Friday, December 23, 2011
So much has been made in recent years of Nativity Scenes, Christmas Trees, celebrations, caroling and the like being an offense to those who don't believe. While we are to tolerate their beliefs, there is no tolerance for ours.
Everyone is entitled to their beliefs. That is what is so wonderful about this great country that we live in, the diversity. But nowadays diversity doesn't apply to Christian beliefs. We are expected to keep our beliefs to ourselves, separate from the world around us. We are to maintain a "wall of separation" between church and state. That phrase by the way does not appear in the Constitution even once. Our forefathers intended that we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. They didn't want the government to impose a religion on anyone, but for individuals to have the freedom to worship as they saw fit.
In years past this censoring of all things Christmas upset me to my core. And it still does but not to the same extent. People can try to take away every Nativity, Christmas light, decoration and every last vestige of Christmas. It will not change the fact that Jesus, the Savior of the world, was born in Bethlehem, a tiny helpless baby born of a virgin peasant girl.
The Word became flesh; God in human form, came to save the world. My belief or your unbelief does not change Him one bit. He is Who He says He is. People can try to wipe out every last trace of Jesus but He will still exist. Some things are true whether you believe in them or not. And there is only one Truth.