THE WORLD WANTS TO GET RID OF CHRISTIANITY
By Jon Christian Ryter
December 23, 2004
You know, for more years than I care to number I've enjoyed playing the perennial Bah humbug! Scrooge around Christmas. Why? Because we've greedily commercialized what this holiday was intended to typify (even though we celebrate it at the wrong time of the year). Santa Claus and elves and flying reindeer have replaced what should be a solemn reminder that in the late summer or early fall of 4 B.C., the Savior of mankind took on human form, was born of a virgin in a stable in Bethlehem, and for 33 and a half years, walked among us.
In a century old battle between atheists, polytheists, and humanists against Christians in the most Godly nation in the world, the secularists have finally won. Today, not only has a mythical old man in a red suit replaced the Messiah as the symbol of the season, but the Messiah (who is viewed by civil rights activists as the God of hate and division) has actually been banned from participating in the holiday created by the Christian Church in Rome in the 4th century AD to celebrate His birth.
Over the past two or three decades, Santa Claus has pretty much replaced Jesus Christ as "the reason for the season" due to the power of advertising and the success of the merchants of Main Street who managed to blur the symbolic religiosity of Christmas by commercializing the holiday.The change was subtle and non-offensive to Christians at first, with images of a venerate Santa Claus worshipping the baby Jesus in manger scenes. By inserting the myth into the reality, the reality of Christ became blurred and indistinguishable from the mythical Santa Claus. As a result: both are rapidly becoming mythical in the minds of an increasingly secular America.
The street hawkers and merchants who profit from the gift-giving season have argued for years that Santa Claus represented the secular side of Christmas and the infant Jesus was merely the theological reason for the season. In recent years that changed�both drastically and tragically. The nation that was build on the principles that freedom, liberty and human rights are an inherent gift from God, is now banning the Lord of Hosts from all public places because the overlords of the United Nations who view the God of the Christians as a spiteful, racist deity understand all too well that a one-world religion cannot be formed as long as Biblical Christianity exists in any form. Furthermore, when God is successfully erased from America, the inherent, God-given rights guaranteed to all Americans by the Constitution of the United States will become "conditional" rights that may, or may not be, granted by the federal oligarchy that has risen from the ashes of republican liberty.
Protected in this new society will not be the personal liberty of the majority but, rather, the special rights of an elitist minority. The real gift of America is the promise of God and the inherent rights guaranteed all men by our Creator through the Constitution of the United States. Although the liberals in Congress argue otherwise, the Constitutional promise is not an immunity from the circumstances of one's impoverished birth. Instead it is the opportunity, through the sweat equity of man's labor, to overcome the circumstances of his birth to become whatever it is that he desires to be. Some people will succeed. Others will fail. That is the promise of America. Not the promise of success�only the promise of an opportunity to succeed. However, in the godless, socialist utopia that is emerging, mankind is promised economic equality in the classless cauldron of a one-world economic state governed by a global parliament in which all men will worship a benign deity that sees no theological difference between atheists, monotheists and polytheists in a New Age religion in which Mother Earth�the goddess Gaia�becomes God.
Before this transgendered deity can assume her role as the maternal, all-forgiving god who angers only when mankind abuses her gifts, the Judeo-Christian God must be reduced to myth. The transition between an American society based on Christian ethics and humanism began shortly after the formation of the United Nations.
On April 6, 1946 President Harry S. Truman proposed a new public school curriculum called "Towards World Understanding" that was designed to prepare high school students for entrance into world citizenship. A year later British citizen Julian Huxley, UNESCO's Director General issued a global scholastic directive entitled "Classrooms with Children Under 12-years of Age." On the opening page of the textbook, which was distributed throughout the American public school system, Huxley noted that "...[b]efore the child enters school his mind has already been profoundly marked, and often injuriously, by earlier influences...first gained, however dimly, in the home." On page 9, he continued his attack on the family and the home: "The kindergarten or infant school has a significant part to play in the child's education. Not only can it correct many of the errors of home training, but it can also prepare the children for...social identification that he must achieve on his way to membership in the world society." On page 58, Huxley observed that "...[a]s we have pointed out, it is frequently the family that infects the child with extreme nationalism. The school should therefore use the mans described earlier to combat family attitudes." Among those things that "infect" the family, Huxley continued, were [a] religion, [b] patriotism, [c] learning too much American history, and [d] learning too much about world geography.
It is no wonder and, in fact, is precisely the reason why the attack on Christianity began in deadly earnest with several Supreme Court decisions beginning in 1947 with Everson v Board of Education (330 USC 1, 18) and McCollum v Board of Education (333 USC 203) in 1948. The McCollum case is interesting in light of the fact that Muslims today are distributing the Koran throughout the American public school system and students are forced to read it�nott as a theological handbook, but as a "textbook" explaining the cultural distinctions of Islam. The McCollum case originated when an atheist, Vashti McCollum, objected to a Illinois State law that allowed students to be excused from school one afternoon a week to attend�with their parents consent�complepletely voluntary religious training at their own churches. If the parent did not consent, the student was not required to do anything. Yet today, the Supreme Court, the American Civil Liberties Union, People for the American Way and every other human rights group in the world has ignored the fact that Shabbir Mansuri, the founder of Council on Islamic Education, has an office in the Carden Hall Elementary School in Fountain Valley, California where he distributes the both the Koran and his "cultural education program" to public schools all over the nation. There is no more blatant example of State-sponsored religion than this, yet the Bush Justice Department has done nothing to stop it. Nor does the ACLU view this as a violation of the "separation of Church and State." Only Christians can violate that mythical edict that the Constitution mandates a wall of separation that was made up by nine old men on the high court in 1878 in the case of Reynolds v United States and reaffirmed in Pierce v Society Sisters in 1925.
In the McCollum case, the religious training was paid for by the local churches. There was no use of tax dollars, and thus, there was no Constitutional issue at stake. What was at stake was the UNESCO program which taught that a belief in God and the rights that are inherent with that belief was largely responsible for nationalism and patriotic pride. Huxley, and the globalists in the UN knew that world government could never be achieved as long as nationalism remained part of the bedrock of American belief. And, they were convinced that as long as God remained part of the character molding of children, patriotism and nationalism could never be shattered. The U.S. Supreme Court created a constitutional issue where none existed and argued that the close cooperation between the church and tax-funded school boards violated the establishment clause, and banned the practice.
God has been under attack since that day. The sanitizing of Christmas by referring to it as "Xmas" began in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Now, with the master planners of Utopia so close to their objective of world government it is no longer politically correct to speak of "Christmas trees" or even to say "Merry Christmas." Try buying Christmas cards today that say "Merry Christmas" and not "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays." It is becoming increasing difficult to find Christmas cards containing the image of the infant Jesus...unless, of course, you are in a Christian gift shop�or you bbought a secular card in which Santa Claus is attending the birth of Christ and the image is used either to deitize Santa or create a myth of Jesus.
The censoring of Christmas is largely a "blue State" thing although you will find the new "tradition" practiced in the large cities in the "red States." Denver, a "blue city" within a "red State" refused to allow a local Christian church to enter a float in the city's Christmas parade because "religious themes" were not allowed. Sodomy apparently was, however, since a local gay and lesbian group was allowed to enter their float. The mayor of "blue city" Somerville, in "blue State" Massachusetts offered a public apology when someone in his office referred to the town's "holiday party" as a "Christmas party." In Denver, mayor John Hickenhopper unwisely announced that the term "Merry Christmas" would not be used by city personnel due to its "offensive nature." When he was deluged with complaints from Christian Denver, he retreated from his decision and decided that "Merry Christmas" was still an acceptable salutation in liberal Denver.
There is a simple reality ignored by the utopians of the New World Order. In the United States, 96% of the American people celebrate Christmas, but about 40% of them have no problem with eliminating "Merry Christmas" from their vernacular, believing by doing so they are not offending the Jews, Muslims and atheists among us. Shocking as it may seem, most Jews have no problem with the phrase, "Merry Christmas." Muslims, however, do.
This year the sanitizing of Christmas with the removal of Christ from the day His birth is celebrated is in full swing, with courts�acting on lawssuits filed by the ACLU and other human rights groups�playing a major rolee in the purge. And those who haven't yet been sued are afraid they will be. Federated Department Stores, which owns Macy's, Lazarus, Bloomingdale's, Rich's, Burdines, and Goldsmith's, has ordered all of its stores to replace "Merry Christmas" greetings with the more legally secure "Seasons Greetings" or "Happy Holidays." French-owned Target Stores, the nation's third largest retail chain, has banned Salvation Army bell ringers from their property. Mervyn's, which was owned by the Dayton family (Sen. Mark Dayton [D-MN])�until the family sold Taarget to a French conglomerate bought it's "freedom" from the Dayton family�wellcomed the Salvation Army bellringers back in front of their stores.
A drug store in "red" North Carolina quickly pulled a manger scene from an advertising display because a consumer (not necessarily a customer) complained that viewing what she viewed as a distasteful religious icon offended her. Clearly, in Christian North Carolina, had that druggists Christian customers learned of what he had done, it is likely they would have taken their business across the street, offended because their pharmacist would not defend their God.
In Pennsylvania, a public school set up what they believed would be a completely non-offensive seasonal collage that included a creche, a menorah and a Kwanza scene�to respect everyone's beliefs. The school principal orddered the manger scene removed but allowed the other items to remain. Only Christianity, it seems, is deemed to be an offensive religion.
In Kirkland, Washington (another "blue State"), a high school principal killed this year's Dicken's classic "A Christmas Carol" production because, at the end of the play, Tiny Tim says, "God bless us everyone." Bible clubs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey�two more "blue States" were told they coould not distribute candy canes to their classmates this year because a Christian explanation of how candy canes originated was printed on the package. The South Orange-Maplewood school district bands in New Jersey�another "blue SState"�was banned, for the first time, from playing any religious Christmas carols. They are restricted to music like "Winter Wonderland" and "Frosty the Snowman." The traditional Christmas carols like "Joy to the World" were banned because they are viewed as religious�even though no lyrics are used. The bands play iinstrumental numbers only. But the view of the city fathers is that the instrumentals will bring the lyrics to mind, and people will THINK Christian thoughts while listening to the music.
Anyway you view Christmas�as a Santa Claus event or as an acknowledgment�albeit at the wrong time of the year�to the he human birth of Jesus Christ, you are obligated to admit that Christmas�as a religious holiday�is is under attack. The secular view of the "Yule season" is prevalent in the "blue counties," and Christ as the reason for the season is celebrated in the "red counties." But make no bones about it, when Christ is removed from the American landscape, not only should all of us get a lump of coal in our stockings at Xmas, we will also witness the end, first, of American patriotism; followed by the end of this country as a sovereign nation. Instead, America will become one of some 189 internally-sovereign States in the New World Order's global Utopia�aa universal nation with a single political, economic and theological system emanating from the new Babylon in Jerusalem as Brussels and Washington both loose their popularity with the emerging nations on the African continent who are largely Islamic. And Jerusalem, which is viewed as the most religious city in the world to Christianity, Islam and Judaism will become the cultural, political and economic Laodecia of the world government.
As Dicken's Tiny Tim would say, "God bless us everyone." I would like to add: "And, may God have mercy on our souls." Christmas is upon us. Try not to think of colorful, ribboned gifts under splendidly lit Christmas trees. Don't even think of the material things within those gift-wrapped packages because they're simply not important. Think instead about the real gift of Christmas...and don't let the politicians or the judges in liberal courtrooms steal that gift because it is the gift that resides within our hearts and souls that has true meaning. It is the gift of eternal life granted when a baby, born in a manger in Bethlehem some two thousand years ago, died a horrible death on a cross 33 years after His birth so that we might live eternally. No greater gift exists than that in which a man lays down his life for a friend, a family member, a loved one�or even an enemy who might someday realize that Jesus Chriist is, indeed, Lord of us all.
And this Christmas Eve�amidst the happy festivities at your home�take a moment to reflect on those who are not with us to celebrate�those inn harm's way in distant lands. As a family, gather and hold hands and offer a prayer for America's sons, daughters, brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, who are in Iraq, Afghanistan or in other dangerous ports of call around the world. For just as the Lord Jesus died for mankind, many of our loved own ones have died, and will die, for the principlesof liberty that made this nation great. May God always bless this nation; and may we develop the wisdom�quickly�to rid this nation of the globalist judges and politicians who seek to destroy America for the transnational money barons and titans of business and industry for same filthy lucre that was greedily craved by the moneychangers in Herod's Temple who sought to crucify Christ. Two thousand years ago, the money barons of that day plotted to steal His human life. Today, the money barons are plotting to erase Him from existence by making Him a myth no more real than Santa Claus. Before they succeed, we need to remove them from office and restore the Christian tenets that made this nation strong�and our laws righteous.
May you think of the Savior and greet
your neighbors with a cheery, "Merry Christmas...and have a prosperous,
Godly new year." If you don't, soon we will be like the first century
Christians who had to worship in secret. The most important right we
possess is the right to worship our Lord and Savior as we please. When
that right is taken from us, so goes liberty. So, may you experience
a Godly Christmas and a Spirit-filled new year. And may God bless us,
� 2004 Jon C. Ryter - All Rights Reserved
Jon Christian Ryter is the pseudonym of a former newspaper reporter with the Parkersburg, WV Sentinel. He authored a syndicated newspaper column, Answers From The Bible, from the mid-1970s until 1985. Answers From The Bible was read weekly in many suburban markets in the United States.
Today, Jon is an advertising executive with the Washington Times. His website, www.jonchristianryter.com has helped him establish a network of mid-to senior-level Washington insiders who now provide him with a steady stream of material for use both in his books and in the investigative reports that are found on his website. E-Mail: [email protected]
In a century old battle between atheists, polytheists, and humanists against Christians in the most Godly nation in the world, the secularists have finally won. Today, not only has a mythical old man in a red suit replaced the Messiah as the symbol of the season