Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Fourth Day Of Christmas

On the Fourth Day Of Christmas, my True Love gave to me: Four Calling Birds. The four calling birds represent the four Gospels: 1) Matthew, 2) Mark, 3) Luke, and 4) John. These four Gospels proclaim the good news of God's reconciliation of the world to Himself in Jesus Christ.
On December 14, 2009, this headline on FoxNews: "Indiana School Removes "Allah" From Holiday Show After Protests." Personally, I'm glad that a national Christian Group protested the school program's phrase that said "Allah is God". Allah is not God, although the Islamic nation would have you believe that. Shariq Siddiqui the director of The Muslim Alliance said " the decision to remove the phase was not being inclusive." Being inclusive was of course the goal of the elementary school in Fishers, Indiana. I think the real point is this, the school, in it's attempt to be once again "politically correct" seriously interfered with their common sense. This is a phenomenon happening all across the United States. Political Correctness, has become a sickness, a sickness that removes any traditional ways of thinking. It is really stifling common sense, and clear thinking, for fear of offending everyone and anyone. The liberal leaders want all things to be generic, especially if it has something to do with being Caucasian, or Christian, or straight in sexual preference.
The school said, that they were attempting to teach inclusiveness through this second grade program. Teaching inclusiveness is of course a worthwhile endeavor, however, there are limits to inclusiveness, and situations where inclusiveness can not be accomplished. The mixing of Christmas with any other holiday is a perfect example. Christmas is a Christian Holiday, it has no relationship to Hanukkah, Ramadan, or Kwanzaa. Just as Hanukkah certainly should not be akin to the month of Ramadan, at least not in the same school program. A minimum of research will tell you that Hanukkah is the celebration of the Jewish Army victory over the Syrians, which by the way are Islamic in their Faith. Remember, Islam in general wants to see Israel wiped from the face of the map. One would assume that educators at a school, even an elementary school might have realized that distinct connection. Kwanzaa, what is Kwanzaa? It is a made up holiday, and has absolutely no religious connotations. It was devised by Dr. Maulana Karenga a professor at California State University as recently as 1966. Once again, no relation to Christmas, although it is celebrated December 26 through January 1, each year. Ramadan, an Islamic month of fasting, and celebrates the month where Muhammad received the first of the Koran's revelations. It's celebration dates require calculation according to the Islamic calendar, so celebration dates each year can be varied. Once again, it has absolutely no relation to the Christmas Holiday. Islam considers Christians, Jews, atheists, and anyone who is not of the Islamic Faith "INFIDELS" , that need to be converted to Islam, or be eliminated. No Christmas connection or Christian influence there.
CHRISTMAS, is a holiday (holy day), unique to Christians around the globe. It is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, our Saviour. It is not in any way shape or form akin to Holy Days of any other Faith, and especially not Islamic. If a school wishes to have a program depicting Ramadan, or Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah for that matter, it should not be, under any circumstances done in conjunction with Christmas. Christmas, is Christmas, and it is nothing else, and it needs nothing else. All the political correctness in the world, can not make Christmas anything other than the celebration of our Saviour's birth. A Christian holiday, period.

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