IRASBURG, Vt. -- Parents in Irasburg said a teacher crossed the line between church and state when he gave out a handout entitled "Why Jesus is Better than Santa Claus."
Parents also said that the handout is reflective of a pattern of religious-themed material being given by language arts teacher Wally Rogers.
Mel Downs, the father of a seventh-grader at Irasburg Village School, said Rogers has the Ten Commandments on a classroom wall and religious-themed books on the shelves. Downs said he contacted the American Civil Liberties Union, which sent a letter to the school's superintendent....
The original article isn't there anymore, but this one by John MacArthur should more than be able to replace itâť— âśť
John MacArthur wrote: Put simply, Santa is a fictional heavenly being of questionable characterâ€”he doesnâ€™t tell the truth, makes empty threats, demands good works, rewards the disobedient, and only shows up once a year. Those traits fall far short of the true God who only speaks truth, keeps all His promises, judges those who reject Him, gives salvation by grace through faith and not by works, and is always present.
One of the saddest ironies about Christmas is that many think of Christ, not Santa Claus, as an unwelcome intruder. Not only does Santaâ€™s long and dark shadow obscure the true message of Christmas, even the familiar nativity scene freezes time and locks in many minds the image of Christ as a helpless newborn, and nothing more.
Karl Bent wrote: Jesus is indeed real, He can reach us in the tropics,while santa only reach those in the winter wonderland where he slides down the chimney when everyone is asleep. Hey, America like it or not JESUS is the answer.
Jesus is indeed real, He can reach us in the tropics,while santa only reach those in the winter wonderland where he slides down the chimney when everyone is asleep. Hey, America like it or not JESUS is the answer.
At the end of this article you'll find something interesting information about ol' saint Nick. [URL=http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=benedict1]]]The Battle For Father Christmasâ€™s Bones And The Light It Throws On Pope Benedictâ€™s Schemes[/URL].