By Mahmoud El-Yousseph
December 11, 2009
First of all, this Muslim writer wants to wish a Happy and a Merry Christmas to all Christians friends on this site and elsewhere.
Now on to more important business…
I have noticed over the years that when it comes to celebrating the birth of Jesus–Peace Be Upon Him–the frequent use of generic greetings in public places, banks, department stores, and in the news media. Although some may see these as harmless, I however view this as an affront to all Christians, and to me as well.
If you happen to be a member of more than half the country who celebrate the birth of Christ, you might wonder what happened to the term “Merry Christmas”? Then ask yourself , “Who’s responsible for this? Just who is the Grinch who stole Christmas?”
I believe that replacing “Merry Christmas” with “Happy holidays” is an attack on Christianity for the simple reason that it is. First, you ignore the fact that there are a billion Christians and over a billion Muslims on this planet earth who observe this holiday. Secondly, you are simply disrespecting those whose teachings and values you don‘t like. Haven’t you heard the phrase “Jesus is the reason for the season”?
This is just one prong of a multi-faceted attack on Christianity. Other affronts to Christianity include usury (high interest rates charged on credit) stores open on Sunday, no prayer in schools, marriages put asunder by man, homosexual “marriages,” legalized abortion (especially late-term), vulgar television shows, and our courts imposing immoral decisions upon all of us without regard to God or majority rule.
God will not bless America and for the simple reason that He will not bless a country that has turned its back on him. He did not bless the Israelites when they turned from him, and He won’t bless us either as is more and more apparent every passing day.
And so, in the spirit of the birthday of Jesus, Peace Be Upon Him, I would like to say to my lovely daughter, Nadia in Spain & to the Ugly Truth’s poster Jalid the Palestinian living in Venezuela “Feliz Navidad”!, and to my beautiful nieces Carmen & Salam and all my friends in Germany “Weinachts grusse!” and to everyone else “Merry Christmas!”
Mahmoud El Yousseph