LTE: Celebrate; don’t complain

There was a letter to the editor* in Sunday’s Virginian-Pilot that has yet to make its way to the website. Since it was written by a citizen, I don’t think I’m violating any copyright laws here by republishing it. (And if I am, I’m sure I’ll hear about it.)

For those who are upset about taking the name of Christ out of Christmas, it doesn’t matter what you call the day. If you want to celebrate his birth, just get along and love one another.

If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn’t allow a scene depicting his birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas  and snowmen and put up your own nativity scene on your own front lawn.

Stop worrying about the fact that peple are calling it a holiday tree instead of a Christmas tree. God made all trees. You can remember him anytime you see any tree.

Instead of writing protest letters, write letters of love and hope to our soldiers away from home.

Instead of writing the president complaining about the wording on the cards he sent out, why don’t you write him and tell him that you’ll be praying for him and his family this year?

Instead of nitpicking about what retailers are calling the holiday, give the employees a smile and kind word. You can wish them Merry Christmas even if they can’t return the greeting.

A lot of people and families not only don’t have a Christmas tree but also don’t have presents to give or receive. Donate to the Salvation Army or other charities.

If you want to make a statement about your belief and loyalty, behave like a Christian. Don’t do things in secret you wouldn’t do in Christ’s presence. Let people know your faith by your actions.

Stop complaining and do the above and celebrate according to your beliefs; don’t worry about what others are doing

This is a nation of many beliefs. That is our right and our freedom.

Charlotte Kane
Chesapeake

So true,  Charlotte!

*-although it was not in the section with the other LTEs, I am assuming it was submitted that way.

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2 thoughts on “LTE: Celebrate; don’t complain

  1. I totally agree with the sentiment in Charlotte’s note, yet I also encourage citizens of faith to continue to resist the attempts to destroy Christian icons and observances.

    When I was a student at J.E.B. Stuart elementary school in Norfolk, we recited the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance each morning.

    Although I am a Jewish man, I was never harmed, and likely benefited from reciting that daily prayer.

    In 2010, I would like Republicans and Democrats to come together and kill political correctness in all of its forms, especially with regard to religious observances.

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