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Thought I’d kick-off the Christmas season this year with these thoughts. Here are five reasons liberals hate Christmas . . .
1) Liberals are not so keen on God, period.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
There’s just nothing in this statement that liberals like — that our freedoms are unablienable because they are given to us by God. They are not privileges dispensed by government.
This principle gets in the way of their main idea that government bureaucrats (central planners) have all the answers.
2) Liberals are not so keen on the Ten Commandments.
All that stuff about not committing adultery, honoring thy father and mother, and not coveting thy neighbor’s possessions really gets in the way of the liberal agenda.
So liberals fight to change the definition of marriage to be something other than a union between a man and a woman. They think our possessions belong to politicians to do with what they please. And, of course, everything and anything goes on the sex front. Sodom and Gomorrah is the liberal picture of a healthy society, a society without hangups.
3) Liberals are not so keen on Norman Rockwell-style traditional Americana.
Traditional values and traditional Americana just rub liberals the wrong way. Mom baking the apple pie (sexist), family gathered around the Christmas tree and the dinner table, Christmas carols, “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart, are all like finger nails scratching across a blackboard to a liberal.
Liberals also don’t like Christopher Columbus, July 4th, or even Thanksgiving.
4) Liberals are not so keen on Christmas trees
Think of all those trees that get cut down for Christmas. Liberals really hate that. Bad for the environment, or something.
Plus they don’t like all those energy-consuming Christmas lights.
5) Liberals are especially not so keen on the idea that God would become man to teach us how to live.
The idea that there’s a God out there somewhere is distasteful enough to a liberal. But as long as He is a distant God, not concerned with what we are doing here on earth, there’s really no harm to the liberal agenda and mindset.
But what if God really is watching what we are doing, as individuals?
What if God is actually monitoring all our actions and even our thoughts?
That would be scary.
What if God is so concerned about what He sees going on down here on earth that he took up a human form, came here, and showed us how He actually wants us to live and think?
And what if part of His message turns out to be that the Ten Commandments doesn’t go nearly far enough?
You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”
Talk about a party killer.
That doesn’t sound like anything close to the liberal agenda, does it?
So now you know why liberals much prefer “Happy Holidays” to “Merry Christmas,” but would prefer even more just to get “holy” out of this day completely and change Christmas to “Festivus.”
Liberals want Christmas (if we have it at all) to be more like Mardi Gras.
He told the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, that he preferred to call himself an agnostic rather than an atheist.
The two men were taking part in a public “dialogue” at Oxford University at the end of a week which has seen bitter debate about the role of religion in public life in Britain.
Last week Baroness Warsi, the Tory party chairman, warned of a tide of “militant secularism” challenging the religious foundations of British society.
The discussion, in Sir Christopher Wren’s Sheldonian Theatre, attracted attention from around the world.
As well as being relayed to two other theatres, it was streamed live on the internet and promoted fierce debate on the Twitter social network.
For much of the discussion the Archbishop sat quietly listening to Prof Dawkins’s explanations of human evolution.
At one point he told the professor that he was “inspired” by “elegance” of the professor’s explanation for the origins of life – and agreed with much of it.
Prof Dawkins told him: “What I can’t understand is why you can’t see the extraordinary beauty of the idea that life started from nothing – that is such a staggering, elegant, beautiful thing, why would you want to clutter it up with something so messy as a God?”
Dr Williams replied that he “entirely agreed” with the “beauty” of Prof Dawkins’s argument but added: “I’m not talking about God as an extra who you shoehorn on to that.”
There was surprise when Prof Dawkins acknowledged that he was less than 100 per cent certain of his conviction that there is no creator.
The philosopher Sir Anthony Kenny, who chaired the discussion, interjected: “Why don’t you call yourself an agnostic?” Prof Dawkins answered that he did.
An incredulous Sir Anthony replied: “You are described as the world’s most famous atheist.”
END OF THE AMERICAN DREAM:
#1 A 55-year-old man in Arizona was recently ordered to turn in all his guns because of things that he wrote on his blog. Fortunately, after WorldNetDaily covered the story there was an outpouring of outrage and the order was overturned, but what would have happened if WorldNetDaily had not covered the story?
#2 According to Mike Adams of Natural News, the CDC is starting to call parents all over the nation to question them about the vaccination status of their children….
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which has been comprehensively exposed as a vaccine propaganda organization promoting the interests of drug companies, is now engaged in a household surveillance program that involves calling U.S. households and intimidating parents into producing child immunization records. As part of what it deems a National Immunization Survey(NIS), the CDC is sending letters to U.S. households, alerting them that they will be called by “NORC at the University of Chicago” and that households should “have your child’s immunization records handy when answering our questions.”
You can see a copy of the letter that the CDC is sending out to selected parentsright here.
#3 According to blogger Alexander Higgins, students in kindergarten and the 1st grade in the state of New Jersey are now required by law to participate “in monthly anti-terrorism drills”. The following is an excerpt from a letter that he recently received from the school where his child attends….
Each month a school must conduct one fire drill and one security drill which may be a lockdown, bomb threat, evacuation, active shooter, or shelter-in place drill. All schools are now required by law to implement this procedure.
So who in the world ever decided that it would be a good idea for 1st grade students to endure “lockdown” and “active shooter” drills?
To get an idea of what these kinds of drills are like, just check out this video.
#4 According to licensed private investigator Angela V. Woodhull, hospitals are increasingly using “guardianship” to strip elderly Americans of their liberty and to rapidly drain their bank accounts. The following is one story that Woodhull included in a recent article….
Ginger Franklin, Hendersonville, Tennessee, fell down the stairs in her condo and suffered a bump on her head. She was declared “temporarily mentally incapacitated” and a guardian was appointed through the courts. Within six weeks, the guardian had sold Franklin’s home, car, furniture, and drained her bank account. Today, Franklin has her freedom back, but she is having to start all over.
#5 In a sign of just how far individual liberty in the United States has declined, a judge in Wisconsin has actually ruled that citizens do not have a right to grow and eat whatever foods they want to. The following is a short excerpt from his recent decision….
1) no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;
2) no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;
3) no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to board their cow at the farm of a farmer;
4) no, the Zinniker Plaintiffs’ private contract does not fall outside the scope of the State’s police power;
5) no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume foods of their choice;
#6 The freedom to raise our pets as we want to is also being greatly curtailed in many areas of the country. For example, a new law in St. Louis would require nearly all dogs and cats to be sterilized and microchipped….
Board Bill 107 would require all pet owners to spay or neuter their dogs and cats and microchip them for identification. Those who don’t want to sterilize their pets would be assessed a fee of $200 per year.
Will the control freaks that run things want to start sterilizing and microchipping humans someday?
#7 Whenever any politician suggests that we should “suspend elections”, that should be a major red flag. North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue recently made national headlines when she made the following statement….
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover“
#8 As I wrote about recently, many NFL teams are now performing “enhanced pat-downs” of fans before they enter the stadiums. In Green Bay, the Packers are using hand-held metal detectors on fans before they are allowed to enter Lambeau field.
What is next? Will they soon insist that we all undergo full body cavity searches before we are permitted to attend the games?
THE BLAZE: A southern California couple has been fined $300 dollars for holding Christian Bible study sessions in their home, and could face another $500 for each additional gathering.
City officials in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. say Chuck and Stephanie Fromm are in violation of municipal code 9-3.301, which prohibits “religious, fraternal or non-profit” organizations in residential neighborhoods without a permit. Stephanie hosts a Wednesday Bible study that draws about 20 attendees, and Chuck holds a Sunday service that gets about 50.
Huh? Campus Crusade for Christ changes its name to CRU to remove ‘Christ’ from the name so as not to offend people
That’s just really messed up.
So what’s their strategy for evangelism? Just spring it on people that they’re Christian? They think they can fake people out? Bait and switch? What’s up here?
FOX NEWS: One of the nation’s most prominent Christian ministries has decided to take Christ out of its name – a move that has generated cries of political correctness from within the evangelical community.
Campus Crusade for Christ International announced this week that it will change the name of its U.S. Operations to “Cru” in early 2012.
“We felt like our name was getting in the way of accomplishing our mission,” said Steve Sellers, the vice president for Campus Crusade, noting that the ministry will still be committed to “proclaiming Christ around the world.”
Sellers said researchers found that 9 percent of Christians and 20 percent of non-Christians were alienated by the name Campus Crusade for Christ.
The organization was founded in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright and today has 25,000 staff members serving in 191 countries. Bright died in 2003, but his widow offered support for the name change in a video posted online.
“When Bill Bright started the organization, he told his wife that someday they would have to change the name,” Sellers said. “As early as the late ’70s and ’80s he was looking at making the name change.”
Sellers said several factors were involved in the name change – including overseas sensitivities.
“Our name was becoming more and more of a hindrance,” he told Fox News Radio. He specifically mentioned the word crusade.
NBC apologized in the wake of an avalanche of protest phone calls, emails, tweets and Facebook posts, saying it was an accidental omission.
But, seriously, how can it be accidental if you are editing something out?
I can understand forgetting to include or add something in — like forgetting to add surgar to the cake you’re making or forgetting to thank someone when you are on stage accepting your Oscar.
But to edit something out requires an affirmative act. You have to do it. That’s very different than forgetting to do something.
Why Obama did not issue an Easter Proclamation, while issuing proclamations for every Muslim holiday
President Obama did not issue an Easter Proclamation even though he has issued proclamation for every Muslim holiday (even the minor ones), Earth Day, and Caesar Chavez Day.
Was this an intentional omission by Barack Obama, or was this just White House incompetence?
You’d have to assume it was intentional.
The White House has a calendar and has people in charge of carefully going through it to make sure exactly this sort of thing never happens.
The forgetting of Easter by President Obama puts this interview with George Stephanopoulos in a new light. Here’s Obama refers to his “Muslim faith” . . .
Obama: “My Muslim Faith”
Obama lapdog Stephanopoulos dutifully corrected Obama. And it’s possible this was just an innocent slip of the tongue.
If you’re a Christian, do you every accidentally refer to your Muslim faith?
Is this idea even on your mind?
Clearly, “my Muslim faith’ was on Obama’s mind here.
Usually, slips of the tongue reveal what’s really on one’s mind. The truth accidentally slips out — as in: “When did you get so fat?”
That’s a slip of the tongue. It reveals what’s really on your mind.
Now with President Obama’s omission of an Easter proclamation this year, the “my Muslim faith” comment should raise eyebrows even higher.
Now, you would think Obama would make absolutely certain not to snub Christians in this way, if for no other reason than that he wants to get reelected in 2012.
Any politician with any sense at all would know that you don’t just skip mentioning the Christian faith’s most holy day — the day Christ rose from the dead — not when 90 percent of the country is a Christian of some kind.
So why did he do it?
The only explanation is: He just doesn’t like Easter much.
We know he doesn’t like America very much, because he’s told us so. Now we learn he doesn’t like Easter or Christianity very much either. There’s really not much Barack Obama likes about this country or this civilization.
His feelings about this must be very strong to override all political calculations.
Given all the questions raised about Obama’s supposed Christian faith, you would think he would make every effort not to offend Christians. But no. He never misses an opportunity to insult Christians.
Lefty comedian Bill Maher says he doesn’t believe President Obama is a Christian; thinks he’s just saying that to get reelected. Maher also says he thinks Obama is really for gay marriage, but can’t say he’s for gay marriage for political reasons.
OBAMA: “My Christian faith then has been a sustaining force for me over these last few years. All the more so when Michelle and I hear our faith questioned from time to time. We are reminded that, ultimately, what matters is not what other people say about us, but whether we’re being true to our conscience and true to our God.”
BRENT BOZELL: The metaphor “the War on Christmas” can be mocked — as if Santa and his reindeer are dodging anti-aircraft fire. But many of our public schools have church-and-state sensitivity police with an alarming degree of Santaphobia. Anyone who’s attended a school’s “winter concert” in December with no traditional Christmas music — not even “Frosty the Snowman” — knows the drill. The vast Christian majority (that funds the public schools) is told that school is no place to celebrate one’s religion, even in its most watered-down and secularized forms.
There are real-life stories of Scrooge-like school administrators, like the one at the appropriately named Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Va. A group of 10 boys calling themselves the Christmas Sweater Club were given detention and at least two hours of cleaning for tossing free 2-inch candy canes at students as they entered before classes started. They were “creating a disturbance.” One of their mothers, Kathleen Flannery, told WUSA-TV that an administrator called her and explained, “(N)ot everyone wants Christmas cheer, that suicide rates are up over Christmas, and that they should keep their cheer to themselves, perhaps.”