December 10, 2008

This Is A Christmas Tree

This is an email that I recently received:
This is a Christmas tree.


This is a Christmas Tree

This is a Christmas Tree

This is a Christmas Tree

This is a Christmas Tree

This is a Christmas Tree

This is a Christmas Tree

And these are Christmas Trees also
These are NOT Holiday Trees
They are not Hanukkah bushes
They are not Allah plants
They are Christmas trees!
Say it... CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas
- not Holiday
We are not celebrating the birth of a Holiday
We are Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ
So I would like to say to each and every one of you
Have a Very Merry CHRISTMAS
I have really been thinking a lot about this topic. I got into a habit of saying, "Happy Holidays" to be "politically correct", but now I think things are just getting more and more overboard in our country.
I respect people, period. I don't care about your color, faith, nationality, sexual orientation, political views, etc. You are my friend because of how you treat me and what is in your heart. The world is so full of hate, and it is just so, so sad.
Right now, I am celebrating CHRISTmas. The birth of Christ, and I teach my children to know that this is what it is all about. Not Santa coming down the chimney to give them more stuff that they really don't need. And, it is what so many people are celebrating right now. Um, watch the commercials on the television....
My point is, why should someone take offence to me saying, "Merry Christmas". It is a gesture from the heart, and means nothing but good things. If someone tells me, "Happy Hanuka" or "Happy Kwanzaa" back, well that is okay too. Why can't people just make the comment that is true to them, and people just answer back what is true to them, and everyone just take it as a nice gesture, which is what it is???
It is odd, the looks that I get, when I am at the store, or wherever, and I say, "Thanks, Merry Christmas". We have all fallen so used to "not" saying what could be "politically incorrect" that we ourselves who celebrate Christmas are shocked by the statement. It's just so, so sad.
Well, I am going with my heart, and saying what is true to me. And that is...
Merry Christmas
I can only imagine the replies I might get from this post. But please people, don't read into it and get yourself all into some "politically correct" frenzy. Just listen to my heart, and follow with yours.


Jenny S said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS right back at ya!! Woohoo!!

Kathy said...

I completely agree!!!
Merry Christmas to you to my friend.

Dragonlady said...

I whole hearted agree with you...
I love saying "Merry Christmas" and i sign all of my Christmas cards that way also....

Merry Christmas to you and your family..

Abbie said...

Merry Christmas!! :) Woohooo!! Most fabulous rant, lady!

Anonymous said...

There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is Allah's Messenger

I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, the One, without any partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger.

Islam is to testify that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, to perform the prayers (salath), to pay the charity (zakat), to fast in Ramadhan, and to make the pilgrimage to the House if you are able to do so

Islam teaches us that this life is a life of worship. We are placed on this earth in order to worship Allah and obey His command. During this earthly life we are subjected to a series of trials. We have the option of enduring these trials and conforming to certain laws, and our reward will be great in the next life, or we may decline to endure these trials and choose to not conform to the law, then we will be made to regret it in the next life.

Each person will be solely and completely responsible for their own final reward. Allah has guided us to make this life a better, safer, and more tolerable one for us. If we elect to conform to them then we will see the result in this life even before moving on to the next.

So do believe in Allah, do believe in His angels, do believe in His Books (Scriptures), do believe in His Messengers, do believe in the Day of Judgment and do believe in the Divine Decree (Divine fate) whether good or evil

Allah created us, and we know that we should only worship Him. This is an instinct Allah has created us with. He did not just leave us, rather He sent prophets for us. These prophets had miracles as proof. The miracle for us today is the Quran. There is no other religion that worships only Allah, and believes in Him as totally perfect, and believes in all of His prophets i.e. JESUS, MOSES, NOAH, ABRAHAM,SOLOMAN, MUHAMMAD and the holy scriptures

May ALLAH enlighten you

Jules said...

Merry CHRISTmas and i agree Jesus is the reason for the season we do not make the Jewish say happy holiday instead of Hannukah .Or the muslim people say they are celebrating a holiday instead of Ramadhan.We are christian and we are celebrating our way.

Anonymous said...

Amen to that!