Friday, December 18, 2009

I'll put your Menorah beside my Christmas tree

A couple days ago, I posted an article about how Christmas trees should be allowed in the public square, because Christmas isn't really a Christian holiday. I must not have said something right, I figured I'd get tons of comments from both sides (I did receive one - thanks Thomas). If you want to read that original post, see here.

I heard something on the radio about a town that doesn't want to put up a Christmas tree because they would have to put up a Menorah and symbols of other religions. Personally, I think this is a good idea.

Let's put up a Christmas tree beside a Menorah. We'll also put up a symbol of Islam and a cross (a really good symbol of Christianity). For Agnosticism maybe we cut make a statue of a question mark and for Atheism an exclamation mark. We can even put a pentagram for Wicca believers.

As I thought of this, I thought that surely someone had done something like this before. With the aid of my favorite search engine, I was able to find the history of one previous display like this (you can read about it in 1 Kings 18:21-39).


Thomas said...

Thanks for the chuckle in regards to the agnostics' symbol of the season.

I read a few days ago that there was a hubbub over too much energy being used on a large Christmas tree.

Steven Spielberg suggested that a menorah be used instead as it wouldn't utilize as much power (his tongue was in cheek, of course).

Randy said...

Thanks Thomas..

MasterPo said...

I'm not a Christian and I have never felt "offended" or "excluded" by the symbols of Christmas. I like seeing them. It's part of the end of year season.

Too many people have too much time on their hands to worry about such things.

Randy said...

MasterPo, thanks for your comments. Glad to see you're open to the displays.

What (if any) displays would you put up?