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Theodoric
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Message 219 of 245 (596708)
12-16-2010 4:02 PM
Reply to: Message 218 by New Cat's Eye
12-16-2010 3:58 PM


Exactly. There's no good reason to have to avoid using the phrase "Merry Christmas".
And there is no good reason to require it either, as some seem to want to do.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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Theodoric
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Message 221 of 245 (596712)
12-16-2010 4:17 PM
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12-16-2010 4:04 PM


Bill Oreilly seems to.
quote:
What is it about Christmas that so offends the happy holidays people? Why not Merry Christmas? There is a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet that answers that question. In this line, the Queen says, The lady doth protest too much, me thinks. The loud-ness and shrillness of the Christmas protestors gives them away. We must ask If there’s nothing to Christian-ity as many of these folks believe, why make such a fuss? It would appear they are either terrified at the thought that the Bible might be true so they want it out of sight and out of mind or their distaste for Christ is so strong they just can’t bear the thought of millions openly, publicly celebrating His birth. Driven by their angst for Christmas, it seems clear that these people will never rest until every vestige of religious expression is eradicated from the Ameri-can landscape.
Phyllis Chapman
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http://www.herald-review.com/app/blogs/blogs/?p=1873
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Julie West is tired of being wished "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." She's annoyed with department stores that use "Season's Greetings" banners,
http://www.usatoday.com/...tion/2004-12-21-holidaysuit_x.htm
Grinch Alert | Depressive disorder
Which was a big part of the newest rendition of this thread.
That seems to be what I found in a quick Google search.
Your point was that people shouldn't be ashamed to say "Merry Christmas". I am pointing out that there is a counter to that. People shouldn't feel they are required to say "Merry Christmas". The point you are making does not exist in a vacuum.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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Theodoric
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Message 223 of 245 (596718)
12-16-2010 4:41 PM
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12-16-2010 4:33 PM


Besides, nobody is saying that it should be required.
But lets complain about people that don't and boycott companies that don't.
Aren't you splitting hairs?

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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Theodoric
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Message 226 of 245 (596732)
12-16-2010 5:24 PM
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12-16-2010 4:53 PM


Self absorbed much?
Are you even reading what I write?
Of course I am. That is why I am wondering about the counter to that. Which you seem to want to completely ignore.
I see Jar asked the question, so how about addressing it.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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Theodoric
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Message 240 of 245 (596779)
12-16-2010 8:35 PM
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12-16-2010 6:45 PM


There are, in this thread...
Can you provide real world examples and examples in this thread?

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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