Hating Christianity

12 12 2013
Old Saint Nick

Old Saint Nick

Recently, I looked at the home page of the on-line version of the Herald-Sun and was struck by the contrasting; in fact, contradicting articles which were nearly side-by-side. One featured pictures from the fourth annual Holiday Fun Fest in Durham. The other was a story written by a staff writer reminiscing about Christmases in Durham, conjuring memories of Christmas parades, Christmas trees and Christmas presents-many of the traditions which have now been banned from public venues. How startling the difference!

 

Bah! Humbug!

The truth is, Durham no longer celebrates Christmas. Why? The answer is simple…hypocrisy.

You see, there are those in this country who simply hate Christianity and would like nothing better than to see it wiped from the face of the earth and the memories of every living being. These, in most cases, are the same folks who preach tolerance. They are the same people who will call you a racist if you voice disagreement over Barack Hussein Obama’s failed policies. They are the same people who will call you homophobic if you offer a modicum of disagreement toward gay marriage. They call you intolerant, yet they are not willing to tolerate the rights of those whose beliefs differ from theirs.

ACLWho?

Hardly a day goes by there’s not a story in the news of someone running to the ACLU to complain that they were offended because the Ten Commandments were posted on the court room wall, or their child’s class at school recited the Pledge of Allegiance during which the children, heaven forbid, uttered the name of God.

Baby Jesus is born

Baby Jesus is born

This is not about someone being offended because they see a religious symbol displayed in a public space. It’s not about a parent taking offense because there’s a Christmas tree on display in the school lobby. My gosh, if you get offended because of something so inconsequential in your life then you probably should be getting professional help. No, this is about intolerance. It’s about hatred. It’s hypocrisy.

The attempts to eradicate Christmas, or more to the point, Christianity, are not new. The only difference between the persecutors of ancient Rome and today’s ACLU is the arena. Today’s arena is the courtroom. Lions have been replaced by manipulating lawyers and the ACLU is fully aware they have deeper pockets than the local school system or municipality, so just the threat of a law suit usually forces their victims to acquiesce.

But wait a minute, what about the ACLU? The ACLU is the self-appointed “..nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.” (https://www.aclu.org/about-aclu-0) Everyone in this country. That means you and me. But where is the ACLU when I want to practice my right to worship outside the church? They’re down at the courthouse getting a cease and desist order. This isn’t protecting rights. This is hypocrisy!

A Misinterpretation of Convenience

The ACLU has conveniently misinterpreted the First Amendment regarding separation of church and state. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Nowhere does the First Amendment state that we cannot display religious symbols on public grounds. Nowhere does it state that we cannot say a prayer at a public gathering such as a high school graduation. It states that Congress shall not make laws that establish religion or get into the religion regulatory business. It further states that Congress shall not prohibit the FREE exercise of religion among the citizenry of this nation.

Yes, there is an attack on Christmas because a number of people hate Christianity and are more aggressively active in their efforts to eradicate it from society than are the silent majority.

But don’t despair. I actually think persecution is good for Christianity. The emperors of Rome tried to kill the movement and look what happened. While he made an impact on the Jewish population, Hitler, in spite of his best efforts, made no negative impact of Judaism. Your 16-year-old daughter is seeing a 25-year-old man who falls far short of your hopes and expectations of a suitor. The worst thing you can do is to tell her how bad he is for her and forbid her to see him. That will only push her toward him.

Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to All!

The Trumpet’s About to Sound!

Like my God or hate Him, that’s your call; but, don’t preach tolerance to me and then practice intolerance because you disagree with me. Don’t trample over my freedom under the guise of protecting the rights of others using your own biased opinion as the benchmark. Trust me when I say a day is coming when the Judge will not be a left-leaning bureaucrat. The signs are all there.

 

 

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