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Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Christmas Wish

’Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a ‘Holiday.’
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS
Not Happy Holiday!

4 comments:

  1. I will NEVER say happy holidays. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

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  2. I love this post! Good job! Keep up the great work and God bless your family! Fr. Steve

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  3. I don't think that Christians are failign to take a stand, as I see this issue coem up every year. The principle problem is mainly an artificial notion of seperation of Church and State, which somehow magclaly became a principle we are suppose to live by as regular citesnes in everyday life lest we offend someone hwo isnt CHristian.

    Of coruse this is daft. I know a lot of Jews, and if one happens ot wish me a Happy Hannukah I dont fly off into a rage. I find it puzzling to see why I would.

    I once had a Muslim tell me that he hoped I had a Happy Ramadan. I felt no innate need to be offended, didnt feel wrogned int eh slightest.

    It just seems daft to me that casual greetings and comments on a widely accpted Public Holiday ought ot offend anyone, and the truth is, its roote din an Anti-Christian mindset.

    This mindset goes back to the Enlightenment, which only took potshots at Christianity, and modern Ahtiesm is base dont he Enlightenment by and large.

    They use the same arugments as they, or those fromt he 19th century. ( Or else bogus statistics.)

    In the end its just a way of tryign to for coeut Christainity, as they hate it.

    But Merry Christmas to all, and here to commemorate the Birth fo the King of Kings, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ.

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  4. Amen! I love that poem. I will be e-mailing this link to family & friends!

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