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What I would really want for Christmas (warning; slight sarcasm)

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    MY WISH for Christmas would be --- That the so-called "Christians" of the Republican Party would ACTUALLY read their BIBLE once a decade or so, just to remind them what JESUS came here to TELL US. "Blessed are the PEACE-MAKERS, for they shall be called "The Children of God." That when Jesus was born, they said "unto us a son is born, and his name shall be Wonderful Counselor, & the "PRINCE of PEACE." ---- and so the Right Wing Republicans, who CLAIM to be so very "Christian" --- and actually think that God wanted Bush to be President??? --- so he could wage WAR all over the Middle East (especially IRAQ) --- so he could STEAL their OIL??? (especially to bomb & murder a whole nation that had never threatened us or attacked us).

    Well, God will have the last laugh over that one. Most ALL of the right-wing (so called) ministers & preachers are Fakes, who do not truly know or understand SCRIPTURE, and instead lead their flocks into FALSE IDEOLOGY. Boy, I would love to see God's list of "punishments" especially the ones that are reserved for False "Prophets" ---- (In GOP lingo, that is "PROFITS" ) -- as in $$$ --- (because they aren't too good at "spelling" either).

    You gotta feel sorry for them, because they don't have ANY sincere beliefs, but just a way to "con" their flocks into handing them money. And in the BIBLE, it says "The LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL." --- and in the GOP, the EVIL never Ends. Satan never sleeps. If Jesus is the Prince of PEACE, what do you think HE would think about the American GOP? Let's see, they LIE & RIG Elections, they worship money, they NEVER want PEACE, because WAR is much more PROFITABLE -- so how would Jesus see them? -- It is simple -- the GOP would be the ANTI-CHRIST --- the very opposite of Christ.

    So when you hear a GOP candidate up there thumping his Bible, and pretending to be a Christian or a God-Lover, --- oh, so spiritual, & devout --- (ha ha)
    It is just another episode of Comedy Central ---- & you better hold on to your shorts, since the Republicans will steal the pants right off of you, if given half of a chance.

    Praise God that we have been given at least ONE MORE CHRISTMAS, & so far, we may actually not blow up the Earth before the rest of the season is over. AMEN
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    Ft.myers, FL
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    eternal flame Wrote: MY WISH for Christmas would be --- That the so-called "Christians" of the Republican Party would ACTUALLY read their BIBLE once a decade or so, just to remind them what JESUS came here to TELL US. "Blessed are the PEACE-MAKERS, for they shall be called "The Children of God." That when Jesus was born, they said "unto us a son is born, and his name shall be Wonderful Counselor, & the "PRINCE of PEACE." ---- and so the Right Wing Republicans, who CLAIM to be so very "Christian" --- and actually think that God wanted Bush to be President??? --- so he could wage WAR all over the Middle East (especially IRAQ) --- so he could STEAL their OIL??? (especially to bomb & murder a whole nation that had never threatened us or attacked us).

    Well, God will have the last laugh over that one. Most ALL of the right-wing (so called) ministers & preachers are Fakes, who do not truly know or understand SCRIPTURE, and instead lead their flocks into FALSE IDEOLOGY. Boy, I would love to see God's list of "punishments" especially the ones that are reserved for False "Prophets" ---- (In GOP lingo, that is "PROFITS" ) -- as in $$$ --- (because they aren't too good at "spelling" either).

    You gotta feel sorry for them, because they don't have ANY sincere beliefs, but just a way to "con" their flocks into handing them money. And in the BIBLE, it says "The LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL." --- and in the GOP, the EVIL never Ends. Satan never sleeps. If Jesus is the Prince of PEACE, what do you think HE would think about the American GOP? Let's see, they LIE & RIG Elections, they worship money, they NEVER want PEACE, because WAR is much more PROFITABLE -- so how would Jesus see them? -- It is simple -- the GOP would be the ANTI-CHRIST --- the very opposite of Christ.

    So when you hear a GOP candidate up there thumping his Bible, and pretending to be a Christian or a God-Lover, --- oh, so spiritual, & devout --- (ha ha)
    It is just another episode of Comedy Central ---- & you better hold on to your shorts, since the Republicans will steal the pants right off of you, if given half of a chance.

    Praise God that we have been given at least ONE MORE CHRISTMAS, & so far, we may actually not blow up the Earth before the rest of the season is over. AMEN
    Eternal, herewith you prove again that "religion" is just a "tool" to get it your way; built a party, sing X-Mas songs about Rudolf or eat a poor turkey that straigthens everything what was wrong. They call that hypocracy!!!
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    I apologize that my article (above) did not impart the LOVE & PEACE of the Season. But some years, the outlook is so dismal for America, that you have to wonder if we will survive through the New Year. Just think Uncle ISIS, is chopping off heads of Americans, instead of a turkey, this year. We are now sending back thousands of Troops, when just a yr or 2 ago, we rejoiced about the BRINGING THEM BACK HOME, as President Obama had promised (& DID).

    We once rejoiced about a Space Program (a gift from JFK) & now we have "retired" the Space Shuttle to a Museum. America was the IDEAL beloved all over the World, for our gigantic efforts at World Peace (like the United Nations) & giving Aid to other nations, in crisis. We were the LEADERS in exploration, and in invention of new technologies. WE DID IT ALL.

    Now suddenly, places like Japan can match our inventions, instantaneously. Our own people are unemployed & wishing to get on Food Stamps, after nations we helped out of Poverty are NOW exceeding our national production tallies each year. MUCH of this CHANGE is due to Republican GREED, since THEY have "sold out" our patents & methodology to the "highest bidder." NOW THEY invest in the production of other nations and those compete with OUR systems. And that only leads to DEATH of our Economy. NOTE: the Republicans WIN, no matter what, but the American citizen & taxpayer LOSES BIG TIME. Then the GOP is not satisfied with destroying just our Middle Class America, but they want MORE. (Watch out, for the upcoming Elections).
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    What I truly want for Christmas is to see my children and their spouses smiling, laughing, and sharing quality family time. I want the exact same for my grandchildren (No spouses yet - several years to go) Smiles, joy and laughter. Much love to my wife as well.

    Went out yesterday with my 2 sons and we selected and cut down Christmas Trees. I am very thankful to live outside the big city.
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    Yes, it is best to concentrate on all the good parts of the Season. There is a lot of GOOD in the world, and most everybody will be singing & laughing this Year, like all the others. Laughing & singing, while millions of people are out in the cold, protesting against "I can't breathe" --- or "hands up, don't shoot" --- & a few other new campaigns going on. It seems to be (not dozens) but MILLIONS of people are out chanting slogans in the street this year, all over the country.

    The bad thing, is those campaigns can quickly turn to fire-bombing or looting mobs, taking advantage of the situation to steal. That is extremely foolish, for that will only give the police a good excuse to arrest them. And next time, treat them like animals. You should have a GOAL when you march & stage a protest. It should be "Give us a Hearing" ---- or "Release the Prisoners (of such & such a place). A tangible visible Goal for the police to follow, so all will know when this action has been fulfilled. And be respectful if the police do comply.

    If you treat the police with respect, & give them praise for attempting to meet the Goal, then you will be surprised, that they will often show their "human" side also. They are just people, after all, just some guys who have wives & children at home, wishing their Daddy could be home with them this Christmas, playing Santa, instead of being out in the cold streets, trying to catch all the bad guys.

    Underneath it all, if everybody took off their "disguises" for Christmas, -- all the cop uniforms were taken off & hung in the closet --- & all the "breathe" T-shirts were taken off as well, -- and all the "don't shoot" signs were put into the laundry basket, --- and everybody put on their biggest SMILES ---- & tried to see the little children's hearts --- just a little more tired, & more grown-up than they used to be --- the once gentle clown & happy joker now beaten down, --- maybe scared, because he is afraid of his prior neighbors, who have suddenly turned against him --- and scorn him, -- even on this Christmas, a Day for PEACE.
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    eternal flame Wrote: Yes, it is best to concentrate on all the good parts of the Season. There is a lot of GOOD in the world, and most everybody will be singing & laughing this Year, like all the others. Laughing & singing, while millions of people are out in the cold, protesting against "I can't breathe" --- or "hands up, don't shoot" --- & a few other new campaigns going on. It seems to be (not dozens) but MILLIONS of people are out chanting slogans in the street this year, all over the country.

    The bad thing, is those campaigns can quickly turn to fire-bombing or looting mobs, taking advantage of the situation to steal. That is extremely foolish, for that will only give the police a good excuse to arrest them. And next time, treat them like animals. You should have a GOAL when you march & stage a protest. It should be "Give us a Hearing" ---- or "Release the Prisoners (of such & such a place). A tangible visible Goal for the police to follow, so all will know when this action has been fulfilled. And be respectful if the police do comply.

    If you treat the police with respect, & give them praise for attempting to meet the Goal, then you will be surprised, that they will often show their "human" side also. They are just people, after all, just some guys who have wives & children at home, wishing their Daddy could be home with them this Christmas, playing Santa, instead of being out in the cold streets, trying to catch all the bad guys.

    Underneath it all, if everybody took off their "disguises" for Christmas, -- all the cop uniforms were taken off & hung in the closet --- & all the "breathe" T-shirts were taken off as well, -- and all the "don't shoot" signs were put into the laundry basket, --- and everybody put on their biggest SMILES ---- & tried to see the little children's hearts --- just a little more tired, & more grown-up than they used to be --- the once gentle clown & happy joker now beaten down, --- maybe scared, because he is afraid of his prior neighbors, who have suddenly turned against him --- and scorn him, -- even on this Christmas, a Day for PEACE.
    Yes Eternal, your thoughts are great; the only thing is when X-Mas is past we all will go our old ways including the rest of the world; sounds negative but happens to be the thruth. Too bad "humanity" never learns from their mistakes.
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    Eternal Flame,
    You achieved your goal, but maybe not as you would have wanted. All who celebrate Christmas are expressing their desires for hope, love and peace. We need a season as such to reflect on our desperate plight in renewal for the coming next year. It generally is for all that the past year is sad with chaos and non-peaceful displays of social existence. I celebrate for hope, love and peace and "knowing" that Christ was born for my salvation and eternal glory with God. I than God for His Plan for all of us and it started on a moment of celebrated birth in Jesus, where the angelic hosts rejoiced.

    So, "Have a Merry Christmas", "Happy Hanukkah", or "Happy Kwanzaa", even Happy Holidays". All are refreshing in renewal for us, but one I prefer to proclaim is "Have A Merry Christmas".

    For all of you that enjoy thinking the "Xmas" removes Christ from the season celebration, you couldn't be more wrong. I laugh at people that use Xmas like they believe they are so smart. The "X" or "x" is the Greek letter chi, and is from the first letter of the word Xpioto'c, which means Christ. I did have difficultly in rendering the correct Greek symbols (need a Greek keyboard) for the word "Xpioto'c" , but if your interested, you can look up the definition of "Xmas". So, Xmas works for me, but I do prefer "Christmas" .
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    Thanks for all your various replies. I had forgotten about the "Xmas" thing. It has been around for so long, I don't know what the origin actually was. But in my case, I would sometimes shorten it to "Xmas" simply to save time & space on a tiny Christmas card. Usually after the card registered Christmas in large colorful letters elsewhere. We can't always try to make a "big thing" of it, since I am sure the sender meant ALL the same Meaning of Love & Peace to You.

    Wow --- this is going to be a great year ahead. Amazing revelations coming up about the CIA. (One present we really need to get unwrapped ASAP : )
    If that one secret revealed will enlighten our future policies, (so the U.S. won't use "psycho-Nazi" tactics anymore), what a great World This Can Be.
    Thank You, Jesus. Maybe there is still HOPE that the Prince of Peace will WIN. The way things looked for a long time, I was beginning to lose Hope.

    ------ Meanwhile, don't forget to donate your extra food & household goods to your local charities. The greatest gift is to make somebody else happy.