U.S. to Ban Christmas

Yesterday I went shopping to a local toy store. The clerk at the cashier station would say to paying customers "Happy Holidays." When it came my turn to pay, I replied "Merry Christmas". She looked totally shocked by my replied. It looked as if she was going to have a heart attack. The truth of the matter is that no one in the United States is being encouraged to say "Merry Christmas" anymore. Everyone is afraid to offend people that may not be Christian. As a Christian I get offended when people tell me "Happy Holidays." I am not a secularist pagan. I am a believer in Jesus Christ and I celebrate Christ every day of the year, December 25th just happens to be the BIG DAY. But the feelings of Christians in America do not matter anymore. More and more entities in this country are attacking Christianity. It all started with the commercialization of Christmas. Santa Claus slowly came to replace Jesus Christ as the reason for the season.

The only way this is going to change is if Christians themselves begin to take a stand. Many Christians themselves do not want to say "Merry Christmas" anymore because they want to be politically correct. We have every right if not more to celebrate and share Jesus with everyone. It does not matter if it be Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, or Jehovah Witness, we should greet them all with a warm and cheerful "Merry Christmas" because Jesus died for them too.

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sunnycalgirl said…
I have found that if I say Merry Christmas people will respond with the same and some do look kind of surprised..
Elder Schow said…
I think it is important to encourage all beliefs rather than say who is right and who is wrong if someone can hold to something that gives them peace and hope that is great. I am a missionary for the LDS church or the "Mormons" and we go around teaching people about Jesus Christ's restored gospel. We do not tell people they have to believe what we do. We can merely invite. It is so important that people hold to something, or have some belief.

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