In recent years, the tension between secular and religious forces has constantly simmered beneath the surface of American life. Many religious people think their beliefs are being forced out of the public sphere, while many secular proponents believe Christians are trying to force everyone to conform to their Christian beliefs.
Christmas is a time when this tension frequently erupts into open warfare and disputes break out over displays of religious scenes in various venues and people weigh whether to wish others "merry Christmas" or "happy holidays."
Naperville perhaps narrowly avoided an outbreak of controversy recently when the Park District agreed to allow a menorah to be placed on the Riverwalk.
Are you comfortable with this Jewish symbol on display in a public place? Do you think all religions are treated fairly during the holidays in Naperville and in the country?