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Old 01-19-2004, 11:44 PM   #46
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I wouldn't accept because I think only God and the ones who work for Him deserve it. A mass celebration of anyone's birthday other than Jesus Christ is wrong. It reminds of countries celebrating the fuher or the czar's birthday. It's like North Korea. It's wrong.
So then you think we should just get rid of all holidays that commemorate one single person?
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Well what do we have left? MLK Day and Columbus Day? Are those the only bank holidays for a single person we have left? I think we are better off without those, and adding Boxing Day and perhaps Three Kings Day, or Good Friday, or another religious holiday.
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I'm not saying that MLK doesnt deserve a holiday.... but this subject has been debated quite a bit before, nationally. Some states do not observe MLK day, and most businesses do not either.

Lincoln doesn't even have a holiday anymore, nor does good ol' George Washington.
Its called Presidents day.

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I wouldn't accept because I think only God and the ones who work for Him deserve it. A mass celebration of anyone's birthday other than Jesus Christ is wrong. It reminds of countries celebrating the fuher or the czar's birthday. It's like North Korea. It's wrong.

It's called separation of Church and state. A good number of people in America and other nations do not recognize the Christian god. I don't. I prefer to recognize people with real accomplishments like MLK, not some fantasy force.
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SO in 1996, when President Clinton used this event as a CAMPAIGN speech, why was it acceptable?

Just curious....

he spoke about BOSNIA

However Bosnia and the war in Kosovo were sold as a war against Genocide. Clinton didn't lie about Slobodan Milosevic having nuclear weapons, and the capability of killing us Americans. We also had a REAL multi national coalition participating in the conflict, just ask Wesley Clark.
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If you're going to call God a "fantasy force", why do you like U2?
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Its called Presidents day.

Think before you post.

Excuse me....

There USED to be a holiday for each of those presidents.... now there is not.

So, oh wise one, why is there now one holiday representing ALL of our presidents, and one holiday for MLK alone... and not a holiday for MLK as well as all the other folks that have stood for equal rights?

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I wouldn't accept because I think only God and the ones who work for Him deserve it. A mass celebration of anyone's birthday other than Jesus Christ is wrong. It reminds of countries celebrating the fuher or the czar's birthday. It's like North Korea. It's wrong.

Can you say "intolerant of others"?

I hate to inform you, but the majority of human beings on this planet aren't of the Christian (or related) faith.

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Right and hopefully with the war against Iraq and other conflicts we should work to convert these people to Christianity.
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Right and hopefully with the war against Iraq and other conflicts we should work to convert these people to Christianity.

Uhm, I'm not sure if you noticed... but the crusades are over.

Btw... you're off topic.
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Excuse me....

There USED to be a holiday for each of those presidents.... now there is not.

So, oh wise one, why is there now one holiday representing ALL of our presidents, and one holiday for MLK alone... and not a holiday for MLK as well as all the other folks that have stood for equal rights?

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Because its a Federal Holiday. Each individual birthday for a President, means a day off for federal workers. They combined them all into Presidents Day to reduce the number of Federal Holidays.
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If you're going to call God a "fantasy force", why do you like U2?
I know alot of atheists who are fans of U2.
Besides I myself am not a atheist. I just don't believe in the god as portrayed by Christianity. I think most religions are frauds anyways.
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It's called separation of Church and state. A good number of people in America and other nations do not recognize the Christian god. I don't. I prefer to recognize people with real accomplishments like MLK, not some fantasy force.
It's funny how the people that cry about the separation of church and state never complain about the government and most corporations observing Christmas as a paid holiday to it's employees. You wouldn't want to rock the boat on that one because it's not convenient for your cause.

Let's talk about frauds...
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It's funny how the people that cry about the separation of church and state never complain about the government and most corporations observing Christmas as a paid holiday to it's employees. You wouldn't want to rock the boat on that one because it's not convenient for your cause.

Let's talk about frauds...
Because Christmas has become such a cultural event, that has risen beyond Religion.
Personally I really don't give a rats ass. I celebrate Christmas because I enjoy being with my friends and family. Nonetheless if I remember correctly, December 25th isn't even Jesus's "real birthday". It was just a convenient date that Christians chose to undermine the Pagan's Winter Solstice.
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This thread is so off-topic it's not even funny.

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