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Merry non-PC Christmas

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Interfaith Chrissie TreeChristmas is nearly here, and for the last few years people have increasingly chosen to adorn their houses with Christmas decorations.  I can’t help wondering if this fairly recent phenomenon is a reaction by Australians against being told to play down Christmas lest we offend Muslims.

Now as you know, Muslims are easily offended by an infinite variety of things – pigs, crosses, other religions, jokes, mixed sex swimming, to mention but a few. But Aussies are getting tired of constantly kowtowing to their endless sensitivities. Strange how Muslims are ultra sensitive about some things, but scarcely turn a hair, indeed even rejoice, at the slaughter of innocent children at Beslan, killing of Jews everywhere and the rape and enslavement of very young children. Still, who are we to criticise other people’s values – after all, remember the Crusades!

Al Age has also remarked on this rush to decorate houses for the festive season, but being the journal of choice for the cultural elite, it can’t resist heaping scorn on such lowly pleasures. In an article with the patronising title
 “When Santas dance in the yard, it must be Kitschmas time again”, Peter Munro describes the varied ways in which people try to reflect the joy of the season.
SANTA Claus is crooning Jingle Bells and gyrating his hips alongside a plastic priest praying in front of a plywood chapel, as the North Pole express chuffs into a toy station bearing gifts.
A second Santa spins round a lazy susan, while a third snores like a bullfrog in a tiny bed. One Santa is lit up like a Christmas tree atop a see-saw in the ‘‘Australian corner’’ of Bob Langley’s front lawn, next to cement statuettes of two Aborigines, a koala and kangaroo. Flashing lights snake through the grass below 800 fairy lights and three reindeer, standing by an empty sleigh Arghhhhhhhhwhile Santa climbs a chimney towards a crucifix that lights up the night sky. "They call me Mr Griswold. People drive by and say my place is lit up like a fairy park," says Mr Langley, a 70-year-old Vietnam War veteran.

Gaudy and glorious in equal measure, his home is a celebration of Christianity and kitsch, and that peculiar passion Christmas brings out in otherwise unremarkable people. Houses that lie dormant for 11 months of the year — typically in the outer suburbs, suddenly burst from the Christmas closet dressed in a full-length Santa suit and flashing, red Rudolph nose. ‘‘My parents died when I was young and I never had a Christmas, so I made sure our children and grandchildren were going to get the best,’’ says Mr Langley’s wife, Violet.

‘‘There’s so much gloom in the world, you’ve got to make something happy, and Christmas is the best time to do it,’’ Mr Langley says.
Another echoed this sentiment:-
‘‘It goes back to making other people happy. And I suppose it doesn’t matter how old you are — you can still enjoy that child in you.’’ (source)
 
Now call me old-fashioned, but I can’t see anything wrong in wanting to spread a little happiness to others in these difficult times. An additional bonus is that these altruistic displays often raise money for charity.

Of course, such over-the-top activities only happen in the outer suburbs, where the common folk live. The intelligentsia, in their select enclaves like Carlton and Eltham, favour more refined and politically correct ways of expressing the Christmas spirit, like the Multifaith Carol Service being held at Eltham. One can’t help wondering what sort of carols will be on offer and whether traditional carols will be cast aside in favour of those more acceptable to the multicultural crowd.

Multi Culti Carols


But as words associated with Christianity, the monarchy and British history have been dropped from a leading dictionary for children, I guess the word “carol” will become lost in the mists of obscurity.
 
Oxford University Press has removed words like "aisle", "bishop", "chapel", "empire" and "monarch" from its Junior Dictionary and replaced them with words like "blog", "broadband" and  "celebrity". Dozens of words related to the countryside have also been culled.
 
The publisher claims the changes have been made to reflect the fact that Britain is a modern, multicultural, multifaith society.
But academics and head teachers said that the changes could mean that children lose touch with Britain's heritage.
 
"We have a certain Christian narrative which has given meaning to us over the last 2,000 years. To Muzzie Chrissiesay it is all relative and replaceable is questionable," said Professor Alan Smithers, the director of the centre for education and employment at Buckingham University. "The word selections are a very interesting reflection of the way childhood is going, moving away from our spiritual background and the natural world and towards the world that information technology creates for us."
Lisa Saunders, a worried mother… said she was "horrified" by the vast number of words that have been removed, most since 2003.
 
"The Christian faith still has a strong following, To eradicate so many words associated with the Christianity will have a big effect on the numerous primary schools who use it."
 
Vineeta Gupta, the head of children's dictionaries at Oxford University Press, said: "When you look back at older versions of dictionaries, there were lots of examples of flowers for instance, because many children lived in semi-rural environments. Nowadays, the environment has changed. We are also much more multicultural. People don't go to Church as often as before. Our understanding of religion is within multiculturalism, which is why some words such as "Pentecost" or "Whitsun" would have been in 20 years ago but not now."

Examples of words taken out:
Carol, cracker, holly, ivy, mistletoe
Abbey, aisle, altar, bishop, chapel, christen, disciple, minister, monastery, monk, nun, nunnery, parish, pew, psalm, pulpit, saint, sin, devil, vicar
Coronation, duchess, duke, emperor, empire, monarch, decade
And words put in:
Blog, broadband, MP3 player, voicemail, attachment, database, chatroom, bullet point, cut and paste, citizenship,  common sense, debate, EU, drought, brainy, boisterous, cautionary tale, bilingual, bungee jumping, committee, compulsory, cope, democratic, allergic, biodegradable, emotion, dyslexic, donate, endangered, Euro, curriculum. (source)


How tragic to think how our cultural heritage is being deliberately obliterated to placate Islamists and their multicultural cronies. Killing a culture invariably leads to killing of its people, either physically or spiritually, and the destruction of once-great civlisations.
 
Chrissie in Bethleyem 2007
Taste the real thing!
BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK - DECEMBER 19: Palestinian boys play with their new toy guns, which are popular presents for Eid al-Adha.

Funny how, whilst we are expected to learn all about Islamic ways, there is absolutely no reciprocity.
 
In an earlier article, “Islamic Intolerance of Christmas”, Wendy Larkson wrote how, while Australian multiculturalism has always given space to Muslim celebrations, Sydney Muslim Abu Zakariya was unable to accord any similar respect to the major feast of his homeland Australia. 

He describes the 'sound of laughter' and 'humming of Christmas carols' in his office as 'not so joyous' for him a Muslim employee.
He admits to lying to get out of some Christmas parties, putting the emphasis on his inevitable need to lie rather than the wrongness of lying before God. All he needed to have said that he not a Christian but that he wished happiness to his fellow workers. Not only could he not say this but Zakariya then goes on to say that Jewish and Christian feasts must be rejected by Muslims, quoting the words of Imam Ahmad:

"The day of Arafat and the day of slaughter and the days of Tashriq are our holidays, the people of Islam."
 
Celebrating Eid, a truly spiritual experience
Pakistani Muslims celebrating Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Slaughter - a truly spiritual experience from the depths of the rich,  Islamic cultural tradition
These incriminating words reveal an insistence that Muslims not tolerate or even wish their Jewish and Christian fellow human beings well. In fact there is no acknowledgment that Muslims are accorded such great charity and tolerance in Australia that Muslims should be deeply ashamed of not returning the favour. (source)
 
The intolerance of other faiths and the only too ready tolerance for violence is clear.

Another Muslim who shares these sentiments is preacher Anjem Choudary, who recently praised the Mumbai terror attacks, and urged all Muslims to reject traditional Christmas celebrations, claiming that they are forbidden by Allah.

… he branded yuletide festivities as "the pathway to hellfire" and said: "In the world today many Muslims, especially those residing in western countries, are exposed to the evil celebration Christmas.

"Decorating the house, purchasing Christmas trees or having Christmas turkey meals are completely prohibited by Allah.
"Many still practise this corrupt celebration as a remembrance of the birth of Jesus.
"How can a Muslim possibly approve or participate in such a practice that bases itself on the notion Allah has an offspring?
"The very concept of Christmas contradicts and conflicts with the foundation of Islam.
"Every Muslim has a responsibility to protect his family from the misguidance of Christmas, because its observance will lead to hellfire. Protect your Paradise from being taken away – protect yourself and your family from Christmas."
Choudary is Principal Lecturer at the London School of Shari'ah and a follower of the Islamist militant leader Omar Bakri Mohammed. (source)
What do Muslims think about Christmas?

The blog islamist-watch details how England is accommodating Islam this Christmas.

In England the weather grows colder, and events are being held to mark a major feast — that's right, Eid al-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice. At one Nottingham primary school, it has meant the postponement of the annual nativity play:
In a letter, sent by the staff at Greenwood Junior School, mothers and fathers were told: "It is with much regret that we have had to cancel this year's Christmas performances."
 
"This is due to the Eid celebrations that take place next week and its effect on our performers."
However, following a barrage of complaints, a second letter was issued saying the show had "not been canceled outright" but has been postponed until the New Year.
 
That theChildren Celebrating Eid Christmas play was shelved in a nation with an officially established Christian church makes it a potent sign of the times... During a week in which one Vatican official thanked Muslims for bringing God back to Europe and a second welcomed the building of more mosques — with the caveat that they be used for worship only and not become "something different" — bishops of England and Wales rolled out policies that go "way beyond legal requirements" to cater to Muslims attending Catholic schools:
 
"If practicable, a room (or rooms) might be made available for the use of pupils and staff from other faiths for prayer," the bishops said.
 
"Existing toilet facilities might be adapted to accommodate individual ritual cleansing which is sometimes part of religious lifestyle and worship.

Meanwhile, Muslim apostate Magdi Allam just formed a new political party to "defend Christian Europe." Christmas may be a season of hope, but the man truly has his work cut out for him.  (source)

For goodness sake, let’s stop trying to please Muslims, especially at this festive season. After all, the only thing that will satisfy them is our death, conversion or complete submission under sharia, and none of those options appeal.

So  a very Merry Christmas to all our readers. Let’s make sure that at this joyous time we proudly celebrate our culture and let’s strengthen our resolve that in the New Year we will do all we can to uphold it.

Oh, and Happy Chanukah to all our Jewish readers

 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2008 01:27  

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