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To the Atheist & Occupiers, Idiots & Islamists: Merry Christmas

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Christmas for me, as it is for millions of others, is often a melancholy affair. Sadly, most of my family died early in my life, so the holidays always have a tinge of sadness. Since then, however, I am blessed to have married a smart, beautiful woman, gaining her fantastic family in the bargain. Even as our clan has grown by a son and a soon-to-arrive daughter, a certain feeling of loss remains. For me, the song that best nails the dichotomy is Judy Garland’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The song drips regret and longing, hope and joy, and Garland singing it is ironic and fitting. The entanglement of our beloved Dorothy with, in reality, a troubled and anguished woman, embodies the desperate hope in a seemingly hopeless world at Christmastime (and year-around). Interestingly, most do not know that the song was even darker when first written (Please see this Entertainment Weekly article). The original version:

Have yourself a merry little Christmas, it may be your last,
Next year we may all be living in the past
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, pop that champagne cork,
Next year we will all be living in New York.

No good times like the olden days, happy golden days of yore,
Faithful friends who were dear to us, will be near to us no more.

But at least we all will be together, if the Fates allow,
From now on we’ll have to muddle through somehow.
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

Anyway, Christmas has long been a conflicted time for me and now is no different. The wondrous joy of sharing the holiday with my 2-year old son is tempered by the knowledge of the world into which he will one day go. How the heck did we get here? Though not perfect, the Founding Fathers created a nation the likes of which the world had not seen. Founded on Christian principles (do not let the atheists fool you), their grand experiment granting power to the people allowed the country and the world to flourish as never before. Technology that was little changed from the time of Christ suddenly, under this newfound freedom and faith, exploded after the late 1700s. Candles gave way to electricity; horses to trains to cars to planes and incredibly, only a few decades later, spaceships to the moon; lifespans grew from a handful of decades to 100+ years. The list of wonders is endless and all occurred, worldwide, due to this Christian nation granting freedom and self-rule. What a blessing.

Sadly, over the years, things have changed. The precious gifts bequeathed by our forefathers are taken for granted and desecrated; the bedrock of Christian principles and founding documents is discarded. Those that create and build are vilified and reviled. Seemingly, we have slipped from the shining city on a hill to a cesspool of laziness, perversion, hatred, idiocy and misplaced ideals. Amazingly, we went from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson to Woodrow Wilson, FDR and barack obama. In just the last 60 years, we have transitioned from the “greatest generation” that sacrificed all, to the worst, expecting all for free. We devolved from a Conservative and Christian principle of teaching a man to fish instead of simply giving him one, to a society that espouses Government as the answer to all problems and the supplier of all desires.

For a “glass is half empty” person as I often am, what do I see in the world today? A smooth talker teleprompter-reader that slithered into power, sharing the wealth and apologizing for American Exceptionalism instead of embracing our bedrock principles. Occupiers overrunning production centers, demanding something for nothing. Atheists battling believers at every turn, demanding their eyes never be scorched by the image of a babe in a manger. Radical islamists, instead of following a Christlike belief that one should be loving to all, following a book and leader that says “Convert or die.” Men in positions of trust and prominence raping children. A man being mocked and ridiculed for simply adhering to his faith on a football field. Individuals, too lazy to work, stealing Salvation Army charity kettles. Idiots being electrocuted while stealing copper wire instead of using that energy to work for an honest wage. Perverse academics at institutions of “higher” learning (and sometime much earlier) indoctrinating our children into the belief that our history is fraught with evil and our ways corrupt (while they charge more every year and trick students into thinking the world owes them a living). I even see a Christmas Holiday tree in our nation’s capitol bereft of ornaments mentioning Christmas or Christ while ornaments praising obama are evident. Today, it seems more people know the words to “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” than “Joy to the World.”

Have yourself a merry, little Christmas, huh? Sigh…

In a world where mentioning the word Christmas seems taboo and faithless actions abound, it sometimes appears to me (and perhaps to you) that all is hopeless and another Noah-worthy flood is in order. But then, magical moments rekindle the simple truth within me. I am reminded that Christmas teaches the glass is always half full and that is the hope to which I adhere. For every video I see of a single mother of 15 saying the world owes her “repercussions” and help caring for the kids, I see stories of promising new AIDS vaccines or footage of medicine granting someone the ability to hear for the first time in decades. I read of anonymous citizens paying for the toys of other families on layaway at Kmart and witness stores returning to the refrain “Merry Christmas.” I see a small child on Santa’s lap at the mall or hear a Jesus-based Christmas song on the radio. I feel my little girl kick inside of her mother or I see the wonder in my boy’s eyes as he watches the choir sing “Away in a Manger” in church.

These things give me hope and remind me that the world was darker, colder and more hopeless at one time, yet we survived due to a small gift. On a night, over 2,000 years ago, when life was often vicious, brutal and unforgiving, when the world was expecting God’s wrath to appear with a sword in hand, He instead sent His Son. A small, defenseless, human child was given to us as a reminder of the good in all. Though incredibly difficult, it is that simple truth I try to remember when all seems grim. Thus I wish you all Merry Christmas. Men and women of all faiths, beliefs (or non-beliefs) and persuasions, I hope you are greeted on Sunday, and always, with peace and joy. Regardless of whether you believe or not, the fact remains that a small child blessed us with His presence and does still if you only look. The tale of Judy Garland’s “Merry Little Christmas” truly sums it up. Our world, like the song, may have started out dark and depressing but it is up to us to replace the gloom with a joyous refrain. May we always remember to override the sentiments “It may be your last / Next year we may all be living in the past,” to Jesus’ message of “Let your heart be light / Next year all our troubles will be out of sight.”

God bless us, every one.

 

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  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    By Ted Sampley
    U.S. Veteran Dispatch
    January 2007

    Democrat Keith Ellison is now officially the first Muslim United States congressman. True to his pledge, he placed his hand on the Quran, the Muslim book of jihad and pledged his allegiance to the United States during his ceremonial swearing-in.

    Capitol Hill staff said Ellison’s swearing-in photo opportunity drew more media than they had ever seen in the history of the U.S. House. Ellison represents the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota.

    • msbets

      ELLISON IS A COMPLETE AND TOTAL MORONIC @$$HOLE……..AND THAT’S BEFORE REALIZING IT’S A F*KING MUZZIE, WHEN HE DIES MAY HIS GRAVE BE FILLED WITH PIGS!!!

    • b herrst

      OINK,OINK, SNORT, SQUEEL, SNORT, SNORT,OINK!

    • Dean

      I am ashamed to tell the people of the Minnesots 5th District you sure screwed up voting him into the U.S. Congress. Please don’t do it again.

    • dizdamduster

      Is he worse than Raul Grijalva who allegiance is to Mexico? He asked the world to hit AZ with economic warfare–boycotts–that cost us untold millions in jobs, money, and residents. All because we passed a law his real constituents dont like-SB1070. Not to mention it is not over. He says he called it off but can you really stop and avalanche? He is an honorary Muslim for his ability to destroy and American state and all in it. Treason exists but is not prosecuted as it should be. JMHO

    • FinaBiscotti

      Is there a recall process – in yr State that can be used against Raul Grijalva – as a US Congressman?

      I think his opponent – Ruth McClung actually won the election for the seat in Congress – for Arizona.

      People in Arizona have been tired of Grijalva for awhile. Grijalva calling for a boycott of his own State – and inciting Riots – was outrageous – and became the cherry on the cake – for the cause to get rid of him.

      Grijalva used ILLEGAL ALIENS in the 2010 midterm elections – to register voters.

      That should have disqualified Grijalva.

    • FinaBiscotti

      Ellison takes the Oath to honor The US Constitution – on the Quaran = in which Sharia law within the Islamic faith – completely contradicts the US Constitution.

      Ellison made it a media-blitz – I think – because he was “demanding” to have use of a book from the library of Thomas Jefferson – and have this century-old book removed from our National Archives –
      for him to play around with it in public.

      He should have been told – absolutely NOT.

    • Retired Marine MSgt in Marana, Az

      Oh, by the way Raymond, have you gotten any more threats from the police department, there in your town, to kill you and your family?

      You lost all creditability, with me, for that remark.

      LOL

    • Gabriel

      *sigh* another non-sequitur. Some people just like to hear themselves talk, or whine. Pathetic…

    • daves

      Nice headline. What kind of Christian calls people idiots?

      “But I say to you that anyone who is angry with a brother will be subjected to judgment. And whoever insults a brother will be brought before the council, and whoever says ‘Fool’ WILL BE SENT to fiery hell.”
      ~ Matthew 5:22

    • Lechatboote

      That particular verse is for fellow Christians. The unsaved especially those threatening to kill us hardly fall into that category. Make no mistake they are not interested in joining us they are interesting in making us slaves. So only fools would not protect themselves against such. Israel was cautioned numerous times about associating with the like they didn’t listen to God and they paid the price. We are all fools if we follow the same path

    • El Lobo Solo

      These idiots are not ordinary idiots, but “useful idiots” which gives us ‘a get out of Hell card’ when the term is used where it properly fits.

  • Retired USAF MSgt

    I would like to see the entire House stand up and wish him a Very Merry Christmas.

    Can you say “Instant Sunburn”?

  • Retired Marine MSgt in Marana, Az

    Raymond,

    The statement “God bless us, every one.” doesn’t just apply to Christians. We Christians worship the same God of Abraham as do the Muslims. God and Allah are one and the same, just called by different names.

    Keith Ellison is guaranteed by our Constitution the right to practice any religion he wants, or none if that’s what he wants. Did you expect that he would have put his hand on The Holy Bible during his swearing in? As far as he is concerned the Qur’an IS the Holy Bible.

    LOL and Semper Fi.

    • Jerry F.

      See that’s where you off the road our GOD does bless everyone ,ALLA only blesses people that only follow him,don’t even compare GOD to ALLA there not the same.

    • Retired Marine MSgt in Marana, Az

      Jerry F,

      My Christian Pastor, many years ago, advised me to never engage with radical evangelistic fundamentalists because they are so insecure in their Faith and so ignorant of other Faiths. I have found, over the ensuing years, that he was right. I have seen and heard comments from fundamentalists that Catholics are not really Christians, even though they were the ONLY Christians for over 1,500 years! I have seen comments that said that Christ was a Born Again Christian, not a Jew!

      Basically, in respect to Islam, my old Pastor had me read what he believed was the most significant passage in the Koran: “ALLAH TOOK JESUS TO HEAVEN WHERE HE AWAITS UNTIL THE DAY OF JUDGMENT WHEN HE WILL RETURN TO EARTH (3,55). MUSLIM TRADITIONS TEACH THAT MUHAMMAD DIED NOT KNOWING IF HE WOULD BE JUDGED WORTHY TO ENTER PARADISE (HEAVEN) – WHERE GOD HAS ALREADY PLACED JESUS. MUHAMMAD IS DEAD AND BURIED IN SAUDI ARABIA. JESUS IS ALIVE BOTH WITH GOD IN HEAVEN (PARADISE) AND IN SPIRIT WITH HIS FOLLOWERS ON EARTH. (KORAN 3,55;4,158,159)
      THIS IS THE GREAT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JESUS AND MUHAMMAD ACCORDING TO THE QURAN/KORAN. JESUS IS ALIVE IN HEAVEN WITH GOD AND MUHAMMAD IS DEAD AND BURIED. IN MEDINA, SAUDI ARABIA, STILL AWAITING GOD’S JUDGMENT.“

      Muhammad’s revelations about Jesus contained in the Koran should be read by his followers, all Muslims, as the Koran requires. The Qur’an/Koran proves Jesus is the Messiah and Muhammad did not replace him as final prophet.

      Muhammad, Islam’s Prophet, believed Jesus was sent by Allah to be the Messiah, miraculously born of the Virgin Mary, who brought the Gospel, who died, was raised from the dead, then ascended into heaven to be with Allah. Jesus would become an everlasting blessing to all mankind!

      I wish you a blessed Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

      OBTW: It will make it a much better New Year if we VOTE Zer0bama, and all of his communist cronies out of office in November 2012!

    • Jerry F.

      Don’t care what your pastor said,all I know is all those men women injured or killed that served as your brother and sister,was done in the name of ALLA,not GOD.Those 3000 plus people killed in the twin towers were killed in the name of ALLA.GOD does not kill or destroy.Hope you like your after life in H#$% with ALLA.

    • terry vesely

      Guess you forgot about Sodom and Gamorah – God punishes those who have it coming- but not before attempting to change things.

    • catman

      Jerry, if you are going to comment about ALLA, at least learn to spell his name correctly. IT IS ALLAH.

      Another Marine from Marana, AZ

    • rocky

      Catman, I could give a flip about how Allah, Alla, is spelled. Gerry’s message had the emphasis where it was needed. I could read it and I understood every word of it. Allah isn’t the God of Christainity. Allah spread hate and discontent, child molestation, womonizing, abusing females, and that isn’t God like in any form. The story of Allah came long after the death of Jesus and it didn’t support the faith teachings Jesus left behind for man to live. If anything the fictious Allah has created more death and unhappiness then it has anything else. If Muslims so love the life style the Allah proclaimed they should stay in the country that supports it. I for one don’t see Muslim as a faith but a political cult, bent on wiping out Christianity anyway it can. Right now it is flexing it’s control, and Americans better start waking up. God is coming and it won’t be long.

    • Lechatboote

      You are a fence sitter with that comment. Jesus gave no room to walking a mid line. He said I would that you were either Hot or Cold but because you are lukewarm I will spit you out of my mouth. You cannot blend all “religions” together. Jesus spoke love and relationship. You haven’t read the Quran or you would know it does not preach love at all. In fact they believe Jesus will come back and say he isn’t God. Horse nonesence. Allah is NOT GOD, they write his name with a little g and in god acknowledging the fact he isn’t God as in the one and only. You were a marine? How said that you are not as good at standing up for Christianity.

    • Terry

      I think a little research would allow you to realize that mohammed picked allah from the polytheistic list being worshipped in Mecca prior to his wresting power in that place. Equating this myth to God is like saying the Greeks’ god Zeus is the same as the Heavenly Father.

    • daves

      Muslims believe Allah is the God of Abraham.

    • Lechatboote

      Incorrect they believe Abraham was their father because he is. He begat Ishmael via his handmaiden Hagar. Specifically after God told him his wife would bear the true descendant. Disobedience to God brought about the Arab race and just as Islam is a lie, Judaism is the truth. Most of Islam is in total conflict with Judeo-Christian ethics. They will kill all unbelievers. There is not such thing as moderate, they all believe the same.

    • Joe

      Sorry Marine, but you’re wrong. (And thanks, by the way, for your service.) The God of the mohammedans is a slave-master; a merciful and benevolent one, to be sure (just as Thomas Jefferson was to *his* slaves) but a slave-master still. To Christians, God is a sometimes stern, but loving *father.” We are His children, not his slaves. Remember, the holiest prayer in Christendom, the one we call, in fact, the *Lord’s* prayer, begins “Our *Father*.” We aren’t His slaves, but his beloved children. So, no matter what the musloids proclaim, the fundamental concepts of the Godhead could hardly be more radically different.

    • daves

      “Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ.” (Ephesians 6:5)

      “Slaves, obey your human masters in everything; don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but work wholeheartedly, fearing the Lord.” (Colossians 3:22)

      “Slaves are to be submissive to their masters in everything, and to be well-pleasing, not talking back .” (Titus 2:9)

      “Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel. ” (1 Peter 2:18)

    • Lechatboote

      There is now no slave or master. For God is no respecter of persons. Once Jesus came all men were made equal. The verses quoted were in relationship to those who had not come to believe and were slaves or former slaves.

    • Laura

      Yes i do. This is the United States of America not the middle east and he should be expected to live by the US laws of the land other wise, why else would he want to live here ? ummmm makes a person wonder.

    • Pat

      Our coins say it all: the penny, nickel, dime and quarter all say “IN GOD WE TRUST” and most coins also say “E PLURIBUS UNUM” (out of many, one) so the message to immigrants is that we have our God, not Muhammed; and immigrants are expected to become Americans. They are welcome to worship as they please and celebrate their ethnic customs and celebrations, but American laws rule,if you don’t like it, stay where you can live by the laws you want.

    • Rocketman

      retired Mairne MSgt. you are so sadly mistaken. You have swallowed a lie, but if you had actually read both scripts you would know that what you posted is pure nonsense. Please take the time to read both the Bible and the quran. muhammad borrowed the God of the Hebrews and Jews and made his pagan moon god ‘allah’ to be the same. the ‘quran’ says in surah 10: ayat 37 that the ‘quran’ confirms the books that came before. This is muhammads words from his alter ego allah. Check it out. Problem is there is noting totally nothing in the ‘quran’ that confirms the Bible, in fact the ‘qruan’ is the exact antithesis of the Bible. Please do not continue your foolishness by posting easily proved ignorance

    • Retired Marine MSgt in Marana, Az

      Thank you for your responses. It shows that you are reading, if not just reacting, to the comments posted at this website.

      Read on, my comment below, those of you who obviously have NOT done any meaningful research and are so threatened by the truth.

      Please notice, Raymond, that my comment below, was not moderated or censored.

    • Retired Marine MSgt in Marana, Az

      OOPS! I got the comment placement wrong.

      Read on, my comment below (Should read “above”), those of you who obviously have NOT done any meaningful research and are so threatened by the truth.

      Please notice, Raymond, that my comment below (Should read “above”), was not moderated or censored.

    • Gabriel

      “We Christians worship the same God of Abraham as do the Muslims.”

      Wow, I know marines aren’t too bright, but this level of brainwashing and ignorance is amazing even for a jarhead. Try to at least try to learn about a topic before commenting on it…

    • relayman

      I think that tactless hasty generalization of our Marines is totally uncalled for.

    • Retired Marine MSgt in Marana, Az

      Thank you relayman,

      Most of these comments have just proven the admonition of my now deceased pastor, who was a Doctor of Divinity. He advised me “Never engage with radical evangelistic fundamentalists because they are so insecure and brainwashed in their Faith and are so willingly ignorant of other Faiths.

      The quote, “ALLAH TOOK JESUS TO HEAVEN WHERE HE AWAITS UNTIL THE DAY OF JUDGMENT WHEN HE WILL RETURN TO EARTH (3,55). MUSLIM TRADITIONS TEACH THAT MUHAMMAD DIED NOT KNOWING IF HE WOULD BE JUDGED WORTHY TO ENTER PARADISE (HEAVEN) – WHERE GOD HAS ALREADY PLACED JESUS. MUHAMMAD IS DEAD AND BURIED IN SAUDI ARABIA. JESUS IS ALIVE BOTH WITH GOD IN HEAVEN (PARADISE) AND IN SPIRIT WITH HIS FOLLOWERS ON EARTH. (KORAN 3,55;4,158,159)
      THIS IS THE GREAT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JESUS AND MUHAMMAD ACCORDING TO THE QUR’AN/KORAN. JESUS IS ALIVE IN HEAVEN WITH GOD AND MUHAMMAD IS DEAD AND BURIED. IN MEDINA, SAUDI ARABIA, STILL AWAITING GOD’S JUDGMENT.“
      is taken directly from the Qur’an.

      Islam, the religion of Muslims, has been perverted by a group of radicals to achieve their own goal, that of world domination.

      They, the IslamoFascists, have allied with the Communists of today, just like they did with the Nazies in the past, to achieve their goals:
      First, exterminate all the Jews;
      Second, convert or kill all those left over.

    • Lechatboote

      You sadly are the brainwashed one. Allah is NOT GOD nor are they the same. Do yourself a favor look at history. The Grand Mufti was friends with Hitler and supported him in his annihilation of the Jews. Read the Quran, The Hadith, the sunna they are NOT the same. See the movie Obsession. There is plenty of factual info out there if you want to see the truth. Stop blasting people when they tell you just because you don’t want to hear it. The time is coming when you won’t have a chance to decide. Ask Dearborn Mi how they feel that Sharia law rules there. This is America no other countries’ laws apply here. Here is a fact Islam is an ideology driven by religion to gain a foothold. It’s hate driven. Again read their own books. They can lie to you tell you just what you want to hear if it make their objective.

    • Mitch

      I Really think you need to stop the BS and get educated It’s Obvious you Are Brainwashed,Really,Koran? Pile of shit Book BIBLE RULES AND TRUTH SO THERE>>>>>

    • Jerry

      First the Bible and the Quran are not alike. Second Jehovah and Allah are two different gods. Mohammad borrowed the God of the Hebrews and made his pagan moon god ‘allah’ to be the same. You cannot follow two masters. If you follow the Quran you cannot uphold the U.S. constitution. If you are a Muslim you first obey the Quran.

    • rafael

      LORD HAVE MERCY ; WHAT DO YOU SMOKE?????WHAT DO YOU DRINK ?????

  • BGinTN

    Happy Christmahanakwamadan from the Legal Department

    Season’s Greetings from the legal department (For the Politically Challenged)

    Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all…

    …and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great, (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only “AMERICA” in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.

    (By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.) – The Patriot Post

    • Retired Marine MSgt in Marana, Az

      BGinTN,

      Wonderful! Long live Political Correctness.

      OBTW, I wish, for you and yours, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

    • Mitch

      You are 100% Correct .Mitch

    • Rip

      You out do yourself with sarcastically correct politicization

    • Retired Marine MSgt in Marana, Az

      Rip,

      At least somebody here, you, has a sense of humor and the ability, and intelligence, to recognize sarcasm and irony.

      Keep it up!

      LOL

    • http://AOL campfire

      Huhhhhhhhhhh!
      How many joints tonight???

  • c stan

    Atheists… If the subject is Religion… Then it is None of your Business, Period.

    • kathie

      Those words are so reminiscent of these:
      “Men, if the subject is pregnancy, stay out of it – it’s none of your business…”

      You have no business telling anyone what to discuss on a public forum – that’s what PUBLIC means.

    • Karl

      Please do not group those anti-religion fanatics with Athiests. True Athiests don’t care if you practice religion and wish you all happiness.

    • Gator

      Athiests are funny people being athiest is a religion all by itself by definition – would like to see their face when they have no where to hide on Judgement day

    • daves

      Does that mean you look forward to seeing God punish people?

    • Lechatboote

      Judgement is far different from punishment. Just as discipline is from punishment. We are taught to discipline our children, which means we teach them and thereby effectively change their behavior. However there are many who punish, meaning they act in anger when the child has done something wrong, big difference. To the Christian in Christ there is now no condemnation. Those who have not accepted the free gift of forgiveness and restored relationship are already unforgiven and will pay the price instead. Far better to accept that Jesus paid that price for us. There is even a law on the books of this country that does the same!

  • Doodlebug

    Merry Christmas also to the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation too.

    • daves

      I thank God the ACLU is there to protect my religious freedom!

  • all4HIM

    Retired Marine MSgt in Marana, Az
    I hate to pop your bubble but your very misguided statement is false . The great I AM or GOD Jehovah of Abraham, Issac and Jacob of the Bible is in no way remotely the same as the muslims allah. Saying that only proves your ignorance of both religions .

    • Terry

      You are 100% right. Thank you and God Bless you and God Bless America.

  • am2sweet

    My husband and I are very proud that the CEO of the company he works for says Merry Christmas is the proper thing to say and NOT Happy Holidays. He’s also religeous which is probably why he is the way he is. With that I’ll say MERRY CHRISTMAS to all.

    • LadyLiberty

      Merry Christmas to everyone on this site and their families; May God Bless you all and keep you safe.

    • daves

      I believe Jesus would want me to use the more inclusive Happy Holidays but I still say both.

      Merry Christmas!!

  • Blazing Scriptures

    to Chris Gadsden,

    I love you. God bless you in the wonderful name of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

  • cheryl

    You know the state pf <omm is screwed up. The air must get thinner the father north you go. Fist it's Sl Franken a real loser and now Ellison.What's wrong with these dam people?

  • Frank

    Even though I am an atheist I wish people Merry Christmas. Being merry is something everyone can do, atheists and Christians alike. Christmas is just a word we use to describe a winter celebration. You may attach some other meaning to it, as is your right, but that doesn’t mean you get to tell everyone else how to celebrate it. In addition, even though I am an atheist, I adhere more to the golden rule than most people who have commented here. I treat people the way I would like to be treated, not with hatred and intolerance. So Merry Christmas.

    • tmt

      It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe. God is still real and you are going to hell if you don’t repent.

    • Karl

      Do I detect hatred and intolerance? Not very Christ-like in my humble opinion.

    • A.B.

      Thanks. That is really gonna convince a non-believer to convert! Good work!

    • LadyLiberty

      I don’t know too much about how an atheist thinks; but you are right on to treat people how you want to be treated. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    • Frank

      Thank you. Atheists don’t all think alike so I can only speak for myself.

  • June

    I tought this article was very well said. I miss the old Christmas Season. Every thing now is rush, rush. Buy this, buy that. Listen to everybody say ” you can’t say or do that.” I miss the sweetness and love that came from 99% of whoever you met. I miss the sureness of what we had and appreciated. Now, its all, tear each other apart or be afraid to say what you feel because someone will not agree and says you are wrong and proceeds to tell you what you have to believe.

    • LadyLiberty

      June, you miss the good old days…me too!!! Merry Christmas!

  • Jerry F.

    My question is if the congressman has to give court testimony,do they have to bring a Koran in just for him?

    • Rocketman

      Jerry, if that were the case, and he asked to swear to ‘god’ on the quran he would be swearing to a lie, and on a lie. allah, and muhammad are one in the same, making allah fake, muhammad a liar and islam a liars lie.

  • http://www.patrawlins.com Pat

    Thanks Chris!

  • Okole

    I sure am glad I am an atheist and don’t concern myself with the silly stuff of religion.
    Happy Solstice, y’all

  • fliteking

    Merry Christmas!
    Jesus is the Reason for the Season !

  • fliteking

    The term “Idiots” is harsh and uncalled for. The correct term is “Morons” .

  • Helen

    Let us all cease to be Politically Correct.You are thinking on your own from your own brain if you are basically politically incorrect. To me it is communistic to be politically correct and those idiots who look at you crosseyed when you are not being politically correct are arses (horses arses!!).

  • Gene

    The Real Reason for the Season.
    Rather than representing the birthday of a human savior of a particular ethnicity and creed, this time of year constitutes the “birth”, “rebirth” or “resurrection” of Sol Invictus the “Unconquered Sun”, whose annual journey across our sky can be celebrated worldwide as truly unifying expression of our global family.

  • Larry Owens

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL the Unbelievers, May you Repent before it is to Late. You have no promise of Tomorrow, why take a chance when you don’t have too. You are Gambling with your Eternity.

  • Lady Kroft

    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
    IF YOU’RE AN ATHEIST OFFENDED BY THIS THEN GOD BLESS YOU.
    IF YOU’RE A MUSLIM OFFENDED BY THIS…JESUS LOVES YOU TOO, BUT GO BACK TO THE MIDDLE EAST IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!!!

  • http://WindowsInternetExplorer Ruth Begnaud

    Merry CHRISTMAS

  • http://WindowsInternetExplorer Ruth Begnaud

    Merry Christmas to all! Christians are celebrating Christ’s birthday and have been doing it almost two thousand years!! Whether you are Christian or not, we invite you to celebrate with us.

  • catman

    The original commentary was great. However, I failed to read any of the comments that referred to it, positive or negative! Did I miss something?

  • cwgf

    Once I was young and stupid and I chose to be a Libtard. Now that I am older and wiser, I know better.

  • Charles Martel

    Yes, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! to all the above referenced losers, and DON’T have a happy new year!! this will mean that us conservatives WILL have a happy one!!!

  • http://www.patriotactionnetwork.net Shane

    Jesus said to love your enemies, so wishing them a Merry Christmas is in the Christian tradition. Also, let’s say a prayer of thanks to God for giving the Western world Charles “the Hammer” Martel who defeated a Muslim invasion of Europe at the battle of Tours. Martel is one of the greatest heroes of the Western world. Look him up! Merry Christmas.

  • Brian

    I found it interesting, for some reason, that in your article, you capitalized the names of all the leaders except Obama’s. Was there a reason for this? I am by no means a fan of the current President, but you have me wondering.

  • Juana Luisa

    ONE IS LOVE. THE OTHER IS HATE. ONE IS NOTHING. IT’S THAT SIMPLE AND I KNOW WHICH ONE I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE. I WISH YOU ALL MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THE GIFT OF A DISCERNING HEART AND MIND FOR THE NEW YEAR.

  • TY

    CG you nailed it. It is often easy to forget why we celebrate Christmas. For those who do remember the birth and sacrifice that led to our salvation, our actions often don’t reflect it throughout the remainder of the year. A challenge to us all in the new year is to attempt to be worthy of the grace we have been given, to hold those who “lead” us to the same standard. Keep writing.

  • TioTomas

    “replace the gloom with a joyous refrain.” I agree wholeheartedly! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYuz-aITFeg&feature=youtu.be

  • Troy McCamish

    Always wondered about that song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – I am personally partial to Luther Vandross’ version.

    I liked the contrast of dark/light pointed out within the song and throughout the blog in other aspects of life on earth. The One who claimed to be the “Light of the world” who is celebrated by many around the world at Christmas (and many other days) is the surest course through any darkness.