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With the Christmas Session upon us, I thought I would take a moment to bring something up. Have you noticed that there seems to be less Christmas decorations up in your neighborhood? I was walking my dog, Ted, the other night and noticed that very few homes were decorated on the outside, no lights, no Santa’s, nothing. The other thing I noticed was the fact that if the house was decorated, they had plenty of Santa’s and poo bears but no nativity. I think I could count on one hand, with fingers left over at the number of nativities I saw. Contrast that to Halloween and all the decorations I saw.
What is going on? Why the lack of decorations?
Well it can’t be that Americans are not religious, over 78% of Americans call themselves religious. It’s not the economy, because if that was the case the same people would not decorate for Halloween. So what is it….?
Political correctness… I think this explains it. People are too scared to offend, many say Happy Holidays out of respect for others views, I say they say it because they are scared of being called a bigot or intolerant. I say, so what, Christmas is a religious holiday, so I say Merry Christmas and God Bless us, one and all! Political correctness can also be blamed for the lack of Nativity‘s I see… It is a shame…
I, for one, find this all to be a tad bit silly… I mean come on, next thing you know we will not call the national Christmas Tree a Christmas Tree, but a Holiday Tree… Oops to late…
How come only the concerns of nonChristians are taken into account, no one seems to be concerned with my views or feelings… As a white, middle class, catholic male, my views seem to carry less weight than my dogs. Yes one person out of many cries “Political Incorrect” and the government and media seem to step in and take action. Is that what we call tolerance? Give me a break!
I think its time us Christians started to fight back… To demand that our rights be respected, and to make others understand that out traditions are as important as there’s and that we have a right to celebrate in the town square, the same right they have by the way. To me, if they wanted to publicly celebrate their Holy days, I say go for it. I would love to see the decorations, to learn their traditions and to take part as best I could.
Being tolerant does not mean giving up your own belief, it means allowing others to believe as they wish. Being tolerant does not mean that I can not celebrate my Holy Days it does not mean that I should feel guilty or uncomfortable in doing so, and no one has the right to force me to suppress my faith.
So once again, Merry Christmas to one and all, and God Bless us, every one!