All Americans have a huge stake in Christianity. Whether or not we are individually believers in Christ, we are beneficiaries of the moral doctrine that has curbed power and protected the weak. Power is the horse ridden by evil. In the 20th century the horse was ridden hard. One hundred million people were exterminated by National Socialists in Germany and by Soviet and Chinese communists simply because they were members of a race or class that had been demonized by intellectuals and political authority.
Power that is secularized and cut free of civilizing traditions is not limited by moral and religious scruples. V.I. Lenin made this clear when he defined the meaning of his dictatorship as "unlimited power, resting directly on force, not limited by anything."
Christianity’s emphasis on the worth of the individual makes such power as Lenin claimed unthinkable. Be we religious or be we not, our celebration of Christ’s birthday celebrates a religion that made us masters of our souls and of our political life on Earth. Such a religion as this is worth holding on to even by atheists.
Christianity is unique in the view that it holds the individual. God makes us as individuals, redeems us as individuals, and judges us as individuals. Given how many individuals there are and have been on planet Earth, that makes Him a truly great God. Notice how the collectivists are always doing studies to group us according to our respective demographic groups in order to better engineer society. That's how they view people, as part of some group or subgroup. God on the other hand will give everyone who ever lived a just hearing, individually:
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Rev. 20:12Note to those reading, your works ain't nothing special. The greatest gift of all is the blood of Christ which cleanses us from all unrighteousness. I pray the Holy Spirit would lead to you to the gift of salvation this Christmas, 'cause the the next time He comes, it won't be as a cute little baby!
The King is Coming by the Statler Brothers