A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Confronting Christmas
American Thinker, by Trevor Thomas

Original Article

Posted By:Flyball dogs, 12/24/2012 5:42:42 AM

As godless secularism becomes more and more entrenched in our culture, the Christmas season is one of the most contentious times in our calendar.  Every year, there are stories in the news of banned Christmas trees or of Christmas trees renamed "holiday trees."  Christmas concerts at public schools draw threats of a lawsuit (even when the poor in Africa are the beneficiaries!), and U.S. congressmen are barred from wishing their constituents a "Merry Christmas" in their official mailings.  This year, even Charlie Brown is creating controversy.

Comments:
While it is easy to get warm and fuzzy about a small helpless baby, it is His claims as a man and the reality of His resurrection that are the true heart and soul of Christmas.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: doodah, 12/24/2012 6:47:39 AM     (No. 9081497)

Thanks for posting. I have printed this and will read it at my family´s Christmas Day dinner table. This truth never gets old and only by believing this with all my being can I face the next few years with the anti-Christ president of America. May God have mercy on us!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/24/2012 7:00:46 AM     (No. 9081503)

The Muslim pResident has no concept of the meaning of CHRISTmas. Apparently, he feels this should be the season of growing forests or some such......otherwise, why so many trees in our White House. The forest....for the Big Bad Wolf. Satan himself.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Judith, 12/24/2012 7:09:38 AM     (No. 9081509)

This season I have taken delight in answering Merry Christmas when someone wishes me a happy holiday. The answering delight on their faces and a joyous wish of Merry Christmas from them makes my day. But it seems as though we two are speaking a coded message that perhaps the rest of society does not want uttered.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: tennisbum, 12/24/2012 7:24:10 AM     (No. 9081525)

Even in the time of Caesar and the Roman empire, true Christians remained firm in their beliefs and worship. Today we have many "little bitty Caesar´s....the ACLU, atheists who want everything banned, secularists, many judges and courts, etc." who seek to ban Christianity from the public square, schools and public discourse. Let us continue to worship, pray for the lost souls and resist all attempts to stifle or suppress our Christian beliefs and traditions. Wish´em all Merry Christmas and drive´em crazy!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/24/2012 7:54:03 AM     (No. 9081566)

"For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord..." What other meaning can there be?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: abiner, 12/24/2012 8:55:02 AM     (No. 9081680)

For the past 15 years, I´ve taken fiendish delight in wishing people a hearty "Merry Christmas," in the hope that someone would get offended. So far, no one has, even though I live in California, the land of the Grinches.

If someone ever did, I would simply tell him to get over it. I´m not about to apologize for enjoying the Christmas season.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 12/24/2012 9:05:58 AM     (No. 9081691)

Who wants to be confronted with the idea that maybe they are ignoring the most significant event in human history? Who wants to be reminded that perhaps Jesus Christ really was (and is) a King?

Perhaps Pascal´s Wager should be carefully examined.

What non-Christians object to is the exclusive nature of the Christian religion. It excludes all other "truths". For the Christian, there is no such pabulum as "True for you but not for me". If one studies Christ´s own words and those of Scripture, one is left with an "offensive" message, i.e., there is no Truth other than that which comes from Christ Jesus.

Christianity has been an offensive religion since Jesus walked the earth. It is still offensive because it is utterly politically-incorrect.

While I know no Christians who want to "shove their religion down our throats", as is so often claimed by non-Christians, we do believe that Jesus is exactly who He said He was. He still is, and by His sacrifice, we have eternal life.

There is indeed something to "confront" in Christmas. As C.S. Lewis said, Jesus did not allow for any other pathway than what He proclaimed. Jesus said He alone was the Way, the Truth and the Life. He didn´t add, "...unless you find something more warm and fuzzy that will appeal to everyone."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: trackman999, 12/24/2012 9:07:23 AM     (No. 9081692)

I too have been saying Merry Christmas in response to "Happy Holidays" and people love it. The "Merry Christmas " I get back is genuine. Their voices, and expressions change when they say it. They feel good, and I feel great. P.S. They don´t know that I´m Jewish.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 9 - Posted by: abiner, 12/24/2012 9:20:14 AM     (No. 9081714)

8: Me too.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 12/24/2012 11:03:42 AM     (No. 9081934)

FTA: "Who wants to be confronted with the idea that maybe they are ignoring the most significant event in human history? Who wants to be reminded that perhaps Jesus Christ really was (and is) a King?"

There is a Christmas song, not sung anymore, but my mother used to sing it in church at Christmas. It´s called The Babe in the Manger. The first verse sums up the message of the article:

"Do you worship the babe in the manger
But reject the Christ of the cross?
Your redemption comes not by the manger
But the death of Christ on the cross."

The center of Christmas is the cross. I love the way its message is summed up in the verse of another, modern hymn, by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend:

"Son of Adam Son of heaven
Given as a ransom
Reconciling God and man
Christ our mighty Champion!
What a Saviour what a Friend
What a glorious mystery
Once a babe in Bethlehem
Now the Lord of history"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 11 - Posted by: udanja99, 12/24/2012 11:15:40 AM     (No. 9081964)

Exactly, #10. I once heard a priest simplify your post by saying, "Without Christ´s resurrection, Christmas would be meaningless".

Ditto everyone on the wishing of "Merry Christmas". When a cashier in a store gives me that wish instead of the PC "HH", I stop and thank them. At the supermarket last night a cashier in another check out was wearing a "Jesus is the reason for the season" sweatshirt with her Santa hat. I walked over and thanked her too.

Merry Christmas everyone and a blessed one too!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 716591




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Flyball dogs"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Flyball dogs"



Manti Te´o´s inspirational
girlfriend story a hoax
USA Today, by Paul Myerberg    Original Article
Posted By: Flyball dogs- 1/16/2013 6:24:27 PM     Post Reply
To tell the story of Manti Te´o, Notre Dame´s star linebacker, one must discuss his inspirational play in this September´s win over Michigan State. Just days after the death of his grandmother and his girlfriend, Te´o racked up 12 tackles and recovered a fumble in a 20-3 victory over the Spartans. The following Saturday, after Lennay Kekua´s funeral, Te´o made two interceptions in a 13-6 victory over Michigan. In articles in Sports Illustrated and the South Bend Tribune and in interviews on ESPN, Te'o would recount how his girlfriend, Kekua, requested that he send white flowers to her funeral.

We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists
Foxnews.com, by Dr. Keith Ablow    Original Article
Posted By: Flyball dogs- 1/10/2013 9:53:48 AM     Post Reply
A new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has accumulated data for the past 47 years from 9 million young adults, reveals that college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and driven to succeed, even though their test scores and time spent studying are decreasing. Psychologist Jean Twenge, the lead author of the analysis, is also the author of a study showing that the tendency toward narcissism in students is up 30 percent in the last thirty-odd years.

Confronting Christmas
American Thinker, by Trevor Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: Flyball dogs- 12/24/2012 5:42:42 AM     Post Reply
As godless secularism becomes more and more entrenched in our culture, the Christmas season is one of the most contentious times in our calendar.  Every year, there are stories in the news of banned Christmas trees or of Christmas trees renamed "holiday trees."  Christmas concerts at public schools draw threats of a lawsuit (even when the poor in Africa are the beneficiaries!), and U.S. congressmen are barred from wishing their constituents a "Merry Christmas" in their official mailings.  This year, even Charlie Brown is creating controversy.

American Dream Fades for
Generation Y Professionals
Bloomberg, by Elliot Blair Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Flyball dogs- 12/23/2012 6:39:23 AM     Post Reply
After being dismissed from her job as a Midtown Manhattan securities attorney in October 2009, Christina Tretter-Herriger hitched a used horse trailer to her Dodge Ram pickup and drove 1,628 miles to Texas. The 32-year-old lawyer sold skin-care products in Houston before finding work as the assistant general counsel of a futures-trading firm where an irate customer punctuated a recorded voice-mail message with gunfire.
Staff has added more text(One line is not permitted)and split headline.

Bob Woodward:
´Who is Barack Obama?´
Politico, by Emily Schultheis    Original Article
Posted By: Flyball dogs- 12/6/2012 1:29:09 PM     Post Reply
Washington Post reporter and author Bob Woodward said Wednesday morning that the fiscal cliff talks are like the movie “Groundhog Day.” “It’s Groundhog Day: The question is, who’s playing Bill Murray?” he told Politico’s Mike Allen at Playbook Breakfast Wednesday morning. “It’s such a repetition: It’s the same players, at the same seats, at the same table.” He said that it’s still too early to tell how the negotiations between President Barack Obama and Congress — specifically, House Speaker John Boehner — will turn out. “I think anyone who thinks they know is wrong,” he said.

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



´They´ve blown off the subpoenas´:
Republicans prepare brickbats for Obama
administration with new IRS corruption hearing

43 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Marttosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/24/2014 9:22:53 PM     Post Reply
Congressional Republicans, led by House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa,are planning another IRS coal-raking exercise for Wednesday, hauling the tax agency´s commissioner in for a hearing about the nearly year-old tea party targeting scandal. [Snip] An aide to one Republican committee member said Monday that the White House and the Treasury Department were already dangerously close to causing a constitutional crisis. ´They´ve blown off the subpoenas,´ the aide said, referring to legal demands the committee issued to the IRS on August 2 and February 14. ´If the DOJ keeps dragging its heels too, and can just get away with it,

At the Supreme Court, a potential
catastrophe for women’s rights

42 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Sandra Fluke    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 11:58:55 AM     Post Reply
A pair of potentially catastrophic cases will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. These cases are brought by privately held, for-profit corporations that are arguing their religious convictions should preclude them from offering employees the health insurance required by law. Specifically, these private employers don’t want to allow their employees’ insurance to cover some forms of birth control because, contrary to medicaland scientific evidence, they believe some birth control causes abortions. Corporations are not people. Corporations cannot have religious views. If religious rights are extended to corporations, it puts us on a slippery slope where any private company

Remarkable detective work provides final
clue to whereabouts of missing flight

41 replie(s)
Xinhua News Agency [China], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/24/2014 11:11:08 PM     Post Reply
London - A remarkable piece of high-tech data detective work has provided what looks to be the missing clue to the tragic fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an expert said Monday. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak earlier on Monday said that information provided by British satellite company Inmarsat and the British government´s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed that MH370 had flown to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where the flight ended. (Snip) Inmarsat had come up with a theory to apply to the data it had collected from MH370 during the flight, and had then tested the results on aircraft in

Carter Blames Jews for Obama’s Snubs
39 replie(s)
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 5:15:26 AM     Post Reply
Former President Jimmy Carter is back in the news this week publicizing a new book about women’s rights. But, as is often the case with Carter, he drew more interest for comments he made about Israel and its supporters. When asked on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday by Andrea Mitchell why it was that Barack Obama never called upon him for advice, he made it clear that the Jewish state was the reason he has been treated like a pariah: I—that’s a hard question– for me to answer—you know, with complete candor. I think the problem was that– that in dealing

Media Matters inexplicably attacks Fox
News for using the term ‘homosexual’

39 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 5:18:35 AM     Post Reply
Media Matters, the website of choice for Fox News haters everywhere, attacked the cable news network on Monday for using the term “homosexual” in its programming — advancing the peculiar argument that the scientific term has a “pejorative connotation.” The online “media watchdog” contends that calling gay people “homosexual” is “a practice that’s quickly falling out of favor with major news outlets due the term’s often pejorative connotation and frequent use by opponents of LGBT equality.” Fox News, they chide, “has yet to update its language when referring to gay and lesbian people.” Buttressing their argument? A weekend piece in the Fashion

   

 



 
Michelle: ´There Were Actually Laws in
America that Allowed Discrimination
Against Black People Like Me´

38 replie(s)
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/25/2014 12:12:59 PM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama talked about America as she visited a school today in China. She talked about the American dream: And my story isn’t unusual in America. Some of our most famous athletes, like LeBron James, and artists, like the singer Janelle Monae, came from struggling families like mine, as do many business leaders -- like Howard Schultz. He’s the head of a company called Starbucks, which many of you may have heard of. When Mr. Schultz was a boy his father lost his job, leaving their family destitute. But Mr. Schultz worked hard. He got a scholarship to a

Sasha Obama is not impressed
with trip to China

33 replie(s)
New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 4:44:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Spring break was never this dull. First Lady Michelle Obama’s kids finally hit the wall on their whirlwind visit to China, showing signs they’ve nearly reached their limit tagging along with mom as she visits site after site on what’s billed as a “person-to-person” tour. Accompanied by Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, the first lady on Monday toured Xi’an, an ancient city in the ancestral province of Chinese President Xi Jinping. They inspected the city’s 600-year-old wall, a day after touring the Great Wall near Beijing. Photos show Sasha looking like she’d rather be back home with her pals than hitting the

Why churches should brace for
a mass exodus of the faithful

32 replie(s)
The Week, by Damon Linker    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/24/2014 9:30:28 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the sweeping acceptance of gay marriage in recent years is owed in large part to Christianity. Rejecting the rigidly hierarchical and stratified societies of the ancient world, Jesus Christ taught the equal dignity of all persons, proclaimed that the meek shall inherit the earth, and declared that the last shall be first and the first shall be last. The Western world has been working out the logic of these subversive teachings ever since, with the institutional transformation of marriage being the latest, though surely not the last, example of its social, moral,

Can Liberals Trust John Roberts
to Rescue Obamacare Again?

28 replie(s)
New Republic, by Tom Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/24/2014 3:28:38 PM     Post Reply
Most Supreme Court watchers are fixated these days on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby—the important challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate scheduled for argument Tuesday. And why wouldn’t they be? With its potent mix of religion, sex, Obamacare, and prayerful corporations, it’s the blockbuster case of the term. It is also a crucial test of Chief Justice John Roberts’s leadership on the Supreme Court. Just two years ago, Roberts cast the deciding vote to largely uphold the Affordable Care Act. While the country remains divided over whether he acted like a traitor or a statesman, all would have to agree

Anthony Weiner Hired As Business Insider
Columnist: ‘Weiner!’ Debuts On March 28

28 replie(s)
International Business Times, by Ellen Killoran    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 3/24/2014 7:07:47 PM     Post Reply
It’s not an early April Fool’s joke -- Business Insider has hired disgraced former NYC Congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner to write a weekly political column, starting Friday. Hunter Walker, Business Insider’s politics editor, published the announcement on Monday, after teasing the news on Twitter by announcing that “something wonderful is about to happen.” The folks at Business Insider are clearly aware of the built-in entertainment value of hiring the scandalized politician, who is best known for sending an explicit photo of himself to an online mistress on Twitter -- and initially denying the photo was his. (The trouble didn’t

Sotomayor, Kagan: Hobby Lobby Should
Drop Insurance, Pay Penalty and Let
Employees Use Exchange

27 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/25/2014 3:43:04 PM     Post Reply
During oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday which focused on whether the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the free exercise of religion, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan suggested employers who have moral objections to birth control should not provide health care coverage for their employees. “But isn´t there another choice nobody talks about, which is paying the tax, which is a lot less than a penalty and a lot less than -- than the cost of health insurance at all?” Sotomayor said during the presentation by attorney Paul Clement, who represents Hobby Lobby Stores

De Morgen apologises for Obama cartoon
26 replie(s)
De Redactie*, by Michael Torfs    Original Article
Posted By: wetenschapper- 3/24/2014 7:59:55 AM     Post Reply
The Flemish daily De Morgen has offered apologies for the Obama cartoon that was shown in its satirical section "The Daily Herald" on Saturday. The digital collage compares the Obamas with monkeys and triggered numerous international reactions. De Morgen says they made an error of judgement.

   

Post Reply   Close thread 716591





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS