Monday, 21 December 2009

Jesus is the reason for the season...

I got this email today and had to share...

Kate...this one's especially for you, because of all my friends, YOU will appreciate it most.


Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.

See the NonReligious 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 !

Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone you meet during the
holidays a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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2 comments:

Limey Girl said...

Well said and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Why do we allow ourselves to be made to feel guilty for our beliefs?
It is what it is, Hanukah is Hanukah, Kwanzaa is Kwanzaa, Ramadan is Ramadan they are all individual, unique holidays but should be identified by their names not grouped together as "holidays".
If you take offense because I wish you a Merry Christmas and you don't celebrate Christmas, then the problem is yours not mine.
I would not take offense to being wished a Happy Hanukah, Kwanzaa or Ramadan; instead I would return the greeting and take immense satisfaction that we live in a country where we can practise openly whatever religion we desire without fear.
And so again, Merry Christmas!

Kate said...

So true! People are expected to be accepting of all religions but when it comes to Christianity...forget it!

Thanks for the shout out ;-)

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