I was chatting about Christmas the other day with a fellow I have known for some time and the subject of PC or Political Correctness got into the conversation. We were both of the opinion that the banning in some areas of a Nativity Scene by some kind of prohibition, is just not right.
Christmas is by definition is supposed to celebrate the birth of Christ. If a church or school group feels like going to the effort of putting up a creche on their property, we could find no harm in that. It should be OK, and in many ways it would be nice if we could reinforce a bit of Christianity into our lives again.
The gist of this item is that somewhere around 30 years ago, we went to Hawaii, and onto the Big Island of Hawaii. It was just after Christmas, and we had heard a lot about the Painted Church on the Big Island, and since we were there to see the sights, we drove out to take a look at it. There are 2 painted churches on Hawaii, but we found this one was the one we wanted. This is a picture of the outside of the church.
This is a picture of the inside of the church.
As can be seen it is a very small church. All is very interesting, but the most interesting to me was the Nativity Scene just to the right of he entrance as you enter the church. It was a complete scene with all the required animals and people, all in miniature of course, but the people who were represented were all Polynesian! I thought that that was so cool.
I am sure that some dedicated religious “nut” would get their knickers in a knot over it, but for me, a kid who grew up learning at a Catholic School where scriptures were taught for a half hour each day, I still thought of it as about as cool as it could be. I remember thinking that this could not be wrong at any level, since as my scripture told me that “Man was created in the image of God”.
I know I have a picture of the creche somewhere in a collection, but I simply cannot find it. I would love to share it.
A LOVELY CHRISTMAS SCAM
A couple of days ago, we got a phone call and on the other end of the line was a recorded message supposedly from our national tax people telling us that we had a problem with our income tax and that a warrant had been issued for our arrest, and that to find out what the problem was we could call a phone number they provided.
On any level we knew it was a scam to get some personal information likely about our bank account, and we just hung up and ignored it. We had information on this from before, but my wife is a Scorpio, and I am a Sagittarian, so we are hard wired as non believers at the best of times.
Well, nobody came to the door, no cops showed up, no more calls on the issue. This was a very obvious scam or phishing expedition, but unfortunately some people will fall for it, and it will cost them a lot of time and money to get it all put right.
Nice people around spreading the Joy of Christmas while they steal you blind. Just hang up and do not buy into the scam.
HOME ON THE RANGE!
We do not have any reindeer in our part of the world even if we are a few hundred miles north of the US border with Montana, Reindeer are actually caribou, but we do have deer and just after lunch today we had a visit from a full grown doe deer who came within about 10 feet of our front door, and looked around, even stood there when a car drove down the street in our condo, and allowed the occupants to photograph her! Beautiful!
TODAY’S WEB PAGE
This is a great piece of work spoken by one of our British brethren, on the Muslim “Troubles”. The only thing I can say about it is that he should tell us what he really thinks! Take a look: Muslims
I loved the pooch in this video who howls whenever the Imam from the nearby mosque starts up. Fun: mosque and pooch
I don’t care that much for puppet shows, but the one captured on video in this clip is amazing, puppet show
Teacher: How old is your father?
Kid: He is 6 years.
Teacher: What? How is this possible?
Kid: He became father only when I was born.
TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America.
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell ‘crocodile?’
TEACHER: No, that’s wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD: H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it’s H to O ______________________
TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s.. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No sir, It’s the same dog.
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher
Have a great day and be kind to one another.