President Obama said Christmas is a time "we celebrate the birth of a child who came into the world with only a stable’s roof to shelter Him."
He also made this statement about Christmas: "It’s a message both timeless and universal — no matter what God you pray to, or if you pray to none at all."
Hmmm…contrast that with these words referencing the purpose of Jesus’ birth:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil (John 3:16-19, English Standard Version, emphasis mine).
That is a timeless message, but not at all universal…