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Old 12-03-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I was watching the news last night regarding the "WAR" on Christmas. The segment was about the hubbub about 3 different displays at a state capital building. A Nativity Scene, A Christmas Tree and an Atheist Statement.

Does anybody know if other countries are as obsessed with the war on Christmas as the US seems to be?

I think folks can believe in whatever they want but I wish the naysayers would leave the Christmas Holiday alone. Many already have their own special day, yet they still try and spoil Christmas.

I get the whole freedom of speech and freedom of religeon but what I don't get is why the minority feel the need to attack the beliefs of the majority. What is it to you, anyway?

Instead of certain folks getting their panties in a wad because the majority of Americans want to partake in the Christmas season, why don't these people go celebrate on "their" special day?

We have Hannakah and Kwanza. They don't bother anybody.
We have a National Atheists Day in April for the miserable Christmas haters, also. Apparently, they can't be happy with just one day? Are you jealous that we celebrate for a month? Do you want special decorations and a few cartoon specials? How about a movie? I bet we can even come up with a special mascot for you. No reindeer, Santa or baby Jesus for you buddy. How about a Sasquatch?



"Winter Solstice" my @ss!!!


MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!!!!

I'll put the eggnog away now.

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Old 12-03-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: California
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There is so much on Christmas,because it's an opportunity for the busnessmen and retailers,wholesalers time to make a profit.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: southern california
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unhappy disappointed people like to wet blanket others. rain rain go away.
many do it without thinking.
its a form of pollution.
my new years resolution. no more wet blanket.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:50 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Does anybody know if other countries are as obsessed with the war on Christmas as the US seems to be?
In my experience, no.
But I don't think the war on Christmas is nearly as fierce as the media makes it out to be. It's just another way to get people to buy newspapers or tune into a particular TV channel.
There have already been three different threads about this in this or that forum on CD.
Reading those might enlighten you.
I don't think people are "jealous" about the "majority" celebrating/spending money/decorating for a month.
And if others do have "their" special day, they probably do "go celebrate it," that is, if they happen to have the day off.
As a matter of fact, that's probably good advice for those who observe Christmas. Just go to your place of worship, celebrate in your home as you wish, and don't let the Scrooges bother you.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:15 AM
 
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work in retail for a couple of years over the holidays, and you might hate Christmas too.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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work in retail for a couple of years over the holidays, and you might hate Christmas too.
I worked in retail when I was a teen and although some folks are crazy, I didn't hate the season.
Besides, I'm wasn't referring to the rush on the stores or commercialism. That's another thread.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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In my experience, no.
But I don't think the war on Christmas is nearly as fierce as the media makes it out to be. It's just another way to get people to buy newspapers or tune into a particular TV channel.
There have already been three different threads about this in this or that forum on CD.
Reading those might enlighten you.
I don't think people are "jealous" about the "majority" celebrating/spending money/decorating for a month.
And if others do have "their" special day, they probably do "go celebrate it," that is, if they happen to have the day off.
As a matter of fact, that's probably good advice for those who observe Christmas. Just go to your place of worship, celebrate in your home as you wish, and don't let the Scrooges bother you.
Read the other posts already, thanks. Others opinions aren't always enlightening, just an opinion on the facts as they see them.

Looks like somebody didn't see the underlying humor in the post. Must have missed that picture of Sasquatch. Lighten up!
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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There will always be those who think Christmas should be abolished. For that I'll say if you don't like Christmas, then don't celebrate it! There's no reason to make the rest of us not enjoy it because if offends you.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Incognito
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We don't celebrate Christmas. We celebrate Festivus.

Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way.
What happened to the doll?
It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born: a Festivus for the rest of us!
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:04 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Read the other posts already, thanks. Others opinions aren't always enlightening, just an opinion on the facts as they see them.

Looks like somebody didn't see the underlying humor in the post. Must have missed that picture of Sasquatch. Lighten up!
Yeah, it's interesting how one person's opinion, such as concern over a war on Christmas, can be another person's bogus, ill-conceived concept.
Guess your humor was lying under too much other not-so-funny verbiage.
The Sasquatch just seemed sort of random.
But I assure you that my panties are not in a wad.
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