Wednesday, December 27, 2006

What would Jesus do about that courthouse Christmas tree?

The removal of a Christmas tree from a Toronto court building has many people exercised. This piece which I saw on one of my rare checks of novelist/tech writer Jerry Pournelle's website seems on point. A little late, obviously, but maybe Dalton McGuinty and Judge Marion Cohen should save it for next year.

(Letter from Jesus about Christmas)
It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
(snip)
If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.
(snip)
Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest.
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