CP, do not ever attempt to speak for me again! I can speak for myself. I do not need you or anyone else attributing untruths to my persona! I have not allowed any of these things to happen in my personal life. Unfortunately I have no control over what society as a whole, various church groups, and/or goverments have decided to do and I can't undo what's been going on for hundreds of years. I can't control what others say or do, and quite frankly I wouldn't want to have that power to limit their freedom. You know that very well, and yet you decided to launch a personal attack against me and tthree and act like we caused the whole thing. But you're right about one thing. The name of Christianity has been dragged into the mud, and it's been dragged into the mud by hypocrites, charletons and those who simply call themselves Christians when in fact they are not. I just found one such group and I called them out on it. Maybe that's not much in the grand scheme of things, but I'm doing what I can. I'm sorry I can't make the commercialism of Christmas and Easter disappear for you, but I can choose to celebrate these holidays as I see fit or not at all if I so choose, and you're free to do the same.