Thursday, December 4, 2008
KEEPING OUR CHRISTMAS !!
WELL THE @$&* HAS HIT THE FAN FOR ME TODAY ! SO I GOING TO VENT HERE AND SHARE IT WITH YOU .IT STARTED WITH ONES OF THOSE ANNOYING RADIO TALK PROGRAMS ,AND THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS SONGS AND SCHOOLS. THEY WERE SAYING THAT OUR CHILDREN CAN NO LONGER SING TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS SONGS ,BECAUSE !! IT IS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT .
I AM GENERALLY A PRETTY EASY GOING PERSON AND ALWAYS EXCEPT PEOPLE FOR WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY BELIEVE. EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO ENJOY THERE BELIEFS AND TRADITIONS,WITHOUT GRIEF FROM ANYONE. THAT IS WHAT THIS WHOLE COUNTRY IS ABOUT . AM I NOT CORRECT!!
WELL I HAVE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF THIS POLITICALLY CORRECTNESS CRAP !!! WHO EVER STARTED THIS GARBAGE NEEDS TO BE STRAPPED TO A LOG AND BE SET ADRIFT SOMEWHERE.
IT IS JUST ANOTHER WAY TO TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHTS AND TRADITIONS,JUST SO JOE SHOME CAN BE HAPPY . WHAT ABOUT OUR HAPPINESS,DOESN'T THAT COUNT FOR ANYTHING .
EACH YEAR THE QUARREL OVER CHRISTMAS IS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE. ANSWER THIS FOR ME ,WHY IS IT ALRIGHT FOR PEOPLE TO COME TO THIS COUNTRY AND PRACTICE WHAT THE BELIEVE FOR THE SEASON OR THEIR TRADITIONS,BUT WE HAVE TO CHANGE OUR TRADITIONS AND OUR BELIEFS AND SAY HAPPY HOLIDAYS. THIS USUALLY DOESN'T GET UNDER MY SKIN ,BUT TODAY IT JUST RUBBED ME WRONG. ATTENTION !!! IT IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE MERRY CHRISTMAS !!! READ WHAT IT SAYS IN THE WORD CHRIST ! THE TRUE CELEBRATION OF THE SEASON . IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TREES AND PRESENTS AND HOW BIG OF A CHECK THAT GRANDMA IS SENDING . IT IS THE CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST !! PERIOD !
WE NEED TO REMEMBER WHAT IT IS ABOUT AND SHARE IT ,IT IS A TIME FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS . FOR GIVING AND COMPASSION AND CHARITY,LOVE AND JOY. THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND HOPE ,AND THE BLESSINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN. THAT DOESN'T MEAN THE CARS AND MONEY AND THE JEWELS. OUR BLESSINGS ARE OUR CHILDREN AND HEALTHY FAMILIES,AND GOOD FRIENDS. KNOWING WE HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO LAY OUR HEADS AND FOOD TO EAT,AND JOBS TO GO TO .
WHAT HAPPEN TO ,IF YOU DON'T LIKE SOMETHING, LEAVE. SIMPLE AS THAT !
STOP TEACHING OUR CHILDREN THE WRONG WAY,TEACH THEM THAT WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT AND WE ALL DO THING DIFFERENTLY AND TO RESPECT THAT.
NO!! WE ARE TEACHING THEM,THAT IT IS OK TO LET PEOPLE TAKE AWAY THING WE BELIEVE IN AND OUR TRADITIONS ,BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE IT !
WHAT HAPPEN TO THE DAYS WHEN , IF YOU DIDN'T CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, YOU JUST DID YOUR OWN THING. IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF OUR TRADITIONS WE WILL WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS.
I SAY, STOP !!STOP!! STOP !!! TAKE BACK OUR TRADITIONS AND OUR BELIEFS AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT LEAVE !! WE DIDN'T ASK YOU TO COME HERE AND TEAR OUR COUNTRY APART,AND TAKE AWAY WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.
MY FATHER AND YOUR FATHERS FOUGHT TO KEEP OUR FREEDOMS AND TRADITIONS ,AS OUR HUSBANDS AND CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN ARE DOING RIGHT NOW !! IT IS TIME WE TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY AND OUR TRADITIONS AND OUR BELIEFS. IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT WE WELCOME YOU ,IF NOT THAT IS YOUR CHOICE!!
Christmas (IPA: /krɪsməs/), also referred to as Christmas Day or Christmastide, is an annual holiday celebrated on December 25 that marks and honors the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. His birth, which is the basis for the anno Domini system of dating, has been determined by modern historians as having occurred between 7 and 2 BC. The date of celebration is not thought to be Jesus' actual date of birth. It may have been chosen to coincide with the winter solstice, which the ancient Romans celebrated on December 25.
Modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, church celebrations, and the display of various decorations—including the Christmas tree, lights, mistletoe, nativity scenes and holly. Santa Claus (also referred to as Father Christmas, although the two figures have different origins) is a popular mythological figure often associated with bringing gifts at Christmas. Santa is generally believed to be the result of a syncretization between St. Nicholas of Myra and elements from pagan Nordic and Christian mythology, and his modern appearance is believed to have originated in 19th century media.
Christmas is celebrated throughout the Christian population, but is also celebrated by many non-Christians as a secular, cultural festival.
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrollment, when Quirin'i-us was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city.4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. 7 And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
8 And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 10 And the angel said to them, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; 11 for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger." 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!"
15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us." 16 And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; 18 and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
Posted by Laura at 10:57 AM