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Old 10-30-2007, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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I'm of the opinion that anyone who wants to celebrate love, generosity, joy,
family, or any of the virtues that the Christmas Holiday supports, go for it.

I'm afraid though that the message is getting lost in the secular traditions.Too many visions of sugar plums, and not enough of Jesus Christ.
It can be combined quite nicely if you try.

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Old 10-30-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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It can be combined quite nicely if you try.


Nice.
Does Santa's head light up and blink while playing momma got run over by a reindeer?
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:04 PM
 
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I'm not offended in the least. You have a giving heart and your celebrating it. That's a welcome in this day and age!
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:19 PM
 
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Nice.
Does Santa's head light up and blink while playing momma got run over by a reindeer?
No but when you wind his butt up it plays "O Holy Night".
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:33 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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I am a Christian and no it does not offend me if an atheist celebrates Christmas, I think there are many Christians who leave Jesus out of their Christmas celebration too.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Why would it offend a Christian that Atheists celebrate Christmas? Most of the trappings of Christmas are Pagan anyway. Why don't you ask Pagans if it offends them?
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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no..why would it? Maybe if more did or at least respected the holiday, we could still have all of our Christmas music back in the malls like we did when I was a kid.
I'm confused... they still play PLENTY of Christmas music in our malls, to the point where it even annoys the Christmas-celebrators. And I'm about as far from the "Bible Belt" as one can get! Sorry, but I'm still perplexed about this supposed diminishing of Christmas you all complain about, since I haven't seen any evidence here in Atheist-dominated California.

P.S. What do you mean by "if more people respected the holiday?" What exactly do you expect us (non-Christians) to do, and how have you respected Jewish or Muslim holidays lately? I'm asking that seriously...
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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I'm confused... they still play PLENTY of Christmas music in our malls, to the point where it even annoys the Christmas-celebrators. And I'm about as far from the "Bible Belt" as one can get! Sorry, but I'm still perplexed about this supposed diminishing of Christmas you all complain about, since I haven't seen any evidence here in Atheist-dominated California.
There really is a difference and it may just be that where you are located it's not as bad. But here they did away with all the Christmas decorations in the mall...no Santa's workshop, no pictures with Santa, no religious themed Christmas music...the only thing that even makes it seem more Christmas is a triangle tower of poinsettas in the middle of the food court...a poor substitution for a Christmas tree if you ask me. Thankfully there is a Macy's and one can walk through their Christmas department for a full dose of Holiday spirit when needed.

Now my kids go to Catholic school so there is plenty of Christmas there, but the public schools can't have anything, from any holiday not just Christian, displayed or it's considered biased. So that is sad also. But my kids never went to public school so it doesn't really affect me personally, I just still think it's sad. Also at the hospital we aren't allowed to put up our trees and decorations anymore either except for "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays"...nothing that is specific to anything. So of course I have all these Santa, Nativity, Christmas scrubs that I wear along with my jingle bell earrings and such from December 1st on...I am a walking decoration.
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Btw, I think God was mad at me for that post... we had a 5.6 earthquake about 1 minute after I posted that. Weeeehawww!! Ah, life on a major fault is fun...
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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Btw, I think God was mad at me for that post... we had a 5.6 earthquake about 1 minute after I posted that. Weeeehawww!! Ah, life on a major fault is fun...
Wooops! I'm sure it was just a coincidence.
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