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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 Christmas Parties have long been replaced by Holiday Parties in most places, and extra effort is often made to include those from faiths outside Christianity, as well as agnostics, and atheists.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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Can you

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Take it

out-agnostize an agnostic too? Tell me how!

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Oh,

by seanferd In reply to Can you

I thought you wrote, "out-antagonize". :^0

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Interesting. That's not one I know well

by neilb@uk In reply to Spot on, Neil
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What atheists need to do

by santeewelding In reply to Interesting. That's not o ...

Is to come on full force, legions represented in their front lines, by stellar examples such as these.

Otherwise, stay down where you belong.

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Down? Or maybe up?

by neilb@uk In reply to What atheists need to do

Some of the most beautiful music has been inspired by faith. One need not have faith to appreciate these things, but one should accept that it shaped their makers.

:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvH5GdY4JE&feature=related

Written before your country was a country.

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Sorry, Neil

by santeewelding In reply to Down? Or maybe up?

Just watched the food-court performance again -- sixth or seventh time, now.

Until atheists stand one after the other, under an Arbys sign, and stun the assembled with surprise excellence, your cause has no chance.

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I think you're getting a bit confused

by neilb@uk In reply to Sorry, Neil

Yes, the music was inspired by Handel's faith and the words are from the Bible, but to imply that only Christians sing it...

Or enjoy it?

But, because it's nearly Christmas - Season of Good Will - I'll let it go.

:)

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The atheist

by santeewelding In reply to Sorry, Neil

They are my playthings.

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Atheists can't win.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Sorry, Neil

A religion around the nonexistence of a worthy target for worship cannot fly. To try and disprove an infalsifiable is a hobby for willful nobility and practising royalty - and I think you all can guess what should be done to those.

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Ansu?

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Sorry, Neil

Punny points for your post title...

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