Monday, December 23, 2013
Is Santa Black Or White ??? Does It REALLY Matter???
REPRINTED FROM ONE OF MY RECENT FACEBOOK STATUS POSTS:
STOP THE MADNESS!!!
I get SOOO tired with some of these ridiculous race " issues" ...that are not real issues at all! Are people STILL talking about, arguing about, debating and tripping over whether Santa Claus is black or white and the news anchor's, recent comment, about Santa being white??!!! Seriously??!!! Really??!!! GROWN PEOPLE ...Arguing /Debating over an imaginary /made up/fictional "character"???!!! The next thing you know ... We're gonna be having knock down drag outs about the race/color of the Tooth Fairy and The Easter Bunny...
Oh...My bad...You thought they were real , too ???!!!..Not Laughing!!!
Seriously, there are people dying every day from cancer, AIDS, senseless wars. starvation (Yes there are people dying of starvation).
There are rapists, murders, thieves..running rampant among us ...
There are people out there making bombs ..just waiting to inflict harm on some unknown target ..that might just end up being me or you... kids bringing guns to school ..to kill other kids.. that could end up being one of mine or yours!!!
There are people in hospitals, nursing homes, ect. at this very moment taking their last breath or struggling to take a next one... Someone out there is burying a child.....a baby
There are military mothers, wives, families who are getting THAT call..and THAT visit ...that will let them know that their loved one won't be making it back home for Christmas ..or EVER!
Do you think that any of those people give a flying flip about whether a "Santa Claus" is white or black...or Technicolor??!!!!
I mean...really, If you are the one or one of the ones who has all the answers to the mysteries of the universe.. I beg and plead of you to put all of the knowledge to use and help us solve some things that matter!!!!
In the mean time .. If you want YOUR Santa to be white...then your Santa is white.
If you want YOUR Santa to be black..then your Santa is black.
If you want your child to sit on a white Santa's knee..then go take him/her to sit on a white Santa's knee.
If you want your child to sit on a black Santa's knee..then do that. I did.
Of course, there are some people that do not believe in the Bible, so this might , also ,offend some people...
But, I do..so I offer a scripture which I believe in.
2 Timothy 2:23
New International Version: Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
Kings James Version
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
A few more words of wisdom from one of my favorite writers, "shade tree philosopher" and humorist Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens ) :
"Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience."
PND: I repeat...STOP THE MADNESS!!!
PRAYER: Dear Lord, during this holiday season, and always, help us to remember, be thankful for, enjoy, appreciate and concern ourselves with the things that REALLY matter.
* We lost 6 U.S. military members on December 17th in Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla.,
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and
Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, of Willow Spring, N.C.
Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, of Marietta, Ga., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, 30, of Elkhart, Ind., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.
Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon, 22, of Shubuta, Miss., assigned to 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.