Anywhere there is a governor brave enough to allow a nativity scene created in the state capitol, the self-acclaimed, godless atheists (yes, I know, double negative) insist on posting a sign stating the following:
"At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."
It hurts to even put these words on my blog for they are bigoted, slanderous, hateful, offensive and insulting. And they denigrate the God I love and worship.
Believing in Jesus Christ opens my heart to the understanding that freedom of choice is an eternal principle. With that choice, you will find nowhere where atheists are being banned and stopped from exhibiting their disbelief. Nowhere will you find Christians demanding that aethists believe in God or else. Nowhere will you find signs stating: Aethism is a system of disbelief which fosters intolerance, ignorance and feebleminded thinking which drives nations to utter and complete destruction.
If you don't want to celebrate Christmas, don't. I'm not forcing you to participate in this time of joy and remembrance. But don't rain, or snow as the case may be, on my parade.
Throughout history, Satan, through his mortal minions, has attempted to crush that one and inviolate principle: Freedom. I challenge one and all to study history and show me one nation who survived after turning their backs on God?
Look at America. The cry for the denial of God grows louder and louder every year. Prayer has been abandoned in the schools. The 10 Commandments, a good rule of thumb for every society, has been banned in schools and public places. Christians are ridiculed and attacked daily. Honesty, patriotism and morality are held up as old fashioned and worthless. And where does America stand? At the very precipice of total disaster. Yeah, abandoning God has worked really well for us.
Although all that stands are likenesses of Joseph, Mary and the Baby Jesus, atheists find that offensive and worthy of attacking the essence of who Christians are. They can deny God, but He still exists. They can attempt to stop Christians from worshiping Him and celebrating His birth but, unlike the Hitler they emulate, they cannot stop us.
If they don't like God . . . here's a familiar refrain from me . . . move to a communist nation which has banned God. For with the banning of God comes the complete and utter loss of freedom. And I am not willing to abandon my God or my freedom.
And so at this time of year, I will embrace my God and celebrate His birth with peace, harmony and love for mankind. How is that bad exactly? I will celebrate redemption at the hands, and ultimate and excruciating sacrifice, of a loving, forgiving God. For Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and only through Him will I find, not only eternal peace and joy, but temporal as well.
Merry Christmas everyone. And if Christmas offends you, don't read this blog. You're going to hate the rest of it.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.