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What Is Christmas To You?

Posted by admin on December 9, 2012 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Strange thing about Christmas is all of the whoop la that comes from non believers. But, Christmas is a lot more than Nativity Scenes. Christmas is more experiential in that we give to others that may be in need and how can anyone object to doing right by others?

I am sure we would find many many stories including miracles that would come from the Christmas Holiday, year after year. I know that for me I had a miracle on Christmas Even one year. I was used by God to give a miracle to a eighty something year old man that was choking on a piece of chicken. I was able to preserve the life of this man by giving him the Heimlich method.

Another time I was enrolled in a self realization course that helped us stretch out of our comfort zones. One year a family was blessed by a few of us that was in the program. We were asked to bless a family of four with a turkey and all of the trimmings. Sounds easy enough does it not? There was one condition of which we could not spend a dime of our own money. We were inspired to go to other people and involved them in what we were doing so that they would feel inclined to help us gather the items we needed to help a family in need.

We did not know who was going to be the proud recipients of this Christmas meal, because we needed to go and find a family that could really be blessed. This meant that our group(s) needed to pray and ask God to lead us to a family of His choice.

Now how can a “Christmas hater Atheist” object to such a wonderful thing? If we are to learn to get along in society we may have to refocus on Christmas as a time to bless those in need, because that is what Christ did and is still doing today. It is the beauty of giving and Jesus had nothing of material value all of His life and so did the Apostles.

To make this point, Jesus asked of His Disciples to disencumber themselves by letting go of materialistic things and follow Him. The lesson Jesus was making to them was that it is better to give than to receive. I do not believe that Atheists object to the giving aspect as much as their intolerance of anyone that believes in a God that will chasten His people, because a parent would chasten their children as well.

Perhaps all of us are non-believers in that we doubt life so much. If we look at it in this context, we may be able to find a starting point when working towards getting along with each other. It may even be safe to say that we are one miracle away from being staunch believers in the Power and the Love of God in our lives.

So what is Christmas to you? Is it about January’s credit card debt has a balance that will take months to pay off, or is it about looking out for someone to bless, including our children and loved ones? In days of old people did not have credit card debt or there was so much emphasis on giving extravagant gifts as a means to get points from those they gave gifts to.

Let us redirect our thinking to be sensitive to those that do not believe the way we do. And to those that want to demean the importance of Christmas to a child or to a person that stands in need, PLEASE BE QUIET AND RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS ESPECIALLY A CHILD THAT IS INNOCENT AND DOES NOT DESERVE TO HAVE ANYONE TAKE AWAY THEIR JOY FOR CHRISTMAS!

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Terrance W. Norton,

Humanitarian Mentor/Orator/Writer

 

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Christian Politics

Posted by admin on November 5, 2012 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I believe that Evangelical Politics is something that all of us need to talk about. How does Evangelical Politics affect us if we are not Christians? How does it affect us whom are Christians?

Does it matter what beliefs we have by how we vote? Yes, it most certainly matters because when we vote we also have a consensus of setting a standard for living. For instance, can we live with the thought that abortion will be accepted among women when a man does not have much of a choice in the matter? Is it okay with you if God has His name taken out of schools, government meetings, our Pledge of Allegiance as well as on our currency? Afterall it is one of our liberties and that we will exercise that liberty to live peacefully amongst each other.

There are HOT topics that never were hot before, as a matter of fact some things were too taboo to talk about because it would end up that we would be in an argument when bringing up a topic like abortion. Yet, evangelicals will be voting for who fits their values, would you not agree?

If we look at the big picture we will be able to see some of these issues as to gaining ground inch by inch until controversial issues becomes accepted. How would it be if everyone had to accept gay marriage while Christians object to that kind of lifestyle?

Yes, Evangelical Politics plays a very valuable role in this election. It will be very interesting to see who wins this waged war of unseen powers and principalities.

Remember, you will be voting by the dictates of your own consciousness because of how everyone will be affected one way or another.

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Have a wonderful Election Day!

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