Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I'm not a religious person, though I did used to be, nevertheless, I prefer to see the Christ in Christmas even though I no longer live by the way Christians do. Too many in our so called society have done their level best to try and denigrate, remove or deride the values he stood for and his people believe. Christianity however is preferable to many other religions for the values it espouses, particularly hating the sin but not the sinner, as a belief system it makes Islam look like the barbarous, totalitarian, misogynistic, thought control, fascistic political system masquerading as a religion that it truly is. Not that Christians are perfect by any means, just better in a lot of cases than most Muslims.
So enjoy the day, but spare a thought for its founder, who deserves so much better than the world gives him.


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All Seeing Eye said...

Well said, QM. Very well said.

Feliz Navidad from my part of the world...

Trooper Thompson said...

Happy Christmas to you, but this seems to be a crude plagiarism of my post 'Happy Christmas', wherein I wish everyone a happy Christmas. :)

Woman on a Raft said...

Agree. I find much to wish to preserve and protect in many Christians, even when I disagree with them. This worries me because so often their own church (well, the CoE) seems poor at doing the job.

Merry Christmas to your and your family.

Groompy Tom said...

Spoken like a true Englishman, Quite Man, a true Englishman.

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth” I said;
“For hate is strong, And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.”

Found that under the tree at Sue's place.

Fucking cracking present I reckon.