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reply to post by blupblup
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
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.
Palin Says 'War on Christmas' Is Being Waged
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.
What we see today... is, at best, a stagnation and at worst, a de-evolution.
The problem is we're not even allowed to put up Christmas trees, because "it might offend someone", then shops don't even stock Christmas cards because "it might offend someone", and then they don't even use the word Christmas but use XMas instead because "it might offend someone". Strangely enough, while there have been objections to Christian symbols being worn by public employees like nurses or even on plaques outside buildings, no such objections have been made to the giant Hannukah candle holder outside the White House.
I disagree with de-evolution completely. I'll take many of our modern morals over the non sense I read about in history, and religious books. We've clearly moved toward more reasonable times