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Christmas Trees Too Christian for Climate-change Conference

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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 07:59 PM
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Looks like the Grinch found his way to Copenhagen just in time for the climate conference;




As climate-change chicken littles gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark (temperature a balmy 41 degrees on Tuesday), there was one traditional aspect missing from the otherwise festively adorned cobblestone streets. This year, in respect of the United Nation’s “neutral” posture vis-a-vis religion, the Foreign Minister of Denmark has ordered that all Christmas trees be removed from the capital’s streets throughout the duration of the COP15 Climate Summit

Given the focus of the conference, it is ironic that fir trees have been banned from the landscape. Fir trees are widely known to be extraordinarily efficient at binding carbon dioxide and removing it from the atmosphere. Even among zealous global climate alarmists, it seems that such an environment-friendly feature of the fir cannot overcome its noxious association with the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Lest anyone believe that there were other less anti-religious factors bearing on the fir trees’ banishment from Copenhagen, the Danish government spoke plainly and unapologetically on the subject. According to Sven Olling, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Denmark recognizes that the “conference is a UN conference and, as the centre then becomes UN territory, there can be no Christmas trees in the décor because the UN wishes to maintain neutrality.” As if that weren’t clear enough, Olling emphasized that Christmas is a religious holiday and had no place at a United Nations function.






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Chr istmas trees too christian

To cap off all of the silliness of the Copenhagen conference, they even have to ban Christmas.



Olling emphasized that Christmas is a religious holiday and had no place at a United Nations function.


Reminds me of the Simpson's episode when School Commissioner Chalmers loudly proclaimed "There is NO place for God within these halls!"




posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 08:36 PM
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Why don't they just call it Yule instead and celebrate the Winter Solstice like the Northern European Pagans used to do before Christianity incorporated the practice into their religion? That way they could keep the trees and the traditions, and everybody's happy. It's all semantics, and everybody likes an excuse for a party. Otherwise, life would be so dull.



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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by gazerstar
Why don't they just call it Yule instead and celebrate the Winter Solstice like the Northern European Pagans used to do before Christianity incorporated the practice into their religion? That way they could keep the trees and the traditions, and everybody's happy. It's all semantics, and everybody likes an excuse for a party. Otherwise, life would be so dull.



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Nice try, but Yule, being a pagan RELIGIOUS holiday, would also have to be excluded.

Remember, Olling said religious holiday's have no place at UN functions.

U.N. = No god be it Christian, Pagan, Moslum, etc...

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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 09:27 PM
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Originally posted by FortAnthem

Originally posted by gazerstar
Why don't they just call it Yule instead and celebrate the Winter Solstice like the Northern European Pagans used to do before Christianity incorporated the practice into their religion? That way they could keep the trees and the traditions, and everybody's happy. It's all semantics, and everybody likes an excuse for a party. Otherwise, life would be so dull.



[edit on 8-12-2009 by gazerstar]


Nice try, but Yule, being a pagan RELIGIOUS holiday, would also have to be excluded.

Remember, Olling said religious holiday's have no place at UN functions.

U.N. = No god be it Christian, Pagan, Moslum, etc...

[edit on 8-12-2009 by FortAnthem]


I know it is/was. I just had to throw that in there since there seems to be so much sensitivity with anything surrounding Christianity and the other major organized religions these days. It was called Saturnalia during early Roman times too.
IMO, it really doesn't matter whether it's a pagan or a Christian or any other type of religious holiday. It makes people happy (especially children), brings people together, and helps people focus on good things other people in the world for a little while. That, in itself, makes it worth celebrating IMO no matter what you call it.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 09:39 PM
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The climat conference crowd doesn't want us celebrating.

They think we should all be flagellating ourselves with guilt because we all are at fault for destroying the planet.


Meanwhile, the hypocritical SOBs eat caviar, live in mansions that use more power than some 3rd world countries and fly across the globe in their private jets telling US how horrible WE are because it is all our fault for driving SUVs.

Someone needs to shove a Christmas/Yule/Saturnalia tree up their collective a@@.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 09:43 PM
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christmas is not christian's holiday (sure it has the name christ in it) but really the main focus is Saint Nick (who magically turn into santa claus)



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 09:55 PM
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Originally posted by IceDash
christmas is not christian's holiday (sure it has the name christ in it) but really the main focus is Saint Nick (who magically turn into santa claus)


So true, Christmas is all about greed anymore.

To show the TRUE meaning of Christmas anymore, we should dump the baby in the manger, Santa and all the other crap and just use the TRUE symbol of Christmas, the allmighty dollar $$$$$$$.

That's something even the climate change jerks could get behind. The whole purpose of the conference is to create a new mechanism to fleece the peoples of the world of every cent they can steal from us.



posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 12:17 AM
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Ah, that's typical... dump Christmas, and all the pretty lights


Sounds more like scrooge to me.. Bah humbug to the lot of them.

Anyhow, what has it got to do with the residents what the UN crowd get up to? why should they change their lives becuase the UN is in town, that appears to me to be the typical approach by a bunch of PC tossers.



posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 01:09 AM
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Science damn it! For the last time! Our Science is better than yours. Our Science answers the Great Question better than your Science answers the Great Question. Any Science fearing decent human being can understand that.



posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 02:45 AM
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Atheism for the means of "neutrality" is the harbinger of tyranny... We only need to look back at Stalinism, and Mao ..

As a Deist, I find that tearing religion from the majority who celebrate it is akin to poisoning a Nations soul ... eventually you will be a shell of a Nation, decrepit and an abomination, and like all abominations the Histories will not be kind to you.



posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 06:38 AM
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Originally posted by gazerstar
Why don't they just call it Yule instead and celebrate the Winter Solstice like the Northern European Pagans used to do before Christianity incorporated the practice into their religion? That way they could keep the trees and the traditions, and everybody's happy. It's all semantics, and everybody likes an excuse for a party. Otherwise, life would be so dull.



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You're wrong! The early christians DID NOT incorporate pagan traditions
into christianity, a roman ruler did!He wanted to appease,both his pagan
subjects and christian.
That was a good trick satan played,pagan traditions with christian coverings.Jesus/Yeshua was not born on dec.25th,a pagan god was!



posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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Presumably there won't be any celebrations or cards back at the UN HQ. And Christmas Day will be normal office hours at the UN. [Er, somehow I don't think so.]

The real point is that the PC Brigade - while considering themselves progressive - come across as nothing short of infantile to the level-.ed man in the street. At the end of the day who cares whether they have a Christmas tree or not? I mean, imagine the .line:


Fir Tree seen in Conference Centre





Heads would roll...




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