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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Happy HanaRamaKwanzMas

In the spirit of this joyous season, let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas ... or... maybe Happy Holidays ... hmm... I know! Happy Winter! I once had a Christian friend actually disagree with me that people were actively trying to subvert Christianity by removing it from the public sphere. With case after case, and each ruling by the activist judges, it seems all too apparent. Luckily, some studets at t.u. (pardon me, old habits die hard) decided to parody the nativity by creating a politically correct display, something that would be acceptable to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).

The full story can be read here

Take note that Mary has been replaced with Gary, the three wise men are Lenin, Marx and Stalin, and the shepherd is girded with an IED belt (improvised explosive device). I love it. I think the display is fitting. I'm glad both sides are able to see the humor in it. However, keep in mind that in every joke there is a glimmer of truth.

America has been attacked by the diversity police over the last fifty years. We are told that belief systems like Christianity are not inclusive, and therefore are wrong. We are told that each belief held by another is equally valid, regardless of what is true, because those who advocate this position are under the persuasion that truth is subjective. We are told to explore other ideas, and that we should be accepting of anything that comes along. This is a reverse form of censorship, contrary to the Constitution, and contrary to the nature of man. The progressives, note that is a code word for liberals, want to keep things changing, progressing. They want us to believe that newer is always better, the benefit of change always supercedes establishment. Guess what, newer is not always better. Some things are right the way they are. American culture for one. If you want to learn about other cultures, fine, learn, but don't disparage ours. Even more so with religion. God has it right. When he said, "Don't do it," I think it's a good idea to listen. God's rules haven't changed, because HE doesn't change.

This leads me back to Christmas. Other religions have their celebrations, but it is incredulous for businesses to be afraid of ACLU lawsuits over the use of the word Christmas, or to make reference to one religion (Christianty) over another. This is America, and guess what... we celebrate Christmas. If you don't like it, deal with it. No one is pushing their beliefs on anyone by saying merry Christmas. Beliefs are being shoved down the proverbial throat when we as a society are afraid to express our beliefs for the sake of offense. What about the things that offend Christians, or more generally, good American people? How about corrupt politicians, national debt, pornography on prime-time television, institutionalized secularism, Paris Hilton, activist judges, NAMBLA, PETA, ALCU, hypothesis pseudo-science being taught as fact, illegal imigration, politically correct war strategy, diversity training, Britney Spears, a nuclear Iran, public schools teaching to the lowest common denominator, and oh yes, the ever-present, full-force onslaught against Christianity; but I digress.

To all the detrators out there, I wish you a very, merry, Christmas!


Blogger Rachel said...

I couldn't finish reading without saying that I don't agree with this statement..

"Some things are right the way they are. American culture for one. "

American cultuer is not right! Okay. I will keep reading now.

12/11/2006 3:43 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Aptly stated. Let me qualify. If by American Culture I meant the social depravity of a perverse people, then no, it would not be something to cherish. To be more specific, I mean the hard-working, inventive, fun-loving, freedom valuing, industrious people we are. Parades, little league, trick-or-treating, a Friday night movie, church on Sunday, Super Bowl commercials, strong family values, hotdogs at the weekend baseball game with the family; all the things that have made America great. Not so much the actions of a perverse people, but the people themselves; those who helped make this nation the greatest, most powerful nation on the planet. That culture.

12/11/2006 3:58 PM  

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