raybies,I thought the exact same thing. Not about the barometer
(his family is extremely science oriented) but about the letter. He seemed
grateful not to have sent it. I thought he was going to read something with a
bit of fire. Like you, I found the sentiments he related to us were quite
mild.Maybe that is why he is where he is. A mild heart.
"We're so picked on and persecuted"... Happy Holidays,
Seasons Greeting, Merry Christmas. Why in the world do some people get their
Hanes in a bundle over this? Steve and Eydie sang about Happy
Holidays years ago Perry Como sang Home for the HolidaysNot to
mention a whole list of "Christmas carols" that don't mention
Christmas. Are they all on your "naughty list"?Sheesh.
Lighten up and enjoy the time of year and EVERYTHING that goes with it.
I have to agree with Midwest Mom and CVgal that this was a CHRISTMAS Devotional
and was Promoted as such. Too much "political correctness" sometimes.
I wonder if the author of this story used the "holiday" word on purpose
or not? It's not the "normal" thing in theLDS culture.Anyway, we saw the Christmas Devotional on the BYU TV channel and
enjoyed the Music and each of the three Christmas Messages.Also very
much enjoyed the new movie "Silent Night" which followed right after the
Christmas Devotionl on the BYU TV channel. It is a very good/excellent
historical/biographical type movie about the creator of the Christmas Carol "Silent Night", Joseph Mohr. Joseph Mohr certainly left a Legacy.Thank You First Presidency, Mormon Taberncale Choir, and BYU-TV!! Merry Christmas to you all!!
I loved Pres. Eyring's "letter" he wrote expressing his frustation
regarding the barometer (who gets their kid a barometer!? Talk about nerdy kids.
Heheh. ) I was expecting him to have written a few inflammatory remarks, but
no... I thought, 'wow. this guy does not know how to express
frustration.' He was way too nice about it. Still his point
was beautiful, regarding the time he spent with his son meant more to his son
than the actual gift that never quite worked right. A very nice
thought. I hope to put that into practice.
I agree with Midwest Mom, and I don't wish to make a big thing of it. But
........ come on DN...... you know it was a Christmas program. It was
advertised as a Christmas Devotional. Now that said, it was lovely and I so
appreciate the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the performers,
service missionaries, ushers, etc., etc. for giving so freely of their time to
help in these wonderful programs being "gifted" to us ... free! And the
talks by our First Presidency were lovely. So many good thoughts and feelings
to think about ... and now to share with others during this very precious
season. Merry Christmas everyone!
"Holiday devotional?" I think that we can clearly state that the
purpose of this annual devotional is the celebration of Christmas. Yes, it is a
holiday, but more importantly it is a holy day for those of this and other
Christian faiths. In this era of spying wars on religion, which this paper
reports regularly, I would have thought that the DN would not be straddling the
fence on this one. There are many better ways and more important issues for the
DN to flex its politically correct muscle. If, on the other hand,
this was merely an oversight, I would hope that the DN, and many of its
"conservative" readers, would realize that many perceived persecutions
are merely unintended oversight and not a proactive policy against people of