Monday, November 27, 2006

A Sign of the Times?

A friend sent me an interesting quote that I thought I would blog (see below). I honestly don't remember Christianity being attacked or being in the news so much about 10 years ago, or when I was still in grade school. Maybe I was too young to hear about the same issues that appear today; I don't know. Back then, ironically, we still said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning...yet today, grade school kids no longer say it. We are a country founded on Christian principles, yet in today's age, something as simple as the phrase "Christmas Tree" is attacked. And I fear it will only get worse for our kids and future generations.
"[S]uppressing the language, symbols, or customs of Christians in a predominantly Christian society is not inclusive. It's insulting. It's discriminatory, too. Hanukkah menorahs are never referred to as 'holiday lamps' —not even the giant menorahs erected in Boston Common and many other public venues each year by Chabad, the Hasidic Jewish outreach movement. No one worries that calling the Muslim holy month of Ramadan by its name—or even celebrating it officially, as the White House does with an annual 'iftaar' dinner—might be insensitive to non-Muslims. In this tolerant and open-hearted nation, religious minorities are not expected to keep their beliefs out of sight or to squelch their traditions lest someone, somewhere, take offense. Surely the religious majority shouldn't be expected to either." —Jeff Jacoby

Click here to read to an article from a non-Christian prespective-- VERY INFORMATIVE!

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