Thursday, December 3, 2009

Two Different Views of Christmas

Politically Correct Holiday Greeting or Not!

Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

Twas the Month before Christmas

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, in a quiet, sly way.
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 school ' Holiday '.”
Yet the shoppers were ready with checks, credit, cash,
Ready to make their gift buying dash!

CDs from Madonna, an Xbox, a Wii.
Something was changing, what could it be?
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken and Fonda.

The 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 removed 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' beside your 'Dream Tree',
Think of times past and listen to me.

Choose your words carefully,
Choose what you say.
Wish a MERRY CHRISTMAS to all,
Not Happy Holiday!

As Christians we must join together and say,
Enough! Stop! Give us back our Holiday !!
It’s time that you stop and listen to reason,
For Christ is the basis for the Christ-mas Season!

-- Anonymous Author

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