Dear friends and readers,
“Let's be ready to rescue real Christmas! Otherwise in few years time we will have "seasonal tree" instead of "Christmas tree", "white season songs" instead of "Christmas carols" and a horrible hybrid of St. Clause with Buddha instead of a holy bishop.” Read this moving email below which we received from a Reader. It is on us Christians to rescue Christmas!
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Remember: “Jesus is reason of the season”!
Answer "Merry CHRISTmas" to every "seasonal greeting"! Use proper postcards when sending greetings to family, friends, and colleagues!
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Have a blessed advent and a merry CHRISTmas!
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Your Europe for Christ! Team
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I work in a global corporation. These days all employees are getting traditional greetings. Unfortunately, they do not contain "Merry Christmas" any more but e.g. "Best wishes for a safe and healthy holiday season!" on a postcard with a hybrid of St Clause (Coca-Cola-like) and Buddha in a typical yoga position. In parallel many already set up Christmas trees disappeared from our offices and being replaced by a big single tree in the middle of the campus.
What is going on?
According to the values and behaviours of our corporation we all are obliged to respect cultural, national and religious differences of our colleagues and that is why we are encouraged e.g. to send greetings to India due to Diwali festival, to Israel due to Hanukkah, to USA due to Thanksgiving Day or to Emirates due to the End of Ramadan. So, why in the company where probably more than half of the employees are Christians do not we wish each other Merry Christmas any more? Our colleagues from India have no problem to wish us "Merry Christmas" or even "Happy Birthday Baby Jesus".
I am from Poland where we experienced communism for 44 years. Although the communists tried to replace Santa Claus by Jack Frost (and did not manage), they respected Christmas Trees, two free Christmas days, Christmas carols and post cards with Baby Jesus, etc. And now I live in Switzerland - mainly a Christian country - which is for me also the icon of the successful coexistence of various religions and languages (e.g. on Basel Marktplatz both Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Menorah stood together for the last few days) and... now I feel to discriminated against! This is just a giggle of history...
Let's just answer "Merry Christmas" to every "seasonal greeting" we receive. Let's use the proper postcards when sending greeting to our colleagues, customers and friends! And let's talk to others that we will not allow to steal our Christmas!
Let's be ready to rescue real Christmas! Otherwise in few years time we will have "seasonal tree" instead of "Christmas tree", "white season songs" instead of "Christmas carols" and a horrible hybrid of St. Clause with Buddha instead of a holy bishop. Would you like your children to be visited by this monster? Brrrrrrrrrrrr....
I wish you all blessed Christmas!"