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Old 12-03-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Nope.
I am against national holidays based on any religion.
Or else have them for all religions.
I'd rather the former, though.

 
Old 12-03-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: New York metropolitan area
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Christmas is NOT a national holiday.

The day that Christmas falls on is one of several of the official national "days off".
Christmas is a federal and state holiday, which is same as national holiday.
99% of things are shut down on Christmas, more than any other holiday
 
Old 12-03-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: New York metropolitan area
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Therein is one of the problems with Christianity. It is full of sects who believe that they have all the answers and that all the other sects are wrong. For example, the Roman Catholic church believes that Protestants will go to hell while many Protestants firmly believe that the Pope is the anti-Christ.

That lot couldn't agree on a constitutional amendment even if they ever had the opportunity.
Totally false. Don't confuse few individuals with all others. We are all Christians, no matter what sect or non-sect we belong to.

It would make more sense if America was Protestant nation due to early history and culture, and we split from England of which they had their official Anglican Church.
 
Old 12-03-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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The day of Christmas is a federal and state (work) holiday, which is same as national (work) holiday.
99% of things are shut down on Christmas, more than any other holiday
And if most of the population was Jewish then Yom Kippur would be the national day off.
But it still wouldn't be anything more than a federal and state (work) holiday.
 
Old 12-03-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Someone needs to listen to the Arthur theme song...................lol

Arthur Opening Theme - YouTube
Phew, that was close! I almost opened it but luckily I found this Youtube song instead.


Children of the Korn with lyrics - YouTube

Thank god I didn't pollute my mind with that filthy Arthur goodness; you've gotta be so careful on the internet these days!
 
Old 12-03-2012, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Don't forget Diwalli, either. Dang it, everyone forgets the Hindus, a noble people.
Where I work, there is a Diwali party sponsored by thE agency's Asian-American society. Anyone can go. Everyone pays for their own, and it's held at a restaurant. I have never gone but it sounds as if everyone has fun.

And then there's a woman in my office who has Ganesha pinned up in her cubicle allyear, but right now there's a foot-high Santa next to him.
 
Old 12-03-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Don't confuse few individuals with all others.
You do this habitually with all sorts of groups. Practice what you preach.
 
Old 12-03-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: New York metropolitan area
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And if most of the population was Jewish then Yom Kippur would be the national day off.
But it still wouldn't be anything more than a federal and state (work) holiday.
Yes, and you're right.

Christmas Day is not a mandatory holiday off, but it is a paid holiday for federal and state employees by law.
 
Old 12-03-2012, 10:24 PM
 
Location: New York metropolitan area
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Nope.
I am against national holidays based on any religion.
Or else have them for all religions.
I'd rather the former, though.
How about you consider moving to a non-religious countries like Japan, China, North Korea?
 
Old 12-03-2012, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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How about you consider moving to a non-religious countries like Japan, China, North Korea?
Because the founding fathers intended for this nation to be secular. Or, put another way, they intended it to be for anyone of any faith, or lack thereof.

To attempt to codify one faith as an official one, as you want to do, is distinctly anti-American an unpatriotic.
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