Another letter writer assumes the word ‘God’ is only exclusive to Christianity

Some people think this is what God looks like

Who has time for tolerance when you are a Christian who writes letter’s to the editor?

We say Merry Christmas because we celebrate the birth of Christ on Dec. 25. Happy Holidays is something people say because they don’t want to acknowledge that there is a God and that he sent his son to earth to save the world.

No. Happy Holidays is in reference to the many holidays during this season. Thanksgiving, Zwaanza, Hanukah, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s eve. It has nothing to do with the ‘War on Christmas’ conspiracy. I say ‘Merry Christmas’ on Christmas.

Our forefathers came to America for religious freedom so they could worship the way they chose. Again, no one is forced to do this.

The Pilgrims wrote our Constitution? Who knew?

Other people have their own beliefs and cultures, which is fine. But some want to remove “In God We Trust” from our currency. They want to remove “One Nation Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. They don’t’ want us to pray in schools and elsewhere.

Who is that? Counterfeiters? And who is stopping you from praying in schools?

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#1 Jacqueline on 06.15.10 at 7:10 am

The image displayed: that of Gotama Buddha, should not be described as a god. Buddhists believe that Gotama Buddha was an exemplary human being, who achieved complete enlightenment (nirvana/nibbana). ‘Buddha’ simply means ‘One Who is Awake’. Buddha never taught that he was a god, and is not venerated as a god by educated Buddhists, as the worship of gods as a means of salvation was not taught by Lord Buddha.

On another note, as Buddhists living in a Christian country, we try to be amenable to and respect the beliefs of others, and coexist well with Christianity.
However, personally, increased secularisation makes me feel more comfortable, as it enables me to practice my beliefs freely and exist harmoniously in mainstream society without being excluded.