Fundy Christmas Day 12: Merry Christmas

There are so many things that bring joy to this season:
Carols and presents and remembering the Reason
the angels brought tidings of Peace and Goodwill.
Wise Men, they’ve told us, are seeking Him still.

But for fundies the Christmas joys hardly end there;
There are so many other great moments to share…

Looking for Santa and KJV cards
Decoding the prophets and missing by yards
Correcting traditions of donkeys and of kings
Giving a Bible instead of mere things
Singing cantatas with someone’s demise
And not using “Xmas” which fundies despise
Santa gets shot which is greeted with cheers
and canceling Sunday once each seven years
Claiming that Joseph was quite an old geezer
(Yes, making up stuff is a certain crowd-pleaser)

But here on this blog we’ll remember with laughter
all of that nonsense we once followed after
Then give thanks to God we’ve now taken flight
Merry Christmas to each of you and to each a good night.

29 thoughts on “Fundy Christmas Day 12: Merry Christmas”

  1. I am in month 13 of healing. This site and my new church continue to help me on my journey. Merry Christmas everyone.

  2. Merry Christmas, everybody (even George, though I doubt he’ll remember it in the morning)!

  3. Rejoice, Christ is born!

    Merry Christmas to all the former Fundies, current Fundies, Fundies in denial, and those of you who never were Fundy but just can’t look away from a good train wreck. πŸ˜€

  4. Merry Christmas!!

    “Worthy is the lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by his blood, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength, and honor and glory and blessing.

    Blessing, and honor, glory, and pow’r be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever!


    Couldn’t resist some adding some Handel. The fundies I’ve met loved Messiah, even though it’s not dispensationalist.

    1. Oh,my! Thanks for posting this!! I’m sitting here at 6:20 AM singing my brains out on the alto following the score on the video! Need I mention the tears running down my face? Indeed, worthy is the Lamb!! AMEN!

  5. What an unbelievable past year it has been. I’m so glad I found SFL to help me laugh and vent during this stressful time.

    “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faithÒ€” that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings.” Phil. 3:7-10

    God bless us, everyone!

  6. wait!

    I thought it was the Catholics who said that Joseph was quite an old geezer and therefore wouldn’t be having any more children with Mary.

    The fundies assume that Joseph was healthy and young and “knew” his wife after Jesus’ birth and therefore had lots more children.

    1. I think it’s a reference to Day 11 Bonus in which Jack Shcaap goes free-style on making things up – or at least that’s what I gathered from the comments. I can’t make myself listen to the man.

  7. Darrell, your Christmas journey these past days has been wonderful! Well, done! And to everyone else, your comments have brought smiles and laughter and new insight. Though I have been out of extreme fundyism for years, I have been in GARB churches. They are fundy but of a milder sort. This is my first Christmas of a totally ecumenical nature. Here in the UK my husband and I attend the base Protestant chapel. I have discovered Advent and the lighting of the candles in church and many of the comments I had read here have made that even more meaningful. I have attended events in two cathedrals. First, a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the cathedral here in Ripon. Then, yesterday a group of about 30 of us from the chapel drove up to York to attend the Christmas Eve service at the astonishing York Minster Cathedral. I can’t begin to describe it! “Nine Lessons and Carols” — the gospel in scripture and song was as clear as the bells that were pealing as we approached that ancient church. To all the Brits who read and post on SFL, you know how to do Christmas well! Far away from family and friends, husband working 12 hour days over the holiday weekend, I have discovered the most Christ-centered Christmas of my 56 years. Merry Christmas to you all!

    1. I went to a Sunday church service at the York Minster Cathedral when I was visiting the UK 5 1/2 years ago. It was absolutely beautiful! And I loved the church bells ringing throughout the town afterward.

  8. Merry Christmas you old Building and Loan, Merry Christmas SFL! Hope the fundies in your lives are restrained and sociable today!

  9. Merry Christmas! Thanks to Darrell and to all of the posters who’ve had a part in helping me realize the parts of my life that still echo Fundyism even though I’ve been out for a while. Thanks be to God for His guidance and teachings that often times come from unexpected places. Thanks be to Jesus that He was born as a baby to ultimately LIVE, not DIE!!!!!

    1. Thanks for posting this! One of my favorites. I first heard it on a Christmas album and loved it. It is actually in the hymn book my church back in Colorado uses, but of course has been ignored. I included it in a Christmas Eve carol sing I organized a few years ago and the pastor looked at it funny and said, “I don’t get it.” And it was in English!! sigh

      1. Thanks Don. Still fighting things. Any comments in the near future will be influenced by my consumption of Nyquil. Good stuff :mrgreen:

  10. I wasn’t here yesterday (we were at my BiLs for X-mas) but I hope everyone had a great holiday!

  11. Merry belated Christmas everyone! I made leg of lamb with a red wine sauce for Christmas dinner. Everything went well…being “fundie free” is well worth it.

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