quotes about Christmas, pt. 2

21 12 2006

Here’s some more Christmas quotes.  Enjoy!

By the way, Christmas is Christmas.  It’s not Xmas and it’s not Happy Holidays.  If you don’t like it, too bad.  Don’t be so sensitive.  I don’t wear my religion on my sleeve, so if someone thinks I’m Jewish and wishes me Happy Hanukkah, I say thank you, right back at you.  It’s all good.  It’s all love. ~ Mike Straka

This is only the beginning of the Christmas season and already the anti-Christmas crusade is in high gear.  In the name of “separation of church and state”, they distort it.  In the name of diversity, they crush it.  In the name of tolerance, they obliterate it.  Which is why we need to call them for what they are –- cultural fascists. ~ William Donohue

There is an anti-Christian bias in this country, and it is more on display at Christmas season than any other time. ~ Bill O’Reilly

Ebenezer Scrooge would enjoy Christmas in America this year.  Drowning out the sounds of sleigh bells ringing and children singing are the sounds of arguing.  At issue is how to greet people, how to decorate main street and how to sell gifts — all without offending someone.  Religious conservatives are threatening lawsuits and boycotts to insist that store clerks and advertisements say “Merry Christmas”.  Countering are those who argue they are being inclusive and inoffensive with the secular “Happy Holidays”.  In the middle seem to be most Americans, who not only aren’t offended but find the whole spat rather ridiculous.  “You’d think there might be some Christmas spirit around Christmas time around the issue of Christmas,” said Paul Cantor, a popular culture expert and professor at the University of Virginia.  “It’s one time you really wish people really could live and let live.”  Alas, that’s not what this Christmas is all about. ~ Ellen Wulfhorst, 12/19/05

If [Christmas] is the anniversary of the appearance of the Lord of the universe in the form of a helpless babe, it is a very important day.  It’s a startling idea of course.  My guess is that the whole story — that a virgin was selected by God to bear His Son as a way of showing His love and concern for man — in spite of all the lip service given to it, is not an idea that has been popular with theologians.  It’s a somewhat illogical idea, and theologians like logic almost as much as they like God.  It’s so revolutionary a thought that it probably could only come from a God that is beyond logic and beyond theology. … So it comes beyond logic.  It is either all falsehood or it is the truest thing in the world. ~ Harry Reasoner

How can we know if the Christmas story is true or not?  The person of Christ is not in doubt.  He was as much a fact of history as were Julius Caesar and William Shakespeare.  But was His birth on that first Christmas that of God on earth?  That, of course, is a question each person needs to answer for him or herself.  However, for those who sincerely want an answer there is great evidence to verify that Jesus Christ was and is the Son of God.  Among the best evidence is the fulfillment of more than 300 biblical prophecies concerning His birth, life and death — which accurately predicted His birth in Bethlehem, His being betrayed for thirty pieces of silver, and His dying by crucifixion.  In his book, Science Speaks, Peter Stoner applies the science of probability to just eight of these many prophecies.  He states that the chance that any one man might have fulfilled just these eight prophecies would be one in 10 to the 16; that is, one in 100,000,000,000,000,000, not to mention the chances of fulfilling all 300 prophecies. … Christ also confirmed His deity through His many miracles and especially through His resurrection from the dead.  He came to earth specifically to pay the penalty and die for the sins of mankind.  In rising from the dead, He not only showed that He was the Son of God, but also conquered sin and death so that all who believe in Him would receive the gift of eternal life. ~ Dick Innes

Year after year … God reminds the world every Christmas that He sent His Son, Jesus, to save lost mankind.  Christmas is also God’s reminder that Jesus is coming back to earth for all who have accepted Him as their personal Lord and Savior.  His first coming is an indisputable fact of history.  His second coming to end this world age is as certain.  According to Bible scholars, there are 1,845 references in the Old Testament and 318 in the New Testament about Christ’s coming again.  This means for every prophecy in the Bible about Christ’s first coming — every one of which was fulfilled in minute detail — there are eight about His second coming!  Jesus is coming again.  God has promised this in His Word, the Bible.  Jesus himself promised it as well.  And all the signs that Jesus and the Bible said would immediately precede His return are evident today, also reminding us that Christ’s return could be very soon.  If it were today, would you be ready? ~ Dick Innes

Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day. ~ Helen Steiner Rice

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~ Harlan Miller

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas; that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday which is filled with tedium; that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas presents is a nightmare to weary, bored souls; that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus; that all in all, the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with good will and cheerfulness. ~ Julia Peterkin, 1934

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled ’til his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.  What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.  What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~ Dr. Seuss

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One response

21 12 2006

I just read yesterday about the probabilities of Jesus fulfilling all the prophecies would be like covering the state of Texas in silver dollars 2 feet deep,having 1 of those silver dollars a different color, drop someone off randomally from a airplane and when they land they reach down and pick up the 1 silver dollar that is different. —Also, about putting Christmas spirit in jars and opening it each month– Several years ago after an eclipse of the sun they were those that were trying to sell CANNED DARK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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