For years now the channel formerly know as Sci Fi gave the Fourth of July over to back-to-back classic Twilight Zone episodes. That was then, this is now. Syfy ended its “traditional” Twilight Zone 4th of July Marathon, and is going with a Greatest American Hero holiday marathon.

Some Rod Serling fans are none too pleased, and they’ve set up a Facebook page in response.

I’ll admit to being a fan of both shows, but must acknowledge that the Twilight Zone had much more depth and gave viewers something to think about when the closing credits rolled.

Feel free to exercise your freedom of speech and let Syfy know how much you appreciated the TZ marathon. And if that gets you nowhere and you long for a Twilight Zone fix on the 4th (or any day for that matter) you can catch every episode at the show’s Fancast page.

However, since the day is meant to celebrate the birth of the American nation, rather than a series that aired between 1959 and 1962, it might be nice to forgo television, follow Dennis Prager’s advice and build your own 4th of July Seder.

We all have to retell the story in as much detail as possible and to regard ourselves as if we, no matter when we or our ancestors came to America — were present at the nation’s founding in 1776.

The Seder achieves the feat not only through detailed recitation of the story, but through engaging the interest of the youngest of those at the table (indeed, they are its primary focus), through special food, through song and through relevant prayer. Obviously, just as secular Jews tend to avoid the prayer part of the Haggadah, so, too, secular Americans are free to avoid the prayer part of an American Seder Book.

The holiday celebrating America’s birth might have more meaning with a July 4th Seder, than with a few hours watching the Twilight Zone or Greatest American Hero.

So the decision is yours: A Seder celebrating America, the Twilight Zone online, or Syfy’s Greatest American Hero marathon. I’m leaning toward the first choice.