Decking the Halls with Poison Ivy
by Kevin Cook
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Decking the Halls with Poison Ivy!
Here it comes one more time, that time of year when all the bells are ringing, and the carolers are moving from house to house singing songs of holiday cheer. The kids have their school concerts that we as parents are obligated to attend, and don’t forget to invite grandpa, and grandma.
Only one something has drastically changed this year, the band and choir only played and sang the secular holiday songs, there was no mention of Christ, or of the real meaning of the season. The Christ hating Grinches from the ACLU, and other communist groups took the school to court, and got the traditional carols of Christmas banned from the school.
They claim that the mere mention of religion in school is unconstitutional, and should not be allowed. Never mind that humanism/atheism is a religion also, and they have no problem with pushing there religion in the school house, not to mention all the radical agendas they hammer our children with everyday to draw them away from the morals, values, and faith they have been taught since birth.
The haters of Christ have been using the public school system as their personal propaganda outlet for some time now, in the attempt to change the morals and values of the next generation. They are pushing for a godless secular society where Jesus Christ has no place to go, and once again there will be no room at the inn.
These self appointed secular saviors of society rather deck the halls with poison ivy, than allow children the freedom to exercise their individual liberty by celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Just as the Grinch in Dr. Seuss’s famous story tried to steal Christmas away from the who’s in whoville, these folks are out to steal and destroy the truth of Christmas forever, no matter who it may offend. The fact is that these liberal socialists hate Christianity so much, that they are willing to trample the civil rights of the majority, so that they don’t have to hear about the baby Jesus anywhere at anytime. These are extreme bigots practicing extreme bigotry against the Christian faith, and those who follow after Christ, with the full intention of stomping out all forms of Christian influence all through our society.
Macy’s department store no longer posts the words “Merry Christmas” anywhere in their stores because the words might offend some poor atheist. Never mind they have offended many other consumers who have just decided not to shop at Macy’s this year because of it. You see, in the eyes of secularist sinners, it is perfectly ok to offend Christians, but offending atheists and other non-believers in out of the question. How many other stores will follow this approach and rob us all of the reality of the season?
There is an organized attempt to stomp out the real meaning of Christmas, even if it offends the majority of Americans who have a healthy respect for the holiday. Christmas simply means the “Festival of Christ”, it is a time when we should all spend copious amounts of time meditating and reflecting on the birth of our Lord and Savior, and the reason he came to this earth, to give his life for our spiritual freedom, to conquer death and the grave so we who know Christ need not fear death anymore.
If it means that we stop spending tons of money on useless items that we really don’t need anyway, or not shopping at certain stores, then so be it. We need to fight back to preserve the true spirit of Christmas even if it means the economy suffers because of it. What is more important? The national economy? Or the preserving the true meaning of Christmas, not allowing the socialist jackals from destroying the holiday?
It is time for Christians to put their money where their mouths are! It is time to be very picky about where we spend our dollars, we should stop funding our own demise by putting our dollars in the pockets of anti-Christian infidels who turn around and use those dollars to fund legal attacks against our faith and values. We are told in the Scripture to come out of the world, to be separate from the world, to not love this evil world, and it is high time we took this commandments to heart and started to apply them to our lives. Christians have become way too much like the world to the point where there is no obvious difference that sinners can see, we are to set ourselves aside unto God.
I hope that as you will deck the halls of your home with Christ, not with the poison ivy the world is imposing upon us. I hope that the sweet aroma of your life will draw many lost ones to Jesus during this Christmas season, after all, this holiday is all about him.
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Amen brother! I agree with you totally. It is a shame to see that so many Christians allow the world to dominate what they think and do. Now is the time to stand up and fight for Christ because the whole reason He was born, was to die - for us.