Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Feel Free To Utter The C Word - It's a Big Deal

I'm going to Philadelphia tomorrow to spend a few days at the Comcast Military Development and Leadership Symposium, which is a big deal. But I will be in Philadelphia away from my family during the early part of the Christmas season, which is a big deal. 

I love my family, I love my savior, and I love the way He made His presence here on earth a reality. We as a people set apart a day to remember His birth, even though we don't know exactly what day He arrived. To many it's a big deal. There are many Americans who are not Christian, but still celebrate Christmas, to them too it's a big deal. But there are a minority who do not celebrate Christmas because it is a reminder of Christ's birth, who want Christmas erased, and to them deleting our savior is a very big deal. They want to, no - they need to remove Christ from our society, and a very small part of that plan is to replace "Merry Christmas" with "Happy Holidays" erasing Christ from the celebration of His birth. Just part of their satanically inspired takeover which is a really big deal.
Escatology tells us that they will be successful for a while, Christ will be removed from society and flawed sin filled people will be worshiped and everyone will agree that it's a big deal. Then Christ will return and teach all what a Big Deal truly is. So much bigger than an English major ending a sentence in a preposition, so much bigger global dominance. All of humanity will learn on that awful/wonderful day that a big deal is simply knees and tongues.
I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance. (Isaiah 45:23)
10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippeans 2:10-11)
For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.” (Romans 14:11)
 And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.” (Revelation 5:13)
They're not going to beat Christ out of us, they're not going to lock us up in prison camps, the book of Acts tells us that those actions only cause our faith to become stronger. They want to whittle away our faith little bit by little bit. Undermining our faith by stealing our traditions they have chipped away for generations. Christ is not going to be replaced, He's going to be ignored. Forgotten. God, who came to earth in the form of Man, who was tortured and executed to pay for our sins will be considered a fairy tale less believable than the story of Jolly Ol' St. Nick.

Thanks to the "Christian" left there are atheists in the pulpit teaching their flocks to worship themselves because god (little g intended) is love and nothing else, and now we see polyamory being pushed as the new norm. These little steps are a big deal.

Maybe I will be locked up because of my love of Christ, but not for my love in Christ. I will be jailed for a trumped up charge, probably Hate Speech. Or maybe they will invent a crime that they cannot adequately define. I'm hoping it's "Failure To Vote As Required", but a cop friend told me it will be mopery (because mopery cannot be defined).. Until then I will respond to each "Happy Holiday" with "Thank you, and a Merry Christmas to you." Because to me it really is a Big Deal.

The change from wishing fellow Americans "Merry Christmas" to wishing them "Happy Holidays" is a very significant development. 

Proponents of "Happy Holidays" argue it's no big deal - proponents of "Merry Christmas" are making a mountain out of a molehill.

But the "Happy Holidays" advocates want it both ways. They dismiss opponents as hysterical; but at the same time, in addition to replacing “Merry Christmas” with "Happy Holidays,” they have relentlessly pushed to replace “Christmas vacation” with “winter vacation” and “Christmas party” with "Holiday Party.”

So, then, which is it? Is all this elimination of the word “Christmas" important or not? 

The answer is obvious. It's very important. That’s why so much effort is devoted to substituting other words for “Christmas.” And these efforts have been extraordinarily successful. In place of the universal “Merry Christmas” of my youth, in recent decades I have been wished "Happy Holidays" by every waiter and waitress in every restaurant I have dined; by everyone who welcomes me at any business; by my flight attendants and pilots; and by just about everyone else. 

When I respond, "Thank you. Merry Christmas!" I often sense that I have actually created some tension. Many of those I wish "Merry Christmas" are probably relieved to hear someone who feels free to utter the “C” word, but all the sensitivity training they've had to undergo creates cognitive dissonance. 

The opponents of "Merry Christmas" and other uses of the word "Christmas" know exactly what they’re doing. They’re disingenuous when they dismiss defenders of "Merry Christmas" as fabricating some “War on Christmas.” 

Of course it's a war on Christmas, or, more precisely, a war on the religious nature of America. The left in America, like the left in Europe, wants to create a thoroughly secular society. Not a secular government – which is a desirable goal, and which, in any event, has always been the case in America – but a secular society.

Most people do not realize that the left believes in secularism as fervently as religious Jews and Christians believe in the Bible. That's why "Merry Christmas" bothers secular activists. It's a blatant reminder of just how religious America is – and always has been. So, here's a prediction: Activists on the left will eventually seek to remove Christmas as a national holiday.

Now, the left doesn't announce that its agenda is to thoroughly secularize American and European societies. Instead, they offer the inclusiveness argument: that "Merry Christmas" or "Christmas party" or "Christmas vacation" is not "inclusive." 

This inclusiveness argument plays on Americans' highly developed sense of decency. But the argument is preposterous: Who, exactly, is being excluded when one wishes someone "Merry Christmas?" Non-Christians? 

I’m a non-Christian. I’m a Jew. Christmas is not a religious holy day for me. But I’m an American, and Christmas is a national holiday in my country. It is, therefore, my holiday – though not my holy day – as much as it is for my fellow Americans who are Christian. That's why it’s not surprising that it was an American Jew, Irving Berlin, who wrote "White Christmas," one of America’s most popular Christmas songs. In fact, according to a Jewish musician writing in the New York Times, “Almost all the most popular Christmas songs were written by Jews.” Apparently all these American Jews felt quite included by Christmas! 

By not wishing me a Merry Christmas, you are not being inclusive. You are excluding me from one of my nation's national holidays. 

But even if Christmas were not a national holiday, I would want pilots to wish their passengers "Merry Christmas,” companies to have Christmas parties, and schools to continue to have Christmas vacations. Just because I don't personally celebrate Christmas, why would I want to drop the word "Christmas" when the holiday is celebrated by 90 percent of my fellow Americans? 

It borders on the misanthropic, not to mention the mean-spirited, to want to deny nearly all of your fellow citizens the joy of having Christmas parties or being wished a "Merry Christmas." The vast majority of Americans who celebrate Christmas, and who treat non-Christians so well, deserve better.

So, please say "Merry Christmas" and "Christmas party” and “Christmas vacation." If you don't, you're not "inclusive." You're hurtful. 


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    1. I never said I was a Jew nor a non christian, DENNIS PRAGER is a Jew and a Non-Christian and what you read was a transcript of the Video you may or may not have watched

      And if you're going to base your biblical beliefs on a YouTube video that gets it's first tidbit of information wrong (Yahshua means a lot more than what the video says) you may want to reconsider that video. It sickened me when it decided to tell what Jesus hated. The bible is very clear about what God hates, and hanging ornaments on a tree is not part of that list. Jesus did not hate the celebrations in Jerusalem - those celebrations were initiated by God. What Jesus hated was the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and the Sadducees which fell right in the list of the things God really does hate

      That list is found in Proverbs 6:16-19

      You can celebrate Christmas any way you want and would do much better with the NASB bible and a prayer of joy in your heart. Leave YouTube to cat videos

      “As we think today of the birth of the Savior, let us aspire after a fresh birth of the Savior in our hearts; that as he is already ‘formed in us the hope of glory,’ we may be ‘renewed in the spirit of our minds;’ that we may go to the Bethlehem of our spiritual nativity and do our first works, enjoy our first loves, and feast with Jesus as we did in the holy, happy, heavenly days of our espousals.” - Charles Spurgeon

    2. And by the way, Mr. or Miss Unknown, if you have the guts to ignore the first advent of my Savior, Jesus Christ, you would have the spine to put a name to your convictions. Which you obviously don't have because you did not. So until you name yourself, and realize that I am not Dennis Prager, you have been Moderated