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"The War on Christmas" continues Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
13th Dec '12
user banned California 36390 posts
13th Dec '12

What a dick!

Just Niki 19 kids; Oregon 1456 posts
13th Dec '12

Omg, his face is priceless! Like 'did you seriously just say that'?

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
13th Dec '12

What a f**king dick.



As far as Merry Christmas goes----it's along the lines of "bless you" and junk like that. Has zero meaning.

Sofia's Mummy♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 7331 posts
13th Dec '12

Fox News, classy as always.

The Bear and The Bird 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42577 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" What a f**king dick. As far as Merry Christmas goes----it's along the lines of "bless you" and junk like that. Has zero meaning. "

Yup, this.



I'm not Christian and we celebrate Christmas. I'm not offended by it. But I do completely understand and support his thought behind why it can be offensive.

MrsWilliams154 Due June 24; 17 kids; Oxford, United Kingdom 1094 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" What a f**king dick. As far as Merry Christmas goes----it's along the lines of "bless you" and junk like that. Has zero meaning. "

:!: THIS ^^ Some people are just desperate to complain these days! MERRY CHRISTMAS :twisted:

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
13th Dec '12

"Merry Christmas" are seriously just words to me, describing a holiday that is meant to be merry. I'd be angry if someone talked to me like that, but I think EVERYONE needs to pull the stick out of their a*****e. It's Christmas. That's what the holiday is called. Are we proposing to change the name to something else for non-Christians? I'd be willing to bet that a lot of Atheists' grandmas call them and say Merry Christmas and they don't pitch a fit to them about the meaning of the word Christmas.



Happy f**king Holidays! :D

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
13th Dec '12

It really started with retail stores saying Happy Holidays to encourage more people to shoop there during the winter season, some Christian employees and consumers got butthurt over losing a sliver of Christian privilege and then the media got involved. So now we are bickering over how insulting it can be t assume everyone is a Christian.



But everyone wants to blame the atheists for the Happy Holidays thing. Really, capitalism started the trend. Big corporations in Canada, the US, the UK started deciding it might be more profitable to cater to growing cultural and religious diversity. :lol:

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
13th Dec '12

It's kind of like the bickering about placing crucifixes over 9/11 ground zero. Some groups protested but atheists are the ones that got all the negative attention in the media. Almost nobody knows that some Jews also had a problem with it.

MrsWilliams154 Due June 24; 17 kids; Oxford, United Kingdom 1094 posts
13th Dec '12

Soon it'll be a crime to even have a tree up - at my work (in a college) the boss decided on a hidden tree so we don't upset the non-Christian lot (what she actually meant was that Muslims had complained, everyone else either was excited or didn't care). People need to calm the eff down and drink some egg nog, it's only Christmas and some people are acting like it's the damn apocalypse! :D

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting MrsWilliams154:" Soon it'll be a crime to even have a tree up - at my work (in a college) the boss decided on a hidden ... [snip!] ... to calm the eff down and drink some egg nog, it's only Christmas and some people are acting like it's the damn apocalypse! :D"


Actually it's extreme accusations like that that help escalate things.

Sofia's Mummy♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 7331 posts
13th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MrsWilliams154:</b>" Soon it'll be a crime to even have a tree up - at my work (in a college) the boss decided on a hidden ... [snip!] ... to calm the eff down and drink some egg nog, it's only Christmas and some people are acting like it's the damn apocalypse! :D"</blockquote>




Nice, real nice.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
13th Dec '12

What a horses arse.



I think it is true that Christians forget that it is a religious holiday because it has become a national holiday & that it is inequality for all the other religions (or non religious) that it has such a huge place in our government.



Anyway - I also think it is silly to be offended when someone says something when they are attempting to be nice. When someone says they'll pay for me I say thanks. I want to say don't bother - but it's sweet. Same here. I once got relaly bitched out by a man who was a suppliers at a place I worked. I told him Merry Christams on Christmas Eve (I am normally am a Happy Holidays kind of person) and I got a huge lecture on how rude it is because he is Jewish & I guess I was somehow supposed to know that. It's just asinine. Not only that it's BAD sale s- we were the custoemr - you don't b***h the customer out - ever....over silly shit like Merry Christmas.

Crystallized Due February 24; 1 child; California 431 posts
13th Dec '12

What a douche.



As far as the whole "Merry Christmas" thing, I don't care about it tbh. We celebrate Christmas, but if someone tells me "Merry/Happy some holiday I don't celebrate", big whoop. However, I can see how someone else may be offended...and I'm not going to whine about the fact that they're offended. How hard or detrimental is it to be considerate and say Happy Holidays?



Really, I'm just sick of hearing about it. It's not nearly as common to hear/see Happy Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/or any other holiday that's common to other religions all over stores, t.v, and public places...yet I never hear them whining about how there's a "war" on their holiday. Simply put, people don't like change. Christmas has always been the "untouchable" holiday so to speak, and its saturation all over the media and everything else has been widely accepted. Now that a change seems to be coming, people are acting like it's a crisis.