No Nativity scene in Central Park?



What about the Christmas tree that is in Central Park? The Christmas tree, with its twinkling lights, reminds us that with the birth of Jesus, the tree of life has blossomed anew.

No Nativity scene in Central Park?

What about the Christmas tree that is in Central Park? The Christmas tree, with its twinkling lights, reminds us that with the birth of Jesus, the tree of life has blossomed anew.

The Nativity and the tree, are precious symbols. Both handed down from generation to generation as the true meaning of Christmas.

Today, amid a politically correct Christmas attitude, we are allowing ourselves to be strip-ped of our traditions.

The Newark Village Board has stated that it did not want to offend “someone” with the Nativity being placed in Central Park. I am a “someone,” and I am offended to be told, “No you can’t enjoy the Nativity in Central Park anymore!”

Should churches stop ringing Christmas bells so “someone” will not be offended?

Should the choirs sing low keyed so the glorious sounds of their voices are not heard, just in case “someone” goes by and becomes offended?

Should we all just forget the true and real meaning of the season?
Jesus Christ is true and real. He was born of man, to deliver us everlasting life.

Putting up the Nativity and Christmas tree in homes and public places are symbols of faith and prayer. They help us all to rediscover the joy, love and peace of the season. They also tighten the solidarity of family and friends, and the well-being of our fellow man.

Merry Christmas and God Bless!

FLORENCE RITTER
West Union Street
Newark