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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-28 6:37 AM 
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https://www.patheos.com/blogs/sarahthebarge/2018/11/why-christmas-should-be-cancelled-this-year/

Why Christmas Should Be Cancelled This Year

Advent begins this Sunday.  Christians around the world will spend four holy weeks preparing our hearts for the birth of the long-awaited savior, Jesus.

Jesus, born in a barn because no one cared to make room for him in the inn.

Jesus, born in a land occupied by a violent, selfish, greedy invading force.

Jesus, whose parents fled to Egypt with him when he was a baby because scores of children his age were dying in their homeland.

Jesus, whose skin was brown.

Jesus, who lived in poverty his whole life.

Jesus, who was tortured.

Jesus, was was brutally and unjustly executed.

Jesus, who said, “Whatever you do to the least of these, you do to me.”

And then in 2016, in the name of Jesus, 80% evangelicals went to the polls and voted for a man whose agenda is not only different, but antithetical, to everything Jesus taught.

In the name of Jesus, evangelicals refuse to make room for immigrants.

In the name of Jesus, evangelicals spend billions of dollars to start unfounded wars and spend decades occupying places we have no business being.

In the name of Jesus, evangelicals refuse to help immigrants who are trying to get to a safe place because in their homeland, scores of children are dying every day.

In the name of Jesus, evangelicals discriminate against people whose skin is darker than ours.

In the name of Jesus, evangelicals refuse help to impoverished people, and refuse to work to end the system of greed and discrimination and selfishness that causes poverty in the first place.

 

In the name of Jesus, evangelicals sanctioned waterboarding and other forms of torture.

 

In the name of Jesus, evangelicals support the death penalty, the NRA, lax gun laws and other policies that lead to people being unjustly executed.

In the state of evangelicalism today, Jesus’ birth isn’t a cause for celebration. It’s a cause for deep grief, mourning and repentance.  Because the Jesus most evangelicals celebrate at Christmas is the one who grew up to condemn the very acts most evangelicals participate in today......................

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From: Dan (DANCULBERSON) DelphiPlus Member IconNov-28 7:19 AM 
To: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 23) 
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YWN666 said...

Why Christmas Should Be Cancelled This Year

What? And give up at least a two-day holiday and sometimes a whole week off from work? That's downright un-American.

 

 
From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-28 12:25 PM 
To: Dan (DANCULBERSON) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 23) 
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Instead you'd get 3 days off to celebrate Festivus.
 

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From: Gráinne (Altermahn)Dec-1 11:26 AM 
To: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 23) 
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Then let so called Evangelicals cancel Christmas. 

In fact, every Christian is an evangelical, because Christianity calls on its followers to spread the gospel. These "Evangelicals" are not doing that.

 

 
From: Ishmael112Dec-5 1:49 PM 
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December 25 falls on a Tuesday this year.  Who will cancel the holiday?   The Congress could enact a law to provide that December 25 will be a regular work day.   State legislatures could do the same thing.   It isn't too late.   You might write to your members of Congress and to members who represent you in your state legislature.  

 

 
From: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member IconDec-5 4:13 PM 
To: Ishmael112  (7 of 23) 
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This went whooshing right over your head, didn't it?

Again.

 
 
 
 
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From: Ishmael112Dec-5 6:08 PM 
To: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 23) 
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Not quite over my head, John.   Although I didn't expect the meditation on Advent. 

 

 
From: Spiritest_25_77 (Spiritest_24)Dec-6 4:49 AM 
To: Ishmael112  (9 of 23) 
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CHRISTMAS should be honored as a day/season set aside to honor the incarnation of the Savior, Immanuel, Yeshuah the Messiah.

The rest is basically paganism that can be traced back to Roman Religious customs and traditions.

 

 
From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-6 7:16 AM 
To: Ishmael112  (10 of 23) 
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Ishmael112 said...

The Congress could enact a law to provide that December 25 will be a regular work day.

You miss the point of the article but I'd be OK with canceling Xmas as a legal holiday.  Instead we could celebrate Isaac Newton Day on December 25th or Winter Solstice on December 21st.

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