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Old 12-08-2005, 12:59 AM   #91
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ok then, big shot. thanks.
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Old 12-08-2005, 01:03 AM   #92
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if people have a hard time signifying that by calling december 25 "christmas", i think that's stupid. christmas is christmas. it's been that way for...well i guess 2005 years now?

But it's not just Dec 25th.

If it was, I'd have no problem.

It's the whole season from after Thanksgiving till New Years, which other religious holidays fall upon...

Seems like a no brainer to me.

But once again, if someone can't see that, please show me.
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Old 12-08-2005, 01:13 AM   #93
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Can you imagine how pissed off some people would be if the White House sent out Happy Festivus cards? Now that would be cool!
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To say "It's Christmas, damn it" is only valid on Dec 25.
Actually Chanukah, damn it, also starts on Dec. 25th this year.
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bah humbug!

I find it sad that this discussion remains fixated on the lowest common denominator of who does and doesn't have the right to feel "offended," rather than on what will make everyone feel most welcomed and included during one of the most celebratory and convivial times of the year for all.

Happy Holidays, everyone!
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Festivus is grounded in just as much fact as Christmas.
probably more

we have the first Festivus on video tape.
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we have the first Festivus on video tape.


wow! that is true!

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Don't you people get it? It's just like the great conservative, philosophical, tv anchor Steven Colbert of the Colbert Report reported, this is all just another example of secularists persecuting the Christian minority (all 80%) who celebrate Christmas.
Stop telling the good folks at the Christian Coalition to stop whining, they might just do that, and then they might try and stop the persecution of Christians in places like China - where Christians are sometimes killed.
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Do we risk (for the sake of homogenization) becoming completely bland and colorless? Is that the price we pay?

Or is there a way to blend unique flavor with inclusiveness? I fear boredom almost more than I fear anything. (Selfish me)
Does inclusiveness have to be bland? Right now it is.

To raise one holiday above another is wrong. To pretend there is no difference is delusion. We're already suffering from the delusion of the religious right. I'm not up to any more delusions
(except of my own making).
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Old 12-08-2005, 07:58 AM   #99
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my point is there are more holidays in December than just Christmas. To say "It's Christmas, damn it" is only valid on Dec 25.
Or January 7th for Eastern Orthodox Christians. Or January 18th for Armenian Christians.

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It is fun to fight over nothing once in a while.
or maybe it's just fun to fight for some people if going around in circles ad infinitum for no purpose is fun I suppose

as for me I'll watch my dog chase her tail
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This was my personal favorite. Could someone PLEASE tell me when we became a country full of damn whiners???
Probably around the time of the formation of the ACLU
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Probably around the time of the formation of the ACLU
Wow you haven't read this thread have you? It's not the "liberals" whining.
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bah humbug!

I find it sad that this discussion remains fixated on the lowest common denominator of who does and doesn't have the right to feel "offended," rather than on what will make everyone feel most welcomed and included during one of the most celebratory and convivial times of the year for all.

Happy Holidays, everyone!




you know, i thought about going down the list of people in this thread and individualizing a holiday greeting -- to NBC, i'd wish him a Merry Christmas, to Yolland a Happy Chanukah, to Ouizy a Merry Festivus, to Joyfulgirl a restful few days off and a trip to that delicious looking Japanese Spa in Santa Fe -- but i don't have time to do so.

therefore, in the spirit of inclusiveness and respect to ALL religions and non-religions and those who find their morality in secular humanist love and logic, Happy Holidays to everyone. everywhere.
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Wow you haven't read this thread have you? It's not the "liberals" whining.
LOL!!!!

I'll keep it under your head next time !
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:27 AM   #105
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i'll wish anyone a merry christmas if i want to, and if they don't celebrate it - too bad. they are now, cause i told them to.
I could give a shit about being PC. As I Christian, I do care about imitating Christ. The attitude you've expressed above is the opposite of that.
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