"Benicia High School students protesting a decision to take down Christmas decorations across campus. A handful of students staged a sit-in-style demonstration Tuesday to protest the move that followed complaints of cultural insensitivity. Their message: There's nothing wrong with Christmas decorations, and the acknowledgment of Christmas itself does not mean an endorsement of religion. (Picture featured: BENICIA?HIGH?SENIORS?Tori Compton, left, and Danica Sheets at Tuesday's protest."http://beniciaherald.wordpress.com/2011/...
Even if you do see Christianity as a religion, simply decorating anything on any given day is not the "establishment of religion" ...rather the allowance could be constitutional as "the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech... or the right of the people peaceably to assemble". Jesus Christ was a historical person that many have atributed religious status; however even if that is the case, the acknowledgement of that fact
should not be prohibited.
No one prevents people from celebrating the birthdays and accomplishments of historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. rather there are national hollidays commemorating their accomplishments and benifits that have changed our society. So why not Jesus? Just becaus He has a following second to none, and is recognized every time someone puts their finger on the calendar... someone has really got to hate Jesus to want to tear down decorations in honor to this incredible historical person!
Seriously... get over it! Most of the problems over Jesus have come by the hands of those who aren't even followers... they don't read nor obey His word, and Jesus' Name is slandered by the likes. Why should a member of history be marred by the actions of those who do disservice to this great contriburor? One should question their own agendas... when it comes to iradication of history and it's greatest achivers!
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