FOX News Channel on Friday night had a report about Black Friday. They presented an amateur video that was posted to YouTube.
When watching this video, at first glance, one may assume it is from another country; Syria or Egypt perhaps. The fighting and the violence taking place in this video are appalling.
Many may only notice the madness and the rioting spirit of the group in the video, but one thing I noticed was one of the worst products of human nature; greed.
The Christmas Season is a time to be joyful, thankful and giving.
Let us not forget that the whole Christmas Season is set aside to remember, thank and be joyful for the birth of Jesus Christ; a man who gave more than any could.
When Jesus died on the cross to pay for our iniquities, there was no bargain.
He didn’t pay for the sins of the world at discounted prices. He paid full price for our sins, with his life. The Christmas season has become distorted.
More and more people are forgetting the true meaning of Christmas.
The season has been commercialized and the commercialization has ultimately taken the place of Jesus Christ in His season.
Let us not be happy that we are now famous and being broadcast to the nation as a rioting bunch of hoodlums, sparing no one for a discount on a cheap cell phone. Let’s be ashamed of ourselves that our greed has been raised to such a high level of foolishness that we cannot overcome it. Let’s remember, when Christmas Day arrives and all throughout the season, that this is a time to put our minds on something greater.
So be thankful for the greatest gift ever given to all of mankind.
Let’s get back to the real spirit of Christmas and remember that’s it’s not about receiving gifts or decorating the tree, but about loving one another and teaching one another about the birth of the Man who saved us from our greed.
Before you put the kids to bed, awaiting that wonderful hour when Old Saint Nick will arrive, sit them down and tell them about the wonderful hour when their Lord and Savior arrived.
That’s the real spirit of Christmas.
- Rant and Rave for 3/11/14
A tree house for the Smithsonian? Just a thought
There’s a danger as we get older to become “old fogeys.” I’m not sure what a “fogey” is but I think it’s a polite word for something else, relative to flatulence.
- Rant and Rave for 3/07/14
We’re inundated with self-help experts
Several years ago I wrote a column about self-help books. I had been in a large book store and there was a whole section devoted to books that are supposed to help one overcome a wide array of shortcomings. Well since then, it seems the self-help sections of book stores have grown immensely.
Their behavior seems somewhat hypocritical
Our state legislators are at it again.
Senate Bill 98 will prevent abortion coverage under any state or federal healthcare plan in Georgia except for a medical emergency. Apparently there is no exception even for rape or incest.
- Rant and Rave for 3/06/14
Where is accountability in regard to vet benefits?
Our legislators have no qualms sending our men and women in uniform into harms way. We who served and those who continue to serve do what is expected in service for our Country, even if it means the giving of our life. Eventually we become Veterans.
- Rant and Rave for 3/05/14
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The art of orchestrating some conflict
I think I’m becoming too much of a television critic. But it’s fun.
It seems I can hardly watch television anymore without pointing out the flaws of the programming. And then I realize that without those flaws, the show would only last five minutes.
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