We've had a good Christmas at the household. I got a new mobile phone, and the rest of us got very good gifts (some needed, some not so much, but you know...).
But most of all, we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ today. We may not know His exact birthday, but we do know He was born. Because of Him, mankind will eventually know peace and experience salvation, despite our fallen nature.
However, if you ask many politicians, many near the top of our national government and sadly a majority of a particular political party, you would believe that Jesus is not necessary to bring such a thing to fruition. But still, in their stupidity (much like our villians of the past), they would try to use religion of which they are woefully ignorant to try and sway the ones they're supposed to be serving. Then again they see their constituents as their intellectual inferiors, commonly thought of as "the masses" by the neo-Marxists.
The politicians in question, though, usually show their true colors when their ignorance is plainly displayed. To wit, one Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Illinois 4th District):
It is repugnant to me and astonishing to me that during Christmas —I like to call them 'the holiday seasons' to be inclusive, but 'during Christmas' because the majority always wants to just call it Christmas — but during Christmas, a time in which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, a Jesus Christ who had to flee for his life with Mary and Joseph, thank God there wasn’t a wall that stopped him from seeking refuge in Egypt.
Thank God that wall wasn’t there and thank God there wasn’t an administration like this or he would have too perished on the 28th, on the Day of Innocents, when Herod ordered the murder of every child under 2 years of age
Maybe I haven’t gone a lot to Bible school but I know that part. Thank God.
Shame on everybody that separates children and allows them to stay at the other side of the border fearing death, fearing hunger, fearing sickness, shame on us for wearing our badge of Christianity during Christmas and allow the secretary to come here and lie.
First off, Representative Gutiérrez, you are supposed to represent the majority of your district. Even if they were Godless atheists (which they are not), December 25 as you said is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, which is why we say MERRY CHRISTMAS, not a secular "Happy Holidays".
Second, Jesus was a baby, He didn't do any fleeing. It was his parents whom did so. Yes, they did so to flee a decree from their local politicians and their tyranny, which would more closely resemble you and your ilk, Rep. Gutiérrez. After all, while everyone considers the killing of male infants up to 2 years old to be evil, if Mary "decided" to abort Jesus, you and your fellow party members would be fine about that. It's just a matter of timing, right? Unborn today, 2 year olds tomorrow...
Finally, Egypt did have walls. Granted, Egypt more of a city-state than a nation-state, but did indeed have walls around certain places that, get this, protected them from foreign invaders. Invaders, as in thousands of people coming en masse into the land inhabited by ancient residents of Egypt. And, no city-state or nation in the 1st century had welfare. The portayal of Jesus and his family as illegal immigrants is so wrong that you'd need to be brainwashed to think it was true. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph migrated back to their hometown Nazareth within a month and lived there at least 30 more years. Central or South Americans? Not so much.
So Rep. Gutiérrez, I suggest you go back to Bible school and this time READ IT.
And MERRY CHRISTMAS!