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Old 12-10-2012, 09:45 PM
 
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I just say "Merry Christmas" and leave it at that.

Pride has nothing to do with my religious, social or political beliefs since anyone can share them or not.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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Christmas is for children more than others. I wonder how atheists explain to their children why they can't join in with the other children to have the fun that goes with Christmas.

I guess seeing their parents go to work that day just like it is any other day doesn't bother them but it sure would me if I had parents like that.
Well,Jehovah's witnesses do it and the kids aren't suffering.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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No...Christmas is for Christians who celebrate the fact that our God became man in order to redeem us. That's a pretty big deal. It's not just about presents or birthday parties for Baby Jesus or Santa Claus. It's about the fact that God redeemed mankind.

But I get your point. There are plenty of jerk atheists that are parents of that one kid that had to sit out of the party at school because their parents wanted to make a point.
So,let's see. You do realize other groups don't celebrate Chrismas right?
What about Muslim kids?
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Take it to the Religion section.

Personally, I've always said Merry Christmas, and that's what pops out now without thinking. No pride or anything else involved, just old personal custom. I have yet to learn I have offended anyone by saying it.
...and I happily accept others' wishes for a Happy Hannuka, Merry Solstice, Cool Yule, or any other greeting I get from someone else.

Life is too short for this petty nonsense.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Here is a song that all Christians should memorize and sing it out. We surely should follow the message, I think.


Say Merry Christmas - Vocal Carrie Rinderer and the American Christian Life United (ACLU) choir... - YouTube
What does "pride" have to do with it? Saying "Happy Holidays" is just showing respect for other religions besides Christianity or lack of religion.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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So,let's see. You do realize other groups don't celebrate Chrismas right?
What about Muslim kids?
There are a lot of non-religious folks that just like to celebrate. Many may claim Christianity, or were raised in it...but are just not religious.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: bold new city of the south
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Screw christmas....
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Happy Solstice!
You two belong together. Anti Americans, united.

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I just say "Merry Christmas" and leave it at that.

Pride has nothing to do with my religious, social or political beliefs since anyone can share them or not.
I say Merry Christmas, because I am happy for the occasion,
and wish everyone else to share my happiness.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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So,let's see. You do realize other groups don't celebrate Chrismas right?
What about Muslim kids?
The kids of my muslim associates get presents on Christmas Day.

I don't know if they call them something else but I hope some crazy jihadists don't take it out on them or get some sort of murderous fatwa issued on their azzes.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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BTW, is there any other religion besides Fundamentalist christianity, that works quite as hard at always presenting themselves as "victims"? Except for maybe Jews, but at least they were genuinely persecuted, and not by each other!
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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You two belong together. Anti Americans, united.



I say Merry Christmas, because I am happy for the occasion,
and wish everyone else to share my happiness.
Please. Saying Merry Christmas (or more often, Happy Christmas) is said all over the world, and always has been. It's not just an American tradition. And those who don't believe in it are anti-American. Climb down from your high horse- it's all stuffed with self-righteous religionism.
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