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  • Why Sukkot Is Yeshua’s Real Birthday [Today!]

    09/22/2013 5:26:16 PM PDT · by Errant · 125 replies
    Sandie Zimmerman, wife of Jewish Voice’s Messianic Rabbi Jack Zimmerman, shares fascinating revelations about the true time period of Yeshua’s (Jesus’) birth in this YouTube video. You will be surprised to learn it wasn’t December 25! By looking at the biblical account and the timing of the Jewish festivals, you will be astounded at the fulfillment of both prophecy and the historical elements that clearly point to Yeshua being born at the time of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths), not in December on Christmas.
  • Hot-button issue -- School orders 'Christmas' excised

    11/08/2007 12:25:15 PM PST · by fweingart · 37 replies · 39+ views
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | OneNewsNow.com | Ed Thomas
    One of the primary advocates in an annual campaign to keep the word "Christmas" in the public square says it has donated 1,000 Christmas buttons to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club at a high school in Maryland. The American Family Association (AFA) says the FCA chapter at Glenelg High School in Howard County was told by the school's principal that signs posted by members around campus -- for their "Operation Christmas Child" project -- needed to be changed. He allegedly forced them to cover the word "Christmas" and replace it with "Holiday." School officials did not immediately...
  • Merry Christmas from DownUnder!!! (Vanity)

    12/24/2006 9:56:11 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 20 replies · 344+ views
    Aussie Dasher | 25 December 2006 | Aussie Dasher
    Christmas lunch is over for another year. The turkey and ham is consumed. The sparkling red wine went down a treat! We're now having a little rest before the festivities of the evening begin. I'd like to wish all FReepers the compliments of the most important birthday in the history of the world. Merry Christmas to you all. May the peace and joy of the new born Saviour be with you now and always.
  • The Origin of Silent Night - A Christmas Carol is Born

    12/20/2005 4:15:24 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 1,259+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 21 December 2005 | Fr. Bernard Heffernan
    For 22 years I looked after the spiritual needs of senior citizen homes. Volunteers helped. Among them was Anna Cairnduf, a lady who hails from a mountain town in Austria. She's the grand niece of Father Joseph Mohr, the writer of the Christmas carol "Silent Night" which for a long time was ignored. Why? Great music is expected from great cities and great Cathedrals but hardly from a poor, cold, drafty little mountain church, where a few days before Christmas in 1818, a hungry mouse chewed through the bellows of the old organ, silencing it. Oh no! No music for...
  • 'Soldiers' gear up to defend Christmas

    12/14/2005 3:10:02 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 679+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 December 2005 | Julia Duin
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- 'Tis the season to fight folly. Troops are massed on the ground floor of a nondescript, green-glassed building that's become ground zero for an annual campaign to defend Christmas. The "soldiers" lined up for the fight are 832 lawyers ready to charge any municipality or public school that dares excise the mention or observance of the world's most widely celebrated holiday. A framed poster near the entrance asks: "Have you ever experienced discrimination because you are a Christian?" It hints at the philosophical bent of the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), a Christian legal group based here. The...
  • ACLU Calls Christmas Defenders "Well Organised Extremists"

    12/11/2005 6:31:06 PM PST · by Jay777 · 97 replies · 2,163+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 December 2005 | Matthew Davis
    The American Civil Liberties Union is an active defender of the religious freedoms guaranteed in the constitution, and is often the target of conservative ire over the issue. This week, Fran Quigley, head of the ACLU in Indiana, hit back with an editorial entitled: "How the ACLU didn't steal Christmas." He said the group was being demonised by well-organised "extremists" whose real agenda was to crush religious diversity, "and make a few bucks in the process". "Nowhere in the Sermon on the Mount did Jesus Christ ask that we celebrate his birth with narrow-mindedness and intolerance, especially for those who...
  • Pope says materialism pollutes Christmas spirit

    12/11/2005 5:42:33 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 107 replies · 1,471+ views
    today.reuters.co.uk ^ | Dec 11, 2005
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict warned on Sunday against rampant materialism which he said was polluting the spirit of Christmas. "In today's consumer society, this time of the year unfortunately suffers from a sort of commercial 'pollution' that threatens to alter its real spirit," the Pope told a large crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square to hear his weekly Angelus blessing. He said Christmas should be marked with sober celebrations and urged Christians to display a nativity crib in their houses as "a simple but effective way of showing their faith and conveying it to their children". Last year,...
  • Calling Christmas by Its Name

    12/11/2005 5:15:05 PM PST · by Qwertrew · 34 replies · 901+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/11/2005
    People Are Saying 'Happy Holidays' Instead of Merry Christmas Happy holidays! Merry Christmas! They may sound like simple salutations, but they have become opposing battle cries in a wintry culture war — with conservative Christian groups going up against retailers, municipalities and even the White House. If you receive a card from President and Mrs. Bush this season, you will find the first dogs sitting in snow, a scripture from the book of Psalms and "Best wishes for a holiday season of hope and happiness." And to some, that is pure blasphemy, because nowhere does it mention the word "Christmas."...
  • Say sorry for Xmas

    12/10/2005 4:53:00 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 27 replies · 1,062+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 December 2005 | JESSICA LAWRENCE
    A SCHOOL principal has apologised for "over-using" the word Christmas in a controversy branded political correctness gone crazy. The head, Laurelle Allen, wrote the apology after a father claimed she had discriminated against his family by using Christmas too many times in newsletters. Paul and Melanie Jowsey -- whose children Charles, 10, and Harrison, eight, attend Yeppoon State School in central Queensland -- do not celebrate Christmas and oppose the "historical dominance of Christianity" in Australia. Mr Jowsey complained that Ms Allen used Christmas at least 10 times in three newsletters over a week. But community leaders, teachers and family...
  • Restoring 'Christmas' -- Walgreen's, Kroger Respond

    12/01/2005 5:09:39 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 58 replies · 2,240+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 2 December 2005 | Jody Brown
    (AgapePress) - You win some -- and you lose some. That adage seems to apply appropriately to one group's ongoing efforts to keep "Christ" in Christmas, at least on the retail front. According to the founder of Mississippi-based American Family Association (AFA), it is apparent that at least one retailer -- Walgreen's -- has gotten the message that it is not in their best interest to continue avoiding use of the phrase "Merry Christmas" in its advertising campaigns and in-store promotions. Speaking earlier today (Dec. 1) on American Family Radio, Donald E. Wildmon said an AFA supporter had heard from...
  • Shout It From The Rooftops! Too Many Have Been Silent For Too Long!

    11/30/2005 6:26:41 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 24 replies · 931+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | November 30, 2005 | April Shenandoah
    ‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there….. As an innocent child, reading my little book, I would not have believed that one day there would actually be living, breathing, people that would have an agenda to eliminate St. Nick and a cheerful Merry Christmas greeting. Though I have previously touched on this subject, I feel a need to elaborate. Especially after hearing the many news reports concerning the banning of...
  • Don't ban Christmas, schools told

    11/20/2005 3:21:58 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 1,166+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 21 November 2005 | Tanya Giles and Geraldine Mitchell
    EVERY Victorian school and kindergarten has been officially told: don't ban Christmas celebrations. Premier Steve Bracks yesterday gave his official encouragement for nativity scenes, carols and other Christian traditions. Jingle Bells can ring in classrooms around the state again after several schools banned nativity scenes and carol singing last year for fear of offending non-Christian children. Mr Bracks told the Herald Sun the Government would send a message to every primary and secondary school reminding them not to ban Christmas. "All schools and kindergartens should be able to have nativity plays and Christian celebrations," Mr Bracks said. "Those who don't...