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Atheist Attacks on Christmas

mramseymd Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 6:52 AM
Ms. Schlafly, I invite you to do some reading about the Winter Solstice, Evergreen trees brought indoors, and Festivals of Lights. Nobody believes Christ was born in December. "Christmas" was placed on Dec. 25th to usurp the pagan holiday. So please take your medicines. They will help the paranoia that someone is stealing your stuff. Jesus is NOT the reason for the season. But I'm willing to share- are you?
hvogel Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 8:22 AM
Many societies have had a winter festival designed to give hope for the coming spring when all is dead and cold around them. Yes, Christmas was placed on December 25 because it was a popular time for a festival of hope for the coming year. The message of Christmas fits with the general theme of those winter festivals, all of which had religious origins. I note that you also wrote "the pagan holiday," as if there was only one. Sorry, the festivals to which Christmas was added had, at one time, usurped their date from some previous winter festival.

The question isn't who performed the first winter festival; that's lost in time and will never be known. But the opposition to Christmas isn't about sharing, it's about suppressing.
Dean197 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:30 AM
So if you can't have your religious displays on government property, your religion is being suppressed? You really have the easiest-to-suppress religion I've ever heard of.
Cecil46 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:02 AM
What you atheists/secularists need to realize is what the first amendment to the United
States Constitution does is prohibit the FEDERAL government from "establishing" (financially supporting) (or prohibiting) any religion. what part of the expression NO LAW do you not understand? The individual Sovereign States, however, are free to "establish a religion" if their citizens so desire. This Christmas practice is a State matter, not Federal. Stay out of the
Federal Courts.
mramseymd Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:42 AM
Who is suggesting the suppression of Christmas? I was merely trying to reassure Ms. Schlafly that nobody was stealing anything from her. You surprise me, actually, and I must say "Hats Off To You" for knowing that pagan means more than one thing.
mramseymd Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:46 AM
Cecil, congratulations. You figured out the trick. Which state do you want, and which state-sponsored religion are you gonna set up?
Bill O'Reilly asked this question on his Fox News program last week: "Why do I have to be the leader defending Christmas against its attackers?" O'Reilly was criticizing Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee's renaming his state's Christmas tree a "holiday tree."

Good question. It's time for Christians to realize that their religion is under attack, and they had better start fighting to win the war for religious liberty in public opinion, in the courts and in the schools.

The war against Christianity has been waged by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and similar groups....

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