Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’
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.
AFP: Christians in the Middle East prepared on Friday to celebrate Christmas, some in fear of attacks against their community, as in Iraq, and others in the most discreet way possible, as in Saudi Arabia.
For Iraq’s battered Christian community, threats of attacks from Al-Qaeda and mourning for the victims of an October massacre at a Baghdad church have turned a normally festive season into one of fear and sadness.
Many mass gatherings in Iraq were cancelled on Friday, and Saturday services will be held during the morning for safety reasons.
Security measures have been stepped up after Al-Qaeda threats against Christians, with protective walls erected around some churches and the number of soldiers and police guarding churches strengthened.
On October 31, militants laid siege to Baghdad’s Our Lady of Salvation church, leaving 44 worshippers, two priests and seven security forces personnel dead in an attack claimed by Al-Qaeda affiliate the Islamic State of Iraq.
Ten days later a string of attacks targeted the homes of Christians in Baghdad, killing six people and wounding 33 others.
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.”