Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as Holiday Trees for the first time this year which prompted CBS presenter, Steven Levy, to present this piece which I would like to share with you

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I think it applies just as much to many countries as it does to
America .



A little sanity
please...



Only hope we find
GOD again before it is too late!!



The following was written by Steven Levy and recited by him on CBS Sunday
Morning Commentary.



My confession:



I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think
Christians like getting pushed around
for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I
have no idea where the concept came
from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like
it being shoved down my throat...



Or maybe I can put it
another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship
God as we understand Him? I guess that's
a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities
came from and where the America we knew
went to.



In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a
little different: This is not intended
to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.



In light of recent
events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare
(she was murdered, her body found a few
years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better
not read the Bible in school... The
Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we
said OK.



Then Dr. Steven Benjamin
Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave,
because their little personalities would
be warped and we might damage their
self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert
should know what he's talking about..
And we said okay..



Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they
don't know right from wrong, and why it
doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.



Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it
out. I think it has a great deal to do
with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'



Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the
world's going to hell. Funny how we
believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail
and they spread like wildfire, but when
you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd,
crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass
freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.



Are you laughing
yet?



Funny how when you
forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what
they believe, or what they will think of
you for sending it.



Funny how we can be more
worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.



Pass it on if you think it has merit.



If not, then just
discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and
complain about what bad shape the world
is in.



ONE MORE TIME!!!!!



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11 Answers

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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Wildly applauds Mr Levy!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I honestly couldn't are less what the government calls a tree. Happy Yule :)
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I call a Christmas tree a Christmas tree because that's what it is to me ... but I have no problem with those who prefer to use some other term in order to bring it into their own frame of reference.
In fact, when I was a child we had Jewish neighbors across the street who put up a tree, decorated it with blue and white lights, and called it a Chanukah bush! I think that was a wonderful example of sharing a little holiday spirit.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
You had some wonderful neighbors. Why people today can't allow other people to call a Christmas Tree a Christmas Tree is really a PC problem. When you consider that there really is no such thing as a holiday tree except in the liberal PC mind. If it wasn't for Christ we would not even have Christmas and doubt there would ever be a holiday tree created for anything.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Agreed ... let's let people use the term that's right for them and their traditions and stop fretting over it.
I believe that the Christmas tree itself has non-Christian origins in Europe where people celebrated the winter solstice by placing balls of suet on evergreen trees to feed the birds. Christians adopted it as a way of celebrating Christ's birth then eventually moved the trees indoors and had to replace the suet with items children could eat (sugar plums, popcorn garlands etc) and, eventually, with nonedible decorations.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
My grandchildren are being taught in school that they are singing winter songs not Christmas songs. I asked my granddaughter if the songs had Christmas in the words, Jesus, Virgin or baby and she said yes so I said then they're CHRISTmas songs no matter what Ms Whatsit tells you. Outrageous that Christmas and Christianity are under attack
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I do not recall any decorated fir trees, flying reindeer or a singing snowman anywhere in the bible.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
In our society decorated fir trees, flying reindeer, and singing snowmen represent Christmas. Christmas is a holiday which is supposed to celebrate the birth of Christ.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Wildly applauds Mr Levy!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
For sure Obama is not a christian! He may be an atheist or muslim but not a christian!
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