Why not send a CHRISTMAS CARD to ACLU ?

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  1. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This email came to me and I though it would be a good way to stand up for solid Christian beliefs.

    I can see it was a mistake to copy it over and post it with out considering how some may be offensive at the way this person presented it....



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    What a clever idea!

    Yes, Christmas cards. This is coming early so that you can get ready to include an important address to your list.

    Want to have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD this year.

    As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice,

    CHRISTIAN card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world..

    Make sure it says "Merry Christmas" on it.

    Here's the address, just don't be rude or crude. (It's not the
    Christian way, you know.)

    ACLU
    125 Broad Street
    18th Floor
    New York , NY 10004

    Two tons of Christmas cards would freeze their operations because they wouldn't know if any were regular mail containing contributions. So spend 44 cents and tell the ACLU to leave Christmas alone. Also tell them that there is no such thing as a " Holiday Tree". . . It's always been called a CHRISTMAS TREE!

    And pass this on to your email lists. We really want to communicate with the ACLU! They really DESERVE us!!

    For those of you who aren't aware of them, the ACLU, (the American Civil Liberties Union) is the one suing the U.S. Government to take God, Christmas or anything Christian away from us. They represent the atheists and others in this war. Help put Christ back in Christmas!
     
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  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I am sending them one! My mom gave me the address the other day. [​IMG]
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Sent one already
     
  4. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just a head's up, but the ACLU might just decide to print up and send out a flyer/email with a bit of history...

    Historically, there has been opposition to the custom of the Christmas tree because of its pagan origins. In 1851, parishioners in Cleveland, Ohio, USA condemned as a pagan practice the actions of the pastor, Henry Schwan, for decorating one of the earliest Christmas trees in an American Christian church. Scottish author Robert Chambers in his 1832 Book of Days asserts that the festivities of Christmas "originally derived from the Roman Saturnalia, had afterwards been intermingled with the ceremonies observed by the British Druids at the period of winter-solstice, and at a subsequent period became incorporated with the grim mythology of the ancient Saxons. Two popular observances belonging to Christmas are more especially derived from the worship of our pagan ancestors—the hanging up of the mistletoe and the burning of the Yule log." Regarding the Christmas tree itself, Chambers assumes that it "seems to be a very ancient custom in Germany, and is probably a remnant of the splendid and fanciful pageants of the Middle Ages."

    Other traditions relating to Christmas that may derive from Germanic pagan practices include the Christmas ham, Yule Goat, stuffing stockings, elements of Santa Claus and his nocturnal ride through the sky, and elements of Alpine folklore.[

    While the Christmas tree's pagan roots are generally accepted, there still are various legends of Christian origins for the tradition. Such legends often relate to Saint Boniface. Such as: Boniface, in the process of converting local pagans, cuts down Thor's Oak, a hallowed tree for the locals, and claims a fir tree growing in the Oak's roots to be a new symbol Jesus Christ for the converted locals. Francis Weisler argued that Christmas trees are “completely Christian in origin" and that "the Yule tree had no direct pagan connotation..."

    So, some (mostly Christians) believe Christmas was 100% concocted out of the blue by Christians, and others (Historians/Other Religions) believe it is a hodge podge of other beliefs. No telling what sort of reaction a ton of mail might cause emotionally, politically, etc.

    But, I figure it's safe to say that adding 4000 lbs of extra mail will do nothing to help MY cards/gifts from getting where I want them to be before January. For that reason alone, I won't be joining in clogging the system just to pour a little salt in someone I don't know's holiday. Especially when I know that once they see what it is they'll just trash a perfectly nice card that would have been very much appreciated by people who don't have a warm, loving, family filled home this holiday season.
     
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  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Quote:I'm sure sorry that you feel this is a war between yourself and those of us who don't happen to be Christians. I certainly don't live in a dark, sad, little world simply because I don't believe as you do. It's a good thing you didn't say anything rude or crude in your post... you know, since that isn't the Christian way.
     
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  6. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

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    I'm sure sorry that you feel this is a war between yourself and those of us who don't happen to be Christians. I certainly don't live in a dark, sad, little world simply because I don't believe as you do. It's a good thing you didn't say anything rude or crude in your post... you know, since that isn't the Christian way.

    i completly agree. I feel that this post isn't christian either. but whatever. I think it's pretty sad when christians get SO pushy on their religion to others. Do you see other religions doing it? I haven't had other religions coming to me and saying "this is the truth so believe it!"

    sorry.... off topic a bit but it really bothers me!​
     
  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I highly doubt the ACLU respresents just the athiests. They are nothing more than a bunch of politically affiliated people who want to make things "politically correct".

    I get angry when people assume christmas is solely a christian holiday when in fact it is very much rooted in pagan traditions.
     
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  8. horsejody

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    I'll send a card.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I won't be sending any postcards to the ACLU. I celebrate Christmas because of Christ, but I realize a lot of the traditions we lump all together did not start with the birth of Christ.
     
  10. MissPrissy

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