Wednesday, December 3, 2008

War On Christmas Continues

I have been quiet for the past several weeks due to illness , the flu and bronchitis on top of it. I have not had the energy to do much of anything never mind blogging. Now that I am feeling better I am back at it.

Last night on the O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly brought out that in the state capital in Olympia, Washington Governor Gregoire has allowed a sign to be posted as you enter the building. The sign is sponsored by the group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and is prominently displayed in front of a Creche and Christmas tree. The sign reads as follows: "At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds".

Here we go again. A small radical fringe group of secular progressives have organized and are attacking those of us that believe in and love God. We continue to allow it to happen without much of a stink.

Some will say they have a right to do this because of freedom of speech. OK, using that logic then on Martin Luther King day, it is OK for a KKK member to burn a cross in front of his grave. Somehow, I think that person would be arrested for a hate crime as he should be. What is the difference? One is not politically correct, the other only offends Christians, and who gives a damn about them?

Several years ago, you may remember Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl's and many other major retailers stopped using the word "Christmas" in their ads substituting holiday. They prohibited their employees from saying "Merry Christmas" to customers as they left the store. Several groups including "" (which I belong to), had their members send letters to these merchants urging them to bring back "Merry Christmas" or they would boycott them. It worked. Wal-Mart and Kohl's responded last year, Target this year. If some of the worlds largest merchants respond to letters from ordinary people, what will politicians do with a large number of calls letters, and e-mails?

To contact Governor Christine Gregoire her office phone is 360-902-4111, Fax number 360-753-4110.
Her mailing address is as follows:
Governor Christine Gregoire
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002

To send an e-mail:

If you contact the Governor be sure to be polite and voice your displeasure with this matter.

I received the following email today from a friend at work. I feel it sums this up very well. It was delivered by Ben Stein on
CBS Sunday Morning, Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:55 AM. I can only hope we find God again before it is too late!! The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:
I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees.. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees. It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away. I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat. Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.. In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking. Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?'(regarding Katrina) Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?' In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK. Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK. Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves. Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.' Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd,crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace. Are you laughing yet? Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it. Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us. Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards,
Honestly and respectfully,
Ben Stein

Your thoughts about this and the War on Christmas are welcome.

1 comment:

linda said...

one of our freind is jewish and every year we send him a christmas card,we do not send a religious one but something with a snow man or winter scene, he and his wife both enjoy the cards because they feel we are keeping them in our hearts and wishing them well during the holidays.linda