The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 12, 2012

Letter: Just leave us alone

Enid News & Eagle

— Kelly Ogle’s 2 cents on the attacks on Christmas was fabulous, but didn’t go far enough.

Christmas is a Christian holiday to celebrate Christ’s birth. If you don’t wish to celebrate His birth, create your holiday, but don’t try to take away mine.

Our Constitution and country are based on faith and belief in the one, the only Almighty God. I won’t attempt to tell you how or what to worship. Don’t attempt to destroy my right to worship my Lord and Savior in private and in public.

Over the years, we have let others destroy our rights to worship when and where were please. We have to get passionate about our beliefs and stand up for them.

I will not try to force others to believe as I do, nor will I let others dictate how or what I believe. But, I will share my beliefs with you if you give me the opportunity.

Everyone worships something; God, Allah, ancestors, Buddha, money, power, self; whatever is most important in their life.

In short, worship whom or what you choose. I will continue to worship Jesus Christ my Lord. I will not tolerate your attempts to destroy my right to do so, nor will I stand by while you try to tear down my country, the Constitution or my rights.

If I sound angry, I am. I’m tired of the victim attitude and I’m tired of people who think the whole country should change to suit them. If you don’t like Christian symbols, don’t look at them. If you don’t like Christian celebrations, don’t participate in them. Leave the rest of us alone.

Virginia Reed