The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Dec 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Somewhere along the line those two words - Merry Christmas - became controversial. Perhaps they were caught up in the wash of political correctness that flowed from the mindless (or mindful) discrimination perpetrated against the smaller ethnic and religious groups that have always been a part of our society. Perhaps it was the direct result of certain anti-religious elements whose faith dictates the removal of religion from the public square. When all is said and done, the reason doesn't matter when the result is increased intolerance in the name of tolerance.

Since its founding, our country has been a majority Christian nation. That's not to say that these Christians agreed on everything. It seems that there were as many different flavors of Christianity then as there were religions in the world and perhaps more; the same holds true today.

Because of these differences our founding fathers were wise enough to construct our Constitution on the foundation of liberty and freedom. They envisioned a public square not with an absence of religion but rather with a riotous tapestry of religious thought and expression; even if that religion was based on the faith that there's no God at all.

What these men from various religions and varying degrees of faith were most afraid of is that the government would choose one religion over the others even if that religion were a form of Christianity.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Unfortunately over the last twenty or thirty years, one religious voice has gained a measure of dominance over the others. In the name of religious freedom this voice has worked tirelessly to reduce or even remove the voice of Christianity in the public square.

It's ironic but often true that groups will use the banner of freedom and tolerance to in fact restrict the freedoms of others. The freedoms of religion, speech, the press, and assembly are freedoms designed specifically for the expression of thought even or especially when that thought is religious in nature.

We've often held that if you do not allow your views or beliefs to be challenged, perhaps you need to re-examine those beliefs and the reasons for them. The same is true for religious belief. If your faith can not withstand the simple expression of "Merry Christmas," then perhaps you should re-examine your own faith - even if that faith is a certainty in the absence of God.

So... to those of you of the Christian faith (no matter which one) who will be celebrating Christmas, we wish you a very Merry Christmas. For those of you who are of different faiths - what ever they may be - we wish you a Merry Christmas as an expression of our faith not as an attack on yours.

----- Editors Note -----
This post first appeared December 24th, 2007. On this Christmas Eve when our freedom is under attack by the very people who have sworn to protect it, our expressions of faith are more important than ever.

Celebrate your faith and take joy in your freedom. Those things that go uncelebrated will exit our lives. Merry Christmas!


Derek Bill said...

Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.

Anonymous said...


Michelle Meaders said...

Is there another country that has more religious freedom than the US?

Anonymous said...

Merry CHRISTmas everyone. Thanks EYE for the information on our right to celebrate the reason for the season

Anonymous said...

Easily I agree but I think the collection should prepare more info then it has.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the eye believes that the people in the military have the freedom to practice any faith? The top brass in the Air Force pressure non Christians to change their faith. Is this religious freedom? Should we support the Air Force in its actions? I would bet, those who believe there is a war on Christmas would support the actions in the Air Force.

So is it freedom or Christianity you are fighting for?

Anonymous said...

Thank "God, sic" for Thomas Paine.

Everyone should read Common Sense and the Rights of Man. He also was a founding father.

Anonymous said...

Lies, Lies, and more lies! If you want to believe in a lie, then go ahead. If you want to believe in truth, then start using your head and question why christianity is what it is. A political tool manipulating the masses for 2000 years. The christian next door is no more christian than Marty Chavez or George Bush. As most of you get fueled over this, ask yourself, "Why am I getting so mad?" Because Jesus is not with you and doesn't know you. You have no idea what Jesus stood for and his message.

BTW the christmas you all celebrate is a pagan holiday bone heads. No wonder we have secret organizations. To keep you lost souls from corrupting truth and true love! The illusion is all around us. Fight the machine!

Anonymous said...

Again a gentle post. Thanks your crony

Anonymous said...

I like what Ghandi said.

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ".

Anonymous said...

Try Elaine Pagels 'The Gnostic Gospels'. These scholars bring great clarity to confusion regarding Christianity. I bet Jesus would be a Buddhist or Hindu if he were alive today.