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this is an injustice. his donphan fought valiantly for him and lost. how does he repay him for his efforts? by killing him with a proton laser beam. is this right? i don’t think so. please reblog and get the word out to stop killing pokemon.
my interpretation of Elsa’s “Let it go”
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The fact that most people are focusing on SANTA every Christmas rather than JESUS has been bothering me for quite some time now. REMEMBER, it’s CHRIST’s birth, the birth of our SAVIOR, which is celebrated on Christmas day, NOT SANTA, nor the gifts that they say are made by His little elves
THIS CHRISTMAS DAY. Let’s take SANTA out of the picture and start focusing on Who truly matters —> JESUS.
I’ve been meaning to shout this to the world a million times, thanks to the one who made this. I’ve always believed that the enemy is trying to steal the spotlight out of Jesus by confusing people with things they are uninformed about. It is CHRISTmas not Xmas, by using X you are erasing Christ in Christmas, that is no longer Christmas then, X for me means wrong, are you celebrating WRONGmas? I’m sorry but if you say XMas I will definitely think that you are not celebrating the same season with me, you are celebrating your being a sinner and eating the food together with the wrongmas-ers.
Even more, if you tell your kids that it’s santa who gives Christmas gifts, you are feeding their minds with wrong information. It’s CHRISTmas, not santamas. Until they get old they will still love santa the same without them knowing that the reason we celebrate this season is because a Savior has been born, excuse me by saying this but SANTA IS NOT MY SAVIOR, IT’S JESUS. Also, the enemy strikes the weakest people, the people who will absorb any information because of the lack of knowledge about the bible, because the enemy was so jealous that we celebrate the season of Christ’s birth, there was never a season of satan’s birth and if there is, I don’t think anyone would want to celebrate that and by confusing our minds, he directs our attention to things he will love, confusing us with his lies. Let me ask you this, would you want your children to celebrate the enemy’s lies? And would you want your children to be confused on what to believe as what our society has ever taught us while growing up? While we are celebrating the lies, the enemy is laughing his heart out, I’m sorry but I don’t want to see him mocking me and my future children.
So if you are a parent now, or you are on the verge to becoming a parent or do you plan to be or even if you are not going to be, whatever your position in life is, feed the young with the rightful information so as to stop spreading this unacceptable way of celebrating this season.
Remember —- Jesus Christ is the reason for the season. Nobody should ever take that spotlight out of Him. PERIOD.
While I appreciate the sincerity of the gifs and the message, I think there needs to be attention on this:
Unfortunately, it was us Christians who got upset from 1977 by the governor of New Hampshire who thought that Xmas was a pagan spelling of Christmas, but they definitely did not know of this information.
X is the Greek letter Ch. Then there’s the letter P, which is translated as R in English. XP overlapped was a common symbol used among Christians as an abbreviation for Christ in Greek , or Christos. Christmas literally means ”Christ/Anointed One’s Body” that came to earth. It’s even on Christian tombs.
And even on this coin, where Christianity was pretty big…like it supposedly “always was” in America,
though I believe that’s a pretty big fat lie, seeing that the fruits of European colonization to now doesn’t really reflect the character of Christ.
And also various other places.
Otherwise, addressing the problem of Santa Claus, I think it’s a problem from Christians themselves of going along with the whole thing just to make their kids act well to get presents. Instead of concentrating so much on getting gifts, we should remind ourselves of Jesus’ words in Acts 20:35 that get soooo uncredited, even in “safe, feel good” Christmas movies we Christians love to approve of its family friendilness:
It is better to give than to receive.
Also, since we’re talking about good ol’ saint Nick, why not tell your children about the Turkish Bishop of Myra, who provided dowries to a poor man for his three daughters? He was also big on defending the faith to the point that it’s said that he punched out Arius when he was debating (which I think is the reason why we say, “You better watch out!” lol) that Arius couldn’t elaborate more on his position due to a broken nose. Why not talk of this guy’s faithfulness of the gospel, and encourage those in the Body of Christ to do so? I mean, at least here in America? Because I don’t see much of the problem in other parts of the world where kids don’t have a huge “gimme gimme” problem when it comes to Christmas in a majority “Christian” culture.
The problem did not just originate in the secular world. I believe the problem started with us Christians not separating fact from fiction or educating ourselves when it comes to our practices and beliefs.
The early Christians, you know, starting out with the apostles and others? They didn’t celebrate Christmas. They remembered His birth and all the circumstances around it. Just like they remember our Lord’s death until He will come, just like we do everyday. Why is it that we merely emphasize His birth during this time when we sincerely don’t know when He was born? We should remember it all the time. Remember the miracle of the Incarnation and first coming of our Lord.
Not telling our children to give, and only telling them that if they are good, Santa will reward them. If one thinks about it, that’s bribing for good behavior. That’s not what Jesus taught. He taught us transformation from being born again. We don’t teach that enough to our kids. Just as we succumb to comfort in our “American Christian” culture, they will, too. They won’t give just as we won’t give. Lemme tell you, I live in a majority Christian town—kids wanna see Santa Claus. Parents aren’t gonna give up on the Santa Claus secret too easily unless their kids find out for themselves or the parent chooses to give the talk like my mom did when I was 8. And I was perfectly okay! She even told me that he was an actual Christian bishop and all that applies. Though, I may raise my children (if God wills such for me to have any) not to see the Santa in the stores and media as an enemy or an idol, but see the real Bishop Nicholas who honored Christ Jesus with his life, though not perfectly.
As for the X in Christmas is concerned, with what information has been provided, maybe instead of getting upset with the secular world, maybe we can use it to witness to people of the meaning of X—that it really comes from Christ, just as salvation does. Don’t see it as someone taking your right of worship away from them; many Christians go through a ton of more trouble because they can’t worship our God freely as they can in a country with much religious freedom to the fullest. Also, a lot of other folks in our country do celebrate other holidays other than Christmas, like Chanukah or Kwanzaa (like me!) alone or maybe both of those along with it, so “Happy Holidays” (or should I say “Happy Holydays”) is okay, too…Or is that still offensive, taking the Christ out of Christmas again?
Aja, I pretty much think you nailed this. I, too, have a couple thoughts adding to your. 1: I was raised with both Santa and he true meaning of Christmas. My parents made sure, though, that the main focus was always on Jesus. As for the idea of bribing kids to be good, I see it as more of a reward. ( I don’t have too much to say on this part cuz I found out when I was 7 XD) 2: I also think ‘Happy Holidays’ is fine when you’re specifically addressing more than one holiday. However, that’s not what the company’s are trying to do, seeing that all they show is Christmas stuff.
[SCREAMS ANGRILY AS I SNAP MY CONTROLLER IN HALF] I LOVE VIDEO GAMES I’M HAVING SO MUCH FUN