Hudsonville neighborhood note calls Christmas light displays 'Pagan'

11:05 PM, Dec 16, 2011   |    comments
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The people who received the notes have no idea who would leave them, and many feel the act is extremely un-Christian-like in the first place.

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Wednesday night was like any other evening during the holidays along Vintage Drive in Hudsonville -- as daylight disappeared, Christmas lights began turning on. Except on this night, neighbors with light displays began discovering notes attached to their mailboxes.

The note, in brief, suggests that anyone with Christmas lights or decorations on their property should re-think their beliefs. It states that the Christmas displays honor the "Pagan Sun-God" and do not pertain to the birth of Jesus.

Besides speaking against the holiday lights, the note went on to state the use of mistletoe, wreaths, and yule-logs, were in no way representative of Christmas, and were a "Pagan festival of lights."

The people who received the notes have no idea who would leave them, and many feel the act is extremely un-Christian-like in the first place.

"It's a sin to judge other people and to tell people that if they have Christmas lights they are Pagans", said Danette Hoekman. "We're not Pagans, we go to church regularly, my kids go to the Christian school."

No lights are coming down just yet in this neighborhood, and should they show up again, some have already have a way of counteracting the judgemental note-sender.

"I think next year we should put on a huge display!" added Hoekman.

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