It's Christmas, Not Happy Holidays!
by David J. Stewart
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” —Luke 2:11
It's Christmas time! Amen! As Christians let's be careful not to get caught-up into the heathen world's usage of the vague and secular phrase, “Happy Holidays!” I was listening to a local religious radio station today and heard a Christian lady call-in and point out that people should call Christmas what it is... “Christmas” and not say Happy Holidays! Good for her! We can all take a stand for the Lord in our own unique way. On Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our precious Savior! What holiday are we supposed to be happy about if it's not Christmas?
The truth is that over 90% of Americans still celebrate Christmas...
In the U.S., Christmas Not Just for Christians
While 81% identify themselves as Christians, 93% celebrate Christmas
by Frank Newport
December 24, 2008
PRINCETON, NJ -- Despite the fact that only a little more than 80% of Americans identify with a Christian faith, 93% of those interviewed in a recent USA Today/Gallup poll indicate that they celebrate Christmas. Remarkably in this time of economic turmoil, slightly more Americans say this Christmas will be happier than in prior years than say it will be less happy.
SOURCE: In the U.S., Christmas Not Just for Christians
There is a small group of people in America who desire to remove Jesus from everything in our culture. As you just read, 93% of American society still celebrate Christmas. And of course, Christmas is an officially recognized government holiday in the United States. Certainly everyone has a right to their opinion, but a small group of lesbians, atheists and Modernists are trying to demonize and marginalize anyone who dares display a nativity scene in public. We've lost our balance in America!
It is sad that many cities, schools and businesses have allowed less than 1% of disgruntled complainers to suppress the freedoms of the 99% who have no problem with Christmas. Everyone has a right to their opinion and religious beliefs. That's what makes America great. Neither does God force Christianity on anyone. We all have a God-given freewill and a choice to make. If one doesn't like Christmas, then don't celebrate it; but don't try to stop other people from recognizing and celebrating their beliefs.
The Materialistic War On Christmas
Every year there is a raging war on Christmas from the wicked who desire to silence all Christians; but an even greater threat is the commercialization of Christmas by greedy U.S corporations, changing the true meaning of Christmas into materialism. Instead they've turned Christmas into a materialistic money-making frenzy! Do you know why they call the day after Thanksgiving holiday, “BLACK FRIDAY”? It's because it's the last chance for corporations to change each year's financial bottom line from red to black (profitable).
The real war on Christmas is our corporate-driven material culture
Corporate Christmas is not a time of humble reflection, charity and modesty. It is a market opportunity to be exploited
TheGuardian.com | December 20, 2013
...Corporate Christmas is not a time of humble reflection, effusive charity and financial modesty. It is a market opportunity to be exploited. It is the last chance to change each year's bottom line from red to black – thus the term "Black Friday". Corporate Christmas is a market-tested, prepackaged, shrink-wrapped box full of emptiness that peddles religious tradition as a mere product. The oddity is that this money-changing, profit-making and strangely competitive version seems diametrically opposed to the "reason for the season".
That reason is, of course, the birth of one of history's great champions of the poor, of the weak and of turning your cheek away from a fight. Sorry, ABC. Could Jesus be any less of a fit with Corporate Christmas? According to the world-famous birthday boy, a camel has a better chance of passing through the eye of a needle than one of these rich corporate retailers has of joining him in heaven. Maybe that's why so much effort and marketing money has been spent on wringing out the religious teachings and replacing it with consumer culture. The returns on that effort are mixed.
According to a new study from Pew Research, Americans' least favorite part of Christmas is commercialism and materialism. A third of those polled don't like the corporate version of Christmas. The emphasis on money also bothered 22% of those surveyed. One of the big numbers from the survey is 51%. Of the 91% of those who said they plan on celebrating Christmas, only 51% consider it "more of a religious holiday". And someone should tell the folks at Fox that only 7% said they will not celebrate it at all, which isn't much of a phalanx of anti-Christmas warriors. In fact, 80% of non-Christians will celebrate Christmas. Of course, they'd be more likely to view it as a cultural holiday, but (and this is a crucial number) only two-thirds of Christians view Christmas as more of a religious holiday than a cultural observance.
It is true that a level of political correctness has forced schools, cities and states to acquiesce to the demands of religious tolerance. But isn't it also possible that those efforts pale in comparison to the corrosive effects of maniacal materialism and corporate salesmanship? Doesn't Corporate Christmas benefit directly from downplaying the religious, ethical and anti-materialist themes associated with Jesus, his life and his gospel? The most frustrating part of this war on Christmas scrum is the fact that those who profess a motivation to preserve tradition and to counter persecution – whether real, perceived or simply manufactured – are often the very people who profit from the corporate rot undermining the traditions they seem so motivated to preserve.
Their annual war on Christmas special generates outrage and, therefore, ratings. Those ratings, in turn, help them sell commercial time to the corporations that, of course, inundate viewers with a barrage of holiday sales, gift ideas and plastic doo-dads made by wage-slaves in Asia. Perhaps it is this underlying tension and hypocrisy – linking the man who gave the sermon on the mount with a frantic feeding frenzy and a troubling, often violent consumer competition – that has more and more people divorcing religion and ethics from the holiday. ...
SOURCE: The real war on Christmas is our corporate-driven material culture
That's a very well worded and truthful article! So true! Let me repeat a quote from the preceding article that I think is worthy of reiteration...
The most frustrating part of this war on Christmas scrum is the fact that those who profess a motivation to preserve tradition and to counter persecution – whether real, perceived or simply manufactured – are often the very people who profit from the corporate rot undermining the traditions they seem so motivated to preserve.
SOURCE: The real war on Christmas is our corporate-driven material culture
As Christians it is important that we not get caught-up into the giving-to-get mindset. The decorations are beautiful and the music is cheerful, but without Christ in one's soul, Christmas can be the loneliest, most depressing and suicidal time of the year. If you don't know Jesus my friend, then please read ONE WAY HOME by Pastor Lee Roberson (1909-2007).
Santa Was Invented To Replace Jesus With Satan!
Santa Claus has replaced Jesus Christ. Click here to find out who SANTA CLAUS really is... SATAN! Tradition teaches that Santa Claus is omnipotent (he can give you anything), omniscient (he knows if you've been bad or good) and omnipresent (he can deliver presents to every home in one night). Santa is a satanic IMPOSTER! Jesus is all-powerful, all-knowing and all-present!!!
Above Image: A screen capture from the music video “TOO DRUNK TO KARAOKE.” Notice clearly that the All-Seeing-Eye is located immediately above The Great Pyramid. Santa's head is actually SATAN'S head! Do you see the Devil with his eye looking down upon the New World Order? Notice the word “KARAOKE” above Santa's head. This is a subliminal message. In other words, American society is drunk with cares, riches and pleasures... too drunk to see the truth of the Devil's New World Order!!!
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