Monday, December 13, 2010

No Room For Jesus In The Terminal

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Baby Jesus has been removed from the Staten Island, NY Ferry Terminal.

The Menorah is okay. The Christmas Tree is okay---but
no Jesus.

Across the way in New Jersey, "American Atheists" has put up a billboard mocking the nativity scene declaring, "You know it's a myth. This season, celebrate reason."

That's okay, too.

The Catholic League responded with their own billboard on the New York side of the same freeway that says, "You know it's real: This season celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League."

While we have the battle of the billboards---and I commend the Catholics for the effort and the message, there is yet another image that emerges when we take a closer look with our mind and with our spirit:

"I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me should not abide in darkness."--- Jesus

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."---Jesus.

Let heaven and earth rejoice.


Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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  1. Every year.

    As we know from previous years the state of New York has designated symbols of the various religious holidays that are approved for publicly owned properties. Jewish symbols are menorahs and the star of David, Christians are Christmas trees and crosses, Islam is the crescent and star and just the crescent for Ramadan.

    If anyone wanted to have a reasoned discussion with the NYC and NY governments about adding the nativity or expanding the symbols available to all I'm sure that would be possible but it obviously isn't some deliberate plot against 'Christianity' or Christmas. Maybe come up with a universally recognize symbol for the Nativity (star radiating above a child in manger?) to add to the Christian side and relegate the approved Christmas tree as a 'holiday tree' since it touches on Solstice, Wiccan and purely secular celebrations of the season?

    Why not once, just one, put down the faux outrage and work for a mutually acceptable compromise?

    Merry Christmas everyone so inclined ;)

  2. I have been spending time reading our 'Original Source' documents. The battle for our culture and our religious rights should not be what it is. From the Mayflower Compact, to Rev. Mayhew's and Witherspoon's sermons to the many writings of Samuel Adams, John Adam, G. Washington and the many originators of our national and states republics; religion was fundamental in our public government. It was in the mid 1800's that the church began to give way to the social (socialist) gospel and thereby reversed its purpose to uphold virtue and morality in the public square. The last great minister to challenge this issue was Charles Finney.

    Today, there are pockets of true believers that are taking the stand that 'Original Intent' demand of us to preserve the freedoms of religion and the nation as a whole. As we look to the birth of who the Founders' said was the 'only King', I pray that christian leaders become educated on the source documents of our nation and take up the pulpit as Finney commented and stand with the Founding Black Robes to establish truth.

    Have a Blessed Christmas in Remembering the King of kings.

  3. Gary, you have defined the issue in a few words. Thank you. Merry Christmas.

  4. I noticed that Julian Assange commented on your blog of November 30. Keep up the good work. We are rejoicing with you.
    "He rules the world with truth and grace"

  5. Thanks Gary, and Merry Christmas. I'm not generally offended by others' religious or cultural beliefs or practices, except where they slander my own concepts of religion, or trample on my flag. Why ARE so many offended by religious symbols, memorials, burials, or churches that they're compelled to challenge, picket, or bomb?
    Rural central WA


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