Merry Christmas...wait, can I say that?  

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I received an email from one of those watchdog groups today that I found to be somewhat entertaining and disturbing at the same time. It made me laugh, but not in a joyful way, rather it was a laugh of incredulity.

The email was about the silly controversy regarding Mike Huckabee and his TV ad where he wishes people a Merry Christmas. In the background is a bookshelf, which, because of the light, takes on the shape of a cross. Also displayed on the bookshelf are three ornaments, which critics deem to be representative of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. He is accused of sending an overt religious appeal to voters.

Oh please. So what if he was? He says the cross in the background was not intentional, but even if it was, so what? He was sending a religious message to voters; he was wishing them a Merry Christmas…which is a religious holiday… about Christ. He was interviewed on the Today Show by Meredith Vieira and I like how he defends himself, saying that some will probably think that through his blinking he was sending a Morse code message about religion.

But then it made me think of something Isaiah said:

“This is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.” (Isaiah 30: 9-11)

I think this is a prophecy that has come to pass.

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4 said...

It is nice that we have a few religious Republican candidates! Keep sending the religious appeal. :-)

I enjoyed reading your Christmas meme. I didn't know what meme stood for until I read your comments, so don't think you were the only one questioning...you were the brave one to ask!

December 20, 2007 at 5:39 PM

Every where we turn we run into this very thing. It's growing. Certain people say tolerate, accept them "the way" they are. I say tolerate and accept that I believe in Christ and his Gospel. Accept that I live by a certain moral standard, and get on with your day.

He has no reason to apologize.

December 20, 2007 at 6:44 PM

Sheesh - scary.
I love that he believes in Christ and is willing to say so. I actually think that cross thing is kinda cool. But seriously, there's no way that was an accident! I mean, look at it!
What bothers me is the feeling of dishonesty, not the mention of Christ and Christmas.

December 21, 2007 at 6:54 AM

I don't know whether it was an accident or not. I wondered that myself, and if it was intentional then that would certainly bring into question his honesty. I really don't know enough about him to say one way or the other. Let's just say it was intentional and he had never denied it in the first place. He would have still been grilled for sending an "overt religious appeal" to the voters. My whole take on it is that it is a sad world that we live in when a candidate or anyone in public office can't even say Merry Christmas without being put through the wringer. I guess it's the whole seperation of church and state thing that is the culprit. I guess that means that we are supposed to leave our beliefs, values and morals behind when we enter any public forum because otherwise we might offend someone who doesn't share them.

Where oh where is "Yeah, Right!" when I need him. I'd like to hear his viewpoint...(((Sam)))!

December 21, 2007 at 9:39 AM

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