A Very Glee Christmas!
The 4th Day of Christmas and people are getting bitchy again.
I live across the street from an old Lutheran church which is now a Seventh Day Adventist church. Seventh Day Adventists, and some other Protestant denominations that do not have liturgical worship do not always celebrate Christmas. Seventh Day Adventists do not decorate for Christmas nor do they have services on Christmas.
Obama is a Protestant and hardly ever goes to church. My point is that many non-liturgical Protestants do not go to church on Christmas - even when their church celebrates Christmas. And just remember, the Reagan's* rarely went to church. Therefore all the criticism of Obama is little more than angry rants.
I think this is despicable. It also shows what is happening under the godless Obama Administration… who did not go to Church on Christmas, even though last week he (hypocritically?) said we should remember the religious dimension of Christmas. BAH!That was in reaction to a VA Hospital banning religious Christmas Carols.
If they tell you not to sing religious Christmas carols, sing non-religious Christmas songs - it's Christmas. No one is saying you can't celebrate Christmas. Still a problem?
Then sing The Twelve Days of Christmas. Religious people claim that is what they did in England when Christmas was suppressed.**
Anyway. I've been in hospital situations when Carolers come through. It's nice ... But sing something else Christmassy if those are the rules. Don't make trouble at Christmas - it kind of cancels out the joy.
Have another drink Faddah.
* President Reagan was the darling of the religious right, yet he never went to church, except for funerals, and regularly consulted and followed the advice of astrologers. (Source)
** Maybe not. "In 1979, a Canadian hymnologist, Hugh D. McKellar, published an article, "How to Decode the Twelve Days of Christmas", claiming that "The Twelve Days of Christmas" lyrics were intended as a catechism song to help young Catholics learn their faith, at a time when practising Catholicism was criminalized in England (1558 until 1829). McKellar offered no evidence for his claim and subsequently admitted that the purported associations were his own invention. The idea was further popularized by a Catholic priest, Fr. Hal Stockert, in an article he wrote in 1982 and posted online in 1995. In 1987 and 1992, Fr. James Gilhooley, chaplain of Mount Saint Mary College of Newburgh, New York repeated these claims. None of the enumerated items would distinguish Catholics from Protestants, and so would hardly need to be secretly encoded."
The good old days!
Remember how religious the
Bob Hope Christmas Specials
used to be? He'd never fail to
entertain the troops
with religious sermons
and Christmas carols.