The religious celebration of Christmas started in 354 AD and did not take hold in America until the early 1800’s. Religious significance continues to diminish over the years while creative product marketing flourishes with; a Jolly Old Man in a red suit, Rudolph the red nose reindeer and songs like; “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas”.
Future celebrations of Christmas, centered on the birth of Jesus are up to us, but, His significance to humanity runs much deeper than a festive religious holiday. It embodies a 2,000 year old philosophy, crucial to peace for all humanity. Unfortunately, some members of society do not follow the code thus causing a need for others to Concealed Carry.
Christmas is a joyful celebration by people all around earth. It’s a “time out” from world problems to extend our “best wishes” to Christians, Jews, Muslims and others interested in peaceful coexistence. Christians celebrate the birth of a great Person who lived 2,000 years ago. The objective of this article is not to proselytize about his divinity, or, philosophy, but, consider him a person who inspires everyone to respect each other and promote good will.
Our secular laws do not address a need for mutual trust which is a principle element for maintaining social, religious, political and/or cultural harmony. A prime example of distrust lies in the destruction of Ferguson MO on August 9, 2014, which created a massive demand for gun sales and Concealed Carry permits. Those who did not accept the Grand Jury’s conclusion, or, may believe our legal process is faulty, resulted in discarding any valid, logical arguments which did not match their opinions.
Their “belief bias” originates from distrust in law enforcement and resulted in barbaric destruction and looting of many local businesses. A Grand Jury, consisting of 12 randomly selected citizens, investigated whether a police officer should be indicted by conducting a wide-ranging investigation involving scientific evidence and sworn witness testimony. Jurors were able to ask multiple questions and request any related case information in their search for truth and yet, some protestors without any verified information are blindly saying; “don’t confuse me with the facts; my mind is made up”
Psychologists find this mental bias almost impossible to resolve and it divides our society into an “us” versus “them” mentality. It is evident from this tragedy; “silent” citizens must become more vocal to represent a balanced view regarding police behavior and our law enforcement system. People will be using Concealed Carry self-protection if irrepressible destruction occurs in their neighborhood, but, each ordinary citizen must do more. Get involved at the voting booth and become a leader and/or supporter of our judicial system to prevent lawless behavior. Displaying such faith in our country, on Dec 25th, is an encouraging omen for the future.
Let us never abandon any frustrating efforts to make this world a peaceful place for all current and future generations. The Christmas season is a good time for each of us to reassess our intolerant views of others and search for ways to live in harmony. Always graciously extend your hand to improve human behavior and understanding, support our law enforcement system and keep the other hand ready for Concealed Carry protection.
God bless you and your loved ones…have a Merry Christmas and…keep on packin dude.
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