Friday, November 16, 2007
IS THERE A WAR ON CHRISTMAS?
First of all people are offended far too easily in this country. If atheists or non-Christians are offended by the sight of Christmas paraphernalia then they have issues. In the Lowe's catalog they had green pine trees that were called "Family Trees". Now schools are out for "Winter Break". Store clerks are instructed NOT to say "Merry Christmas". " Happy Holidays" is more inclusive and accepting..........yuck. What if you don't believe in a "Holy Day"? There is always a big FREAK OUT somewhere in the country about some county court house that "OH MY HE**" has a nasty annoying Christmas tree or HEAVEN FORBID a nativity scene. Maybe it isn't as big a deal as Bill O' Reilly makes it every year, but isn't it a bit silly? I believe in the separation of Church and state, I really do. I do not want the government interfering in my Church. But is this an ESTABLISHMENT of religion to decorate a court house?? Is there a soldier forcing Christianity down the throats of all who happen to see this display of celebration? And what kind of psychological issues does a person have if this display is interpreted as a personal VIOLATION? Is there not bigger fish to fry in this nation than to police who says GOD or worships GOD on government property? This is one of my main issues with liberalism. I believe it is a VICTIMIZATION mentality. Society as a whole is required to tip toe around minority groups or be labeled a bigot or even nastier the "religious right". I spent 6 months in Jerusalem with BYU and not one time did I feel offended by the 5 prayer calls a day by Muslims. I found it quite nostalgic and peaceful. Perhaps the anti-Christmas crowd is small, but it seems they are very LOUD. If someone said Happy Hanukkah to me I would say "Thank you". Belly-aching atheists get on my nerves. Poor babies have to say hear "God" during the Pledge of allegiance and see stupid Christmas crap all over the place. I mean it is flat out oppressive. It is a domino that will soon turn into saying a prayer with the guy at the DMV before you get you drivers license. I mean this could get ugly. Next thing you know they'll be passing out wafers before traffic court! If you are a purist when it comes to the separation doctrine FINE! Fixate on this turmoil. Cringe when you see Christmas decorations at City Hall and file a petition, call the ACLU and feel personally raped at the sight of such HATE and exclusionary decor. And then take a Prozac and 10 deep breaths and realize that you can be tolerant of us and perhaps not embrace Christianity, but partake of the giving spirit of the season. If someone says "Merry Christmas" and you are not a Christian say "thank you"! CHOOSE NOT TO BE OFFENDED!!! And when the storm troopers come knocking on your door and force you to go to Church, be concerned, but until then, relax and eat some figgy pudding, just for the HELL OF IT!!!!