Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Atheist Billboard in Times Square ...

Regarding the atheist billboard in Times Square and other displays of a similar nature I have only this to say: "What man is a man who does make the world around him a better place?" ~"Kingdom of Heaven" ... and corollary "What is a man who must tear others or their beliefs down in order to find his peace?" ~Isabelle Black Smith

I have always held that if 'they' can take Christmas away from you, then perhaps you never really had it your heart to begin with.  That being said, I have to wonder why everyone in America --well, from a national media perspective at least-- seems to be so intently focused on "equality" when it comes to celebrating our holidays ... Maybe it's just me, but everyone complaining about the way other people choose to celebrate their holiday is beginning to sound like one big (and very annoying!) chorus of whining children whimpering "what about, me?" 

Celebrate any way you want --if you want-- but by the same token don't begrudge others their celebration ... If you want a Black Santa, Hispanic or whatever, have one ... Same goes for Jesus and if you don't want to focus on Jesus as being 'the reason for the season', well that's fine as well.  The point is this:  The Winter Holidays --of which Christmas IS a BIG part for many-- are not about 'equality' by any stretch of the imagination!  They are about diversity and our freedom to choose what to celebrate and HOW or even IF we will celebrate.  Ultimately the holidays are about CELEBRATING, and quite frankly all of this silly bickering just diminishes the underlying element of CELEBRATION!  And honestly, how hard is it to just smile and share in the joy of the season in whatever color or form it happens to take?  So can we move on now, please? 

P.S. Regarding the "Santa Claus" controversy, with Megyn Kelly of Fox News:   My daughter informs me that Santa Claus --to her way of thinking-- is in fact a shape-shifter.  Just like in the movie "The Santa Claus", with Tim Allen, where when Santa Claus encounters a home without a chimney (and accompanying fireplace): he just creates one ... likewise, Santa Claus assumes the ethnicity of the family in whatever home he happens to be in at any given point in time.  Problem solved, right?


Karen :) said...

Amen & Amen!!

Michelle (Isabelle) said...

So good to hear from you, Karen! I trust your being up and 'around' means your surgery went well. Hope you're up and running again soon. Keeping you in my special thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and your husband most especially this Christmas Season: Merry Christmas! =)