A few months ago, when I was filming my six T-Mobile Christmas commercials at Prague in the Czech Republic, my wife, Gena, and I discovered a Christmas tradition they have that we wish was a part of our tradition in America. They still call Christmas "Christmas," not "Happy Holidays." And on Christmas morning they tell their children that Jesus brings the Christmas tree and Jesus brings the gifts. It really brought a great amount of joy to our hearts when we heard about that tradition. That is when we knew going there to film those commercials was a great decision.You can read the rest of the article here:
Therefore, it was no surprise to us, when we heard that their neighbor Poland unveiled in November the tallest statue in the world of Jesus at 167-feet. (By comparison, the statue in Brazil's Rio is 125 feet tall.) Rev. Sylwester Zawadzki, the 78-year-old priest who created the statue, said the actual figure of Jesus (without the platform on which it stands) rises 108 feet, or 33 meters – one meter for every year that Jesus lived. No wonder President Reagan once called Poland, "a land of deep religious faith."
Meanwhile, back in the U.S., the Fed is trying to strip small-town America's local banks of any Christmas decorations and meaning. And our president's speech writers are trying to figure out how to refer enough to the birth of Christ in his Christmas addresses that others don't think he's a Muslim, but not smack of being too Christian, that they alienate the president's progressive, Islamic and atheistic followers.
Poland's Jesus statue, source: News 24