Wrather Thoughts

A daily journal of the thoughts, ideas, and life of Ed Wrather who is a pastor and writer of the Burning Bush Devotional www.theburningbush.net wrather@dobsonteleco.com

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

One Comment on Saving Christmas

Here's the one positive comment that I was able to find today about the devotional "Saving Christmas":

"I think this is a danm good idea. Scrapping christmas for a year means that retail businesses will lose billions of dollars and be forced to take a stand in support of Christmas. The Pastor mad the point that we should show people how the minority is ruining our country by forcing us to be sensitive toward them. Believe me, I love Christmas. It's the greatest time of year. But when we start bending over backwards to cater to everyones needs, something has to be done. Maybe we should boycott all the holidays."

Here is the complete devotional, "Saving Christmas" so you can read it for yourselves and make your own comments right here on Wrather Thoughts:

Saving Christmas by Ed Wrather

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. - Proverbs 1:7.

He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: holy and awesome is His name. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever. - Psalm 111:9-10.

I awoke in time this Sunday morning to see several newscasts about the removal of some 21 Christmas trees from the Seattle-Tacoma Airport in Washington state. It was reported that a rabbi had threatened several times to sue and had issued an ultimatum, which the airport took seriously. The rabbi wanted a menorah to be displayed. To avoid litigation the airport is simply removing the Christmas trees.

The tyranny of the minority has gone too far! As we know the power of the pocketbook trumps all in this society. Therefore, I propose a boycott (i.e. commercial/business aspects) the 2007 Christmas season in order to save it. Let us give them what they want for one year - no Christmas. All Christians should simply make their own gifts or give what they already have, buy nothing extra, put up no outside Christmas decorations and travel nowhere extra for one Christmas season. Allow the people of this country to see what happens when the minority gets what it wants. If the country decides that they would like to have Christmas in 2007, they can contact their legislators and demand that a Protection of Christian Christmas Symbols constitutional amendment be passed. Please spread the word! Please post this on your website. Send it out with all of your emails.

The secular world has no fear or understanding of our God. The secular world has only contempt for the symbols of Christianity and for Christmas in particular. At the current rate of removal of Christian symbols from our public area of life, it is just a matter of time before they are completely prohibited from public view. It is time to take a stand. It is time to make a statement. If we will do it together, it will make a difference and the symbols of our faith in the public area of life can be preserved.

Let us save Christmas in our society by not having Christmas in 2007. Pass this along to everyone that you can. Send it to your legislators. Send it to the President and Presidential candidates. Most importantly pray, pray that the symbols of our faith may be maintained and preserved. Let us put an end to the tyranny of the minority and save Christmas.

Emails and Christmas Trees

After I wrote the devotional about "Saving Christmas" I expected to receive a massive number of critical emails. Perhaps I did. Perhaps that is why the dobson server crashed. Because from the time the devotional was sent Sunday afternoon until this morning the server was down. Sometimes God just spares me from critical comments because He knows I'm so weak. Praise God for His wisdom!

Anyway for one of the comments critical and one of the comments in favor you can read the comments at this link: http://www.netscape.com/viewstory/2006/12/10/what-is-wrong-with-this-picture/

Thanks again for all of your emails! I'm sure I would have enjoyed them!