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The following is a piece of writing submitted by Mathax on December 4, 2007

Christmas Story

Terry never could understand why Alex hated Christmas so much.

At least until he asked him.

Alex said, "Well the problem is the true meaning is going out of the world.

People are so wound up in the 'getting' part of Christmas, not the giving.

People are taking 'Christ' out of 'Christmas', X-mas is one example. Just a couple

of years ago Walmart tried to change their greeting to 'Happy Holidays', instead

of Merry Christmas. If only they realized what 'holidays' mean, I am sure that

they would not have tried to change it. Holidays come from the Jews' 'Holy days',

days that they took off from work to worship God.

On the radio yesterday I heard 'Santa Claus is Coming' to town three different

times. I heard three songs about Christ throught the whole day!"

Terry said, "Ouch. That must hurt. I never considered that. What are you going to

do about that?"

Alex said, "Well, I suppose we could just change the day we celabrate Christ's

birthday. Did you know that the exact date of His birthday is unknown?"

Terry said, "No, I did not know. Why is December 25 the day that we celebrate it?"

Alex repled, "Some pope or other declared it centuries ago."

Terry said, "What day do you want it?"

"June 25," Replied Alex, "Why? Because that is exactly 6 months away from the

original one, the furthest that you could go away from it."

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