Thursday, November 19, 2009

...keep the Christ in Christmas

Greetings. I have friends of many faiths and even some who believe in nothing. I respect that. We live in a country that entitles us to enjoy freedoms of many kinds. We are not all equal yet but I believe that in time we will be. As far as Christmas goes, I believe that it is all about Christ. I know that December 25th holds some question regarding the birth of Christ and that he was probably actually born in the late Summer or around harvest time but I can deal. Maybe Christ rose at Easter because at this time flowers and other foliage are 'reborn' and it makes more sense that Christ would have been more likely to have arisen at Easter than in the depths of Winter, where it is cold and somewhat desolate in many parts of the world. Still, to me, Christmas is about Christ.
*'Twas the month before Christmas
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*
*See the PC Police had taken away,*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
* December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.*
*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
* At Lowe's the word Christmas was naught to be found.*
*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*
*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter*
*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*
*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
not Happy Holiday !*
Have a great day, keep the faith and if you don't have any, try to find some. On this day in 1863 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "Holiday Bough White Ceramic Pitcher" shown.
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is." Albert Camus