Sorry, I'm not sorry. Stop reading if you're offended easily.
I'm done being politically correct and having to tip toe around the fact that we're celebrating CHRISTMAS, not a holiday. It's a CHRISTMAS tree, not a holiday tree. In my state, our governor has deemed the tree in the state house a holiday tree in order to make everyone happy
...BUT there's a menorah in the state house too.
No one is calling the menorah a candelabra, are they?
People find it disrespectful to call a Christmas tree a Christmas tree.
Well, what about the people who find it disrespectful to call a Christmas tree a holiday tree?
Isn’t the tree part of the Christmas celebration?
If people don’t want to celebrate Christmas then why would they put a Christmas tree up anyways?
I don’t celebrate Hanukkah so I don’t have a menorah, simple as that. Now, if I did want to have a menorah, I wouldn’t disrespect the Jewish community and call it a candelabra.
Now let’s get a little deeper here... if you don’t believe in Jesus then why celebrate Christmas in the first place? Christmas is the celebration of Jesus' birth. The birth of our savior. So, again, if you don’t believe in it then why celebrate that holiday? Christians don’t celebrate non Christian holidays so why are non Christians celebrating Christian ones? If we start there then it could remove all the other unnecessary crap.
I have an issue with people who don’t believe in God trying to turn the celebration of Christ's birth into a secular holiday. And it's not even about the tree, it's about people trying their hardest to remove
CHRIST from CHRISTmas.
How does the world get so far off base? How do you start with a religious holiday and turn it into a day to focus solely on ripping open presents and not even have one mention of the true meaning of the day, of the season, of the reason? Shame on them.
Now I understand that people all have different beliefs and that's fine by me. I know the truth and that's what I live by, but how dare the non-believers try to take one of the most precious days in all history and turn it into something that it's not and take the focus away from the true reason. Jesus' birth is a historic event, he's not some made up character from a fairy tale, yet people are trying to demean it.
In my house we celebrate Jesus, not Santa. We talk about the reason for the holiday, Olivia knows that the reason she receives presents on Christmas is because we're celebrating the day that God gave us the greatest gift of all, his son. His son who was born, lived and died for us and our sins. We minister on Christmas and serve food to the homeless. We donate toys to shelters and pray for people and mankind. We do all these things in Jesus' name, to honor him.
I guess the moral of the story here is this - in my house, we live the truth. No one can take that away from me. But, if I run into you in the store during this CHRISTMAS season, you won’t be getting a "happy holidays" from me, I'll be proudly saying "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"
(there have been a few events that have triggered this post. I'm not sorry if you're offended because I've encountered many situations where I've been offended and I feel this needed to be said)