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You're kind of glossing over the United States with a napkin here. The war on Christmas may not be as intense in good old conservative Arizona, but it is roaring in America. Principals are saying green and red are too Christmasy. Santa's and reindeers, which have nothing to do with the real story of Christmas, are banned in places. Christmas "cops" are all over America. Your lib friends are in charge of 99.999 percent of the public schools and universities. I know there, I've been there as an employee and been warned by the Christmas "cops." If the war on Christmas can be compared to a football game, it's 41-7 Scrooges. And another matter: your attitude toward conservatives isn't very charitable, though you hold yourself up on a pedestal of righteousness. You assume for conservatives that you know our priorities and attitudes; you don't. Your rant intermingling activist judges and Joseph and Mary is downright bizarre. Editor, anyone? Editors, Tribune? You let this pass as logic?
Merry Christmas, with a capital C!
"Jason(sic), your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Jason(sic), whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
Yes, Jason(sic), there is a Santa Claus." Francis P. Church
"Your rant intermingling activist judges and Joseph and Mary is downright bizarre." It is, indeed.
St. Nick was not the first anonomous gift giver. If I recall the geography and century correctly, it was a 6th century rich young man in Fethiye, on the Meditereanian Sea Coast [today Turkey] who sold all of his treasures, wrapped the money up in cloth sacks and threw them through the open windows to families with small children and them became a penniless priest. Though Muslim today, the Turks are proud of this point of Anatolian heritage!
But your point is well taken. Commercialization of such things as Mother's Day and Christmas has overtaken their original points. So don't mind Rich and DJ100. They probably never had THE Christmas Spirit and hence missed your point entirely. You were not as much hitting on Evangelicals and their questionable goals and priorities as you were on the observation that they missed the real target. Or is that Target? Likely they did hit Target!
In 1897, an 8 years old, Virginia O'Hanlon, wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun asking if Santa Claus was real. In a touching story, the Editor's Response was “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”.
We know that the real spirit of Santa Claus exists in our world today; and, will continue on just like the editor wrote in 1897.
This time of year, the majority of folks are a little friendlier, kinder, more giving and even think about things like the real meaning of Christmas.
Christians carry this same spirit as a part of their everyday lives throughout the year because of Who lives inside of them. Evangelicals don't have to think about a baby in a manger only this time of the year, because they can celebrate Him throughout the year.
Yes, Jason Stanford, there is a Jesus...
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