Christ is in Christmas, not at the Mall

I’m a big believer in believing in things.

I believe those who believe should be able to practice Christmas openly.
I believe those who believe should be able to practice Hanukkah openly.
I believe those who believe should be able to practice Ramadan openly.
I believe those who believe should be able to practice Kwanzaa openly.
My list goes on…

I believe that Simon Malls is a corporation, not an individual who believes or doesn’t believe in anything. More importantly, I believe that whatever they believe in doesn’t change what I believe in.

I believe that the mere presence of Santas, or red & green everything, or Christmas trees, or jolly elves, I believe that those things do not make Christmas.

Faith in God, the spirit of charity, and devotion to the teachings of the faith, I believe those are the things that make Christmas. If all you care about is how festive the mall displays are, is that really Christianity?

But, who am I to impose my beliefs on you? I’m just a struggling/non-practicing believer who believes malls are not places of worship, except for the church of capitalism. Which is fine, because capitalism provides jobs, necessary & unnecessary goods, and pretzel dogs.

I believe in pretzel dogs.

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I believe TV is mostly* meant for entertainment, not for education, or moral inspiration. But, here’s to the show “Friends” for trying to teach us that there are many things to believe in.

*Go, Sponge Bob, go!