Thursday, December 20, 2012

Charlie Daniels: "There Ain't No 'X' In Christmas"

I've seen a number of retailers this year advertising some special deal for Christmas, but rather than spell out the word "Christmas," they insert "X" in place of the word "Christ."

I know this has been going on for a long time, but somehow it bothers me even more this year.

I'm not the only one bothered by it.

Charlie Daniels is bothered enough to have written an article about it yesterday.

He says, "I am sick and tired of a few atheists, politically correct elitists and the lawyers at the ACLU telling Americans we have no right to publicly display of the symbols of Christmas.

Talk about the tail wagging the dog. The only reason we even have Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, hence CHRISTmas. What's so hard to understand about that?

Does this seem as ridiculous to ya'll as it does to me?"

Charlie is saying what I have been thinking. I have included his article below. Read it, smile and agree.


The following article was published in CNS News.

There Ain't No 'X' in Christmas
By Charlie Daniels

I am sick and tired of a few atheists, politically correct elitists and the lawyers at the ACLU telling Americans we have no right to publicly display of the symbols of Christmas.

Talk about the tail wagging the dog. The only reason we even have Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, hence CHRISTmas. What's so hard to understand about that?

Does this seem as ridiculous to ya'll as it does to me?

The truth of the matter is that it's only a tiny minority of the population who claim to be offended by the public display of religious symbols, and I refuse to believe it's their rights they're trying to preserve, but yours they're trying to take away.

If everything that offends a handful of people had to be taken out of public sight, there would be little left because almost everything offends somebody.

I don't like pornography and think it's a detriment to society, but a lot of the hotels I stay in have X-rated in-room movies. I don't like having them on my television, but I'm not going to organize a protest and take the hotel to court because of it.

I don't like taking my granddaughter to a kid's movie and having her see all the lurid pictures of some of the coming attractions, but I'm not going to march around the theater with a sign proclaiming that the advertising I disapprove of my granddaughter seeing is violating my rights.

There are a lot of things on television that I don't like and find very offensive to my beliefs, my tastes and my morals, but when I see things that offend me I simply change the channel, turn the other way or walk on by. That way the offensive thing is removed from my line of sight and I don't have to be offended by it any longer.

Why can't those who are offended by the symbols of Christmas do the same thing?

It's not the separation of church and state - which, by the way, is NOT in any of our federal papers - that worries these people. It's the life-changing power of Christianity and the light of truth it shines on the sins of the world, exposing the lies being propagated by the media, the politicians and the universities of this nation.

And, it's their business to live any kind of life they choose - but, why can't they simply look the other way when they pass by a cross or go to the other side of the street when they pass a nativity scene instead of trying to destroy a tradition, which has been practiced in this nation since its founding by, of all people, Christians.

Actually, the ACLU does not wage a war on religion, it wages a war on Christianity.

It never bothers with any other faith. How about the Islamic footbaths installed in public places, isn't that a display of religion in a public place? Have you ever heard of the ACLU filing a lawsuit over them? Actually they did, arguing in favor of them at Boston University which ended up installing them.

The truth be known, somebody could put a one hundred foot tall statue of Buddha on the lawn at Capitol Hill and the ACLU probably wouldn't say a word.

But, actually, these people are to be pitied, because atheism has a shelf life; it only lasts until the final breath and someday there will be a higher court, (you could call it the Supreme Being Court) where the atheists can plead their case, where the judgments are eternal and there is no appeal.

A special thing happened at the National Finals Rodeo this year. Some of the cowboys wanted to have a prayer before each performance and of course there was opposition from the powers that be.

But a wiry little bronc rider from Louisiana stood up and said something to the effect of, "This is our sport, this is who we are and I want a prayer at the North." Other cowboys supported it and the upshot is that before every performance at the National Finals Rodeo this year there was a prayer said and the crowd loved it.

Only one other sport honors God with a prayer before each event begins. Guess who?

NASCAR of course.

I can't change the world, but I can dang sure control my little personal space, and Almighty God and Jesus Christ will be honored in it.

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels


15 comments:

  1. What do I think? I think you are much too eager to find an agenda against you that does not exist.

    The word Xmas was developed by Christians hundreds of years ago, making use of the common and ancient abbreviation for Christ -- an "X".

    Google it.

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  2. GOD BLESS YOU CHARLIE DANIALS,,AND GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR GREAR COUNTRY HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS

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  3. Amen. Very well said. I think we should be reminded that ours is rule by the majority. The majority loves God, celebrates Christmas and prays to and through our Savior, Jesus Christ. If somewone doesn't like it, they are free to listen to someone else.

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  4. Well stated and appreciated Mr Daniels.

    Thank you for sharing that Gary, I don't know as I would have seen it otherwise.

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  5. Go Charlie. Thanks Gary.

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  6. If Charlie had even half a brain, he'd know the X comes from the Greek word for Christ, and that atheists had nothing to do with introducing it into culture. Of course, like I said, Charlie would have to have at least half a brain to know this.

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    1. Even though you have a point about the X....you miss the most important points he makes...I suggest you use the other half of your brain and get off your "high horse"; make an argument about what really is troubling you about Mr. Daniel's statements, then we can discuss that...

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    2. The real issue is someone claiming to be a Christian searching for the negative even to the point of finding the negative in things that aren't negative before and people claiming to be Christians chiming in with a negative 'me too, right on!'

      That's the real issue in this Christmas season.

      So merry Christmas and may you see the joy of the season and help these Grinches and Scrooges see the Light.

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  7. an "X" may be an ancient abbreviation for Christ but I can see where an atheist would prefer using it. I like the word Christmas. It reminds me of people who say Happy turkey day instead of Happy Thanksgiving.
    Jonie

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  8. Like you progressives like to say, things change. X has "evolved". It no longer means what it used to mean. It is now a pajoritive remark.

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  9. charlie daniels AND lou dobbs for president!!!

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    1. And Sarah Palin as Secretary of Defense

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    2. Ted Nugent for Secretary of State?

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