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RAZD
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12-09-2018 11:33 AM


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Yes, There is a War on Christmas
November 24, 2018 / John Pavlovitz

Yes, there is a war on Christmas in America.

The Evangelicals were right.
The pulpit-pounding preachers were right.
Franklin Graham was right.
The Republicans were right.
Donald Trump was right.
Fox News was right.
The Religious Right was right.
Every single one of them was speaking gospel truth.

The only thing they neglected to tell me in their bombastic, sanctimonious, sky-is-falling sermonizing—was the source of the offensive.

The brutal yuletide assaults haven’t come from Atheists or Agnostics, not from Humanists or Muslims, not from coffee franchises or the Liberal Media or Progressive Christians.

The very white Conservatives who’ve been loudly sounding the alarm, are the incessantly advancing hordes

They’re the only ones warring with Christmas, because they’ve forgotten their own story.

Christmas, is a child of Palestinian Jewish parents desperately fleeing politically ordered genocide.
Christmas is a dark-skinned refugee, born amid the smell of damp straw and animal dung, because no human-worthy welcome could be found.
Christmas is a poor, itinerant, street preaching rabbi, living off the generosity of those around him.
Christmas is a compassionate caregiver, feeding and clothing and healing whoever crossed his path.
Christmas is a liberal activist fighting for the poor, condemning violence, shunning material wealth, and calling the world to live sacrificially for the common good.


yep

The easy measure is in deeds done rather than words said.

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Message 2 of 5 (844989)
12-09-2018 6:38 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by RAZD
12-09-2018 11:33 AM


Bleeding Heart Tightwads
Christmas is a liberal activist fighting for the poor...

Let's not get too carried away with this Communist Jesus idea. If Liberals are so big on taking care of the poor how come they are so stingy? Truth is, sure, they'll "fight" for the poor, they're very big on other people taking care of the poor, but not themselves. Let me remind you of this article I posted a while back titled Bleeding Heart Tightwads: in Message 289.

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12-10-2018 11:34 AM
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12-09-2018 6:38 PM


Re: Bleeding Heart Tightwads
Faith writes:

If Liberals are so big on taking care of the poor how come they are so stingy? Truth is, sure, they'll "fight" for the poor, they're very big on other people taking care of the poor, but not themselves.


quote:
We guard our world with locks and guns
And we guard our fine possessions
And once a year when Christmas comes
We give to our relations
And perhaps we give a little to the poor
If the generosity should seize us
But if anyone of us should interfere
In the business of why there are poor
They get the same as the rebel Jesus

-- Jackson Browne



And our geese will blot out the sun.

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12-10-2018 4:36 PM
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12-10-2018 11:34 AM


Re: Bleeding Heart Tightwads
That song was worthy of a second look.

Lyrics found at YouTube. You only gave us one verse!


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith

You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

Subjectivism may very well undermine Christianity.
In the same way that "allowing people to choose what they want to be when they grow up" undermines communism.
~Stile


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Message 5 of 5 (845039)
12-10-2018 5:18 PM
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12-10-2018 4:36 PM


Re: Bleeding Heart Tightwads
Wow. I always did think Browne was pretty good, but just wow!
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