Put that Chanukia down and back away from that Christmas Tree.
It happens every year at this time: some call it the war on Christmas, but it’s not really…it’s battle of political correctness.
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When a community puts up a Christmas tree, one of two things happens. Either there is a battle to take it down, or someone fights to get a Chanukkiyah (that’s its real name, not Menorah), Kwanzaa candles, or a symbol of some other religion’s holiday placed right next to it. Then Fox News follows by running stories about the latest battle in the “war against Christmas,” and the ACLU starts a legal action against any town whose mayor or council member once drove near a church, mosque, and/or synagogue.
Hey, ACLU: Give it up. America is a Majority Christian country. The First Amendment isn’t supposed to stop Christians from celebrating their faith, its supposed to stop the majority from crapping on the other faiths, and stop the government from blocking our freedom of religion.
People who see December as an opportune time for the celebration of politically correct multicultural nonsense have to stop! I understand that people are trying to be fair, but it’s idiotic and ruins the meaning of my holiday.
I can’t speak for the other holidays, but I can tell you that as Jewish holidays go, Chanukah is among the least important, unlike the “big ones holidays” like Passover, Sukkot, or Shavuot you can work, drive, etc.
Only one part of the story was the Maccabees fight for getting the Syrian-Greeks out of Israel, and the cleansing and dedication of the Temple. The Hanukkah Story about a civil war amongst the Jews. Judah Maccabee and the boys were fighting other Jews who had turned away from their faith by combining it with Greek/Hellenistic practices. The resulting assimilation caused a loss of Jewish faith and tradition, and eventually laws against practicing Jewish ritual.
Hanukkah is a holiday about Jews fighting against assimilation, but the ACLU-progressive-liberal-types would have us celebrate it by assimilating.
We appreciate the thought but it’s sacrilegious. Nothing goes against the true meaning of Chanukah more than placing a Chanukkiyah (Menorah) near a “holiday tree” or using a Magen David (Jewish star) as a tree ornament. The true meaning of Chanukah is the exact opposite of that multicultural rubbish…