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Author Topic:   War on Christmas
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Message 1 of 2 (370166)
12-16-2006 8:44 AM

In the Coffee House thread Humor II the conversation has gone from posting funny things to discussion of the political correctness of saying "Merry Christmas"
Catholic Scientist writes:
it was just some stupid/funny email that was getting passed around. I don't really know what the story behind the war on christmas thingy is but I let you know what I think it is.
I think some leftwing nutjob bitched about getting wished a Merry Christmas from a greeter at Wal*Mart (IIRC, it coulda been another store) because the whiny little bitch wasn't christian and didn't want to hear it. So, Wal*Mart's (or whatever store) respons is to not allow the greeters to wish people Merry Christmas, it has to be Happy Holidays, or something along those lines that isn't specific to any religion.
That's pretty fuckin' retarded in my opinion.
Yes it is, but the operating factor is that this "what you think it is" What is this email? What is the source? Walmart did indeed, suggest to its greeters to use 'holiday' instead of Christmas but nowhere could I find any source to where the corporation made them do so. And it certainly was not in response to some "leftwing nutjob". Every legitimate source I could find claimed it was "Following the lead of the Whitehouse..." It is all mute anyhow because this year they can say Merry Christmas. I have until now had the greatest respect for your posts. Here you rely on anectdotes to insult a significant number of the American people.
I want to discuss this so called "War on Christmas" that comes up every year. I know a big part of it is the removal of manger scenes from public parks and such. But I suspect it is huge issue nationwide created by fundies. I would like to hear of examples and possibly refutations. I don't know where this should be promoted, Faith and belief?

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Message 2 of 2 (370193)
12-16-2006 11:37 AM

Thread copied to the War on Christmas thread in the Comparative Religions forum, this copy of the thread has been closed.

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