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Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Big "Grrrrrrr"

Here we are in the midst of the Christmas season.  Decorations are up, shoppers are out and about, and there is ho ho ho everywhere.  But there are some Grinches out there.  No, actually I think it is some devils!  Consider these examples.

It is one thing that the school districts have decided to call the Christmas break a "winter holiday" but last week in the news there was an elementary school near Fort Worth that had banned all parties and Christmas celebrations during the school day.  However, they could be done before or after school if they were done for instructional purposes.  Really?  Oh dear, someone might be offended so let's not have parties and a little fun.

Yesterday it was announced that the lovely little town of Athens, Texas was having problems with a nativity scene.  Some aethist group in Wisconsin had decided that it violated their freedoms.  They want the nativity scene to go and then to be allowed to put up a banner that states that there is no God, religion is just a myth.  They have been told that the nativity scene will come down after Christmas or when hell freezes over.  There is a large celebration being planned this weekend to support the nativity scene display.  Do Not Mess With Texas, Wisconsin!

And, today in the news there is a Knights of Columbus group in New Jersey that has a banner out that states "Keep Christ in Christmas".  Ok, that's not offensive and they are a Christian group.  So what's the problem?  Another group is demanding it's removal.  This banner seems pretty harmless, after all isn't Christ why we have this wonderful celebration?  I'm confused.

There are many other examples in the news of groups fighting the religious side of Christmas, I won't go on and on.  These grinches (devils) are really making me irritated.  They are violating my religious freedom!  Grrrrrrr!

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