We have homeless hungry Americans living in the streets including veterans, global warming threatening life on earth, diseases and syndromes on the rise (today is World AIDS Day), an insane vice president hell bent on never ending global war, an administration hell bent on eliminating our civil rights and all government services designed to assist those in need. Through all this Congress, or I should say the Speaker of the House, is spending time addressing the non-issue of whether we should call the tree at the White House a Christmas tree or a holiday tree. I suppose they feel that little league baseball can handle their own steroid policies!
Every second spent on this issue by our Congress shows how little they care about the people of this nation and every second devoted to this issue by the news media shows how little real (vital) news they report.
Note to Congress: Christmas is supposed to celebrate the birth of Jesus. According to Christianity all living beings are Godâ€™s creations. Maybe we should not be sawing down living trees to celebrate the birth of the treeâ€™s creator! Maybe we should be taking the time to learn from the teachings of Jesus and the bible (and the teachings of other religions and holy books). Maybe we should be turning the other cheek, helping our fellow man, showing compassion for others, preserving life on Earth, making people smileâ€¦you knowâ€¦things that make this world a better place for all! (Not a bad sentiment coming from an atheistâ€¦wouldnâ€™t you say?)
Here is my solution, call the tree what it isâ€¦a murdered plant that was killed as part of the capitalist commercialization of religious holidays. The tree, along with the gifts placed under the tree has diluted the true meaning of the holiday itself and for many the good lessons to be learned from religion, like tolerance and compassion, have been replaced with intolerance and separatism. Keep your holiday or Christmas trees, keep your gifts and take this holiday season to act on the teachings of your religion that can help this world to be a better place for all. Now thatâ€™s the kind of religious sentiment that you can mix with government and end up with positive results for all. You donâ€™t have to believe in God to believe in good! OKâ€¦problem solved, now get back to work! Think about it!