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No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Holidays? Holy Days? – 12 April 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

According to the dictionary, the word “holiday” is derived from “holy day.” Common sense tells us that Easter (or Resurrection Day), based on the Biblical account of Christ’s rising from the dead, qualifies as a “holiday” or “holy day.” Then why do most people choose to blindly follow traditions that are far from anything remotely “holy”?

Why have so many “Christians” allowed corruption to hijack true Christianity? Surely, they must realize that gorging on ham, eggs, and other animal-derived products of cruelty is far from “holy” and is in direct opposition to being God-like. On this “holy day” why do they choose to please the enemy of Christ – namely, Satan?

So many “Christians” claim to be “born again” – touched by the Holy Spirit of God. This experience is supposed to result in positive change. Remember what it says in Galatians 5:22-25?

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

And just in case it sounds like I’m picking at Christians, the same applies to those of any other faith – or no faith at all. Try to be an example of ethical living. Common sense tells you that being complicit in any activity that hurts another being – human or nonhuman – is unethical. It’s that simple.

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