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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

Would any of these Bah-Hum-Bug, anti-Christmas manics, think twice to rename any of the holidays, and special times, of other faiths and religions?

Today is December 25th, the day many through-out the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Whether this is the actual day ... or even if it was exactly 2,016 years ago, is not really relevant to me.  For me, and so many others across the globe, the birth of Jesus represents human-kinds opportunity to have a Saviour -- one who we call the King of Kings.


I love the story of Christmas ... I love to hear stories from others about Christmas past ... and I love all the special programs that I get to enjoy hearing on the radio.  Well many radio stations in my community -- not so much on our so-called national broadcaster however.

There I have found, and heard, the most diluted pablum of holiday mush.  


Never wishing to offend anyone who does not call themselves a Christian, the CBC, in a backhanded way, instead insults the millions of Canadians that have no problem -- issue -- or concern about calling this time of year what it is ... CHRISTMAS.

Christmas, complete with Joy to The World, Silent Night, and Angels we have Heard on High; songs written so long ago many, nearly all, know the songs by heart.  Then there are newfound songs of Christmas, so of which over the coming years and decades will also find their way to becoming Christmas classics.

It's not just our National Broadcaster however that intentionally, or non-intentionally wishes to remove "Christ" from Christmas ... it's a host of others not wishing to offend anyone, in any way.

Then there are those who would stamp out ANY mention of the religious meaning of Christmas.  To those who are pricked in their very being, by the word Christmas, it must be eradicated.

Happy Holidays ... Best of the Festive Season ... Happy Solstice ... Good Yule ...
"Happy Festivus" is the traditional greeting of Festivus, a
holiday featured in the Season 9 episode of Seinfeld

Happy Festivus ... and many other alternatives are their choices.  But tell me, if this time of year, and Christmas Day in particular, have no meaning, then why the need to create other variations and version to use as greetings?


If they are not celebrating Christmas, in the tradition of Christmas, which is Christs birth, then they have no need of any holiday or special time to partake in.

The Huffington Post published an interfaith calendar of religious holidays, and it is very extensive. Would any of these Bah-Hum-Bug, anti-Christmas manics, think twice to rename any of the holidays, and special times, of other faiths and religions? 

No ... not a chance.

Our national broadcaster, and those who are anti-Christian, will only take pot-shots (deliberately or by omission) at those whom it is socially acceptable to do so against.

Today is CHRISTMAS ... that's what I am celebrating.  And the greeting I used on the street as I went about Kamloops during December ... and YES even at my place of work, was "Merry Christmas".

That's what time of year it is ... and I'll make no apologies for that.

In Kamloops, I'm Alan Forseth.

 

 

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