Friday, December 24, 2010

A Simple Holiday Greeting...

It’s Christmas Eve, one of the most special, wonderful and amazing days in the history of the world.  On this day, all those years ago, Mary and Joseph were arriving in Bethlehem, seeking shelter for the night, and Mary was close to delivering the baby Jesus, the Savior of mankind.  She knew who he would be and even had an idea what would befall him yet she trusted her God and bore the baby and the responsibilities that came with that baby.  For Christians tomorrow is the holiest of days, the day our Lord became flesh so he could sacrifice himself for all of us.
In recent years in this country Christmas has become a bad word to many and its incredible meaning has become something we can’t talk about in public.  These days you can’t even say “Merry Christmas” to people on the street because it’s not “politically correct.”  Of course, this really only applies to atheists and liberals.  Atheists don’t believe in God and therefore are offended by the mere mention of His name or anything that has to do with Him, such as Christmas.  (It’s funny but Christians don’t get offended when people wish us happy holidays without mentioning God.)  Liberals simply believe everyone must be secular in public so no one is offended by anything someone else says.  It’s truly sad, since even liberals who believe in God and believe in the true meaning of Christmas (there are a few) won’t risk offending someone by openly saying it.
In the spirit of the season and in fairness to all, I’ve got two Christmas greetings to post today.  I wish I could claim this as my own but it was actually a comment made by someone calling himself Tony_Seco, posted at the end of an article I read on Wednesday evening.  I think it’s great and had to borrow it.  Thanks Tony, whoever you are.

To My Democrat Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2011 but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere.  Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

To My Republican Friends:

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

May the joy of the Christmas season be with each of you, regardless of how you celebrate it.  God bless you all.

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