posted on May, 9 2013 @ 01:19 PM
Also, let us not forget that when you rearrange the letters in the word
"Santa" you can spell "Satan."
Great thread! I, too, have thought about Christmas being a possible tool for Satan.
I haven't celebrated Christmas for the last 4 years now --it all came about by accident.
I had, and continue to have health issues and couldn't decorate my house and I couldn't buy presents and I couldn't go anywhere for Christmas Eve.
So, everyone came by me --no presents, no tree, no decorations, no lights, etc. There was just food and family and fun. --the way it's supposed to
be! And you know what? It was THE best Christmas our family ever had!
Satan LOVES to take family events and add other things. After a time, if those things are not present, then the family gathering seems boring. Like,
having a movie, usually with a Christmas theme of course, playing in the Living Room on Christmas Eve. Many families do this. The people who are not
currently in a conversation, or who are eating, will go into the Living Room and watch this movie.
Have you ever noticed people, say in the Family Room are talking and the ones in the Living Room where the TV is are not? The TV is preventing people
from starting a conversation with another --it's a distraction tool and Satan relies heavily on it. If you were to remove that TV, there will not
only be conversations in the Family Room, but also the Living Room as well. It's an experiment I tried for a few years and there's no doubt about
All of those things are just distractions --the lights, the tree, the TV, etc.
I've tried to take all of that out and I have started a Christmas Eve tradition that has gained momentum within my family and friends. A couple
towns in my area put white bags (like white lunch bags) on the edge of their property on Christmas Eve. In those white bags they put sand. The
purpose of the sand is twofold. One, the sand adds weight to the bag so it won't blow away. And second, the sand holds, what I'm just about to get
to, the candle firmly in place. So you got the bag and the sand, next is the candle. You place the candle in the sand and light the candle. The
white bag now glows and flickers throughout the magical night of Christmas Eve! This is called Luminaria.
What I do, and this has now caught on, I go to these couple towns on Christmas Eve and when I drive down a street and see a bag that is not lit, I
stop the car, and as I re-light the candle I say a prayer for someone. The order in which I say prayers is: my immediate family first, Then all of
my nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Then I say prayers for my friends. Then I'll say a prayer for people I knew --old girlfriends, old
friends I once knew, people who had a special place in my life at one point, etc. THEN, after ALL that, I will say a prayer for my favorite celebs
who had a positive influence in my life (athletes, musicians, writers, actors, etc.). Then I'll say a few prayers for people I don't know, but who
really need prayers said on their behalf --I'll ask God to have "this" or "that" prayer reach whoever needs it most in the world at that
It also depends on how many bags need re-lighting. If alot of bags are not lit, I can then say 1 prayer for each candle I re-light. If I can see
only a few bags have gone out, then as I re-light a candle and instead of one person for each candle lit, I'll say 5, or even 10 people for each
candle I need to re-light.
It's very rewarding! Not only am I performing a random act of kindness for every person I pray for, but I'm also relighting all of the bags that
have blown out so now other families who are driving around, looking at the beauty of the white bags, can now share in the experience as its meant to
be seen and fully enjoyed --a road that is "completed" with fully lighted white bags. When it's snowing out, the experience is something truly
spectacular! The kids love it!
I hope more and more people will catch on. it's a great Christmas Eve tradition that a family can do for 30 minutes or so, before or after they go
to church, and before or after the family gathering. It teaches people young and old many wonderful qualities.
It may be cold outside, but this heart-warming, family experience will keep you nice and toasty.