But this time it wasn’t mine. Well, okay, it reminded me a lot of mine, but this time it wasn’t me, I swear. This was an article from Wednesday’s Iowa Falls Times-Citizen, or rather, it was a letter to the editor of that newspaper. Here is what Jory Rapp of Alden had to say:
It saddens me, as well as angers me, to think that it has become so “politically incorrect” to say, “Merry Christmas.” We are so afraid of offending someone for one reason or another that stores won’t put Merry Christmas in their ads, school concerts are called “winter concerts,” and such ridiculous rot as that. It seems like it’s wrong to offend everyone else; everyone, that is, except for the Christians.
If memory serves me right, wasn’t our country founded on Christian beliefs, values, and morals? We trusted in God to establish, guide, and bless our country, yet now we spit in His face and are outraged at having Him be part of our country and its government. Then we have the audacity to moan at the shape our country is in and ask why God allows certain things to happen. If we would look to the Bible and the history of the Israelites, we would see what happens when people turn their backs on God, when they choose to worship other gods and idols. We are headed down that path and if we continue to kick God out of everything, one day we will be standing in the midst of a disaster asking, “Where are you, God?” and His answer will be, “You didn’t want me around, so I left.”
This Christmas season, I will remind my children that we celebrate because God chose to send His Son to this earth as a baby to one day be the Savior of all mankind and that we are to share that gift with others. I wish everyone a very blessed and “Merry Christmas.”
I thought this was very well written and I pretty well agree with it. If Ben Stein can stick up for “Merry Christmas” even though as a Jew, he doesn’t celebrate it, why can’t the rest of us? “Season’s Greetings” has got to be about the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. The holiday is Christmas. If you have a problem with that, go back to wherever you came from. Or celebrate Festivus.
And now, on to snarkier matters…
It appears that the Idiot Brigade is back in full force. I swear I got stuck behind every idiot driver in Grundy County Wednesday. I was nearly hit by someone who decided to switch lanes without making sure there was no oncoming traffic and then again by someone who decided to take his half out of the middle while I was trying to pass him. If he’d come any further into the left lane, he could have knocked me right off the road. And then yesterday I was nearly run over by some idiot at a stop sign who was watching around the corner instead of right in front of him, where I happened to be walking. Jerks. What is it about winter that brings out the idiot in people?
On a more positive note, thank God it’s Friday! I am so looking forward to the weekend. No getting up for work and struggling to make it through the day, no idiots to deal with on the road because I fully intend to stay home and be exceedingly lazy, nothing but chick flicks and romance novels. Oh, and Christmas present wrapping. And Christmas card writing. And maybe a little bit of 4-H paperwork. Woo! I love weekends!
Merry Christmas, y’all, and happy Friday!
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