I am completely alarmed at the way Christmas has been attacked in recent years. Many want to make it a secular holiday, which it is not. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ. It is a CHRISTIAN holiday. A holiday for CHRISTIANS. How much clearer can I make it?
The same is true for Hanukkah. It is a JEWISH holiday.
In Armonk, NY the traditional Christmas and Hanukkah displays will now include the Islamic star and crescent. Their displays also include a Menorah and a Christmas tree. Now this might just seem "inclusive" at first glance...but look closer.
The Menorah and the Islamic star and crescent are religious symbols. The Christmas tree is not. What needs to be there to truly represent the real meaning of Christmas is a nativity. Guess what? There isn't one.
Armonk town resident Asad Jilani, saying the Christmas season is an appropriate time to celebrate all cultures, asked the board to include Islamic symbols to their display.
Let me say this again. Christmas is not about celebrating ALL cultures. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ. It is a Christian holiday....not an all inclusive or secular holiday.
Why must Christians be the ones to make one of their top two CHRISTIAN celebrations all inclusive (actually both, but I will cover Easter later). Why must Christians change Christmas to accommodate all? Do you think for one minute that Muslims would allow a nativity at all Ramadan celebrations? Do you think they would allow their religious holiday to become all inclusive? If you are saying yes, you better think again.
Why do people think they can change Christmas and all that it represents. Christians do not interfere with holidays of other faiths. Not that I have ever heard of, anyway.
I suspect these attacks will increase. After all, we have a president who does not buy Christmas gifts for his children in order to teach them limits. He does, however, allow "SANTA" to bring "seasonal gifts". Yes, "seasonal gifts" at Christmas. Not surprising for a man who canceled The National Day of Prayer, but hosted a Ramadan dinner at The White House.
Obama even wanted to make Christmas all inclusive at the White House,
“The President spoke movingly about the scene the crèche depicts in his remarks at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree last week: Tonight, we celebrate a story that is as beautiful as it is simple. The story of a child born far from home to parents guided only by faith, but who would ultimately spread a message that has endured for more than 2,000 years – that no matter who we are or where we are from, we are each called to love one another as brother and sister. While this story may be a Christian one, its lesson is universal. It speaks to the hope we share as a people. And it represents a tradition that we celebrate as a country – a tradition that has come to represent more than any one holiday or religion, but a season of brotherhood and generosity to our fellow citizens.”
Christmas is not about brotherhood, or sisterhood cultural diversity...or anything else...but the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Obviously, someone forgot to tell the Obama's.
One thing Obama did get right...the message of Christ is universal. It is never changing. If you accept that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, you can have eternal life.
I have news for the Obama's. Christmas is a CHRISTIAN holiday whether you like it or not. It is not all inclusive or secular. You do not have to celebrate it as a family. That is your choice, and in America we are free to make those decisions for ourselves. That being said, The White House is not YOURS. It belongs to the people. I would advise you never to forget that.
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