I PRAY YOUR CHRISTMAS INCLUDED RECOGNIZING THE BIRTH OF CHRIST AND A FESTIVE TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDSRead Now
Christmas has come to mean many different things to different people. Christians the world over celebrate this time as the birth of Jesus. Their celebration is not complete unless it includes a wonderful Christmas Eve program. Along with the standard Christmas carols we all love to sing the wonderful new solos or choir songs of “O Holy Night” and “Mary Did You Know” have become an integral part of the Christian service.
Other Americans use the Christmas holiday to spend with family and friends. Traditional festivities of meals and present opening gatherings seem to take center stage. Reflections of a Christmas from long ago are discussed with the snow getting deeper, the thermometer descending, and the chores getting more difficult with each recital of the age-old story. When it is time to say good night, all give a hug to the other and wish them a Merry Christmas.
Many in the world do not celebrate Christmas but instead celebrate something they call X-mas or Happy Holidays. To those of us who celebrate Christmas, the celebration without Christ as the center rings hollow. Many in the world greatly resent us because of it.
We in the Western World, and of course we in the United States, have come to equate a Merry Christmas with the gifts and money spent. Christmas shopping is one of the biggest holidays with shoppers spending over $1 trillion in the United States. From decorations to presents, to parties, to cards many shoppers will save all year for the spending they use on the Christmas holiday.
Christmas spending is and always has been much different in capitalist countries such as the United States and socialist countries such as Venezuela. Those who advocate socialism for the United States are a contributing part to the $1 trillion spent. Those living under socialism are told by the collectivist hierarchy that Christ can not be a part of Christmas because of the atheist and secularist religions of the collectivist theology. Because of the socialist policies of the collectivists, the people are also unable to join in the commercial festivities of the Christmas holiday.
Many in Venezuela faced their bleakest Christmas holiday season yet as the country’s economic and humanitarian crisis prevented families from buying presents or even food to eat. This year, Venezuelans did not enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner as the country’s hyperinflation crisis, because of socialist programs, made the cost of food too expensive for people.
Please you Americans who naively support the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) policies of collectivism (Marxism, communism, socialism, progressive, Democrat – all the same) understand what you are supporting; that is you are supporting policies that advocate atheism and secularism along with economic policies that have always brought social and economic destruction. Even though you are told this time collectivism will be properly implemented and result in the totally conforming and totally equal society that brings a harmonious society, remember the collectivist policies destroy societies and economies because they advocate for society to accept to be a part of the lowest common denominator, which tears down as opposed to advocating for people to aspire to reach the highest common denominator which builds.
America can and must become the shining city on the hill. This can happen by first of all-embracing Christ for whom we celebrate Christmas and secondly, adhering to the constructive policies of individualism that builds societies and builds economic prosperity. If the United States continues on its destructive course led by the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) the inevitable, the historical proven end will be the same for us as we are witnessing in Venezuela today, once the most prosperous society in South America.
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