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December 02, 2006

The War On Christmas Continues (Separation of Church & State) … West VA Town has Nativity Scene Missing the baby Jesus

Posted in: Judicial,Religion

The separation of Church and State has become so perverted and has gone so far from Nativitywhat our Founding Father’s ever intended …

Is it really considered a Nativity scene if all is present is a manger, shepherds and a guiding star? The season is “Christ”mas … that would usually mean that the baby Jesus needs to be present in the manger, surrounded by Mary, Joseph, the Three Wise men, shepherds and some animals. However, such is the case in the West Virginia town of St Albans. The  Mayor is spinning it stating it is due to technical reason; however, its obvious that towns and cities across America are fearful of being sued by the secular progressive and their anti-Christian agenda.

In recent years, some communities around the country have dropped nativity scenes after the displays were challenged as unconstitutional. Some communities have tried to head off legal problems by incorporating nonreligious symbols, or symbols of more than one faith, to avoid the appearance of endorsing one religion over another.

I think we can all use some common sense and ask ourselves a simple question. If separation of church and state has been around as long as it has, why is it only an issue now? Why have some become so intolerant when they state it is others that are not being tolerant of them? There are Christian religious symbols and wording sprinkled through out the formation, creation and development of the United States. Are we supposed to believe today, that we know better than The Founding Father’s? Read the following document and ask yourself if today’s interpretation that there shall be “NO” religion is what the Founding Fathers meant. Us_declarationE

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

The above document is of course The Declaration of Independence. If “all right are endowed from their Creator,” then why today are we making a separation from that same said “Creator”?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

I guess Abraham Lincoln should have been chastised as well when he wrote and proclaimed one of the most time honored speeches ever, The Gettysburg Address.

… that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Isn’t it amazing that we exist for well over 200 years and no such complaints of Christmas school plays, Christmas parades, Christmas trees and Nativity scenes were never an issue. Now, the word “Christmas” has become a four letter word and we much use such asinine substitutions like Holiday Pageant, Giving Tree and Peace Tree. Suddenly, an intolerant minority of people wish to alter what was a part of the birth and evolution of our country. If during the Christmas season, any other faith wishes to present a symbol of their faith on government owned land, let them.

The separation of church and state stems from the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Also, the “Free Exercise Clause” of the First Amendment where “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The truth of the matter is that our Founding Fathers created this because of the fact that the King of England created The Church of England that was supposed to be an official Church of England and the colonies. This is the exact reason why many left England for the American colonies, religious persecution.

Does anyone really think that a display of the baby Jesus during Christmas is an attempt by the government to make a law establishing a national religion? Hardly. Does anyone really think its the government preferring one religion over another? As it has been for 100’s of years, its just a respectful way of honoring the holiday. But not in the eyes of those that wish to cause trouble or end all religion. It has actually gone so far that one could argue that the Menora“anti-religious” crowd through the courts are “creating law that is prohibiting religion”, the exact opposite from what was originally intended.

If this time of year is supposed to be represented by “Peace on Earth, Good will toward men” then would not it make more sense to ne inclusive, rather than un-inclusive? One does not take away a Nativity scene, the baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Instead you add a menorah, a crescent moon, or what ever other respectful symbol.

A manger scene, a Christmas tree and Christmas carols all were fine for so many years and no one had an issue … why now? The Founding Fathers cared a great deal for this country and risked their lives in order to create a new world. It is too bad that today, many care more for themselves than they do for the greater good of the United States … The Founders were not wrong back then … why are they being interpreted differently today?

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