Twas the month before Christmas.

Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*
*See the PC Police had taken away,*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
* December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.*
*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*
*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*
*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Treee'*
*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
not Happy Holiday !*
Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet during the
holidays a
Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!
If you agree please share, if you don't, please just move on.

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  • mjohnso... seathan... 2009/11/14 04:29:46
    Merry Christmas!
  • seathan... mjohnso... 2009/11/14 19:16:34
    Why not just type "up yours", since that's what you are really trying to say? When you use MC as "up yours", are you really surprised that people consider it a religiously loaded insult? After all, that's how you are intending it!
  • mjohnso... seathan... 2009/11/18 17:33:49
    Wow, you have equated "Merry Christmas" with "up yours!" Looks like my theory of what your response to my post would be was correct. You took offense to my "Merry Christmas", and that was after you told personman his post was nonsense and insinuated he wasn't educated.

    I'm evidently not the scholar you are, but do you think maybe early Christians celebrated Christmas on the day of Sol Invictus so they could keep it low key and avoid religious persecution? What are the Romans going to celebrate now that we've stolen their holiday?

    I've said Merry Christmas many times in my lifetime and it was never once given as an insult and it was never once received as an insult. I think the only ones who are offended are the ones who are looking to be insulted or looking to challenge Christianity. I would never be offended if someone told me Happy Kwanzaa or Happy Hanukkah or whatever holiday their culture or religion observes. Instead of being mad, why not respond to a "Merry Christmas" with a "Happy Sol Invictus".

    Christmas is inclusive, if you think only Christians are observing it, you are mistaken. Join the celebration. I don't know if Christmas is recognized as a national holiday in Canada, but if you're bent on not recognizing it, then go to work that day.

    In closing, if what I've said here hasn't changed your mind even just a little, then I would just like to say "Up Yours" and a "Happy New Year"!
  • seathan... mjohnso... 2009/11/18 17:47:13 (edited)
    "Wow, you have equated "Merry Christmas" with "up yours!""

    Yes, when people use it in that sense, that's how they force me to interpret it. You joined a conversation that wasn't directed at you, and wanted to use MC in an aggressive way. I had the temerity to actually call you on it, so you had to pretend to be all offended.

    "but do you think maybe early Christians celebrated Christmas on the day of Sol Invictus so they could keep it low key and avoid religious persecution?"

    No I don't think that because that's not what happened. It was done to co-opt a festival that was already very popular. There was no need to "avoid persecution" by then. Christianity was the official state religion as of 325 CE, and was busy exterminating all rival religions, focussing on Mithraism and the cult of Sol Invictus.
  • mjohnso... seathan... 2009/11/18 21:28:17
    In what sense did I use it? I didn't say "Merry Christmas, jerk!" Nobody "forces" you to interpret "Merry Christmas" as anything other than a Christmas greeting. I can think of many other things that sound far more aggressive.

    As for the conversation I joined that wasn't directed at me, this blog is actually a call to Christians. The poster asked people who agree to share it and for those who don't to please move on. You are among the latter, yet you chose to stay and snipe those who agree.

    As for me pretending to be offended, you can believe whatever you want. It won't affect me either way, but you are the one with mock outrage at "Sol Invictus" taking the back seat to Christmas. Are you a Roman? Are you a Pagan? Celebrate "Sol Invictus" if you want. I don't think anybody will stop you.

    As for Christianity being the state religion, didn't the Roman emperor (possibly Constantine I) impose that on the people? Blame him, not innocent Christians coming together to celebrate the birth of their Savior, and who most likely have no idea what Sol Invictus is and aren't actively trying to stamp it out. Not by saying "Merry Christmas", anyways.

    Throughout history, many things have been said and done in the name of religion (Christianity included), but saying Merry Christmas seems to be the least harmful (or most harmless) of them.
  • Visiona... seathan... 2009/11/20 13:23:40
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    "when people use it in that sense, that's how they force me to interpret it."

    I don't understand how you can be forced to negatively interpret two words that have no negativity inherent in them.
  • seathan... Visiona... 2009/11/20 22:51:02
    Then re-read my posts. I've already spelled it out. Not going to do so again, just to play along in this charade of faux-idignation.
  • Visiona... seathan... 2009/11/20 22:53:01
    Visionary )() CC
    It's easier to say "Merry Christmas" than "charade of faux-idignation."
  • mjohnso... Visiona... 2009/11/24 07:35:59
    The true "charade of faux-idignation" here is outrage at the loss of Sol Invictus.
  • Visiona... mjohnso... 2009/11/25 03:04:43
    Visionary )() CC
    I'm not stopping him from celebrating it.
  • mjohnso... Visiona... 2009/11/25 03:14:13 (edited)
    Maybe we are part of the problem and should be celebrating this "Sol Invictus". Do you think it's a gift giving holiday? BTW, Festivus is a month away. How will you celebrate?
  • Visiona... mjohnso... 2009/11/25 03:34:31 (edited)
    Visionary )() CC
    Between Sol Invictus, Festivus, and the Feast of Alvis, how am I going to find time to be on Sodahead?

    (Of "Sol Invictus", "Festivus", and "Feast of Alvis", "Feast of Alvis" is the only one that made it past spellcheck! LOL)

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  • personman seathan... 2009/11/15 19:56:45
    Yes, I know. I was referring to this "holiday" in the U.S. known as the "Christmas Season". I'm just saying that it is just becoming more and more inclusive and therefore less and less xtian. My point being that it is not a war that has changed it, it is simply the result of living in a free society.
  • ghjy 2009/11/13 17:35:06
  • Ace~Mr.Giantess~ 2009/11/13 16:56:06
    I got blocked last yearfor saying Merry Christmas Not Happy Holidays. I expect to be blocked many more times this year because I'm going to do that every chance I get this time around :)
  • ~NJGranny~ Ace~Mr.... 2009/11/14 14:40:09
  • Ace~Mr.... ~NJGranny~ 2009/11/14 16:56:43
    Merry Christmas to you too! :)
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2009/11/13 16:50:43
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  • ~NJGranny~ Phyl *I... 2009/11/14 14:40:34
  • Arizona1950 2009/11/13 16:48:42
    I just sent this to a friend and was thinking of posting it. Thank you for beating me to it!!

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