I thought I heard it all. It happened tonight.
Setting: I have a bad cold. I was eating chicken soup and flipped on FOX and the factor was on. I was so tired today I took a nap and slept soundly for hours. My throat and ears hurt. I needed Chicken soup. I make good old Jewish Chicken Soup based upon a family recipe but had to settle for generic Campbell. Who says Generics are just as good?
Anyway - I am watching Mr O debate with a fellow who is head of the American Atheist Society who I must say held his own and won this argument. He won because Mr. O lost it, resorted to ad hominum attacks and made the crazy claim that Christianity is a philosophy and not a religion.
Mr O argued that as Christianity was a philosophy and not a religion, the separation of Church and State does not apply to Christmas displays. He did, however, clearly state that individual Christian churches -- i. e. the RCC and Methodists were religions and fall under the separation.
Oh, my friends this is sad and Mr. O should know better. Faith, acceptance and trust in Christ is the foundation and essence of being a Christian. Worship of God as Triune upon the foundation of the Prophets and Apostles is the Christian Church and religion. Yea, there are many different variants (Churches, denominations etc) but few if any are Christless.
Christianity is nit a worldview or a philosophy. If viewed as such, then it Guts our Lord out of the Gospel.
Mr O is wrong, IMO. I think he is working a way around the secularists who are arguing against non-private displays of Christmas expression. I think this is an unacceptable approach. Also, Mr O bullied the man which is not a very good and effective way to win an argument.
People are free not to be Christians and we must accept the Christian Gospel is offensive to many. But we cannot allow the many to override our joy and expression of our joy. If the country decides to to move more secular, let us show our joy and love even more.
After all, it is not the trappings and trees that edify. Nay, it is the promised birth of the Messiah who will move ever to the cross to die and be raised, doing this out of God's love for us. Society must take responsibility before God for their actions. Likewise we.
Mr O, being a stalwart is proclaiming the Gospel boldly and without compromise. You are on the wrong side here and in the long-run what you thought as a practical legal and cleaver way of preserving a tree and display undermines our true proclamation.
Any CONSTRUCTIVE AND THOUGHTFUL comments?
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