Thursday, November 24, 2005

Taking "Christmas" out of Christmas

Not only have they taken Christ out of Christmas, but they have now taken "Christmas" out of Christmas!
The stores that you shop for your Christmas presents, ornaments & decorations and even your Christmas Dinner are counting on their bottom line, to make or break their profit margin for the year.
However many of these same stores will NOT mention the word "Christmas" in their sales ads, and the in store "Point of Purchase" advertising displays.
They would rather deny Christ and call it "HOLIDAY" or some such generic description! Some of our schools are calling Christmas Vacation - "Winter Holiday" now.

What they are selling are "Traditional (secular) Christmas" ornaments & decorations. Some may even have an occasional Manger or perhaps some religious themed gift wrap or cards.
In some stores these Religious items may be totally nonexistent.

Question the store management,
"Are these traditional Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Boxing Day (China) or Emperor's Birthday (Japan) decorations?
Just what "Holiday" do these items suggest?
Is this a traditional Ramadan Tree?
Is Saint Nick a symbol of Hanukkah?
Are "Snow Men" representative of Kwanzaa?
Why, Christmas of course!
Then why don't you say so!

The stores want us to spend lots of money buying "Christmas" in their store, but they refuse to recognize Christmas! They do not want to "offend" a single non-Christian, by mentioning Christmas, but they have no qualms offending millions of Christians.
Why should you spend your money at these stores on Christmas, while the stores promote "Holiday" -- AVOID THEM LIKE THE PLAGUE!
There are Christian owned stores, who have no fear using the word "Christmas" and celebrating Christmas! Please SHOP THEM! They need your support.

You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. Psalms 97:10-12 (NKJV)

For you who DO love the LORD, please pass this on Keep Christ in Christmas & Shop Christian Stores.

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