a spirit into the first man.  

To deny human spirituality or to equate it with a medieval myth is absurd; akin to denying that humans have two eyes or two legs or the capacity to reason and to think creatively.

Yet this is the stretch that atheists have to make in order to deny the truth of what we celebrate today—the birth of Jesus Christ, the God-man, the long awaited Messiah.

Their denial is instructive in that, not content to ignore the message of Christmas; it rears its ugly head in annual constitutional battles over Nativity displays and similar Christian-phobic tantrums thereby betraying a deep-seated insecurity in their own belief system.

And in their attempts to quell this insecurity—what is in reality the faint echo of Eden nagging at their consciences—they lash out to silence the messengers.   

Satan tried it in the Garden of Gethsemane. Herod tried it in Bethlehem. The Romans and the Jews tried it on that dark day when the Son of God hung between Earth and Heaven.

“It is finished,” He cried and all thought they had finally succeeded.

But three days later, an empty tomb proved them wrong and changed history forever.

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

Merry Christmas Everybody.

Greg Rummo is the author of “The View from the Grass Roots.” He writes a weekly column of the same name for The Suburban Trends, a North Jersey Media Group newspaper. Email:  Visit his website,, where you can subscribe to his free, weekly newsletter.

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