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Was the month before Christmas

Discussion in 'Faith and Religion' started by -06, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Twas the Month before Christmas Twas the month before ChristmasWhen all through our land,Not a Christian was prayingNor taking a stand.
    See the PC Police had taken awayThe reason for Christmas - no one could say.The children were told by their schools not to singAbout Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would sayDecember 25th is just a ' Holiday '
    .Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and creditPushing folks down to the floor just to get it!CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-PodSomething was changing, something quite odd!Retailers promoted Ramadan and KwanzaaIn hopes to sell books by Franken& Fonda
    .As Targets were hanging their trees upside downAt Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and SearsYou won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears
    .Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-tyAre words that were used to intimidate me.Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf BlitzenOn Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatterTo eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
    And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faithForbidden to speak of salvation and graceThe true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discardedThe 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 sayShout MERRY CHRISTMAS ,not Happy Holiday !
    Please, all Christians join together andwish everyone you meet
    Christ is The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!
  2. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    I personally see it as things coming full circle. Yule was a mostly secular holiday celebrated by Norse pagans before being co-opted by Christians (at the point of a sword), now we have Christmas being co-opted back into a secular holiday (by force of the courts). Seems perfectly fair to me.
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  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Bah Humbug!!

    It could be argued that the celebration of Christmas as remembered by -06 in the near Norman Rockwell past, is pretty much a relatively recent phenomenon....celebration of Christmas in past centuries has varied greatly, and at times had actually been banned...such as during Cromwell's time in Britain when the protestants felt it was a bit too Popish for the spiritual welfare of the nation.

    It is clear that the Christian churches had borrowed, mixed and matched customs and practices from Judaic (Hunukka) and pagan beliefs and incorporated them into Christian traditions. So what are we missing if the public celebration of christian mythology through pagan symbolism is neutred???

    I see no reason why one set of religion's myths and fables should have precedence over any other in a society...and would not miss the "holiday" component (nor the holyday component for that matter)....for me it is just like any other day...a day to be worked or not as circumstances require.

    I'd be happy if folk were just a bit more humane to each other every day of the year....instead of the faux goodness expressed in celebrations on one or two holydays of the year.

    Christmas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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