cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Every year at about this time we see the ultra-atheists going nuts over displays depicting a Deity they deny exists. I celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas and they do not believe that Christ ever existed, or, if He did, then He wasn’t what we have Him cracked up to be. There is a significant divergence of opinion but does that mean that those of us who believe there is a Christ are to be denied our God-given rights to observe His birth?
The Freedom From Religion group is back at it in Madison as they are every year at this time. This annual rite involves the display of a Christmas tree or other Christian articles in the rotunda of our state’s capital. I wonder what it is about those of us who are ‘foolish’ enough to believe in Christ that drives this organization nuts. If there is no Christ, should they not instead be counseling us ‘believers’ to mend the error of our ways? If we are wrong, as they contend, should they not be taking pity upon us instead of trying to stifle our celebration?
Why is there no demonstration or court case filed against other religious groups that believe in someone or something else they worship? Why is it that only we Christians are singled out to be fought in courts across this land?
Could it be that they are not really so certain of their beliefs? Could it be that they really want all of this Christian ‘stuff’ out of sight and, therefore, out of mind? Do they think they can eventually cause us to become unbelievers? Or is this all just the way they perpetuate themselves and continue their ability to collect money to pay their own salaries and legal costs and to put up their billboards on the Beltline?
Christ must be kept in Christmas for it is Him whom we celebrate. Whether or not you believe that I am correct in my belief system, I do have the right to my beliefs just as you have a right to yours.