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Where Have All The Wise Men Gone? Jesus Is Not Acceptable For Christmas!
Where are the wise men?
Are you caught up in the "season" with this Christmas thing? Do YOU know where the wise men are?
For over 200 years we have celebrated Christmas and all of the joys and festivities that go with the "holidays" in this great country of ours. Christmas was declared a federal holiday in 1870 by President Ulysses S. Grant for the purpose of celebrating the "philosophy of good will toward men." What's changed?
And, where are those wise men?
The Associated Press reported last Christmas that in New Jersey the sixth-grade class of the South Orange Middle School planned a field trip to see the play, "A Christmas Carol." However, due to pressure from some of the parents the field trip was "re-routed" to a show, "The Great Railroad Race"!
Why? Because of the concerns from parents that the play, "A Christmas Carol" might have something to do with CHRISTMAS! The school principal told the AP, "There is a great sensitivity to putting students in awkward situations."
Jesus is just not acceptable! Nice...
The school board in Covington, GA last year voted to "remove" the word Christmas from the school calendar!
Hundreds of towns across the US have banned placing nativity scenes and even poinsettias on public property. It seems that the ACLU as well as other organizations have threatened lawsuits and instilled the fear of God, uh, that would be the fear of "a greater power" because we have these "sensitivity concerns" and need to suppress any kind of religious display!
Why? Because Jesus Christ is involved in Christmas. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Jesus Christ, the great philosopher who believed that all men should love one another!
DOWN with all the happiness this national holiday brings to old and young alike. DOWN with tradition. DOWN with peace on earth and good will towards men. OH, and forget about that love one another stuff! Our world is in such GREAT shape this Christmas that we really don't need any of that LOVE stuff, right?
And just how do we take Christ out of this season, out of Christmas? And WHY would we want to?
Our founding forefathers saw fit to utilize much of Christ's philosophy in drafting the Constitution of the United States, a document that is the rock of this country reads..."One nation under God..."
Where are the wise men? We need them and I hope they show up pronto and start hanging out with us. This US would be WE, mis-guided and very confused Americans!
In the precious name of Christmas and all the wonder, magic, peace and love that it holds, please whisper a prayer that the "wise men" will show up in the nick of time for the world!
Wishing you all the love and happiness of this great Christmas season and abundant blessings of peace,
Copyright 2003, Jan McCracken
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