Every year our extreme leftist compatriots try to do as much damage as they can to Christmas and to anyone and to anything who enjoys or supports celebrating the spirit behind the celebration of Christmas in Australia. Multiculturalism is sometimes given as an excuse. I very recently heard this reply in Brisbane to one such pathetic claim…. “having other cultures in Australia is not supposed to take away from what is already here and works well here. If you don’t like Christmas go to a country without it. You may find it’s actually not so good there without Christmas as it is in a country with Christmas.”
In that spirit I wish to repost an older blog from The World on the Christmas Spirit for Australia.
I have read various reports that Santa Claus was banned from a school because the non Christian children would feel left out.
I don’t know how anyone can come to that conclusion.
Santa Claus is not a Christian icon, he is a symbol of what Christmas has evolved into.
For many people Christmas is a day for being with your family and friends and also giving them presents.
Quite simply while some Christians still celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus Christ many people don’t look at that side of it.
Christmas with Santa has been part of Australian tradition and culture for many years and there is no genuine reason for trying to suppress it.
Unless perhaps you’re trying to get your name in the news.
Demands are made for people to show tolerance to other cultures and traditions. For that to be taken seriously it has to work both ways.
Tolerance and respect must be shown for the culture and traditions that are already here and have been for a long time.
I don’t want a tradition I have enjoyed for many years to be suppressed because someone can’t tell the difference between a religious icon and a commercial one.