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hen the former Christian missionary and author of the incredible book "Passport to the Impossible,"Jim Woolsey visited BRT Television in Brussels, Belgium he noted that..."before going to the network headquarters," (page 346 of his book) he "...walked through an open air shopping mall where thousands of people were going into a variety of shops, theaters, restaurants and bookstores..." He "...walked a couple of blocks when [he] heard the loud gong of a church bell. Right there, tucked away in the heart of this huge metropolitan city, was an old church, it's bell calling people to worship.
"I stood there and watched," he said "to see how many people would enter through the ominous gothic doors. After the longest wait, guess how many people went inside to worship? None. Yet hundreds flooded into movie theaters and places of entertainment. What a graphic picture of a modern church. The whole extent of its evangelism was a gonging bell falling on the spiritually deaf ears of a pleasure-seeking generation."
The foreign outreach of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, overseen by Woolsey who, as a young man working on his master's degree, managed a Bible and gift shop in Lansing, Michigan, never imagined that when he "grew up" that he would be part of a global missionary effort that would touch souls in 189 of the world's 196 countries, overseeing 65 international missions offices for JSM around the world.
And, as a young missionary struggling to save souls in Central America, Woolsey could not have imagined that Satan would be able to successfully use the people of the most Christian nation on Earth to destroy Christianity and evict Jesus Christ from the United States.
That effort began in May, 1989 with a little-noticed brochure from the American Bar Association [ABA]. The ABA leadership was advertising a seminar for "...[a]ttorneys who want to be on the leading edge of an explosive new area of law"suing churches, Christian leaders and Christian activists. And the ABA would be on hand to help judicially amend, through eraser, that portion of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution which says "...Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." Congress (if you have read the separation of powers in Article I, Section 1) is the only law-making body in the United States. The federal court system, like the Executive Branch of government, lacks the right to create their own laws or to amend the laws written by Congress.
The seminar hawked by the ABA in May, 1989 was entitled: "Expanding Use of Tort Law Against Religions." While this would trigger a new phase of attacks on Christianity, the first assault on the Christian Church was launched shortly after the end of World War II with the birth of the United Nations and the reemergence of the globalist movement that lay dormant for two decades.
Because the American people struggled so hard against impossible odds to gain their freedom from the overlords of Europe, the Founding Fathers of the United States understood, more than anything, it was the patriotic pride of the colonial soldier that buoyed him through a war America should have lost. And it was patriotism that made the United States the greatest nation in the history of the world. If they missed it in 1920, the overlords of Utopia got it in 1946—and even more in 1989.
The utopians who were attempting to create one-world government at the end of World War I were slow to grasp the reality that the nationalistic fervor that fuels patriotism is rooted in Christian faith. It became very clear to the globalists between the two world wars that, before American sovereignty could be successfully breached, they had to erase Christianity from the hearts, minds and souls of the American people. Only then could the United States be reshackled to the Old World Order.
The effort to create world government failed when our 28th president, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, was unable to convince Congress to join the League of Nations and surrender America's sovereignty to a world government headquartered in Brussels. In 1989 the Utopians realized they were running out of time.The attack against Christians and the outlawing of Christianity as a racist religion was behind schedule. The globalists were running out of time. While the Utopians still don't get it, the clock that is ticking down isn't their clock, it's God's. And His timeline is on schedule.
On Feb. 26, 2015 Huffington Post writer Jeff Schweitzer attributed to the Founding Fathers the comment that the United States was not a Christian nation. What did Adams reportedly say that convinced Schweitzer, or the liberal Huffington Post, that was so? Adams was quoted as saying: "The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion." The statement, however, was a line in the Treaty of Tripoli (Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary) penned by Adam's Secretary of State, Thomas Pickering in the spring of 1797, and conveyed to the US Senate on May 26. It was signed by President John Adams on June 10, 1797. The treaty ended a war between the United States and the Muslim Barbary Pirates.
The line read—Article 11: As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Musselmen [Muslims or Moslems], and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Muslim or Moslem] nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext, arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries." While Adams signed the treaty he did so because Pickering first signed it in negotiations with the Barbary pirates. And where amending already enacted laws works well for Barack Obama, it doesn't work for constitutional heads-of-state because it violates the tenants of the Law of Nations upon which all common law in the world is based.
The sentence from Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli, once attributed to John Adams, suggested that not only was America not a Christian nation from its birth, but that Adams himself was not a Christian although he came from a well-known Christian family. His second cousin, Zabdiel Adams was an eminent clergyman in the colonies. Zabdiel Adams was educated at Harvard and pastored a Congregationalist Church in Luneburg, Massachusetts. Congregationalism was the Adams clan's religion. Adams' father was a deacon in the Congregationalist Church.
The two dominant religions in the American colonies were the Congregationalists in the North and the Episcopalians in the South with a smattering of Anglicans in Virginia, Catholics in Maryland, and Baptists throughout all the colonies. The Founders didn't believe in a universal State church like England although the Congregationalist Church, which was funded with taxpayer dollars during John Adams' administration, violated the 1st Amendment by allowing Connecticut to create a government-funded religion—ten years after the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. I'd bet you a cup of coffee you've never seen a history book in any high school or university admitting that John Adams turned a blind eye to erasing the 1st Amendment—all of it.
When the Federalist legislature in Connecticut ruled that the 1st Amendment was not immutable, the Baptists sued in federal court. Adams' Attorney General, Charles Lee, a Federalist appointed by President George Washington (and retained by Adams), chose not to defend the 1st Amendment, and the Danbury Baptist Association lost their effort to have the 1st Amendment defined as an inherent right. In 1798, the 5th Congress enacted the Aliens and Sedition Act which shredded what was left of the 1st Amendment's free speech rights by forbidding citizens to speak out against the President of the United States or his policies.
Shortly after the Election of 1800, three Baptist ministers: Nehemiah Dodge, Stephen Nelson and Ephraim Robbins of the Danbury Baptist Association wrote to Jefferson complaining that the Connecticut State government ruled that religious liberty was not immutable. In their letter to Jefferson, they raised the question of religious liberty under the Jefferson Administration. In his reply Jefferson intended to assure the Baptists that religious liberty was an inherent right which neither governments or courts could alter.
The crux of Jefferson's reply to Dodge, Nelson and Robbins was in the form of a metaphor to assure the Danbury pastors that the Bill of Rights prohibited Connecticut from interfering in church business—or the religious affairs of their congregations: "...Believing with you," Jefferson assured the Danbury Baptists, "that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, but that legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions. I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state." Jefferson added: "Congress is thus inhibited from acts respecting religion, and the Executive [is] authorized only to execute their acts..."
The people aren't inhibited. The lawmakers are. Therefore, in this context, the federal courts—which now believe its their right to legislate from the bench—are also prohibited from infringing on your right to worship God as you see fit. The role of the federal courts is to protect the right of the American people to worship God, not to determine ways in which that right can be denied or restricted because a vocal minority disagrees with those doctrines.
Prohibiting a Christian from openly worshipping Jesus Christ because it offends an atheist or is viewed as blasphemy by a Muslim is not a right possessed by any court or any judge—nor any Congressman or Senator—in this land (nor the guy in the Oval Office with a cell phone and pen). The Constitution is very specific in this area. Any federal judge who trips over the wording of the 1st Amendment should not be allowed to remain on the bench. And any federal or State legislator who thinks he or she can legislate away an inherent right from God—the path to both personal and national salvation—needs not only to be removed from office, but imprisoned for sedition or expelled from the United States for life.
The Bill of Rights is "Constitution 101." It's written in plain, simple working class language to make sure that not only will every American understands it, but every lawyer and judge as well. Our right to worship God without interference or restriction from government is guaranteed by the 1st Amendment. To circumvent the Constitution, courts like to pretend they are not interfering with the constitutional prerogatives of the people, but that they are merely restricting cities, counties and States from the appearance of promoting a religion. But, the reality is that these cities, counties and States end up in court only when the religion they are accused of promoting is Christianity in violation of the Establishment Clause's separation of Church and State—created (as noted) by a personal letter from Jefferson to Dodge, Nelson and Robbins.
Two days after he wrote the Danbury Letter, Thomas Jefferson began attending a makeshift church in the nation's capitol. He attended services there almost every Sunday for the balance of his two terms as President of the United States. Where was this makeshift church? On the floor of the House of Representatives. While Jefferson was admittedly not what you would call a theologically-orthodox Christian, he nevertheless viewed himself as one, rationalizing his Christianity as, "...the only way [Jesus Christ] wished anyone to be."
Was America created as a Christian nation? Those who forged a nation of steel from 13 British colonies won liberty against all odds only because of their faith in a Supreme, Almighty God. Today's view that America is not a Christian nation comes from the views of social progressives in government and from the atheistic princes of industry and the barons of banking and business who possess the wealth to enforce their views through their advocates in the leftwing media who claim America was not, and today is not, a Christian nation.
In 1951 a Gallup Poll reported that 92% of all Americans identified themselves as Christians. In 2011, 76% of Americans still identified themselves as Christians. Fifteen percent claimed to be atheists or agnostic. Interestingly, in 2011 the Gallup Poll showed that while only 76% of those polled identified themselves as Christians, 92% of those polled said they believed in God, but only 55% said religion was important in their lives. I guess that 55% believed they were going to save themselves by doing good deeds although the Bible clearly tells us we are saved by faith and not by works [Eph. 2:8-9]
In a campaign speech on June 28, 2006, US Senate candidate Barack Obama said: "Where we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation—at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation and a Buddhist nation and a Hindu nation, and a nation of non-believers." The Christian community in the United States—that 76% of the population which claimed to be Christians, or at least the 55% (not just of registered voters, but the 55% of the population) who insisted that religion was important in their lives, should have been shouting from the rooftops that not only was Barack Obama not eligible to run for the office he was seeking inn 2006, he wasn't fit to be a candidate in the presidential race of 2008 because he lacked the stalwart character Americans have always expected their national leaders to possess—beginning with being a natural born citizen of the United States. While you don't have to be a natural born citizen to seek the office of a US Senator, you are still required to be a citizen of the United States, either native born or naturalized. Obama is neither. Sadly, the guardians of liberty—the free press—which was Constitutionally guaranteed immunity from arrest or prosecution for speaking out against tyranny, chose to join the conspiracy financed by the princes of industry and the barons of banking and business who are now creating a new society on Earth that will bring about global government.
The United States of America is no longer safe because its government has succeeded in evicting God from the lives of our children, from our military and even from our churches. And we wonder why crime is, once again, on the rise across the land.
While many Americans believe that the official attack on religion in the United States began with Obama in 2010, in point-of-fact, it did not. As noted in the opening paragraphs above, it began with the ABA in 1989. While the ABA triggered the initial assault on Christians and the Christian Church its motive remained concealed and, for the most part, still is because the very first attempt to create world government failed in 1920 when our 28th president, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, was unable to convince Congress to join the League of Nations and surrender America's sovereignty to a world government headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Why did it fail? For one simple reason. Faith in God it immutably tied to patriotism and national pride.
In 1920, the globalists who plotted to erase American sovereignty and reshackle the United States to the crown heads of Europe couldn't understand why, with generational world peace as its objective, the US Senate declined to ratify the Treaty of Versailles simply because it meant surrendering the nation's sovereignty to the European socialists in the Hague. In the view of the social progressives, if every nation on Earth surrendered their external sovereignty, it would end war for all time by forging a world government which would have the authority to eliminate the private ownership of guns by all peoples—particularly the United States—within the global union. Of course, the nations which wouldn't join the global confederation under the control of the Hague would be the totalitarian regimes in the Muslim and communist worlds.
When President George HW Bush claimed we were now part of a "New World Order" in 1989, the social progressives utopians realized three things. First, they realized they were rapidly running out of time. Second, they realized that voluntary world government could not become a reality because Christian America knew that liberty is not a gift of the State, it is a perpetual gift from God. And, finally, the social progressive princes of industry realized that Christianity was so fused to patriotism that as long as the United States remained a Christian nation, it would never willingly surrender neither its sovereignty nor its liberty.
That's why the attack against Christians and the outlawing of Christianity as a racist religion was behind schedule. The globalists were running out of time. While the Sleeping Republic still doesn't get it, the clock that is ticking down isn't their clock—it's God's. And His timeline is still on schedule.
And, that's why the utopians who were attempting to create world government at the end of World War I were slow to grasp the depth that the nationalistic fervor that fuels patriotism is rooted in faith—Christian faith.
It became more clear to the globalists between the two world wars that, before American sovereignty could be breached, the princes of industry—aided by corrupt political hacks, judges, and bureaucrats—would have to erase Christianity from the hearts, minds and souls of the American people.
Because the American people struggled against impossible odds to gain their freedom from the overlords of Europe, the Founding Fathers of the United States understood that, more than anything, it was the patriotism of the colonial soldier that buoyed him through the war America should have lost.
And it was patriotism that made the United States the greatest nation in the history of the world. If they missed it in 1920, they got it in 1946. That year the attitude of the federal courts changed. The restriction placed in the 1st Amendment by the Founding Fathers against the central government—"Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."—would be shifted by activist federal judges away from the government and applied against the people whose right to worship without restrictions could not be constitutionally abridged by the government or the courts.
From 1946 until 1965 the battle was waged almost entirely from within the citadels of public education as the American Civil Liberties Union which was founded in 1925 to carry the separation of church and state banner in the battle against God into the courtrooms. In 1946, after the State of New Jersey enacted legislation that provided the venue for parochial school children to ride to their Catholic schools on public school buses, a Ewing Township taxpayer, Arch R. Everson sued—based on two previous Supreme Court decisions, Reynolds v. United States  and Pierce v. Society Sisters —and argued that the school board had violated the separation of church and State by supporting a religion. The case was argued before US Supreme Court on Nov. 20, 1946.
The decision in Everson v Board of Education came down on Dec. 2, 1947. The social progressive school board won. The American people, who had an inherent right, lost. . In Everson, the high court did two things. First, they did what they had no constitutional authority to do—they legislated from the bench by coupling the 1st and 14th Amendments. In doing so, the justices applied the prohibitions that the Founding Fathers applied only against the federal government to the States. Second, it more clearly defined what Reynolds v United States [98 USC 145] viewed as a wall of separation between church and state, creating by definition what has since become known as "the establishment clause." In that instance,. the high court justices coupled the 1st Amendment with a personal letter written by Thomas Jefferson to three members of the Danbury, Connecticut Baptist Association, once again, legislating from the bench. Under the constitutional separation of powers, only Congress has the right to legislate.
It's important to stop and examine the inherent ideology of the federal court system that declared war on religion in America. It was a mirror reflection of the Supreme Court in 1798 . The first US Supreme Court contained five justices: John Jay, John Rutledge, William Cushing, Robert Harrison, James Wilson and John Blair. While all of them were Federalists, each understood that the Constitution not only prevented any legislative body in the land from restricting the right of the people to worship God, it also prevented any court in the land—the Supreme Court as well—from restricting or abridging that right. When Adams assumed the White House, the roster of Justices changed slightly. John Jay retired as Chief Justice and was replaced by Oliver Ellsworth shortly before Washington's administration ended. The Associate Justices were Samuel Chase, William Paterson, Bushrod Washington and James Wilson (a Washington appointee). The Justices assigned to try the Aliens & Sedition Act cases were Paterson and Chase.
The 1st Amendment was a safeguard designed specifically to prevent the federal government from creating a State religion, or from interfering with the rights of the people to worship God as they saw fit when, where, and how, they wanted. The New Deal Court that heard Everson was appointed almost exclusively by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its justices were largely socialist activists who had signed on to the Roosevelt agenda. And topping FDR's agenda was converting the League of Nations into the United Nations—and creating world government. Roosevelt, like most of the world's leaders, believed that establishing world government was the only way to prevent war. Believing the adult generations of the world had too many homegrown prejudices to live war-free, the UN concentrated on indoctrinating the children of the world—the next generation of adults—to live together in peace.
The liberal establishment has unilaterally controlled the philosophical slant of the US Supreme Court since 1937. Today there are four conservatives on the high court: Chief Justice John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas. There are also four liberals: Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Stephen Breyer. The swing vote is Anthony Kennedy. If Stevens or Ginsberg had died before Bush-43 left office (with the Senate in the hands of Republicans), he would have appointed a conservative to replace whichever one left the court. It would have been the first time since the 1936 Hughes Court that conservatives held the majority the Supreme Court. The left has controlled the ideological slant of the Supreme Court, unabated, for the last 80 years.
As long as liberals control the U.S. Supreme Court, the attack against Christianity will continue in the United States. If a major philosophical change on the high court does not happen soon, the language of the 1st Amendment notwithstanding, religious liberty will be legislatively abolished and Christianity will be branded as a racist religion, justifying the "Village's" erasing it from the American society.
It was because of Roosevelt's deliberate politicizing the high court that the virulent attack on Christianity was allowed to happen, and why it's tolerated by the judiciary today. For that reason, it's critical that conservatives do not desert the Republican Party in 2016. If they do, and a third party candidate strong enough to pull 5% of the Christian vote away from the GOP enters the race, the Democrat—even if it's Hillary Clinton—will be elected the 45th President of the United States with about 33% of the vote (due to vote fraud). If that happens, the Senate will likely fall back into the hands of the Democrats, and Christianity in America will be doomed. The liberal judiciary in the United States will completely erase the tenets of Christianity from the landscape of America by successfully branding it a racist religion, and allowing civil rights groups to sue Christianity out of existence.
Under what is now referred to as The Establishment Clause, Associate Justice Hugo Black wrote "...[t]he establishment of religion clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the federal government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another. Neither can it force nor influence a person to go to or remain away from church against his will; or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion. No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbelief, or for attending church or not attending. No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion. Neither a state nor the federal government can, openly or secretly, participate in (for or against) the affairs of any religious organizations or groups or visa versa."
That's why Christianity is under attack. The globalists must destroy the taproot of liberty in the United States before world governance can be achieved because the American people will not willingly surrender their sovereignty to a world government dominated by those who wish to destroy us. This can only be achieved by destroying the bedrock of faith—Christianity—in America. It is important to the globalists for several reasons. First, the Declaration of Independence affirms that our rights are inalienable. If our rights come from God, people cannot take away from us what God gave—at least, not without a second revolution. If, however, that Deity does not exist, then the Declaration of Independence is just so much poetic rhetoric, and our rights can honestly be construed to come from man and are conditioned on the whims of government. Tragically, a nation whose strength comes from its faith in Jesus Christ loses more than faith when it destroys the tethers of faith that binds them to the God who made them strong. In the end, that nation will perish from its lost faith.
To achieve world unity—something that is absolutely essential to create a workable world government devoid of prejudice, hate and war—theological, political and economic parity must exist. That can happen only if Christians are allowed to worship God as we are so admonished by His Word. But that won't happen, because the globalists finally understand the "problem." Christians know their rights are inherent. They are God-given. Because of that, in America, religion and patriotism are core-linked. The United States will not willingly surrender its blood-bought freedom to a socialist global State that will strip us of our right to worship the God of our fathers because liberty is a God-breathed gift, and it's not a retractable right that is doled out by the State like party favors. The global state will not happen until religion is destroyed and Jesus Christ is erased from man's vocabulary and from his day-to-day life.
That's why an army of over a thousand anti-Christian lawyers entered the fray. And, conversely, that's why hundreds of municipalities and thousands of businesses decided that taking Christ from school, from the military, from the American home, and even from our churches, wasn't worth the fight to keep Christ a part of our lives.
Too many businesses, municipalities, homes in HOAs, churches, civic groups and fraternal organizations have surrendered to the threats of lawsuits—even when those threats come from social progressive atheists who believe, the 1st Amendment notwithstanding, that Americans should not be allowed to display a manger scene at Christmas, or even use the word "Christmas" to describe the day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ—solely because the name of Our Lord and Savior is found in the word Christmas. The only reason why democracy works is because God is an integral part of it. Erase religion from democracy and you will trade liberty for bondage. But then, after all, is that not the reason for this exercise in tyranny?\
To achieve world unity—something that is absolutely essential to create a workable world government devoid of prejudice, hate and war—theological, political and economic parity must exist. That can happen only if my God is not superior to your god; or if my God can't send you to Hell for worshipping your god. That is why the secularists and globalists have joined forces. And that's why an army of over a thousand anti-Christian lawyers entered the fray in 1989. And, conversely, that's why hundreds of municipalities and thousands of businesses decided to erase Christ from Christmas. It's easier to deal with a handful of irate Christian customers than a handful of irate litigious lawyers. Due to the steady increase of ACLU lawsuits over Christmas manger scenes and the use of the word "Christmas" which contains the name of the Christian Messiah, civil rights lawyers all but forced mainstream America to erase religion from the most religious holiday in the world—the date that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
It's hard to believe that an abysmal army of leftist lawyers, in less than three decades, could trigger such a tidal wave of anti-Christian sentiment that merchants on Main Street America would be afraid to wish their customers "Merry Christmas" out of fear of being sued by a Muslim, Jewish or atheist customer. While the ACLU, the Anti-Defamation League, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and several lesser known and unimportant anti-Christian advocacy groups began litigating issues that would somehow limit Christianity's outreach or would, in some other way, be detrimental to Christians, the liberal advocacy expanded to include attacking non-Christian symbols that are associated with Christian holidays—such as erasing the word Christmas from our vernacular because contained in Christmas is "Christ."
When the far left launched its attack on Christianity it pushed the throttle too far by telling hundreds of school boards and scores of American businesses that they would be sued if they displayed any symbols related to Christian holidays. And, ever so slowly over the last two decades, anti-Christian advocacy groups successfully erased Christianity from Main Street America. They were so adroit in how they did it that it took many Christians several years to realize what was happening and who was behind it. Even today half of the professing Christians in America believe the other half is making much-to-do-about-nothing.
Most mainline Christians don't feel its a big deal to say "Happy Holiday" or "Season's Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas." After all, they argue adroitly, it's not like Jesus was actually born on December 25. (Christians who've actually studied the history and customs of the Holy Land know that when King Herod called for a census, a census-taker did not show up at your door and take a head count. When Herod ordered a census, all of the Jews in the realm would return to the city of their ancestor's birth to be counted. For that reason censuses were taken during the summer when the nights were warm.)
History does not record specifically when Christ was born (since it's His death and resurrection and not His birth that's important to the world), December 25 is the symbolic date that was picked by Jerome, one of the early church scholars on pagan religions, and Augustine, the founder of western Christian theology. As Christian disciples from Rome evangelized Europe, converting the pagans to Christianity, the Church fathers were faced with a dilemma—the converts continued to observe the pagan feast days.
Jerome provided the solution. Rather than fight with the new Christians and risk alienating them, the Church met them halfway. Rather than condemn them for celebrating pagan feast days Jerome, matched the pagan feast days with Christian "feast" events. To the Christian Church, the most important "feast day" was Passover—the crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Several pagan feast days were celebrated during the spring equinox. The term "Easter" is Chaldean in origin. But many of the traditions we observe around Easter came from the Druids and Anglo-Saxons. The Easter Egg appears to be almost universal, with most pagan societies observing rituals involving the egg. It is believed that the egg is symbolic of Noah's Ark.
But, for our purpose, let's look at Christmas—or rather, the pagan feast day celebrated for hundreds of years before the birth of Christ on that date. In Egypt, the son of Isis—the goddess of heaven—was theoretically born on Dec. 25. In the Anglo-Saxon world, Dec. 25 was called Yule-day—or the "child's day." Yule is the Chaldean name for a baby, or "little child." In most pagan societies—long before the Christian era—a festival was celebrated by the pagans between December 25 and the what is now the first week in January. The date honors the birth of the son of the queen of heaven. Jerome and Augustine studied the pagan feast days and matched them, as best they could, with events in the Christian church.
When no Biblical event could be matched to a particular pagan feast, one was created. Slowly, over decades, the pagan feasts lost their significance as they were erased from the minds of the Christian converts, who began to observe the Christian holidays instead. Over time, the pagan feast days no longer existed in the memories of men—nor did the pagan religions. They were erased from the minds and hearts of their former followers. This glimpse of history has not been lost on those who are determined to erase Christianity. Just as the Christian Church "erased" the pagan religions of Europe, the utopians know their current effort will ultimately erase Christianity.
When the taproot of the tree dies, the tree dies as well. Today, the utopian globalists are doing precisely that to rid society of Christianity. Slowly, they are erasing it by disconnecting it from the symbols—both the holidays and everyday the practices (the taproot, if you will)—associated with Christianity. When—not if—the humanists get their way, all public displays of Christianity will be banned, and Christians will not be able to practice their religious beliefs beyond the walls of their own homes. When the taproot dies, Christianity will die.
The ACLU knows if they can make people believe that government has the constitutional authority to tell them how, when and where they may pray—or not pray—then government will have trumped the 1st Amendment and it will be able to dictate religious belief in America just as the governments in totalitarian countries do—as all of the governments in the world are now attempting to do, particularly in the Muslim world which wants Sharia to become the law of the land—worldwide..