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Christmas.... not "Christmassy" enough? Or too Religious?
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Old 11 Dec 2005, 19:47   #1 (permalink)
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I was reading through some news articles today, and I came across some real gems. I really cannot believe these people. I will never cease to be amazed at how stupid people can be.

Number 1
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...&feed=rss.news

Apparently Bush, (who probably never even saw the cards that his people sent out) didn't use the word Christmas in his letters to his supporters. So they're mad at him... join the club.

Number 2
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/12/...on/edcohen.php

Some crackpot religious wierdos are boycotting Target for using the words "Happy holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"... Maybe we should start saying "Happy Chrismahanukwanzika" just in case.

And finally, Number 3.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117...1-1248,00.html

When Political Correctness Attacks... A school principal in Queensland Aus. makes an apology to a family for using the word "Christmas" too much in a school newsletter. :-\ I'm... speechless.

Have fun ripping this one apart...
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Old 12 Dec 2005, 00:42   #2 (permalink)
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My god. Whats this world coming to?
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Old 12 Dec 2005, 02:33   #3 (permalink)
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Tecnically, the bill of rights just says that the US has no specific religion... not that it dosen't have one. Tecnically, it would be constitutional if the government said "merry christmas" as long as they greet every other religious holiday the same way. Besides, I'm not offended by "happy hanakua, colorful kwanza, or merry non religious christmas." Why are others offended by "merry christmas?" I'm wishing them to be merry, not telling them to go screw themselves. Why, the people who are most exited around christmas time are the Hindu's at my mother's work. And who actually falls for the "Holiday Tree." You all know very well what it is. An aincient german marketing scheme to get christians to buy their trees. It's rediculous. The day I get sued for advertising my faith...
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Old 12 Dec 2005, 07:14   #4 (permalink)
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Rrriiiggghhhttt (pronunce it sarcastically).
The damn Anti-Christ is at it agian (In the case of the last article).

Christmas!
Christmas!
Christmas!
Christmas!
Christmas!
Christmas!

Does anyone want me to apologise for using the word "Christmas" too much in this post?
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Yes, becuase it was spam*.

I'm a bit annoyed at this as well. It's a christian holiday, albeit one of many indefinetly borrowed and modified from Pagan rituals, and since everyone's getting the day off from a Christian holiday... what's wrong with 'Merry Christmas'?

Obviously, if you're having a different holiday that means you won't be working, you can see a small problem, but the thing is, you can't deny the US is 80% christian. You can't deny most of the west has a lot of christians. IE, you are basically in a de facto, if not de jure, christian country... so what is there to complain about?

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Merry Hogswatch, guys!
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Well it's not that different in the UK, in some parts of the country we can't refer to christmas light as "christmas lights" they are reffered to as "winter lights" or "celebrity lights", because it is offensive to other religions, yet we can still say ramadan, hanuka etc.
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People can call it what they want I suppose, it's their choice. I call it Christmas, and I know what I'm celebrating - but if other people just want to use it as an excuse to start advertising campaigns and get drunk - whatever.

What does irk me a bit is when people use the term "Xmas", that really p*sses me off because it's just for the sake of censoring the word Christ for people who are offended by others beliefs.

Shall we have Xkah, or Xhain, how about we just refer to all religious names as 'X' from now on. :P
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Happy Christmahanikwansaka humans! ^_^
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Elfboy,I am doing youfor discrimination....There be no "Hogswatch" in your list.
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