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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Christmas time

Strong post Mike, i am glad you started this, hopefully we can trick people into coming in here and trick them into reading and writing stuff. i just went to a Christmas play here in Greensboro, and it got me thinking about what Christmas time really is. i mean Christmas is the celebration of Jesus' birthday, but Christmas Time is usually shopping, decorating, stressing and complaining about irrelevant things. When i watch the news and see how fed up Christians say they are about "Happy Holidays" replacing "Merry Christmas" and it really looks like we dug this hole ourselves. Christians sometimes brag about how this country was founded by Christians and on Christian values. But steps were taken to ensure that no religious institution could control government. I believe that our country would be worse off even if the Christian Church, or any church controled government. So when something like this happens you have to take it with salt, and see if we can change or support it by the rules that we created (in the Constitution). When i look at "Happy Holidays" and "Merry Christmas" i think of the same thing, the birth of Christ. I do believe that Christians should stand up for what they believe in, but remember the sets of rules that our founding fathers gave us.

2 Comments:

  • So hopefully you realize as I do that the contrived "controversy" regarding Judge Moore's [I believe that was his name, Roy Moore] Ten Commandments display in the state courthouse should not be any controversy at all. There is the separation of church and state, and then you have clowns like Moore trying to turn this principle on its head and then when it's objected to on obvious constitutional grounds he tries to turn it into a "legislating God out of our lives" issue. What nonsense! How would he feel if he wasn't a judge but a defendant, and had to appear in court in a town in America that was for whatever reason, say, 60% Hindu. Let's say the judge was a Hindu too, and felt since a majority of the town happened to be of the Hindu faith he'd put up a statue in the middle of the courthouse lobby of one of those six-armed elephant deity things that they pray to. Would Mr. Moore feel he would get a fair trial or would he have to wonder about that considering he's not of the Hindu faith and the courthouse was obviously set up to cater to Hindus? That's a question nobody in this country should have to ask because church and state are supposed to be kept separate, but I can tell you if I were a Hindu or a Muslim [I'm not] or some religion other than Christianity, then I would certainly think upon seeing the Ten Commandments statue in the lobby that I was not going to get a fair trial. Good to see you [apparantly] agree with me on the issue of separation of church and state instead of spouting the usual fundamentalist rhetoric about the government "trying to legislate God out of our lives".

    By Anonymous enlightenment, at 4:04 PM  

  • i actually can now agree with the Ten Commandments not being a sole display in any courtroom. what if there are many religious displays and ideals along with them that are for all religions in the courthouse? i believe this was the case recently in kentucky, or texas im not sure. should they all be removed? should the judges be allowed to have a display in their office? im curious to read what people think of this, and why. but when Christians have lived regularly with, "Merry Christmas" and public displays of the Ten Commandments that are on State or Federal property, then these are taken away, of course you should know that there will be an uproar. but critisizing them for fighting for things they believe to be right goes agianst the very principles that you are expressing through your opinions that you have posted.

    By Blogger MICHAEL RUSHER, at 10:18 PM  

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