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Lithodid-Man
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Message 1 of 245 (370167)
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?

Wanda: To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people. I've known sheep who could outwit you. I've worn dresses with higher IQs, but you think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?
Otto: Apes don't read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto, they just don't understand it.
"A Fish Called Wanda"

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Lithodid-Man
Member (Idle past 3006 days)
Posts: 504
From: Juneau, Alaska, USA
Joined: 03-22-2004


Message 11 of 245 (370345)
12-17-2006 6:43 AM
Reply to: Message 10 by Omnivorous
12-16-2006 11:43 PM


Re: This Just In
Thank you Omni for that report. And thank you for reminding me of one of my favorite Arlo songs! For those unfamiliar:
Arlo Guthrie Sings writes:
THE PAUSE OF MR. CLAUSE
Arlo Guthrie
Why do you sit there so strange?
Is it because you are beautiful?
You must think you are deranged
Why do police guys beat on peace guys?
You must think Santa Clause weird
He has long hair and a beard
Giving his presents for free
Why do police guys mess with peace guys?
Let's get Santa Clause 'cause:
Santa Clause has a red suit
He's a communist
And a beard and long hair must be a pacifist
What's in that pipe that he's smoking?
Mister Clause sneaks in your house at night
He must be a dope fiend, to put you up tight
Why do police guys beat on peace guys?
ABE: Does anyone else think it is time for Arlo to update his 'Presidential Rag' for the current administration?
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Wanda: To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people. I've known sheep who could outwit you. I've worn dresses with higher IQs, but you think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?
Otto: Apes don't read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto, they just don't understand it.
"A Fish Called Wanda"

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Lithodid-Man
Member (Idle past 3006 days)
Posts: 504
From: Juneau, Alaska, USA
Joined: 03-22-2004


Message 31 of 245 (372147)
12-25-2006 4:51 AM
Reply to: Message 30 by Archer Opteryx
12-24-2006 11:27 PM


Merry Christmas to you to Archer
I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas! And a happy new year. One of the most wonderful experiences I had in Thailand was celebrating the western New Year with a Muslim Thai, who talked on and on about how in his country Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, Jews and all other religions enjoyed harmony by each celebrating each other's holidays in the appropriate way. "It is the the Thai way" he said.
So my Christmas wish, may all of us celebrate the holidays in the Thai way. Everywhere. Merry Christmas, EvC forum!

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