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Author Topic:   War on Christmas
platypus
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Message 7 of 245 (370263)
12-16-2006 7:49 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Lithodid-Man
12-16-2006 8:44 AM


Protest
Season's Greetings all,
Interesting, I always thought the more aggressive initiatives were by the right-wing conservative response, which protested the politically correct "Happy Holidays" slogan. I always thought this situation was more of a war for Christmas by right-wing conservatives. And I actually thought the protest to the HH sign was "f-ing retarded." Seriously, who protests an attempt to offend less people? I think the protesters were being seriously offensive. Wal-Mart Merry Christmas Ban | Snopes.com
And yes, I think of Merry Christmas as a religiously motivated statement, though being an X-Catholic I do not find it offensive, but expect that I would be offended had I been of another religious background. Having just discussed this issue with some friends, I will offer my two cents. I think if you want to be a politically correct organization, you should use the phrase "Happ Holidays," though if you are a right-wing organization intent on promoting your pseudo-political agenda, then you will use the phrase "Merry Christmas." My friend's extremely politically correct organization uses "Season's Greetings," because no matter who or what you are, it is a season somewhere and you are entering it, and that's a fact of nature (literally).

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platypus
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Message 18 of 245 (370514)
12-17-2006 8:34 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by nator
12-17-2006 6:14 PM


Re: BREAKING NEWS! Dawkins Wishes Merry Christmas To All! : Errata
Oh, those tricky Brits!
( comment from the peanut gallery, not the news source )

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platypus
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Message 25 of 245 (370638)
12-18-2006 12:34 PM
Reply to: Message 24 by Jazzns
12-18-2006 11:05 AM


Re: More Wal-Mart Christmas Myths
I've seen Walmart greeters, and frankly, they are some of the most unoffensive people I've seen. It's like, maybe you're against giving money to charity, but does that mean you're against the guy freezing his ass off trying to get you to give money to charity? You just kind of feel bad for him. He can say whatever sort of yuletide greeting he wants to me, its all kosher.

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