As I was watching Sunday Night Football, a commercial caught my attention. When I heard the song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” being sung, I looked up with a bit of surprise that a company would use this particular song in this day and age when Christianity is attacked, ridiculed, and shamed by far too many.
When I looked up and saw that it was a commercial from Microsoft, I was even more surprised. Then, I noticed something that immediately washed away that feeling of nostalgia and happiness away from me and replaced it with astonishment and anger. Microsoft had stripped away four key lines away from the song. This is the part of the first chorus that talks about God.
Here are the words from the first verse of the song.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.
Microsoft, in a blatant sign of cultural Marxism, cut out the last four lines of that verse, going immediately, and a bit awkwardly for those who are familiar with the song, into the next verse.
The song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” is one that is often sung at Christmas. Beyond that, the origins of the song are deeply rooted in God and was a display of the faith of the author.
Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller wrote the song in 1955. Jill Miller wrote the song after the failure of a marriage during which time she became suicidal. It was at this time that, she she described it, she discovered “life-saving joy of God’s peace and unconditional love.”
Notice in the video, in addition to intentionally eliminating the name of God from the song, a star is the focal point, not the cross.
The concept of the commercials is very sweet, Microsoft employees head down to the Apple store, the most staunch competitor, and serenades them with ‘Let There Be Peace on Earth.’ However, what Microsoft essentially does in this commercial is secularize Christmas.
At this time in our history, it has sadly become commonplace and ‘cool’ to attack Christianity.
The left is working overtime in their continued attempt to push God out of society. Progressives are attempting to strike God out of the history of this country, with even Barack Obama proclaiming to the world that America is not a Christian nation.
And now, we have Microsoft joining suit and taking God out of the celebration of Christmas.
How sad and shameful.
This goes right along with what Obama said during the 50th anniversary special showing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” During an appearance by him and Michelle, Obama said that Christmas is about peace, goodwill, and tiny trees needing a little love.
I kid you not.
Obama: “But, we want to wish a happy 50th Anniversary to one of our country’s most beloved traditions, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’”
Michelle: “For half a century, people of all ages have gathered around the TV to watch Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the gang, teach us the true meaning of Christmas.” (HERE IT COMES, FOLKS)
Obama: “They teach us that tiny trees just need a little love, and that on this holiday, we celebrate peace on earth and goodwill toward all.”
Michelle: “Because, as Linus knows, that’s what Christmas is all about.”