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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 11:00 pm - December 24, 2008.
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1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

Let us all pray for peace and love for each other and for strength through these difficult world times.

Thanks to all of our readers who are a part of our unique community in the blogosphere.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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16 Comments

  1. Happy Nativity! 🙂

    Christ is Born!

    Comment by Timothy — December 24, 2008 @ 11:32 pm - December 24, 2008

  2. Let us all pray for peace and love for each other and for strength through these difficult world times.

    Amen.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 24, 2008 @ 11:48 pm - December 24, 2008

  3. Bruce and Dan, all good wishes for a very Merry Christmas and good fortune in the New Year. Thanks for all that you do for those of us who are not quite as well spoken as you are. May God bless.

    Comment by John in Dublin California — December 24, 2008 @ 11:50 pm - December 24, 2008

  4. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’ That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”

    Comment by rusty — December 25, 2008 @ 12:02 am - December 25, 2008

  5. wikipedia

    Comment by rusty — December 25, 2008 @ 12:03 am - December 25, 2008

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope you guys have a great and enjoyable one!

    Comment by PinkLady — December 25, 2008 @ 8:34 am - December 25, 2008

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    Pingback by No Runny Eggs » Blog Archive » Making a list, checking it twice - round 2 — December 25, 2008 @ 8:45 am - December 25, 2008

  8. May I add a Merry Christmas and Happy Chanuka to all of you who support Bruce and Dan.

    Comment by PatriotMom — December 25, 2008 @ 8:51 am - December 25, 2008

  9. Merry Christmas.

    Comment by steveegg — December 25, 2008 @ 9:29 am - December 25, 2008

  10. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

    A blessed Christmas to all!

    Comment by rightwingprof — December 25, 2008 @ 11:06 am - December 25, 2008

  11. A very Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukkah to all Gay Patriot writers and readers.

    Comment by Leah — December 25, 2008 @ 11:12 am - December 25, 2008

  12. You are aware that the book you are quoting hate gay people with a passion, right?

    GP Ed. Note: I am only keeping this up to illustrate the hateful, anti-Christian bias of the American Left. Otherwise, I do not tolerate Christian-bashing here. Especially on Christmas.

    Comment by joeyess — December 25, 2008 @ 11:18 am - December 25, 2008

  13. “You are aware that the book you are quoting hate gay people with a passion, right?”

    First, you must realize that the book you refer to is a collection of writings from many different authors over thousands of years. Much of the writings reflect the beliefs and traditions of people from different cultures far removed from our own and must be understood in that context.
    The Jesus story and the teachings of Jesus are only contained in Four of the books of the Bible, Mathew, Mark, Luke and John. And there you will find that Jesus made no mention of gays. He only proclaimed that God loved ALL people. Jesus was confronted with homosexuality and declined to condemn it.
    A book so complicated as the Bible has been studied from many angles and viewpoints by thousands and thousands of Biblical scholars and have produced hundreds of different denominations and groups with differing conclusions as to what the Bible teaches. Modern scholars do not believe that the Bible actually condemns homosexuality per se. Of course, one may draw your own conclusion as to who is right and who is wrong.
    But there is no dispute that Jesus did not condemn homosexuality.
    The Jesus story is one of love and forgiveness. It proclaims that God loves all men and has provided the ultimate and final sacrifice for the sins of men and given to all peoples the forgiveness of God. And Jesus taught that we should love all men, even as God loves us…a perfect prescription for peace on earth and goodwill towards all men. Whether or not we believe the historical accuracy of the Jesus story, it is worthy direction for all our lives.
    Happy Chanuka and Merry Christmas to all GayPatriot staff and readers and especially to you, PatriotMom.

    Comment by Cecil — December 25, 2008 @ 9:23 pm - December 25, 2008

  14. Cecil,

    Just a quibble: I don’t remember Jesus dealing with homosexuality at all, unless you take His statement that the Law is not changed. Just curious on your reference?

    Merry Christmas.
    Kevin (the Texan one)

    Comment by technogypsy — December 26, 2008 @ 8:44 pm - December 26, 2008

  15. Kevin, homosexuality was common in both the Roman and Greek cultures of that day. And Judea and Galliee were dominated by both cultures. It was practiced in their temples.There is no way that Jesus could have not been aware of the practice of older men taking younger boys to be their sexual companions. The Jewish religion heavily condemned it. But Jesus said nothing about it. One common practice among the Roman Army was that Centurions often had young boys that were their sexual lovers. One such Centurion had a boy who he loved very much who became deathly ill. the Centurion sought out Jesus to ask Jesus to heal his boy. Jesus healed the boy and said nothing about any sexual activity the Centurion had with the boy.

    Comment by Cecil — December 28, 2008 @ 11:45 pm - December 28, 2008

  16. Happy Birthday Spaghetti Monster in the sky!

    Comment by Tex... — January 5, 2009 @ 8:19 pm - January 5, 2009

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