Interesting. One should wonder if Epictetus would give voice to the same thought now. This bit of philosophical reflection was given well before the advent of Islam.
I’m going to visit family so I shall be taking Monday off too. The repetitious posts will be filled in on Tuesday with the one’s from the weekend. Everyone have a wonderful and safe time with family friends and loved ones.
Nothing more than a typical Leftist position taken up and promoted because they don’t like it.
Grinch: Atheist Group Demands Schoolchildren Stop Sending Christmas Care Packages to Kids in Need
Each December the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty calls out a person or organization that tries to take religion out of the holidays. This year’s “winner” of “The Ebenezer Award” is the American Humanist Association, which has been quite the Grinch, attempting stop public school children from volunteering for a program that sends care packages to other kids in need.
AHA went to court in Colorado in an effort to put an end to the distribution of the care packages, which also include religious messages about the meaning of Christmas.
These boxes are filled with school supplies and basic hygiene items,” said Kristina Arriaga, executive director of Becket Law. “It’s heartbreaking enough that there are children who will receive nothing but a toothbrush for Christmas. The American Humanist Association would deny them even that?”
The non-profit that coordinates the volunteers and sends the boxes, Operation Christmas Child, has been offending the AHA for years.? The perpetrator of good deeds asks volunteers to pack shoe boxes for children of various age groups with items including stuffed animals, small toys, school supplies, and basic hygiene items like toothpaste and soap. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has provided more than 100 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 130 countries.?
AHA has been on a crusade to stop public school children from volunteering for such programs since 2013,?when they sent “letters of warning” to school districts in Colorado and South Carolina where Operation Christmas Child was invited into public schools.
“We’re talking about school children putting together care packages for other children who are in need. If we can’t support that at Christmas, we are truly living in Scrooge’s world,” said Arriaga.
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People are so shocked when they find… out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church, and I love God, and I love my church.
~ Donald Trump
My neighbor’s daughter Thelma, is one of those kids that is always thinking of others, caring about their welfare and sending cards or letters to those under the weather. So this didn’t seem unusual…
“Since Valentine’s Day is for a Christian saint and we’re Jewish,” she asked, “Will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?
Thelma’s father thinks a bit then says “No, I don’t think God would get mad.
Who do you want to give a valentine to?”
“The whole ISIS group,” she says.
“Why them,” her father asks in shock?
“Well,” she says, “I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could
have enough love to give them a valentine, they might start to think
that maybe we’re not all bad, and maybe start loving people a little bit.
And if other kids saw what I did and then they sent valentines to
them, they’d love everyone a lot.
And then they’d start going all over the place telling everyone how
much they loved them and how they didn’t hate anyone anymore.”
Her father’s heart swells and he looks at his daughter with new found pride.
“Thelma, that’s the most wonderful thing I’ve ever heard. ”
“I know,” Thelma says, “and once that gets them out in the open, the Marines could blow the shit out of them.”