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  • How Did It Get It? Did We Invite It In, or Did It Slipped Through The Back Door? And Why Is It So Widely Accepted?

    20 posts, 11 voices, 493 views, started Dec 5, 2008

    Posted on Friday, December 5, 2008 by Jacquie6363

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      The “It” referred too, is perversion.  I received an e-mail today at work that made me ask myself, “how, when, where & why” has perversion crept into a holiday that was once deemed sacred.  I personally, do not celebrate Christmas, and I certainly do not knock anyone for their beliefs, but despite your beliefs how can you not notice the wrong.  The e-mail was entitled “Funniest e-mail, I have ever received“.  This was the content

      __"A little boy wrote Santa a letter, asking him, can I have a baby brother" Santa replies "Send Me Your Mother".__  

      Is it just me?  Do you feel that society has really lost the ability to pull themselves together and be respectful?



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 5, 2008
        • Teeky, not at all, and the worse part is that this stupidity was created by an adult



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Dec 5, 2008
        • We are like frogs in a pot. It has crept in slowly, subtly, and escalated one degree at a time. As we get acclimated, it continues to get worse.
          I had no idea that they had taken “in God we trust” off our coins. Actually they have printed it on the side where you can’t see it... but even still it is one step at a time.

          This is how I see our government work too. They are sneaking away all our freedoms - so subtly that we are not even noticing.. and it is not going to be long before it is too late. (Please note - this is bi-partisan, and directed at govt in general at all levels.) George Orwell’s 1984 is remarkably accurate, only about 30 years ahead of time.  

          As for perversion... when we adopted the whatever feels good attitude, the attitude that everybody is entitled to behave in whatever way they are comfortable, when we extended “freedoms” to the point that they are impositions on others and expected to be accepted else you are labeled intolerant, when we ceased to concern ourselves with morals and chose to instead embrace ‘diversity’ - that is when the heat was turned on and the pot began the boiling process.  

          We are just now noticing that the water is getting too hot to be comfortable anymore, but it is too late to jump out.



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          Fxydiva wrote Dec 5, 2008
        • Jacquie I have seen/read worse than that! It’s just plain WRONG!!!



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 5, 2008
        • Terrilyn, this is a perfect example of a warp sense of humour



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 5, 2008
        • OMG, so it gets worse...heaven help us



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 5, 2008
        • Happymomma, guess, I never really felt the heat of that boiling water.  For years, if I get x-mas emails or anything related to such, I would discard them, I had even asked my co-workers to take me off their list when sending the e-mails, but this one came from an outside source and the subject line was catchy...guess that’s where the subtlety comes in.  I was truly horrified.



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          Linni wrote Dec 17, 2008
        • its terrible just how far down the tubes this Country is going...

          can’t dicipline your children, children are disrespectfull to thier parents and other adults..children are killing children, and the list goes on! no wonder we have let this crap creep in like a thief in the night



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          Mary Clark wrote Dec 17, 2008
        • I agree.  This very thing has really bothered me in the last week.  Teeky can testify for that in reference to a conversation I had with her about this very topic.  

          All I can say is the devil is working very very hard to creep into our lives anyway he can and in some cases he is winning.  

          This reminds me of a great devotion that I received just this morning that I will post later today.  

          Thanks for bringing this up Jacquie...



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          Linni wrote Dec 17, 2008
        • maryclark.. i SO NEEED your devotion you recieved!  

          yes the devil is gaining foothold ANYWAY he can, and we need to STAND FIRM IN CHRIST JESUS...



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          Vikki Hall wrote Dec 17, 2008
        • Ok it seems kinda funny that here you ladies are describing this joke and low n behold there in my email is the very reason for this topic.
          It’s up to us as individuals to take a stand on what we find appropriate or not. I have had to tell friends please don’t send me that kind of stuff anymore along with them asking the same of me. If we let others know our boundries friends usually will respect them.



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          Peejay64 wrote Dec 17, 2008
        • I agree with Vikki and happymomma.  But let me just state one of my own little “issues” too....It seems acceptable to focus on the material, worldly, and ungodly.  

          We can’t say “Merry Christmas” because it might offend someone, we are looked at funny if we say “God Bless You” when someone sneezes, and we’ve taken Christ out of Christmas.  Truly.  

          Look at how many people, places, etc. will just abbreviate for whatever reason by writing “X-Mas” and have removed all mention of the celebration by using “holiday” instead.  

          Sorry to ramble, but it’s a hot button with me.

          MERRY CHRISTMAS, ladies!



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • Ladies, it actually, struck me as ironic, and truly bothered me.  I don’t celebrate christmas, but I do acknowledge that Christ is my savior, he was birthed and died for me.  The ironic thing was the one sending me the e-mail is one who celebrates the holiday.  To them it was funny, but I found it very offensive.  There is nothing lewd about our Saviour’s birth and anything connected to him I hold in high regard.

          Peejay, I know exactly what you mean when people get offended by someone wishing them a Merry Christmas.  I had to deal with people who thought I was an enabler.  I can’t change how someone chooses to praise God, why? because we are all working in obtaining one goal, and it doesn’t matter what road we take to get there, as long as we get there.  It doesn’t bother me when someone says to me “Merry Christmas“, my response is usually wishing that they too have a merry one.  Can you imagine how many times in one day, I would be offended if I took that to heart....gosh, my poor little heart would give out on me..LOL

          With this I say to all you FAB40 women and your families, I wish you all the best not just for the Christmas season but in the coming New Year and may your dreams, hopes and desires, be granted.happyhappy



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          Linni wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • beautifully written Jacquie!

          Our Country is losing our IDENTITY! we are somforming to others, and different standards, and as a NATION, we are losing out...

          MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all!



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • Thanks Linni, and as you pointed out earlier in the post, the children are so affected.  Our kids are the ones who will shape the future of this nation.



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          Linni wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • yes they will! i hope that mine will follow what is right and Godly as they get older..



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