Little Threat Makes Luzerne County Remove Nativity Scene — In a spectacular display of spinelessness, Luzerne County, Wednesday, removed a decades-old nativity scene — along with a menorah — from the county courthouse lawn.
The action occurred immediately after a Pittsburgh lawyer from the ACLU contacted County Solicitor Vito DeLuca “to give the county an opportunity to remove the
items” before the ACLU filed court action, according to the Times Leader of Wilkes Barre.
The county was threatened with a suit over the matter in 1990, which never materialized.
What a display of courage. But then in 1990, Luzerne County wasn’t sending kids to prison to make a buck.
Little Threat Makes Luzerne County Remove Nativity Scene
The Nazis hated Christianity and Christmas posed a problem to them since it was Germany’s most popular holiday. Rather than ban it, they tried to replace it as described in this story at the TimesOnline, the website for the paper most of us in the U.S. know as The Times of London albeit in the U.K. it is simply the Times.
The Nazis replaced carols praising Jesus with secular songs about the season — winter wonderlands so to speak. They insisted Christmas trees be called fir trees, light trees or Jultrees.
They insisted the event, Julfest or Wintersonnenwende (Winter Solstice), be one to remember Germanic ancestors and soldiers. Here is an example of how it was supposed to be done according to a popular women’s magazine at the time:
Something like that could never happen in Pennsylvania or the United States, right?
As you enter a store during the next several weeks and are greeted for the season as attempts are made to sell you gifts for some undefined holiday; and if you see fir trees being sold for some unnameable event and if you see displays of such trees decorated with lights and called “festivals of light”, and if the local public school holds a “Winter Solstice” concert, well, just remember the tradition being followed.
Nazi Midwinter Holiday
Establishing Religion Through Science — It has come to my attention that a Scientific American article seemingly endorsed as legitimate the concern that many don’t believe in the theory of evolution — about 60 percent of Americans — even though they understand it.
From the Q&A between author Steve Miller and Cognitive psychologist Tania Lombrozo from the University of California, Berkeley:
Steve: So it may be justifiable to say, “Here’s what we understand
about evolution as a science. We don’t care whether you accept it; we
just want you to understand it.”
Lombrozo: I think that’s the way a lot of people think about
education, and I think that’s a way to sidestep some complicated
ethical issues about whether or not it’s appropriate to present ideas
that could conflict with people’s beliefs. On the other hand, people’s
policy making decisions, their medical decisions and a lot of other
decisions might depend not only on whether or not they understand
evolution, but on whether or not they accept it. So in some sense, I
think the public has a lot at stake in whether or not people accept
evolution; but I am not sure the best way to proceed given these kinds
of findings about the dissociation between acceptance and belief.
Somebody is clearly trying to turn science into a cult and establish a religion with values significantly different that the ones taught by Jesus.
Establishing Religion Through Science
Pace High School Principal Frank Lay and school athletic director Robert Freeman face up to 6 months in jail and a $5,000 fine for offering a mealtime prayer at the school in Florida. They are accused of breaching the conditions of a lawsuit settlement reached last year with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Pray for these brave and decent men and pray that America gets it common sense back.
Also work to pull the teeth of the totalitarians who wrap themselves in the flag and the mantel of civil liberties. The ACLU is anti-liberty.
Facing Jail For Praying In The USA