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Christmas has been hijacked

By maxwell edison ·
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I received an email recently inviting me to a Holiday Party. Okay, nothing new there. Christmas Parties have long been replaced by Holiday Parties in most places, and extra effort is often made to include those from faiths outside Christianity, as well as agnostics, and atheists. What was interesting about this particular invitation, however, was that while it excluded any mention of Christian themes, it INCLUDED themes from other religions and cultures.

Happy Hanukkah, it said, below an image of a Menorah; Happy Kwanzaa, it said, below an image of a Kinara; Happy Holidays, it said, below an image of a snowman and snowflakes. What? No Christmas? Neither in word or image?

I blame stupidly and ignorance on the part of the person who generated the invitation, and an over-zealous attempt to let political correctness trump reason. What happens when Christians feel offended because their religious faith and culture is excluded while others are specifically included?

Now I'm no Bible thumper by any stretch of the imagination. And I hardly ever discuss my own spiritual beliefs. But if people don't like others who celebrate the CHRISTAIN HOLIDAY called, CHRISTMAS, then don't celebrate.

What was once an almost exclusive Christian day of celebration and remembrance, soon became watered-down, and has now expelled the very thing that started it all - Christmas.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, everybody. And if that offends you, that's just too bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE

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Merry Christmas to you, too, Max.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Christmas has been hijack ...

Merry Christmas to all! :)

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WOW !

by santeewelding In reply to Christmas has been hijack ...

Thank you, Max.

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Second time through

by santeewelding In reply to Christmas has been hijack ...

Tears, the second time, too; for a multiplicity of reasons.

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Merry Christmas, Max

<:o)

As for hijacking Christmas, that has long been in progress, and was one of Stan Freberg's targets. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5IXlfJSEi4

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Merry Christmas

by Michael Jay In reply to Christmas has been hijack ...

A Very Merry Christmas to all.

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Bureauprats is my name for the PC idiots

by neilb@uk In reply to Christmas has been hijack ...

You know, they are nearly always white, middle-class and guilt-ridden (about what?). They are the people responsible for "inclusion policies" in schools that removes all of the fun from Christmas in an effort to avoid "upsetting" those of different faiths. Hey, guys, Muslims and the like really couldn't give a chuff! Many schools are dropping the traditional Nativity Play in favour of a multi-faith or secular alternative. I don't have kids but, if I did, even this rabid atheist wouldn't be offended if my girl got to play Mary. The STARRING ROLE! Christmas is a time for fairy stories and pantomimes and the Nativity story should be considered in the same spirit.

The bureauprats are joined by the simple kill-joy. Bah! Humbug! A school carol concert in Dudley in the UK was scrapped because a resident objected to the application for an entertainment licence by the organisers. Oh, I do hope his name leaked out...

I LOVE listening to traditional Christmas Carols.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

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Spot on, Neil

by maxwell edison In reply to Bureauprats is my name fo ...

You da' man!

Here's a traditional Christmas Carol for your listening pleasure - one that will push the Christain envelope:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHPHnlYi3V0

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Repeat

by santeewelding In reply to Spot on, Neil

Does no one see the Magic?

It has nothing to do with the schlep of religion.

If you see the magic, are you not compelled to speak?

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I think I see it...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Repeat

but as I'm caught up in it, I wonder if it's a figment.
And figs with mint?
BleX, no thanks.

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Take it

by santeewelding In reply to I think I see it...

From one who can out-atheist any atheist on the planet, including Neil: ain't no figment.

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