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Old 12-16-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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REALLY?? I can't decide which is more pathetic.... that there is actually a debate over such a thing, or the fact that our local news station feels this is a story worthy of airtime.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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REALLY?? I can't decide which is more pathetic.... that there is actually a debate over such a thing, or the fact that our local news station feels this is a story worthy of airtime.
maybe they are worried how the ACLU will react if they call it a Christmas Tree
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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As if a tree has anything to do with Christmas.

Embrace everything or refuse everything - anything somewhere in between will have the ACLU after you.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Pretty soon all of the "Christmas trees" around here will be sporting bright orange, spray painted signs reading "screwed by the Town Of Cary!"
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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I prefer the use of a Festivus Pole. "Festivus, a holiday for the rest of us!"

More information about the Magic of Festivus! Festivus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Order your festivus pole today!: Celebrate Festivus with your own Festivus Pole -- 100% Aluminum and Made in Milwaukee

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Old 12-16-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: five points area neighborhood
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REALLY?? I can't decide which is more pathetic.... that there is actually a debate over such a thing, or the fact that our local news station feels this is a story worthy of airtime.
evidence that cary's liberal population is growing. this same thing is happening across the country in areas that have high percentages of liberals. see california, vermont, massachusetts and more. the progressive point of view is to eliminate religion from everything we can. it is unfortunate that we have gotten to this point. while i agree we need a further separation of church and state, i think this is going too far. i long for the days of old.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I prefer the use of a Festivus Pole. "Festivus, a holiday for the rest of us!"

More information about the Magic of Festivus! Festivus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Order your festivus pole today!: Celebrate Festivus with your own Festivus Pole -- 100% Aluminum and Made in Milwaukee

I was able to give Lamishra some rep but not quite time for me to give you any so I must say...thanks to both of you for making me laugh! My 16 year old annoyance was really on my last nerve and you both may have prevented me from hurting her!!!

Vicki
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh
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Recognizing that people in a town have many faiths - or no faith - does not mean anyone wants to eliminate religion. Being inclusive rather than exclusive actually allows all religions to flourish.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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Recognizing that people in a town have many faiths - or no faith - does not mean anyone wants to eliminate religion. Being inclusive rather than exclusive actually allows all religions to flourish.
I can see why you would think this, but actually, it is chipping away at the long-standing tradition of Christmas being honored in the US. Here's a great explanation of the history of the tree Christmas traditions, Christmas tree history

If Cary fears offending people of other faiths by appearing to be exclusive to Christianity, then let the Christmas tree stay in name and physically, then add symbols of other faiths "Holidays" in a separate display- that is if those citizens are represented in the community and if displaying their symbols honors their faith. And, when Seinfeld comes to town, let us proudly display our Festivus poles

Often today we see that as organizations et al, try to be inclusive, some would say PC, they are in fact excluding Christianity.

Now for a laugh at all of us, you've gotta see this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEQyz...eature=related

To see where this is going, as innocuous as it seems, it is not unlike what has been going on in Great Britain for the last few years. The stories PC gone wrong I am hearing from there are mind-blowing!

And, the common denominator, it starts with small, seemingly insignificant changes like the one discussed in this thread.

If any other faiths claim the "Christmas Tree" as their tradition, then let's call it the Christmas Holiday Tree

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Old 12-16-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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lol and bravo all around. Nice to see someone else gets it.

Now stop forcing your Christianity down my throat or I'll tell the ACLU on you, you evil Bible-thumping, door knocking blah blah blah!



As some have mentioned/alluded, it's not being "all inclusive" - nobody is stopping anyone else from expressing their beliefs.

Unless, of course, they're Christian.

I am SICK TO DEATH of people whining because they can't handle that Christianity is by far the dominant religion in this country and so (get ready for a shock) most of the symbolisms/etc you see - esp this time of year - are indeed Christian. Gee go figure. Next thing you know we'll see a lot Star of Davids in Israel or minarets in Iraq. The horror!

This country has truly lost its mind.

But it's nice to know there are still at least a few of us around who get it. Sadly, we're spitting into the wind. Wind, heck - it's the PC hurricane.
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