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For some folks, it's a time of year of increased introspection. What I DON'T like is when I perceive a sense of pressure from one group to attempt others to comply with THEIR view of what various holidays mean. It means what it means to you....
Let people call it what they want.
Isn't that what they did?
Let people who want to call it "Christmas" parade on one day and let people who want to call it "Holiday" parade on another day.
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I am 55 and it was always "Merry Christmas" until some people decided it offended them so I'll still say Merry Christmas. If it were some foreign holiday of someone I knew, I would call it by its given name, not go off whining that it offends me and change things on them.
I noticed when it was supposed to be politically correct to say Happy Holidays, most people still said Merry Christmas, because that is exactly what it is...Christmas!
Yes...but why have two parades?
The above link is a news story about how Tulsa Oklahoma is having a Christmas parade AND a holiday parade so all the butthurt people can have their way.
Another battle over Christmas. We go thru this every year. Is anyone else sick of this crap? With all the bullsh** going on us silly Americans will bicker with one another about "Christmas" vs. "Holiday". I for one could care less. Call it Dingdong day for all I care. It doesn't matter. Let people call it what they want.edit on 1-12-2013 by catfishjoe because: (no reason given)
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What does it matter . . . TO WHOM?
Many authentic intrinsic Christians care a lot about such symbolic issues because our values, our faith and we ourselves as individuals are being shoved down the garbage chute as fast as the globalist oligarchy can do it.
Just because it's in incremental frog-in-the-bucket steps does NOT make it less evil . . . less dangerous, less outrageous.
THESE BLOKES ARE spreading tyranny far and wide . . . and their main target is Christianity and Christians--particularly intrinsic, authentic ones . . . they know that their main opposition with the spiritual potency to give them trouble resides in that cohort.
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[...] So why should they have to be renamed, because 0.5% of a recent immigrant population finds it offensive.
The issue I have is a person feels they are required to give a gift. I don't want to give anymore gifts. I am 50 and gifted out.
It is too materialistic and now I just want to save my money.
I gave in my 20s, 30s, 40s, and now I have to save.
Christmas has become a materialistic nightmare and it should not be this way.
Considering Christmas is a holiday that the Christians have stolen from the Pagans, I can see where you would be offended. Happy Holidays, and please study some history.