What is the point of a holiday? Is it just to have a day (or a week) off from work or school? Is it just to spend time with distant relatives you never spend time with otherwise? Is it just to kick back, have fun, and watch the big game?
Or is it something more?
There’s a line in ‘Rocky‘ that illustrates this point perfectly. Rocky Balboa goes on a date with a girl he likes (Adrian), on Thanksgiving. He’s completely oblivious to that fact, though. Adrian even explicitly points out that it’s a special day, but Rocky responds, “To you, it’s Thanksgiving. To me, it’s Thursday.”
Think about that…
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Tagged birth of Jesus, Christmas, holiday events, Jesus Christ, meaning of Christmas, political correctness, Rocky Balboa, thanksgiving, War on Christmas
Merry Christmas to the Governor:
But yes, the oh-so-tolerant Left was instantaneously outraged:
But if you were to ask a random group of people what they “love” about Christmas (the day AND the season), you’d probably get answers ranging from giving/receiving gifts, to time off from work, to spending time with family.
And while those things can certainly be gratifying, there’s no question that they are also ephemeral by their very nature:
- Your ‘shake weight‘ now resides in the back of a closet somewhere, waiting for the day when you “get around to using it…”,
- You DID go back to work, …or you will soon,
- And the family, eventually, puts away the Christmas decorations, and goes back to the daily and weekly routines.
Yet there IS one Christmas gift which never loses its beauty, and is the greatest “gift” of all time:
God’s gift of His Son.
It doesn’t matter
if the snow was falling
fierce or lazily or not at all.
The sinless Son of God
was bright enough without that pall.
Thought we’d share some holiday-ish humor for everyone today… Hope you enjoy the following cartoons.
Merry Christmas, gang!!!
—JTR and GBL
From the “Bad News/Good News” department:
Unfortunately for us, the culprit is much closer to home:
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Tagged ACA, Bob Gorrell, Christmas, creepy Santa Claus video, elves, Green Peace, North Pole, Obamacare, politics, Santa Claus
A wonderful post from one of our oldest blogging buddies, “Donna Quixote“……
Quixotes Last Stand
I stumbled across this article posted on the website Grist — a decidedly pro-climate alarmism site. All of the problems that I have ever run across connected with the Chicken Little Syndrome exhibited by these people can be found in this one article. This little story is so poorly written, it would get a massive F in any journalism course.
It’s worth a read just to demonstrate how to evaluate these hysteria-driven articles in one easy lesson. It’s titled “Climate change will ruin Christmas by threatening Christmas trees“ by Sarah Laskow.
It starts off with the usual fear-mongering ominous sounding “It will take six to 10 years, but Christmas is ruined.” Doesn’t this sound remarkably similar to the equally horrifying headlines from a couple of years ago stating that children in the UK will never know what snow is. We all know how that turned…
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