Posted by Liberty on December 24, 2008
I’m looking forward to a joyful Christmas spent with family and friends. Let us not forget that the birth of Jesus is the real reason we will celebrate tomorrow. I wish you safe travels, contented children, lots of gratitude, plenty of fudge and no fruitcake on your Christmas table. Take the time to relax and reflect on all that you have. Remember to thank God that you have the privilege to celebrate the birth of His Son in the greatest nation that has ever existed–America.
“In spite of everything, we Americans are still uniquely blessed, not only with the rich bounty of our land but by a bounty of the spirit—a kind of year-round Christmas spirit that still makes our country a beacon of hope in a troubled world and that makes this Christmas and every Christmas even more special for all of us who number among our gifts the birthright of being an American.”
From his Christmas Day radio address; December 25, 1982
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Posted by Liberty on December 17, 2008
“As a parent, there’s a certain joy in giving, in seeing the packages pile up and in surprising the kids. But excess also runs counter to the message we try to send all year, that money doesn’t fall from the sky and we should buy and consume thoughtfully. The challenge is particularly acute this year, when many of our budgets are tighter and we are, or feel, poorer than just a few months ago.”
I’ve been experiencing a little of this feeling this year. It will be my daughter’s first Christmas and I can’t wait to see her open the presents that we’ve picked out for her. But, I’m leery of overindulgence. There are those children who are so blessed with material things that they fail to appreciate what they have. I can only imagine that they grow into really miserable adults. In the future, when my daughter is more aware of her surroundings and is able to think about what it means to want, have and give, we’ll talk about the real significance of Christmas. I hope to be able to teach her that sometimes she should be grateful for the things that aren’t under the Christmas tree, too.
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Posted by Liberty on December 11, 2008
“A Kansas-based church that has blamed deaths in Iraq on U.S. tolerance of homosexuality has asked Gov. Christine Gregoire’s office to approve a “Santa Claus will take you to hell” message to display among other religious statements in the Capitol’s third-floor hallway.”
This would be the lunatics from Westboro Baptist Church, best known for protesting at military funerals. Governor Gregoire, do you now see where having no standards takes us? And why in the world are we hosting displays for whackos who don’t even live in Washington State? I can’t believe I’m asking for more government regulations but before next Christmas, there needs to be some standards laid down concerning what is allowed to be displayed in the Capitol.
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Posted by Liberty on December 4, 2008
“An atheist group has unveiled an anti-religion placard in the state Capitol, joining a Christian Nativity scene and “holiday tree” on display during December.
The atheists’ sign was installed Monday by Washington members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national group based in Madison, Wis.
With a nod to the winter solstice – the year’s shortest day, occurring in late December – the placard reads, in part, ‘There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.'”
After this story was featured on The O’Reilly Factor last night, Queen Christine’s office has been deluged with calls for the atheist display to be removed. It helps that O’Reilly gave her phone number out on national TV–its 360-902-4111, just in case you’re wondering. Rumor on the street is she’s got that phone number going to voice mail at this time, so persistence is key. You can also call the general information number at the Capitol at 1-800-562-6000.
Kirby Wilbur, a local talk show host on AM 570 KVI [5:00 am to 9:00 am, also streaming live] has been making the point that the Christmas tree, Nativity scene and Jewish menorah are all symbols. Rather than promoting atheism, the atheists are simply making a statement against religion. What a petty gesture from people who are nothing more that self-absorbed activists. Their pathetic little sign certainly isn’t affirming the joys of atheism…because there aren’t any. While Christians and Jews use positive symbols like trees and menorahs in their celebrations, the atheists are relying upon and spreading negativity. Most of us celebrate this season as a time of hope for mankind, joy and gratitude for our many blessings. It almost makes me feel sorry for these silly atheists. Their lives must be so empty.
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