Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We all have a right to our opinions

First of all, if you are not on Facebook, you don't know the seasonal craziness that goes on there sometimes.  Each day I see about fifty different posts from people who insist NOBODY is going to stop them from saying Merry Christmas; these people seem to have chips on their shoulders, as though they want to fight about it.  I find this peculiar, since nobody has ever tried to stop me from saying Merry Christmas.  It must be happening in other parts of the country.  
Today I saw this posted:

Somehow I think there are a lot more important things Jesus misses, but I could be wrong.  You know, things like loving your neighbor instead of yelling at him because he says happy holidays instead of Merry Christmas?  After all, the word Christmas isn't even in the Bible.  Nowhere in scriptures are we told to celebrate Jesus' birth.  Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas as much as the next person.  I have my little nativity set right there under the tree as usual.  I even have the wise men worshipping Jesus in the manger, although the Bible seems to indicate they didn't find him until he was between one and two years old, and living in a house.   Matthew 2:11 "And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him..."
Nobody knows how many wise men there were, either.  We only know three gifts were mentioned.  

Now, this next Facebook find is one I totally agree with.  I hate that it doesn't give the person's name who said it, as I don't like to use quotes without giving credit to the author (knowing how Facebook works, I am surprised somebody didn't credit Morgan Freeman with saying it).  However, it struck such a chord with me that I am going to use it anyhow.  If anyone can find out who said, or wrote, the following, please let me know.


I hope this doesn't offend any of my readers.  I don't expect everybody to agree with me, I just had to get it off my chest.

9 comments:

Melissa Wiggins said...

A post I totally related to -- thanks for saying it so well. MGW

small farm girl said...

I never thought of it that way, but I agree with it.

Celeste Sanders said...

Preach it!!!!!!

Margaret said...

Perfect post. I love what he had to say and you make completely valid points also. We aren't celebrating Christmas this year and most people accept that, but a few are very militant about WHY NOT. *sigh*

Sandisan said...

great post....I always say Merry Christmas...even to my friends who don't celebrate. It's not to insult anyone or annoy anyone..it's how I was raised and today everyone in this crazy world of ours needs some good cheer.....

Kevin said...

Merry Christmas Donna!!! Hope you and all your family have a Great Christmas!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is the season of Peace on Earth Goodwill to men! I think that says it all!

Angela said...

If Morgan Freeman didn't say it, then Ben Stein did. Ha!

darev2005 said...

As to that second Facebook post.... It's nice to see someone has their head on straight.

While I am not a religious person, I'd shake that guy's hand for saying that.