The War on Christmas

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  2. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    From your own neck of the woods.


    christmas in Germany



    So yes the the spirit of christmas lives on.



    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/6e6d...ugee-family-embraces-christmas-spirit-germany[/QUOTE]
     
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    The headline and the article don't match


    The principle hasn't banned anything, she's just following the directive.
     
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    I'm a bit confused, mostly due to a lack of Jewish and/or Muslim background. Are the menorah and star and crescent considered religious symbols or incidental icons of the season. I'd consider the Christmas tree and dreidel to be equivalents, but I'm not sure about the other two.

    As for the kinara, the explanation I was given is that Kwanzaa is a secular holiday made for celebrants of a singular racial background (and thus, unlike convert-accepting religions, unavailable to those who may wish to affiliate). That strikes me as more exclusive than any other prohibited element. Unless they include my Festivus pole.
     
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    No, read it again. The directive PERMITS these things but not images of deities, religious texts, etc. The complete removal of Santa, Thanksgiving, the Pledge, etc. are all the doing of this new principal.

    Santa is a deity now? And what's with the book collection and trashing?

    More PC run amok.
     
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    Christmas is definitely an underplayed festival. I bet there are plenty of Christmas decorations in Japan...
     
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    I told you guys the Republicans can govern. Just more BS, wasted time and money and failure to actually get anything done. When will they be proposing the Support for Ramadan and Support for Yom Kippor bills?

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/263180-gop-lawmakers-push-christmas-resolution
     
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    Santa is based on a saint isn't he?
     
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    Probably but that's grasping a bit, Santa is pretty non-religious.
     
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    He couldn't be a saint. He is a crook.

    How can his elves make an Xbox, playstation, or iPhone with the branding... I am pretty sure counterfeiting is illegal. He is at the North Pole running an elven sweatshop and I am pretty sure the north pole does not fall under any countries jurisdiction.
     
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    This is definitely YOUR opinion. It is sad these things need protecting. We have come to a place where people come to the U.S. and force their crap on us while taking away ours. The U.S has celebrated Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc for too long for people to come and take it away. I, for one, am tired of it. I will tell people Marry Christmas, Happy Thanksgiving, etc. If they don't like and it hurts there over sensitive feelings..to dang bad.
     
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    Who is trying to take away your holidays? Please be specific?

    As for Marry Christmas, I guess gay marriage was a slippery slope. :rolleyes:
     
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    Saying Merry Christmas is officially racist. More racist than than banning radical extremists into our country. Welcome to 2015.
     
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    Read this topic and links in this thread. Didn't realize there was a coloration between gay marriage and Christmas.
     
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    I like the war to keep religious indoctrination out of our government and public institutions. Santa is one big commercial exploit, kinda surprised that serious Christians are not protesting Santa as something that hijacks their most special religious day, so it would be better to get rid of him too. ;) Even though I don't care for how Thanksgiving is sold (the historical fabrication) I don't have a problem with hedging bets and a meal to give thanks to whatever force that moves you.
     
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    I was going to say that she made the mistake of messing with the Church of Quarterly Earnings, but the article suggests some (possibly) wacky behavior. It's vague enough to just leave an impression, which may have been intentional. Anyway

    I'll say it again since I haven't said it in a while. Christmas has nothing to do with Christianity from a historical perspective.
     
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    Honestly, I'm sick of hearing the christian wackies claiming they invented Christmas. Christmas was a Pagan holiday first that got hijacked by the christians. End the christian war on paganism now.
     
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    I think it's over the top to ban "Merry Christmas" too. I don't really know anyone personally who is offended by it, most of us just use it was what it is, a simple phrase used by many without any further meaning but to wish each other a fun time at the end of the year. I'm actually planning on putting "Merry Christmas" in big letters on the non-"religious" Xmas cake that I'm baking!

    Funny how the PC crowd is overreacting and demanding her to be fired and all the usual, pathetic "outrage" in the comment sections of several articles that have been stating that the school overturned her ban.

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    Don't endorse or ban anything. Let the parents and kids do what they will for the holidays. Pretty simple, the article states 95% are Asian, likely a good amount aren't Christian.
     
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    Actually, the article states that 95% of the kids are Asian or Hispanic.
     
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    That's true but shouldn't they have written Latino instead of Hispanic. ****, I can't keep up anymore.
     

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