NBC Asks America for the Meaning of Christmas: 'Jesus' Didn't Make Their Cut
NBC Nightly News offered two stories on Christmas in their December 25 newscast, including a show-ender about ‚Äúwhat Christmas means to me.‚ÄĚ Substitute anchor Tamron Hall offered this introduction: ‚ÄúFinally, on this special night, a question: What does Christmas mean to you? Maybe it‚Äôs the presents, the lights, the music, or getting together with family. We put the question to people around the country and discovered once against that Christmas means something a little different to everyone.‚ÄĚ
Somehow, this perfectly pleasant three-minute segment included lot of talk about family time and presents, and even someone saying ‚ÄúHappy Hanukkah,‚ÄĚ but included no one uttering the name ‚ÄúJesus.‚ÄĚ No one defined Christmas as about Christ, NBC? (Earlier, Ron Mott did find time for a corporate plug: "Christmas, of course, is a holiday for gathering, and that's exactly what thousands upon thousands of people are...
Delivered, here's something that you might appreciate: www.graceambassadors.com/tradition/holy days/how-Christ-ruined-my-christmas You will find better lyrics to my country tis of thee there too! Dorcas and some of the others may be able to relate too.
Interesting wrote: Stever, you do realize that you are a modern day phariseed, yes? You seem to be a student of the law, but devoid of love, compassion, or an understanding of the transforming nature of the light of Christ within a believer. You seem to be a very angry, militant style pharisee whose sole purpose is to divide and mislead. The worst part of it is that you (seem) to be completely blind to it and too far above correction to ever be brought back down from the perch you look down from. I hope you see clearly one day soon.
In other words...lots of head knowledge, but still a heart of stone. ' Ye MUST be born again'
Stever, you do realize that you are a modern day phariseed, yes? You seem to be a student of the law, but devoid of love, compassion, or an understanding of the transforming nature of the light of Christ within a believer. You seem to be a very angry, militant style pharisee whose sole purpose is to divide and mislead. The worst part of it is that you (seem) to be completely blind to it and too far above correction to ever be brought back down from the perch you look down from. I hope you see clearly one day soon.
We are spending too much time discovering what NBC. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS, CSNBC, AP NEWS, etc. think. They are the ones desensitizing us to immorality, etc. Their is no fear toward God in their reporting. Who cares? They make sin appear as exciting as man-mad holidays. They are engineering much of the morality in society. All of reported the events of bringing in the New Year and the immoral character dropping the Ball. Man is celebrating the things God rejects and voting on them after desensitization. What does Jesus think of Christmas?
Dorcas wrote: Rodney, Welcome to the anathematized club....
Yep. He's gotten me before. I usually consider the source and ignore. If I were having a serious conversation, that's what I would have done. Steve-a-roonie obviously needs a sense of humor. Maybe we could start him out on some knock knock jokes.
Rodney K. wrote: Thank you, Elmer! Happy circumlocution, circumvention, circular reasoning day to you as well!
You mock as an unrepentant sodomite that has been diagnosed with AIDS
Luke 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Luke 2:22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; ... Luke 2:27 And he(Simeon) came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Luke 2:28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Luke 2:29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: ... Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; ..
Luke 2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess..Luke 2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
Saint Elmer wrote: Each at their own time in accordance with the Roman calendar. Doesn't have to be simultaneously as we are not commanded to celebrate the day. It's a man-made celebration, like xmas. Happy Circumcision Day!
Thank you, Elmer! Happy circumlocution, circumvention, circular reasoning day to you as well!
Each at their own time in accordance with the Roman calendar. Doesn't have to be simultaneously as we are not commanded to celebrate the day. It's a man-made celebration, like xmas. Happy Circumcision Day!
Rodney K. wrote: Hey Elmer, How can we possibly celebrate the day when we live on a globe? There is no possible way we can celebrate simultaneously. Just saying...
Thank you very much for remembering me in your prayers, it's greatly needed and very much appreciated...I truly am blessed in having you as a sister in Christ. These are very trying times for us; the road ahead will prove to be challenging. However, if we keep our eyes on Christ and remember our pilgrimage here, we will glide along under His power and by His watchful eye. May we all be watching and praying for His coming. The worse things get here, the more I long to be with Him.
May our majestic Lord protect and empower you and your husband to continue to serve Him faithfully in these dark and trying times.
I live in the midwest, where sin is embraced wholeheartedly and flourishes like weeds in a garden. In my workplace, I've encountered a Buddhist, a Jehovah Witness, a Messianic Jew, a homosexual, and several young women who live with their boyfriends and have children out of wedlock. May God keep me humble and focused on these folks eternal state, speaking truth in love to them as the Spirit leads...
Is it safe to assume you live in a southern state, like Texas? That seems to be where these types breed and flourish. Our God is gracious and very protecting of His flock, He will NOT allow us to be dragged off by every wind of doctrine. For that, we praise His name and are most grateful
penny wrote: "And for many centuries to follow, the official merger of Church and state led to the persecutions and deaths of untold thousands of believers deemed heretics and outlaws because their religious beliefs...." http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/28/1295313/-Sarah-Palin-to-her-patriots-waterboarding-is-how-we-baptize-terrorists "Sarah Palin to her patriots: 'Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists'" opposite ideas. http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/1182/Christians-Love-Of-The-Warfare-State-Is-Killing-Other-Christians.aspx "Christians‚Äô Love Of The Warfare State Is Killing Other Christians"
Agree, Sarah Palin was a pit bull with lipstick and a mama grizzly. Now, I still haven't found her gentle and quiet spirit, so if anyone has a quote about that and other female Christian attributes, please let me know.
Thanks Ladybug, I will research the link right now.
Edit 2. ladybug, I skimmed the article and it was very good. I would do anything I could do to defend those that are dear to me, but if someone came after me "because of my faith", I would simply say "the Lord's will be done" and I would not fight against them. In other words, what an honor it would be to die for my faith in Christ.