To the Editor,
I am not American but I feel betrayed by what I see is happening in North America regarding “holiday trees” vs. “Christmas trees”.
Our immigrant fathers came here and made a land based on religious freedom. This removing Christ from Christmas campaign is the worst reverse discrimination possible.
For those who worship only money we still see “In God we trust” on the coins. We still swear oaths of allegiance and in court with our hands on a bible. Where are all the churches? Shouldn’t they be lining up demanding we put Christ back where He belongs, in our schools, homes, government, and our hearts?
I do not go around renaming anyone else’s holiday or feasts. And sadly while we are letting ourselves be scared, bullied, ridiculed, we are telling our kids to stand up to school yard bullies while we hide our Christianity. It is ridiculous.
We worship money, youth and looks and idolize those that play in the fast lane. We have violence in our movies and books and news and music. What was wrong with having The Lord’s prayer said where in it it says: please forgive me as I forgive them.
During the Black Friday/ Thanksgiving spending frenzy we heard few if any Merry Christmases. Yet I heard people having no trouble at all saying Happy Halloween, which could be called the antithesis to what we should and could be celebrating on Christmas Day.