The so-called "War on Christmas"

MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Registered Users Posts: 4,812
Next time I hear someone complain about any War on Christmas, I'm going to put my head through a wall. Is it so hard to understand the concept of being inclusionary?? If acknowledging other religions and cultures at this time of year really so bad? Can Christians really not understand that they have spent so many years cramming the images of their religion down the throats of society that some of those image have become pretty secular, and that they really have no one to blame but themselves?
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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  • bergasaurusbergasaurus Registered Users Posts: 375
    That's absurd!

    We should only use Christian holidays to sell more stuff! It is sacriligous to exploit any religion OTHER than Christianity!

    We should not stand for this! Tell your local merchants that you won't shop there if they don't exclusively exploit Christmas in order to make money. We can't let the heathens take over our retail establishments!

    Oh, and I don't want your good wishes unless they are CHRISTIAN good wishes! How dare you say Happy Holidays? HOW DARE YOU SAY SOMETHING NICE TO ME LIKE THAT? AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Registered Users Posts: 7,135 Curl Novice
    That's absurd!

    We should only use Christian holidays to sell more stuff! It is sacriligous to exploit any religion OTHER than Christianity!

    We should not stand for this! Tell your local merchants that you won't shop there if they don't exclusively exploit Christmas in order to make money. We can't let the heathens take over our retail establishments!

    Oh, and I don't want your good wishes unless they are CHRISTIAN good wishes! How dare you say Happy Holidays? HOW DARE YOU SAY SOMETHING NICE TO ME LIKE THAT? AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH

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  • wild~hairwild~hair Registered Users Posts: 9,890 Curl Neophyte
    bergasauras nailed it with the faux outrage. Perfection.
  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Registered Users Posts: 4,812
    Indeed, well played, berg.

    I was spurned by a FoxNews opinion article (why I read it, I have no idea.... I blame Google News) about how horrifying it was that the social secretary for the White House at one point months ago allegedly suggested that the Obamas might not have a manger put up in the WH this year. This was, of course, construed as evidence that the Obamas are anti-Christmas and out to destroy the world.

    Reading it-- and, moreso, the comments on the thing... oy vey-- made my brain bleed.
    "And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
    Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
    Stolen.
  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Registered Users Posts: 7,135 Curl Novice
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Registered Users Posts: 8,002
    As I've said before, these Christians must think their religion is fragile indeed if they're worried saying "happy holidays" instead of "merry Christmas" is going to make Christmas go away. They should have more faith.
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  • Cali ChikCali Chik Registered Users Posts: 1,494
    LOL I KNEW this was gonna have somethin to do wit FoxNews.

    I learned that pretty soon the idiots who even believe sh*t they talkin about. Remember the Tea Part stupidity? A bunch of ppl so caught up in idiocy (And dare I say it.. racism) to realize that universal healthcare would BENEFIT them.

    I couldn't even get a good alternative perspective on healthcare because of the conservative stupidity being spewed on fox and other conservative media.
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  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Registered Users Posts: 5,844 Curl Neophyte
    I was shopping with my mom at a non-profit, 100% proceeds goes back into the community store. When we left the saleslady said "Happy Holidays" all cheery. My mother replied with a sort of snotty "Merry Christmas" like she was all disgusted at the saleslady. I kept my mouth shut. There is no use arguing with my mother. When CA was voting to pass gay marriage last year she tried to tell me Christians are the ones descriminated against. I am so saddened at how brainwashed my own mother is by the church.
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  • Cali ChikCali Chik Registered Users Posts: 1,494
    I was shopping with my mom at a non-profit, 100% proceeds goes back into the community store. When we left the saleslady said "Happy Holidays" all cheery. My mother replied with a sort of snotty "Merry Christmas" like she was all disgusted at the saleslady. I kept my mouth shut. There is no use arguing with my mother. When CA was voting to pass gay marriage last year she tried to tell me Christians are the ones descriminated against. I am so saddened at how brainwashed my own mother is by the church.
    I'm from Cali and i'm staying with my Christian cousin and my very Christian family for the holidays in St. Louis. They are really annoying me with this overkill on church BS. she made this untrue statement earlier today talkin about "Ppl can cuss on TV but they Bleep out the word 'God'. TV is so evil" and i'm lookin at her like she stupid at this point. But I let it go... i'm in place that has Commercials for Jesus.... no really... they have Commercials where some dude gets on TV tellin ppl to read the Bible and accept Christ lol.
    subbrock wrote: »
    - don't let everybody elses long straight weave bum you out. don't let other people's big/long natural hair bum you out either. embrace what you have and rock it with confidence, because that's the only way you'll be happy. and whether you realize it or not you are somebody's influence. show them what it truly means to be confident.

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  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    Baaaaaaaaaaw I'm part of the majority religion in the US, why don't I get to be persecuted???? A bloo bloo bloo :(
  • munchkinmunchkin Registered Users Posts: 2,909 Curl Connoisseur
    I was shopping with my mom at a non-profit, 100% proceeds goes back into the community store. When we left the saleslady said "Happy Holidays" all cheery. My mother replied with a sort of snotty "Merry Christmas" like she was all disgusted at the saleslady. I kept my mouth shut. There is no use arguing with my mother. When CA was voting to pass gay marriage last year she tried to tell me Christians are the ones descriminated against. I am so saddened at how brainwashed my own mother is by the church.

    Is your mother actually brainwahsed by the church or just upset that so many people are telling her it is "politically uncorrect" to want to say Merry Christmas? I am not a religious person, though I do believe in God and the church. I do respect the fact that someone in retail probably has to say Happy Holidays not knowing the affiliation or not of the person he/she is addressing. On the other hand, I am so disgusted with so many people telling me how wrong it is to say Merry Christmas. Dec. 25 is Christmas, whether you observe it or not. I have always said and always will say Merry Christmas because that is what I do during the holidays. Don't make anymore of it than it is. . . my way of wishing you joy and happiness.
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Registered Users Posts: 7,135 Curl Novice
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    Baaaaaaaaaaw I'm part of the majority religion in the US, why don't I get to be persecuted???? A bloo bloo bloo :(

    Aw, I'm sure someone out there would love to persecute you. There, there.
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