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originally posted by: masqua
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
Even worse, many of the ones on the right crying "War on Christmas" are the same ones who have a huge dislike for other Christians. Most Hispanic people and African Americans are Christians, about 10% of all Palestinians are Christians, and roughly half of all Russians are Christians. But these same people don't seem to care about the Christmas situations for these fellow Christians.
Quite right. Often you hear them talk about turning places 'into glass' without one concern for the many faiths represented in those countries.
originally posted by: skunkape23
I hate Christmas.
It can't go away soon enough for me.
It is cold and depressing. Every body expects me to buy them some crap.
I'm obligated to hang out with relatives whose company I despise.
I find the entire aesthetic repulsive.
Bring on New Year's celebration and let's get drunk.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: grandmakdw
I'd just be happy if they abolished black friday. Stores shouldn't be allowed to have these blowout sales with such a limited number in inventory that only a select few willing to practically battle to the death for them actually get them. And, the people shouldn't be willing to trample those around, throw punches, pull hair and all the other crap that they do for junk that they probably really don't need anyways. I see the point that religion shouldn't be allowed into the school ceremonies, I really do, but if we should be having a war of anykind, it should be against the black friday, which I guess now starts right after the thanksgiving dinner, if there even is one anymore.
I haven't done any christmas shopping in decades, outside of grocery shopping and I've enjoyed christmas, without the tree, without the presents, and without all the shopping, because what is most important to me is being with the ones I care about and spending time with them. A nice christmas dinner with my family. What more could one ask for?
originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Second, it's freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion. A public school, attended by citizens, whose taxes pay for the school, having a Christmas play that shows why we have Christmas, is not, by any means, state-sponsored religion. Get over it. Call it history, or don't attend, but don't claim the students there don't have a right to participate if they want. They do.
originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: Reflection
Would you rather America be an Islamic Nation ? I Doubt that type of Religious Control would even for a Second Tolerate Agnostics or Atheists among it's Peoples . I have no Problem with People of All Faiths and Non Faiths Expressing themselves in America knowing Good and Well that the Separation of Church and State is Paramount for a Free Society to Truly be Free from Any Religious Domination . In that regard , I feel your Fears are not quite Justified here .
originally posted by: buster2010
originally posted by: Bluntone22
originally posted by: Gryphon66
originally posted by: Bluntone22
This play is an after school activity and is performed by volunteers. No student is required to participate or attend the event. Nothing is being forced on the students.
Is it held on the property of the People using the resources of the People?
If so, it's unconstitutional. Period.
So why does the Whitehouse have a Christmas tree every year? Don't the people own that property?
Yes but what is the difference between the White House and a school or any other government building? The White House is the Presidents home and the constitution cannot tell a person they cannot decorate their home for Christmas.