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Originally published 12.24.10
I may be called the “Blogger Who Stole Christmas” for writing this one.
As a Muslim I do not observe Christmas especially after being taught that December 25 is not the true birthday of Jesus. But millions still believe it and others who know it is not true still celebrate it. I don’t understand why.
As I write this thousands of children are being lied to about Santa Clause and how he’s making global round trips to everyone’s home delivering presents through a chimney. Even children living in apartment complexes without chimneys are leaving cookies and milk out for “Old Saint Nick.” Why as parents are we still feeding this falsehood to our children?
We don’t see how we’re placing Santa in competition with Jesus in our homes.
The child is more interested in what Santa has to offer than knowing Jesus. Soon Jesus is no match for Santa and the child could care less about the so-called Son of God. The child doesn’t want to read the Bible on Christmas morning, they want to open their gifts, play with their new toys, and then go to school after New Year’s to show off their latest outfit. They are not discussing Jesus, their paying homage to the gift and the bearers of gifts.
In a lecture on the subject of Christmas, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan stated, “Santa Claus has knocked Jesus out of the top spot and the merchants who don’t even believe in Jesus are busy selling you foolishness, making themselves rich and you poor on the basis of a lie and that’s why they call it X-mas, because you don’t know who it is that you are worshipping.”
This statement is absolutely true.
It was recently reported in the Houston Chronicle that unruly crowds gathered at Houston malls for Air Jordans. “Some of those doorways were damaged when the crowds shoved against them,” the article reads.
That’s sad. We have our priorities mixed up when we as parents camp out to get our children the latest sneakers. What message are we sending them? Are we teaching them that their value is based upon what they have on their feet instead of what’s in their heads?
My mother called me a few weeks ago and told me she watched a documentary on television about the origin of Christmas. She said it opened her eyes to the truth about this holiday.
If you don’t know the truth about Christmas I recommend you do your research, and you may be shocked to know that we have been tricked for all of these years.
Is Jesus truly the reason for the season?