A recent FB post titled "Silly Christians" pokes fun at Christianity by outlining how our notable holidays were derived from pagan origins, like Christmas, Easter, etc.
This was taken from an article titled: Wicans Tired of being Misrepresented. While it is true, Christmas and Easter do fall on or near the Solstice and Equinox, the rest of the mocking post has nothing to do with Christianity whatsoever. Neither do the Yuletide log, mistletoe, Christmas tree or Easter Bunny. These non-Christian fundamentals are ingrained upon us over the centuries. Let us get back to our so called pagan calendar. It's safe to say today is August 26, 2012. I think it's safe to say, 2012 dates back to our present timeline that the entire world tracks. It's safe to say the the entire world is not Christian. However, we still keep track of time that is relevant to the year our Lord was crucified. My calendar is not pagan, it's Christian. No body's misrepresenting paganism. Christianity, paganism; we are free to believe in that which is paramount to us as humans. It is true that as Christians, we walk by faith, not by sight. We walk by faith in the belief that after over 2,000 years ago, God sent his Son to reside here to invite us into a relationship with Him. It is our own free choice as to whether or not we wish to believe that Jesus Christ came to die for the salvation of our sins. This belief carries the promise of everlasting life. There are no impossible conditions related to this belief except to conduct ourselves in a manner that is prescribed by our Manual of Life, the Bible. In brief, all we are asked to do is love and go out and pass the word on. So, pagans, I ask you, what promise do your gods proclaim?
Turtle-necks and Jeans,Slip-on shoes, Firemans'Boots, Habranaro Peppers, Dont speed anymore. And then there's JESUS. I love the outdoors, the quiet of the river, the eagles overhead. I hate malls, crowds, amusement parks, and idiots on their cell phones when I'm in a small resturant. Did I mention Jesus? Music is my gift from God, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Mandolin,things with strings. I take everything from Beatles to Bach, from Miles to Me, arranging it to fit my acoustic style and making it my own. Never play it twice the same! I said Jesus, right? Now that I'm retired, it's my gardens!