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Saturday, December 17, 2011


One place of business that I know of in town doesn't put up a Christmas Tree because they are trying to be politically correct.  One person said she says "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" because that was the politically correct thing to say.  And some Christmas cards that are sent out say "Happy Holidays". You even see Merry Xmas in different places.  Are people seriously trying to take Christ out of Christmas?

Christmas is all about Christ so why are people trying to take him out of it?  Why are people offended when you say Merry Christmas?  I don't get it.

I found the following article on and thought it was well done so I'm sharing it here.

"More and more, Christ is being removed from Christmas by a society that loves to celebrate, give gifts and talk of love and sharing but does not know the basis for it all. Christians do not ask that the meaning of other celebrations be removed, yet to accommodate others we have been asked to replace Christ with Santa and other meaningless symbols. We now call the celebration a “holiday” instead of Christmas.

Why do Christians celebrate Christmas? Christmas is rich in meaning. Our green trees symbolize eternal life. The colors red and white symbolize the blood of Christ and his purity. Santa can never replace Jesus Christ, and it’s a lie to think that Santa knows who’s been “naughty and nice.” However, Christ knows. Jesus is the son of God and was sent to this earth because he knew that we were all “naughty” and in need of forgiveness and reconciliation with God.

Our sin separates us from a holy, righteous God, but God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son so that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. To believe in Jesus Christ and to repent of our sins brings reconciliation with God the Father and forgiveness.

We have great cause to celebrate Christmas because that was when the Holy Son of God became incarnated in the womb of a virgin, was born and grew up in this sinful world being tempted of sin but never sinning, and eventually became the sacrificial Lamb of God who died in our places and took the punishment for our sin when he died on the cross. Christ was raised from the dead and has given us the gift of eternal life. Wow! What a reason to celebrate!

Society may talk of love and sharing. People may talk about Santa and how he symbolizes good and the giving of gifts, but no one can replace the true meaning of Christmas and the greatest gift ever given to this earth and its people — Jesus Christ.

Yes, Christmas is rich in meaning to Christians, and it can be for you, too. Please discover for yourselves the true meaning of Christmas and the God who loves you. Merry Christmas to you all."


I like Denise Cochran of Topeka! I couldn't have said it better.

So as unpolitically correct as I can be, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. Don't forget the reason for the season!