Goddamn Atheists Are Pissing Me OFF!

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  1. Principessa

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    Goddamn Atheists Are Pissing Me OFF!

    :soapbox: That's right I said it. I am sick and tired of you people ruining one of only two days a year I can actually stand to be around my entire family. :mad:

    December 25th is the day me and mine choose to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. If we choose to do it by dragging a conifer into the house and decorating it with everything from lights and garland to gilded cherubim and cranberrys that is my right.

    I am sick to death of Holiday Breaks, Holiday Cards and Happy Holidays Greetings. I like seeing lit menorahs and Christmas trees downtown and in front of city hall. If you don't like it ignore it.

    I've noticed many of you don't let your true feelings known until you are given a gift at Christmastime. Then you smugly say, "I don't believe in God and I don't give gifts." Or best yet, "it's all a myth" or "Christmas trees belong to the pagans." I have noticed you never give the gift back. :tongue::rolleyes::confused:

    So you are offended by organized religion, thats fine. I find many of them offensive myself. Some religions have little if anything to do with being christian or even with being good people. I would like to believe that they once did but lost their way . . . much like you. :cool::biggrin1:

    My faith and my religion are my business. I would LOVE to see Christmas be less commercial! I HATE that every movie and cartoon has to have a toy/product tie-in so that many parents feel obligated to go in debt to fulfill their child's Christmas Wish List. :mad: That is not the true meaning of Christmas.

    This year for the first time in about 18 years I did not send out a politically correct, all purpose, holiday card. My card is simple, it says "Merry Christmas" on the front. Inside: "May your Christmas be filled with happiness and your new year filled with joy." If you choose to take offense to such a benign and mild message well then Bah Humbug on you! :tongue:

    FWIW:
    • I am aware that pagans consider the Christmas tree one of 'their things.'
    • I am aware that shepherds tend their flocks in spring not winter.
    • I am aware that there are inconsistencies in the bible. I prefer the KJV no surprise there.
    Besides if Christmas is okay with Wookies why does it bother you so much? Star Wars Holiday Special
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    The War on the War on Christmas

    It is coming — just as it does every year. There is no stopping it. As surely as trees are decorated and stockings are hung by the chimney with care, we brace ourselves for it. It is just part of the routine. You could say it has become tradition.

    It is Christmas — a season of acrimonious public debate.

    Media warriors divide the ranks of those on two sides: those who gleefully view public Christmas observance as a right versus those who glumly view Christmas as a state-imposed endorsement of religious worship.

    The buzz they create touches nearly every part of an otherwise festive season filled with light, color and music. There are heated arguments over the need for public funding for Christmas lights. Many nearly come to blows debating the mere use of the word “Christmas” in schools and at public events. Long-winded television commentators warn incessantly of “Christmas under attack” while politicians drone on about the separation of church and state. Retailers and their customers haggle over the use of the phrase “Merry Christmas”. Scholars debate over the pagan origins of modern Christmas celebrations while Christian “fundamentalists” denounce efforts to remove the mention of Christ from any holiday event. Every Christmas season seems to elevate the debate to a new level of absurdity.

    Ironically, eleven months of the year Christmas is left alone. The passionate debate largely subsides right after Christmas until the season rolls around again. It is a war of the strangest sort. The central message of Christmas is peace. Yet just in time for the season of peace all other burning issues are set aside for this one: the dreaded conflict called Christmas. For the month of December they go to battle. There are never any winners or losers — and the war never ends.

    We believe both sides of the debate are wrong. We believe the media is woefully irresponsible in fanning the flames of controversy. We believe in the 95% Sentiment: most of us like to keep Christmas and we don’t think there are many people offended by it.

    We assert there is a war on Christmas. It is an old and unsettled debate. But it has nothing to do with television pundits, school grounds, city parks or Supreme Courts. The war on Christmas is fought in the home and in the heart.

    This web site exists to separate the media hype from the truth about Christmas. We work to shift the debate away from who and where it is observed to how and why we observe it.

    Our simple mission is to referee the passionate-though-misguided combatants in the War on Christmas. If we have to discuss these things — and evidently we do — then we will be a voice of reason for both sides of the debate and serve to provide simple reminders of “peace on Earth, goodwill to all men”.
     
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    The war on Christmas is absolutly insane and does not exist in my book.

    ITS THE GOD DAMN HOLIDAY SEASON ITS NOT THE DAMN CHRISTMAS SEASON.

    While there are some things that should be referenced too Christmas some companies choose not to be because their afraid to upset some people.

    The word Christmas is fucking annoying and so is the word holiday.

    Its people like you that bitch on either side that annoy the shit out of me.

    Its one fucking day in one fucking season who fucking cares!

    EDIT- Not to fucking mention its not just the fucking atheists who taking part of the fake "war on Christmas"
     
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    Can't an atheist still celebrate Christmas? Are all atheists against Christmas?
     
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    I still celebrate Christmas, we are not all insane as the thread title may suggest.
     
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    Merry Christmas: Who Will Say It and Who Won't

    While news reports indicate many retailers are either giving "Merry Christmas" another go or admitting a mistake in banning it in the first place, My Merry Christmas has STILL received thousands of emails in the past week demanding a list of those who will and who will not say "Merry Christmas" in their advertising or while shopping in their stores:
    So, by popular request, this is what our research has uncovered this year:

    Stores Who Will Say "Merry Christmas" This Year:

    Target
    Kohl's
    Macy's
    TJX stores (TJ Maxx, Marshall's, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright, Bob's stores)
    Walgreen's
    Wal-Mart
    J.C. Penney's
    Dillard's
    Joann Fabrics
    Linens 'N Things
    K-Mart
    Chick-fil-A
    Hobby Lobby
    Michael's
    Farmer Jack (grocery)
    Stater Brothers (grocery)
    Kroger's
    Denny's
    In-N-Out Burger
    Christian Brothers Automotive
    Bath & Body Works


    Stores Avoiding Christmas:

    Best Buy - steadfastly refuses to mention Christmas
    Home Depot - still hiding behind the "holiday" trees
    Lowe's - clerks will only say "Merry Christmas" when it is customer initiated
    L.L. Bean - one Christmas catalog issued, all others holiday-centered
    Plow & Hearth - you might find Christmas in the fine print
    Crate & Barrel
    Eddie Bauer - doesn't want to offend anyone
    Toys 'R' Us
    Banana Republic
    Bed, Bath & Beyond
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    The Gap
    Safeway
     
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    They should be called anti-religionists. Some want to take away peoples practices and rights to display holiday stuff. We don't push it on them they should leave it alone.
    I love trees and lights cuz it's pagan and even the Christians love it. The Christian Churches have wonderful concerts at this time. The Jews have lots of food and a gambling game for chocolate! Hell yes,chocolate rules!!!
    The whole world celebrates at Yule Time even in Africa they have Kawansa. This is just a very special time of year and everyone seems to be on the same page. Yule 2007
     
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    I'm not going to agree or disagree with you njqt466, but I will say this... the atheists are probably just as annoyed with you! lol. :tongue: All is fair in love and war.
     
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    For some reason that doesn't surprise me that Christian Brothers Automotive will still say "Merry Christmas" this year.
     
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    Personally, I have no problem with anyone wishing me either "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays". It's all good. :smile: Hey, at least they're both well-wishes. We need more of that, whether it is tied to a religion or not.
     
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    No, no, no; they aren't Atheists - they're fuckwits. :wink:
     
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    Happy Festivus, everyone!
     
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    Really? :wink:

    Okay so some stores are going to say Merry Christmas and some aren't, what about some of the employees who work for those companies? What if they wish to refrain from saying Merry Christmas over and over when it may be something they don't celebrate. But nooo (and I know from experience) when you say have a nice day or happy holidays people throw a giant bitch fit, why? Because supposedly I'm stopping them from celebrating Christmas. You know what? If your Christmas joy is based on random strangers repeating Merry Christmas to you then you have other problems to deal with.

    Maybe these stores that don't know your celebrating Christmas? Ever think of that (No thats CRAZY) so they say Holidays to encompass ALL the shoppers.

    We are able to ruin your holiday? Sounds like it sucked already...
    Your advice is stupid and hypocritical, if you don't like people saying holiday ignore it.
    So the companies start ignoring Christmas and you go through a GIANT BITCH FIT. Makes sense.
    So we have to say Christmas even if we prefer not to because other wise we are taking a side on some non existent war. Right.
    Oh, so we should respect your holiday/tradition thing but when people try to encompass more then one with name "holiday" its stupid because the other holidays are made up and there is only one real one.

    Go you.
     
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    I think the entire HOLIDAY season is shit. It's not longer about the glorious birth of Jesus Christ.. it's about America's economy and most of all , all the greedy little fuckers people are shitting out now a days (commonly refered to as kids). With that said, I went out to the stores and bought both my mother and father gifts.

    Material expression of love is probably one of the only ways I know how to say , 'I love you mom and dad.. Thank you for everything.'

    I'm agnostic myself but i still help my mom decorate the tree. I think the Christmas holiday, like any other, has become a deluded habitual day. If there wasn't kids, the holiday would assuredly dissipate into the recesses of the earth. Even the most devote of religious followers muster up the nerve to ask, 'Where's MY gift?"

    Not too sure asshole, maybe santa forgot it in his sleigh.
     
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    NJ, Using the word goddamn isnt exactly christian like either,maybe the atheist have something afterall, maybe you can explain your reason for using the word goddamn so the atheist can understand it also NJ? Is this a double standard?
     
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    Just out of curiosity, if Jesus, the man, wasn't born on December 25th, would you still continue to celebrate his 'birth' on the 25th?
     
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    Up untill the 1800's Christmas was a wild affair!

    It was a huge drunken orgy.
    The church had to take over the holiday to make it less sac-religious.

    Bombarding the aristocracies and demanding the best of their ale and wine.
    check it out man.

    We should all go back to the way it was!

    And Jesus' birthday is 'proven' not to be on the 25th
     
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    You look amazing for your age.
     
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    :: slaps her knee in laughter ::
    Fucking comedian over here.
     
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    The British recently went through some deep soul-searching, and finally decided that the only way the massive influx of foreigners going into that country could be integrated would be by having them develop the British character, and accept as their history and culture, the history and culture of the British people. Logically, this is the only way they could be British, and be granted the rights, privileges, and OBLIGATIONS of British citizenship.

    I agree with that strategy; Accordingly, I see no reason why we should have to tolerate the outlooks, sensitivities, or demands from those groups who have had nothing to do with the development and expression of the highest and finest values that define American culture (ie., jews, muslims, asians, etc.)

    Their presence here, and our pandering to their sensitivities, only serves to dilute and degrade our highest values, as exemplified by the Christmas issue.
     
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