Stop bashing Christians

Published 11:37 pm Saturday, December 11, 2010

May I have your attention please? This message is directed toward all those who are bothered by religion in American life, namely Christianity, Christian churches, televangelists and Christian talk show hosts.

I have a strange offer, I invite you to boycott Christmas. That’s right, just refuse to observe it altogether. For so long, so many of you have been offended by our efforts to keep prayer in schools, to stop the murder of the unborn, to take stands for the family and to our right to share the Gospel. It seems that so many of you find dedicated Christians and Christianity to be such a “narrow-minded and intolerant faith,” that you refuse to have anything to do with it, and want to make sure that others do not as well. So my invitation is, don’t take it anymore.

Sounds strange doesn’t it? Let me explain. I invite you to drop all references of Christmas from your sale plans in stores; all mention of the birth of my Savior from your fundraiser projects; refrain from using the day that Christians remember and celebrate the arrival of our Messiah as a reason to take days off work; and cease from taking the name of my Lord in vain as a pitiful excuse for your drunken parties and perverted displays. Just drop out!

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Of course that means you won’t be able to have the big Christmas sales, Christmas specials on radio and television, Christmas holidays, Christmas parties, Christmas parades, and, of course, Santa Claus. Ultimately that means you will not be able to rake in the big bucks by selfishly benefiting from the greatest event that this world will ever see, the moment that God showed His ultimate love toward us by sending us His Son.

Better yet, why not openly accept yourself, the very reality that you know is the truth but refuse to accept; that the only reason to be on this Earth is to please Him. Why not accept the fact that the birth of Jesus the Messiah, is the only, and absolutely the only reason for Christmas and make this Christmas the season of your rebirth?

Philippians 2:10, 11, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth and things under the Earth: and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Michael Corley