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War on Christmas?

Started by jameswilliamjohnson, 11/24/2012 07:35AM
Posted 11/24/2012 07:35AM Opening Post
http://www.dailykos.com/#

Is there really a war on Christmas as Robertson states in the video? I know that some merchants and stores downplay the christian aspects of xmas so as not to offend potential customers - a pure business decision. There are the yearly fights over xmas displays on public property - a separation of church and state that some fanatics want to enforce. I do know the atheist group from Wisconsin is making trouble all over the country. But other than these things is there really a war?

You can't lump atheists into a single group. The majority are live and let live but as with any group there are the evangelizers who want to enforce their beliefs on others and mock other's beliefs.

Jim J

"Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." - Thomas Sowell
Posted 11/24/2012 08:57AM #1
Jim, Look around Union, SC. Do you see any evidence of the "war"? wink

[COLOR="Blue"]Darian Rachal[/COLOR]
Posted 11/25/2012 05:58AM #2
Celebrating Christmas requires a focus on Christ. When the goal is to maximize consumer spending, then Jesus gets the heave-ho. You will henceforth celebrate money, debt, and the taxes you pay while worshiping the god of consumerism.

It's the "Winter Festival", bitches! 8)

Jim McSheehy
Posted 11/27/2012 07:31PM | Edited 11/27/2012 07:33PM #3
Hi Jim,
Do only "Fanatics" support the Constitution? The separation of church and state isn't a silly or outlandish idea. It keeps governent from forcing you to live by my morality. I'll assume you're somewhat relieved.

If retail stores downplay Christmas and hype merchandisemas, it does serve their bottom line. So what? Is your faith so flimsy that it might collapse? Do you really go to Sears or Walmart for religious reasons? They have products to sell, and take every advantage they can at doing so.

I for one don't buy into the idea at all. I don't like exchanging gifts. I guess I'm the opposite of those diamond commercials that compare giving a ring to giving love. Real gifts are given with no expectation or return. As I no longer claim to be Christian, to me Christmas is just time spent with family; very much like Thanksgiving. My sisters do tend to insure I'm one stuffed turkey.

Neither of us can stop lunacy no matter how we see it. My recommendation would be the same for Christmas as all of life. Live your own life, your own way.

Thanks,
Steve
8)


Jim Johnson said:

http://www.dailykos.com/#

Is there really a war on Christmas as Robertson states in the video? I know that some merchants and stores downplay the christian aspects of xmas so as not to offend potential customers - a pure business decision. There are the yearly fights over xmas displays on public property - a separation of church and state that some fanatics want to enforce. I do know the atheist group from Wisconsin is making trouble all over the country. But other than these things is there really a war?

You can't lump atheists into a single group. The majority are live and let live but as with any group there are the evangelizers who want to enforce their beliefs on others and mock other's beliefs.

Jim J