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Phat
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Message 77 of 245 (373195)
12-31-2006 1:21 PM
Reply to: Message 76 by ringo
12-31-2006 1:13 PM


Re: patriotism to which values?
I say that majority rules. If I lived in an Islamic country, I would just have to learn to deal with it! Of course, were Christians forced to put up with some weird Pagan ritual every year, we would probably want to secularize Christmas also....(wait a minute! We do put up with a materialist Pagan ritual every year! )

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Phat
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From: Denver,Colorado USA
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Message 95 of 245 (373419)
01-01-2007 1:06 PM
Reply to: Message 86 by ReverendDG
12-31-2006 6:46 PM


Happy New Year
Over the past month, I always have told my customers to have a nice holiday. only when they said Merry Christmas to me did I say it back to them.
Christmas is more representative of materialistic secularism than it is of religion, IMHO. Working at Wal-Mart, I'm sure you could see the masses converge to fulfill their secular mandate of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. I saw the same where I work.
There is a spirit of giving, helping out at soup kitchens and feeding the homeless that a lot of folks engage in at this time of year and so I think that the idea of giving is an emphasis regardless of ones religious beliefs.
As far as changing the greeting, there is no way that this could be done in a free country. People will continue to say what they have been culturally indoctrinated to say.

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