“The Crib”

Every year I put the Crib out

and place the very delicate figures within

The Blessed Virgin Mary and Joseph

the empty Crib for Baby Jesus

to be placed in at Midnight Christmas morn

the two Donkeys followed

by the three wise Kings

and the two Shepherds

this is the crib my first born Son was given

and I have used it ever since

I will look at it especially on

Christmas morn

when Baby Jesus is placed in it

and I shall think why, why

are people of the World still arguing

does it matter what faith they believe in

I believe in this, I don’t care

what others do but I do object

to having their beliefs forced on me

to be referred to as a “racist”

because I maintain my Country

the UK is still a Christian Country

I will look at Baby Jesus and shed a tear as I do every year

wish my Sons “Merry Christmas, have a Port

and hope that people will stop arguing

God knows I have had enough of that in my time

I wish you PEACE this Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on ““The Crib”

  1. We were just talking about that whole idea of Christian nations the other day. The US claims to be one, too. Trouble is, in my opinion, the word Christian has lost its meaning somewhere along the way. Like the word disciple, which we also talked about. No one knows what that means anymore. Certainly not what it did when it was first used. As for the US, it should not be claiming to BE a Christian nation as most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were deists.

    The primary leaders of the so-called founding fathers of our nation were not Bible-believing Christians; they were deists. Deism was a philosophical belief that was widely accepted by the colonial intelligentsia at the time of the American Revolution. Its major tenets included belief in human reason as a reliable means of solving social and political problems and belief in a supreme deity who created the universe to operate solely by natural laws. The supreme God of the Deists removed himself entirely from the universe after creating it. They believed that he assumed no control over it, exerted no influence on natural phenomena, and gave no supernatural revelation to man. A necessary consequence of these beliefs was a rejection of many doctrines central to the Christian religion. Deists did not believe in the virgin birth, divinity, or resurrection of Jesus, the efficacy of prayer, the miracles of the Bible, or even the divine inspiration of the Bible.

    These beliefs were forcefully articulated by Thomas Paine in the “Age of Reason”, a book that so outraged his contemporaries that he died rejected and despised by the nation that had once revered him as “the father of the American Revolution.” To this day, many mistakenly consider him an atheist, even though he was an out spoken defender of the Deistic view of God. Other important founding fathers who espoused Deism were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Ethan Allen, James Madison, and James Monroe.

    I read an interesting book about this. “Faith of the Founding Fathers” by David L. Holmes.

    (Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/politics-other-controversies/1004918-foundfing-fathers-were-diests-philosophy-radically.html#ixzz4SGICrDgd)

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    1. That was all very interesting, and thank you very much. These days, perhaps my generation and older when our Country was not overpopulated, better said that way in case I get called a racist by some, we had our Churches, our Faiths whether here in England it was the Church of England or High Church of England and yes it exists, St James top of our Road is High Church of England, or whether it be as I was brought up the Roman Catholic Church ( I am now lapse), Methodist, Baptist, etc we regarded and still do, I do this as a Christian Country. I know there are others who would prefer we had no faith in this Country but we do, and I will never surrender our Christianity. I don’t like Towns, Cities overtaken by Mosques, I have no problem with them having a Mosque that is how they worship, I object when in a small Town you have two or more. We are far too tolerant in this Country, people like me need to push and push to maintain our standards, yet others would prefer we became a “happy clappy society”, never. On this I am determined, my Country is a Christian (not secular), Country. I do not interfere with how others worship or believe I don’t expect or want them to force their beliefs on me. Neither will I leave my Country and “go and live with the expats and have your Church” as I was told last night by someone not even born here. There is One God, that should be remembered.

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      1. Btw, who WAS it that told you to “go and live with the expats and have your Church?” Sounds like a really nasty person. I wanted to ask you, too, why you keep saying you’re a lapse Catholic? Truth is Jesus doesn’t give a hoot ner a holler if you attend church regularly or not. He was never one to stand on ceremony. What he cares about is that you love him and all his creation. Doesn’t matter a fig if you’re lapse anything. Jesus loves you, this I know!!! 😀

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    2. I give you that, there is no point me saying lapse, just habit Cheryl and the Church would tell you, that you are now “laps”. I sent you an email in response to yours, mentioned it there, but I have no problem saying it here you probably do know her don’t know her last name just the first “Safar”, on that site my voting to come out of Europe makes me a racist. I don’t need to be patronized by this woman who is not even from the UK, and got lectured for saying that on that site, I want no more to do with it.

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