Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Happy Boxing Day

Whilest on the subject of the imaginary "War on Christmas", it occurred to me that not only do I not know how to spell occurred, but that a major sticking point for the Religious Wrong is that the ACLU is working with other religious groups who are not happy about "Nativity Scenes" at public places.

You will note - PUBLIC PLACES. I have never yet heard of the ACLU trying to get someone to take down a nativity scene on their own private property, nor one from a church property. Apparently this scare tactic is being used by the Religious Wrong, however. I know that Dad believes that they are "trying to do that".

When I was growing up, we lived in a small suburb of Chicago - almost in "the country", as there were still gravel and dirt roads and cornfields and woods all around us. The neighbors were all religous folks - Next door was a good catholic family with 6 boys, next to them a baptist family with 2 kids, then the 2 Lutheran retired ladies, across the street a couple of methodist families, and over the other direction, my best friend was catholic...

And lots of folks would put out those light-up plastic nativity scenes. And every year, SOMEONE would come thru and steal, or bend, fold and mutilate the baby Jesuses out of a few of them. I can assure you, it WASNT the ACLU - and back then Dad would complain about "Those Darn Kids" (nobody knew who... but it HAD to be kids, yes?)

Never a mention about the ACLU or a "War on Christmas". Oh, sometimes folks would get pissy because someone would abreviate and say "xmas", but it really wasn't the huge deal. And no, to my remembering mind, I don't recall there being a creche scene at the town hall building. Just bells and lights and Santa.

Ok, guys? There IS NO WAR ON CHRISTMAS - get over it. Get past it. Think for yourself. Read everything. Question everything. The real war, George W. Bush's Illegal and Immoral War is real - and it has now, officially - at Christmas - killed more American Soldiers than Osama Bin Laden did on 9/11.

How about fighting for peace on earth for a change?

755 days


Anonymous said...

Umm, I wage a war on Christmas, I want it to go away, with some other holidays.

We are not young anymore, times change. When I was young I didn't have anymore sense than to observe and be okay with nativity scenes, but even then they bothered me at some level I didn't understand.

If a lot of that crap would just go away it wouldn't be here to cause problems. You'll never get everyone to respect it all, that hasn't happened for thousands of years and it isn't going to happen now.

Why can't people see that?

Frederick said...

If it wasn't for the ACLU, I don't know where we'd be. We're certainly better off for them.

Peacechick Mary said...

Maybe next year, we should get a real war on Christmas going just to make them crazy. Little Christmas commandos ready for action.

John Good said...

The people who spoke out so loudly regarding the "war" on Christmas, likely had NO problems whatsover with Jesus Camp. . .what were those "warriors" being trained for?

Anonymous said...

Jesus Camp.... From what little I read, they are a bunch of fruitcakes. Christians.... Bah, they don't know Jesus.

John Good said...

Christians are not to blame. . .it's that extreme fanatical faction of them who wish to impose their will on everyone else that you need to watch out for.

Most Christians follow the true teachings of Christ, and I respect them for that. It's the people who pervert his message to further their personal agendas that *I* have a problem with. . .

Robert Rouse said...

What a lot of people do not realize is that a couple of months ago, the number of Americans killed in Iraq matched the number of Americans killed on 9/11. What we reached on Christmas day was the plateau where the total of Americans killed in Iraq surpassed the TOTAL number of people who died in the 9/11 attacks. Americans, British, Itallian, Spanish, French, Arab, Jew, Asian, etc.

The sad part is that Bush doesn't even lose sleep over the dead for which he is responsible. The man is stubbornly continuing this illegal and immoral war n the hopes he can salvage his legacy. HAH! The only legacy he will ever have is that of the WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY!

Sorry for the rant, Have a Happy New Year!