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Behold, the Christmas Grinch cometh (standard:Inspirational stories, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 07 2009Views/Reads: 1345/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I never have to look at the calendar to know when the Christmas holiday season is approaching. As soon as I lay down my fork on Thanksgiving Day, the battle drums begin to roll. Somebody, who apparently does not have much of a life, takes a pot shot at th
 



I never have to look at the calendar to know when the Christmas holiday
season is approaching. As soon as I lay down my fork on Thanksgiving 
Day, the battle drums begin to roll. Somebody, who apparently does not 
have much of a life, takes a pot shot at the Christmas holiday. You 
would think, from some of their comments, the Christmas holiday was the 
greatest conspiracy in all of human history. 

According to these protesters, the very word "Christmas," offends them
to no degree. They forbid people to say cheerfully, "Merry Christmas," 
as if those words in and of themselves would create the repair of 
damage to the person hearing them. 

To placate these value-challenged patrons, some businesses have chosen
not to put the word "Christmas," anywhere near their business, 
replacing that offensive word with the words, "Happy Holidays." Even 
employees are prohibited wishing customers a Merry Christmas but rather 
a "Happy Holiday." This, according to the all-wise Christmas Grinch, is 
more acceptable than simply saying, "Merry Christmas." 

Of course, anybody who is as smart as a fifth-grader knows that the word
“holiday,” according to Webster's dictionary, means, "A religious feast 
day; a holy day." So instead of saying "Merry Christmas," they want us 
to say, "Have a happy holy fest day," which seems more religious to me. 


I am thinking of starting a grassroots movement of people who are
offended by people who are offended by the word "Christmas." The only 
problem with this, I would have a hard time finding people as nasty, 
venomous and as grey-matter-challenged as those offended by the word 
"Christmas." Generally speaking, people who believe in Christmas and 
the Christmas spirit a rather good, loving and generous people. 

Part of our agenda would go something like this. People offended by the
word "Christmas" and by celebrating the Christmas season should not be 
allowed to take Christmas day off with pay. I do not hear any of these 
people complaining that they have Christmas day off with pay. If they 
really were offended by the Christmas season they would refuse taking 
any time off and getting paid for it. 

Along with this, all those objecting to Christmas would not be eligible
for any kind of Christmas gift or Christmas bonus. All of these 
"offensive goodies," would go to those who love and appreciate the 
Christmas season. 

All government offices would be opened on Christmas day and staffed by
all those people who find the Christmas season so very offensive. Why 
isn't the post office open on Christmas day? Moreover, why don't I get 
my Christmas Cards delivered to me on Christmas day? 

To further our agenda, all those offended by Christmas should not be
permitted to shop at Christmas time to purchase "Christmas gifts." Nor 
should they accept any Christmas gifts. If they are really honestly 
offended by the Christmas season this should be anathema to them. 

Any businessperson with a store should not have a Christmas sale. If
they are really offended by Christmas, why do they insist on benefiting 
from those who delight in Christmas? 

And while I am on the subject, why are all of these people who want to
take God out of government, our school system and businesses still 
greedily accepting American dollars that has clearly printed on it, "In 
God we trust." If they were really true to their beliefs, they would 
never touch another American dollar in their life. 

This would be another part of our grassroots agenda. Those desiring to
take God out of all of these things, if they are honest people, should 
surrender all their money to people who believe in God. After all, if 
you do not believe in God, why accept money that boasts in believing 
God? 

Throughout the rest of the year, prayer in school offends these
Grinches. This has always "wondered me." They do not believe in 
Christmas or God and yet when either is mentioned they go into a 
convulsive seizure as though their very life is being threatened. 

If I did not believe in something as radically as these people say they
do not believe in God or Christmas it would not threaten me. I might 
smile at people who believed in it, but it sure would not bother me and 
I would not be upset to the point where I would forbid others 
celebrating it. After all, I do not believe in Halloween, but I have 
not started a movement to ban it from our country. I think it rather 
silly for people to get all dressed up in scary costumes, pretending to 
be something they are not and begging for candy. As of today, I have 
not started a movement to ban them from running for political office. 

I allow those who do not believe in Christmas or in God to celebrate
their holidays: Halloween and April 1. Just let me celebrate my 
holidays. 

I celebrate Christmas because of what the Bible says. "But when the
fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, 
made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we 
might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath 
sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, 
Father" (Galatians 4:4-6 KJV). 

Christmas means that God provided redemption for all humanity. Jesus is
THE reason for the season. 


   


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