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A Politically-Correct Holiday is a Humbug

One jaded Christian's Christmas wish.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
December 1, 2006

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A Politically-Correct Holiday is a Humbug
A Politically-Correct Holiday is a Humbug_Greg Asimakoupoulos-One jaded Christian’s Christmas wishIt's Christmas, but (for what it's worth)
what's grounded in the Savior's birth
is buried neath a holiday
politically correct.

The teachers call it Winter Break.
That makes me mad. For goodness sake,
two billion people in our world
are followers of Christ.

It seems to me a bit absurd.
We sing of Santa's flying herd,
but when it comes to caroling
it is a silent night.

I'm warned about the way I greet
the ones this month I chance to meet.
To wish them "Merry Christmas" is
considered quite uncouth.

Those life-sizes creches on the square
have been outlawed. It's so unfair.
The First Amendment guarantees
my right to celebrate.

Good Lord, these changes make me sick.
What once was yours is now St. Nick's.
The meaning of the virgin's child
is hardly understood.

If only I could help folks see
just what this season's meant to be.
Then maybe, Lord, the world would know
the peace you came to give.

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Betty Matthews from California writes:
December 1, 2006
Greg,

Thanks so much for your poem, A Politically-Correct Holiday is a Humbug. It says exactly what so many of us feel and cannot put into words, certainly not as witty or pointed as you have. So thanks for sharing your God given gift with all of us.

Blessings to you and the family this Christmas Season!

The Matthews

mattie from liberty writes:
December 1, 2006
Enjoyed your article. Too bad in this every year season, we can't/don't say Merry Christmas. It's me first-get out of my way-you drive too slow/fast, etc. Where did Chritmas go and the Holy thoughts that should be about Jesus?

Another thought that always nags me when shopping is the person(s) at the check out area say, Have a good one. Good one what? And I say, You have a good day.

Greg, you have a nice day and may your Christmas be of great joy with family and save a big spot in your heart for Jesus. He's always there for you and everybody.

Brooks Gardner from Mebane, NC writes:
December 2, 2006
Rev. Greg, You seem to blame political correctness for the lack of Christmas spirit. That is not were it is. Lack of Christmas Spirit is in the church. Your complaint about hiding the singing of carols. Isn't the church where caroling should begin as an outreach of the church to bring cheer to shut-ins and elderly. Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving my small hometown's downtown's merchants held an open house. A Christmas tree was lite at our Veterans' Memorial Park, the shops were decorated for Christmas, and there were carolers walking along the streets on both days. It was not hiden because someone wanted to do it. For your congregation's sake, I hope you catch Ebenezer's spirit of Christmas present soon before you pass along your ill wills about the rest of us who respect people of other religions and faiths throughout this land.

I hope you have a blessed Christmas and I pray that you will lose some of your bah humbug.

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