Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More Fear from Focus

I really think Focus on the Family should consider changing their name. At one time they did probably focus on the family, but they have grown into something else. I think Fear for your Family might be a more accurate ministry description. Every month I get a new letter from them telling me what I should fear this month (and to send them money). Either its gays, or public schools, or secularism, or evolutionists .... or gay secular public schools teaching evolution.

This month, its all of those evil secular retailers who are not bending the knee at our... uh, I mean God's.... throne - by not giving Christmas its rightful place at the center of the biggest materialism orgy of the year! Focus on the Family has started their "Merry Tossmas" campaign and are encouraging all Christians not to shop at those stores that insist on saying horrible phrases like Happy Holidays or Season's Greetings.

THIS is what we are supposed to be bothered by?! Thanks Focus for continuing to stoke the flames of absurdity in the Christian subculture.

HT to Bruce for the Card.

9 comments:

Redlefty said...

The irony of boycotting first-world, highly-developed retail establishments for not promoting the religous views of people who follow a man who was homeless... well, it's hilarious!

Andrew said...

Ain't it though?

Bob said...

And something makes me think how we refer to this holiday is not something Jesus is concerned about at all. Call me crazy but for me it still goes back to that greatest commandment and the second one like unto it.

Your card is great; I wouldn't expect one in return!

Steve H. said...

I think what is upsetting is when retail establishments tell their employees they CAN'T say "Merry Christmas" When I worked at Barnes & Noble we were told we could say whatever we want...which I think is respectful.

Bob said...

I think it's the extremes that are so frustrating, e.g. a store telling you that you can't say Merry Christmas, then James Dobson telling you where to shop!

Andrew said...

I taught at a private school once that was predominately Jewish, so of course all the Jewish Holidays were highlighted. However, everyone was free to do and say what they pleased. I got plenty of Happy Hanukkahs and I gave many Merry Christmases. I think it is a shame that people are conditioned to think that if someone sees or hears of something not from their tradition, the expected response is offense. I am not Jewish, but when I have been wished a Happy Hanukkah I am grateful. Is it not a blessing if a fellow human being wishes me happiness, even if it is from outside my tradition?

The problem is, the various traditions do not trust each other and do not always wish each other good will. Dobson has become a cheerleader amongst that fear and dissension.

Tit for Tat said...

I find the most amusing part of the Christmas Celebration(Christs Birthday) is the fact he wasnt born in December. Go figure, they are arguing that too" much attention is given to the "Heathens" and "pagans" and the reality is its their party.

Andrew said...

HA! "the reality is its their party" That is a great point!!

Creative said...

haha! That's funny. When did he get so crazy? I remember watching all his movies and reading his magazine growing up. Now he's a total freak!

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