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Palin Says 'War on Christmas' Is Being Waged

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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 11:55 AM
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abcnews.go.com...




The former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate told students at the Christian university that "revisionists" are trying to turn the Christmas season into a "winter solstice season," creating a greater divide between church and state.


It's good to see ex gov. Sarah still trying to stay relevant and in the limelight and sell a few books.
Politically, Palin is a GOP throw away has been, but she knows self promotion and marketing. Or at least the
A&R people in her company do.

www.bloomberg.com...

www.phillymag.com...

I sure don't see any war on Christmas however, the malls are packed with plebeians spending money that they don't have on BS to give to people they don't like. imo the spirit of Christmas is alive and well!!


Happy Holidaze amigos....

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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 12:04 PM
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Oh, I see a very definite war on Christmas, myself. It's a cultural thing and about making it 100% commercial, 0% religious and always about profit from marketing. It's a war to ruin anything truly meaningful about it, outside business balance sheets.

Palin is just ripping off other people's crusades. Bill O' started this one years before Obama came to even be known as a name to consider....and as we see here sometimes, some have a near personal mission in life to see religious symbology stripped from all public view or awareness.

They can't do that with Xmas tho. TOOO much money to marginalize that one. So, they commercialize it to the point of meaning little more than happiness as judged by regifting and return lines the following week.


* I'm just wondering.. but top article is 5 days ago and the other two are from November.. I'm sure you have reasoning for calling it breaking news, I'm just curious how?
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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 12:10 PM
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One of the most striking images that I have seen concerning xmas was when I was in the military in Japan.

In a store window close to base was Santa crucified on a cross. Apparently the Japanese store decorators got their holidaze mixed into a wonderful surreal confused amalgam of commercialization.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 12:29 PM
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Oh... Wow... I'd doubt ya, but I know you too well in threads. I know you don't make stuff up. That ...well... umm... I guess I couldn't get mad. It's a different culture..so mistakes happen. I'd sure get plenty of pictures tho.. A once in a lifetime OOPS that people just wouldn't believe.

I suppose that does trump a clerk being ordered not to say Merry Christmas (I make a special point of saying it in the stores I know have those orders). I'm terrible.. I know.

Merry Christmas!


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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 12:39 PM
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Given that Christmas was ripped off from others, it is only fitting. The circle of life...



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 12:39 PM
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Wrabbit2000
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Oh... Wow... I'd doubt ya, but I know you too well in threads. I know you don't make stuff up. That ...well... umm... I guess I couldn't get mad. It's a different culture..so mistakes happen. I'd sure get plenty of pictures tho.. A once in a lifetime OOPS that people just wouldn't believe.

I suppose that does trump a clerk being ordered not to say Merry Christmas (I make a special point of saying it in the stores I know have those orders). I'm terrible.. I know.

Merry Christmas!


By coincidence we were talking about that urban legend the other day!
feelingmyage.co.uk...
I wouldnt doubt someone did it in response to the legend, though.


I think its kinda appropriate to put out there for the world to interpret.. santa on a cross. Im hoping they DO wage war on and destroy the commercialism of xmas. Im not a xtian.. but dang, if youre going to make it a christian celebration.. then make it one. If youre going to sell crap and celebrate a pagan holiday.. do it. Just quit wrapping it up in some xtian thing when its obviously not. I figure if youre going to take a stand, make sure its not on a 3 legged chair.

Ill say Merry christmas till Im blue in the face just because I like tradition. I like the manger scene next to the pagan tree and presents.. just about as much as I adore jesus and the eggs and rabbits on easter.


We sure make a lovely mockery of ourselves. Wonderful mixed up nutbags we are!



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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I fail to see how there's any war on Christmas aside from a commercial push.

The history of this very Pagan ritual. It's really hard for me to take a Christian seriously when this isn't something that originated with Christianity in the first place, but rather, was pre-existing celebrations re-appropriated to suck in followers. The roots of it are solidly in the final harvest of the year, feasts galore. We don't really do that anymore outside of 2 meals (Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners) I don't see too many people giving up the commercialism anytime soon, but it would be fantabulous to see a greater push to get back to those original roots of spreading the harvest around. Sharing sustenance couldn't get any closer to the origins.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 12:51 PM
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I give this quite low priority on things that need to be addressed in our society. Too bad the majority can be very concerned over this issue but let so many others slide by.


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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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It's not a War on Christmas but rather the name itself.

The "Holidays" are one of the greatest profit making times for big business. So why create a war?

Just change it up with a little PC and marketing so profits rise because now a larger percentage of the lemmings can participate and feel that they have won their paltry little victory for whatever BS cause, belief, religion they have been sucked in to.

Peace



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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I rarely agree with Republicans on many things, but the whole not saying Christmas thing, and instead saying "happy holidays" or whatever, is a complete and utter joke. Can someone explain why non-Christians would be celebrating a holiday at this time anyway? Christmas is strictly a Christian holiday, celebrating the birth of Christ. So someone who does not believe in Christ would not really be celebrating anything, and therefore I don't think that saying happy holidays need apply.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 01:35 PM
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Christmas became a commercial event years ago. The birth of Christ angle is barely hanging on.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 01:39 PM
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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 01:41 PM
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I'll believe Sarah 'Word Salad' Palin is sincere when I hear documented proof that all the proceeds from her book sales go to homeless children, veterans and The Island of Misfit Toys.

Edited to add, I wonder how many 'Christians' even understand the meaning of the word.

It's Christ's-Mass, one of many Masses for Saints scheduled throughout the year to give the peasants a break from an otherwise bleak existence.
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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 01:41 PM
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Palin is a joke. Her career hinges on her looks and the morons she can get to listen to her garbage.


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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 01:41 PM
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JiggyPotamus
I rarely agree with Republicans on many things, but the whole not saying Christmas thing, and instead saying "happy holidays" or whatever, is a complete and utter joke. Can someone explain why non-Christians would be celebrating a holiday at this time anyway? Christmas is strictly a Christian holiday, celebrating the birth of Christ. So someone who does not believe in Christ would not really be celebrating anything, and therefore I don't think that saying happy holidays need apply.


Christmas is not a Christian holiday. Its a mix Of Christian, pagan and commercial holidays. Most people who celebrate do not bother with the religious aspects of it. And I prefer to say Happy Holidays because I can use it from Nov thru Jan 1st. I am about damn tired of people telling me that saying Happy Holidays is suddenly wrong. It was perfectly fine when it started in 1890s and has been until suddenly now. Screw that, myself and Irving Berlin will stick with Happy Holidays while the religous police try and stamp it and Seasons Greeting out.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 01:42 PM
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signalfire
I'll believe Sarah 'Word Salad' Palin is sincere when I hear documented proof that all the proceeds from her book sales go to homeless children, veterans and The Island of Misfit Toys.


Second that.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 01:44 PM
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The problem with Christmas is it just starts too early, here in the UK the supermarkets started sell Christmas stuff in mid September.
When I was a kid it was around the first week of December, they have spoiled it..by the time it is actually here Iam sick to death of it all..just buy buy buy.
It must be horrid having likkle kids whom ask "can I have that?" none stop for 3 months.
Oh and that Santa on a Cross is soooo funny



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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read my reply.. the artist who did that was doing it in response to the urban legend.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 01:48 PM
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Throw new age garbage AND christianity in the junk pile where it belongs, post haste, por favor. The hogs'll be shopping & slopping regardless of which deity tells them to.

Palin is still relishing the part she got hired for, huh. She's working hard for it, at least. Putting some spirit in it. Not like droopy dawg Lieberman or floppy milquetoast Paul Ryan or whoever else is in congress.



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