Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.



I bought this cute little book about Christmas with quotes, scriptures, stories, etc. I found this while flipping through it:

Dec. 25 had been a Greek festival day to the sun god. In 386 AD, a preacher namned John Chryostom encouraged Christians to celebrate Dec. 25 as the birth of Jesus - the true "son" - instead. Within 100 years, the custom had become widespread among Christians.

Sort of makes me wonder what Kwanzza will be considered in about 70 years or so. I think I heard at church that they think Jesus was probably born in March, but there are so many scriptures to refer to and so much that is hard to decipher, that it is hard to know for certain. I saw a great show at the planetarium in Fort Worth that outlined a lot of good historical information about the birth of Jesus and the star phenomena. It was really interesting. *shrug* I think the most important thing is to recognize and honor the birth of Jesus. Thusly, that is why I get my panties in a wad over not saying Merry Christmas. If you believe in Jesus, you shouldn't feel embarrassed or worried that you're going to offend someone by saying Merry Christmas. I have a Jewish editor I work for and if he told me Happy Hannukah, I would be pleased. Not my beliefs, but he is sharing the joy of his holiday season with me and I find no offense in that. Don't be offended if I tell you Merry Christmas.


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