God Bless this Sergeant, Thank God he prevailed.Ever notice that only the working ranks get shot, battered, injured, etcetra?
Quick recovery health wise sarge, see you next year, enjoy your holidays...
SCS,Thanks for the Merry Christmas and the depiction of the Nativity scene. I am truly refreshed by your wisdom. I don't know what Season's Greetings means, do you?I also don't like Happy Holidays which means Happy "Holy Days". We celebrate one(not multiple) very, very significant Holy day, at Christmas, the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.They have attempted to reduce Christmas to a commercialized materialistic, glut fest too. I hope this Christmas Season reaps devastating numbers to these whores. The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus' words to "sell what you own and give the money to the poor," Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to the those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.Under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruthlessly persecuted Christians, Bishop Nicholas suffered for his faith, was exiled and imprisoned. The prisons were so full of bishops, priests, and deacons, there was no room for the real criminals—murderers, thieves and robbers. After his release, Nicholas attended the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. He died December 6, AD 343 in Myra and was buried in his cathedral church, where a unique relic, called manna, formed in his grave. This liquid substance, said to have healing powers, fostered the growth of devotion to Nicholas. The anniversary of his death became a day of celebration, St. Nicholas Day, December 6th, not December 25th.Through the centuries many stories and legends have been told of St. Nicholas' life and deeds. These accounts help us understand his extraordinary character and why he is so beloved and revered as protector and helper of those in need. Widely celebrated in Europe, St. Nicholas' feast day, December 6th, kept alive the stories of his goodness and generosity. In Germany and Poland, boys dressed as bishops begged alms for the poor—and sometimes for themselves! In the Netherlands and Belgium, St. Nicholas arrived on a steamship from Spain to ride a white horse on his gift-giving rounds. December 6th is still the main day for gift giving and merrymaking in much of Europe. For example, in the Netherlands St. Nicholas is celebrated on the 5th, the eve of the day, by sharing candies (thrown in the door), chocolate initial letters, small gifts, and riddles. Dutch children leave carrots and hay in their shoes for the saint's horse, hoping St. Nicholas will exchange them for small gifts. Simple gift-giving in early Advent helps preserve a Christmas Day focus on the Christ Child.http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=38The campaign to eradicate the meaning and significance of Christmas in the US, began in earnest about forty years ago. The formal introduction of X-Mas as a replacement for Christmas in advertising began. Some can not tolerate the name Christ.There is growing interest in reclaiming the original saint in the United States to help restore the spiritual dimension of this festive time. For indeed, St. Nicholas, lover of the poor and patron saint of children, is a model of how Christians are meant to live. A bishop, Nicholas put Jesus Christ at the center of his life, his ministry, his entire existence. Families, churches, and schools are embracing true St Nicholas traditions as one way to claim the true center of Christmas—the birth of Jesus. Such a focus helps restore balance to increasingly materialistic and stress-filled Advent and Christmas seasons.http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=35They have even invented a completely false pagan holiday,called Kwanzaa.Ron Karenga, is the founder of Kwanzaa, held each year from December 26 until January 2. Kwanzaa is increasingly seen as an appropriate multicultural alternative to Christmas, a holiday considered too religious and “Eurocentric” for public schools.But there is one not-so-insignificant problem with Kwanzaa. While many teachers believe it is an ancient African harvest festival, it was not born in pre-colonial West Africa, but in 1960s southern California. It is the brainchild of African-American radical activist, academic and convicted felon Ron Karenga.In 1969, two rival radical groups were battling for control of the UCLA black studies program: the Black Panthers and the lesser-known US, or United Slaves, led by Mr. Karenga. Both groups sauntered around campus carrying loaded guns. Perhaps inevitably, violence erupted. As David Horowitz recalls in Radical Son, Black Panther John Higgins was “murdered—along with Al ‘Bunchy’ Carter—on the UCLA campus by members of Ron Karenga’s organization.” After the killing, the FBI infiltrated both groups, and the United Slaves turned to fighting “enemies within.”The result: two female members were tortured by their “comrades” in May, 1970. Both alledge Mr. Karenga ordered and participated in their assaults.Convicted of felonious assault and false imprisonment, Mr. Karenga was sentenced in 1971 to up to 10 years in prison. “A brief account of the sentencing ran in several newspapers the following day,” Mr. Mulshine writes. “That was apparently the last newspaper article to mention Karenga’s unfortunate habit of doing unspeakable things to black people. After that, the only coverage came from the hundreds of news accounts that depict him as the wonderful man who invented Kwanzaa.”Shortly after his release from prison in 1975, Mr. Karenga (now armed, not with a pistol, but a doctorate) took over the black studies department at California State University, Long Beach, which he runs to this day.“People think it’s African, but it’s not,” admitted Karenga in a 1978 Washington Post interview. “I put it around Christmas because I knew that’s when a lot of ‘bloods’ [Blacks] would be partying.http://www.sodahead.com/blog/31172/kwanzaa-violent-60s-radical-invented-fake-holiday/America is and has been historically a "Blessed Land" built upon the fundamental tenets of Christianity. Most of our societal problems, stem from our rejection of "Our Forefathers Beliefs in Christ"; IE. Dissolution of the building block of a healthy society, the family; abortion, the American Holocaust (26 million murdered innocent babies and counting); homosexuality, unnatural and considered a mental abnormality by the AMA, until subverted by the "radical left"; crime, a direct violation of the Ten Commandments and so on. Merry Christmas to all and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season!
Thank you for the wonderful history lesson. Glad the Sgt will be ok. Also was happy to see the Nativity scene and Christmas tree at the Cousins site in Hegewisch. Thank you to the Chanber or whoever did it.
SCS,You may find this article very interesting:http://www.thenassauguardian.net/religion/295255301252857.php
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