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Old 12-08-2005, 02:14 PM   #121
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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



I guess I'm just shallow 'cause sometimes watching a dog chase it's tail is fun for me.


But I do think that everyone who posts in FYM does like the debate/fight, at least a little bit. Granted some like it more than others, but not one of us would post here if we didn't enjoy it on some level.
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Just taking the statements you all shovel....


i suppose everyone, all groups, enjoy the feeling of persecution.

a sense of crisis is a great way to reassert identity.

we all do it.
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:25 PM   #123
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Going to my work's Chanukah party this Saturday night (NHL game!) and Christmas party next Friday. Yaay! It's great fun, and you know, people really appreciate celebrating together, regardless of whether or not the holiday is personal to them.
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But I do think that everyone who posts in FYM does like the debate/fight, at least a little bit. Granted some like it more than others, but not one of us would post here if we didn't enjoy it on some level.
I'm just wondering at what point does it become beating a dead horse? Then again I wonder that about many things here..and it has gotten rather personal in this thread too, I don't find that necessary or all that attractive.

For the record I love Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, whatever. I don't care if you say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas to me, just don't assume certain things about me because of my religious beliefs and/or affiliation, and don't disrespect that in other ways. I really don't think that's asking too much. It has gone too far when it can't even be called a Christmas tree, like I said in one of the other Idon'tknowhowmanythreads there have been about this topic.
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:02 PM   #125
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i *loved* this quote:

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"I think it's more important to put Christ back into our war planning than into our Christmas cards," said the council's general secretary, the Rev. Bob Edgar, a former Democratic congressman.


because Jesus doesn't need body armor. or a post-war plan.




I don;t like it when "God" and "war" are in a sentence together, for whatever reason.

Quite frankly, God's place is anywhere but in warfare, in my opinion...
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Yeah, I thought of that a bit later, but since the person I was making the comment to and I had settled the issue (we're going to dance naked around the festivus pole chanting whatever the hell we feel like chanting )

I heard someone shout "pictures!!"

But it wasn't me
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Why is political correctness often considered to be a liberal cause?
Consider:
Europe is more liberal than the united states.
In Europe Christmas decorations are everywhere, including nativity scences in Trafalgur Square.
Therefore, the relationship between political correctness and liberalism is faulty.
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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.
and now you've somehow acted even more holier than christ.

nice work, champ.
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and now you've somehow acted even more holier than christ.

nice work, champ.

yeah.... because this is REALLY a great example of Christ-like, transcendant dialogue.....

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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.
Care to point out how you've manage to infer that Sherry assumes she's acted "holier than Christ" by simply being considerate and respectful of others?

Falsely accusing someone of blasphemy is not something I take lightly. Your post has crossed the line of being immature to deplorable.
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This thread has turned to shit...

See ya...
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and it has gotten rather personal in this thread too, I don't find that necessary or all that attractive.
Sherry is one of the most polite, humble people who posts here- that's unnecessary

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Sherry is one of the most polite, humble people who posts here- that's unnecessary
Sherry's post was unusual for her. It, in essense, said: I live a Christ-like life, you (the person insisting on "Christmas" instead of "holiday" to which she was responding) do not.

Zoomerang96 pointed this out in a less than polite way.

Now, if Sherry's words had been posted as an exchange between two other people, I'm fairly confident FYM would have had a much different response.
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Happy Christmas everyone!
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Going to my work's Chanukah party this Saturday night (NHL game!) and Christmas party next Friday. Yaay! It's great fun, and you know, people really appreciate celebrating together, regardless of whether or not the holiday is personal to them.
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Doug, you *will not* put words in my mouth. Quote the post where I said those who insist on "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays" are less Christ-like, or withdrawl the accusation.

What I *did* say, for both Z and Doug, is that this

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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.
is about as unloving and arrogant an attitude as I've seen expressed here. You don't even need to be a Christian to see that. Z, are you seriously going to defend that as kind, humble way to treat people? NBC, are you going to defend it? If so, in my opinion, you've both lost all perspective about this issue. And I have lost all interest in this thread.

To those who posted for me--thanks for your kind words. Doug's probably right--I need to come up with a loving way to explain my position. I think I've done that on previous threads on this topic. I was--and am--so stunned though by the fact that Z. posted what he posted in defense of Christianity that I'm afraid for now at least, this is the best I've got.
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