In a message dated 12/4/2009 6:57:33 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
And those who don't follow God are the biggest myth-makers of all.
They believe in NOTHING.
And they want us to give up a treasured belief in truth to believe
Vivadad -- You are mistaken in your comment
above, at least from my point of view. The last thing on earth I would want
you to do would be to give up your faith. Life is much harder without
faith. I truly hope these conversations don't cause you to loose faith. I
am happy that you achieve fulfillment and peace from your faith. Now,
having said that, please don't try to force your faith on me. We can live
very happily together on this planet believing what each of us believes.
The problems start when on of us decides he must convert
the other. Or more seriously, when one of us believes the other must
believe the way the first believes or he is offending god and must be
changed or eliminated.
Every Christmas, the liberals try to rip down manger scenes and file
suits against having crosses and other Christian symbols on display.
They take the word Christmas from the holiday and insist it be all
inclusive and just call it a holiday! I don't see us attacking Ramadan
and demanding they call it something else!
Mema, My friend, as usual you have gotten the
situation a little bit wrong. As you probably know, I am not a believer or
a Christian (though I was raised a Catholic and attended Catholic school
from kindergarten through high school). However, maybe because of the joy
and tradition I attach to the Christmas season, I very much enjoy the
lights, the nativity scenes, the Christmas trees, the Christmas carols being
sung in the malls and on the radio, and all the other trimmings of the
season. I just don't want my tax dollars spent on those things, or to have
them displayed on government (city, county, state, or federal) property.
I'm sure I have heard you complain about tax dollars being spent on
abortions for the poor. That is how I feel about my tax dollars being spent
on religious displays of just one of the many religions in
this great country of ours. Now, if you are willing to spend your tax
dollars on displays at government buildings of all other
religion's holidays, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and any and all
others, then I would gladly stop complaining about my tax dollars being
spent on Christianity. But if we are not willing to have government
displays of all religions, then we shouldn't have displays of any. Now,
having said all that, I sincerely wish you and your family a
very marry Christmas.