It is not a Hanukkah bush, it is not Allah plant, it is not a Holiday hedge.
It is a Christmas tree.
Say it…Christmas, Christmas, Christmas
Taken from News Forum.
Friends, I confess, I’m already sick of the Merry Wars of Christmas … and I’ve got almost a month to go!
If people are going to be so wired up, how ’bout preaching this:
Unless you believe in Him, love your neighbor, forgive others, pray for your enemies, clothe the naked, feed the hungry, and visit those in prison,
you’re probably going to Hell anyway …
no matter what you call that big ol’ $75 tree you just drug into your house and dandied up.
Oh, and by the way, please forgive me if I offended you (with the truth).
In the most ancient Christian traditions, this seasons is called Nativity Lent (or the “little Lent”) and it is supposed to be a time of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. After this lengthy quiet time, Christmas is celebrated as a 12-day festival. Today, we have turned the season upside down — with Christmas marked by the mall and the church staggering along trying to catch up. Most celebrations are pretty much over by Dec. 20 or so and it’s time to move on to returning gifts and the parade of bowl games and NFL rituals.
More at GetReligion
The “between me and God’ approach to religion is the best ploy yet attempted by the devil, since once a man has retreated into his own psyche, he abandons his best allies, the saints who otherwise stand as eloquent and stirring witnesses for all time of what is true, good, and noble. A man unaided by the whole Body of the Church through time is no match for the delights lyingly offered him by the devil.
The whole SCOOP.
JERUSALEM – The man enthroned last week as Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem signed a secret document obliging him to nullify the recent sale to Jewish groups of land comprising much of a key entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City, and has allegedly made statements against Jews living in certain parts of Jerusalem, WorldNetDaily has learned.
A tad more (slanted, it seems).
So what’s all this about CONFESSION anyway?