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Atheist Attacks on Christmas

WRH Bill Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:07 PM
Personally, as a non-theist who celebrates Christmas in its more secular aspects (and also participates in Hanukkah celebrations with my wife and her family who are Jewish), I am about equally offended by those militant atheists who object to anyone specifically mentioning "Christmas," AND by those militant Christians who get bent out of shape when anyone says "Happy Holidays" rather than acknowledging only their religion and their holiday. For my part, if anyone wishes me either "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" with the good will that is supposed to characterize the season, I will reciprocate the feeling without worrying about the exact form of the greeting or whether I share their view of the "reason for the season".
sjh58 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:29 PM
WRH Bill Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 1:26 PM
I'm not offhand sure what Festivus is, but thank you anyway.
Becca in TX Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:21 PM
WRH-I'm a Christian but I'm not the least bit offended by a public display for Hannukah. I brought home a beautiful Menorah when I visited Israel. I can't comprehend why some people are offended by an inanimate display that reflects some people's religious beliefs. It isn't going to force anyone to look at it. It isn't going to chase them down and demand that they believe in it. I see a lot of things in the public forum that I personally find offensive, but I don't believe that I have the right to force someone else to put it out of sight. I don't understand why some people feel so important they they shouldn't have to walk by something they don't believe in. I think that most Christians who object to the generic "Happy Holidays" .....
Becca in TX Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:25 PM
aren't thinking about Hannukah being about the same time. They're just objecting to the atheist efforts to stop any mention of Christmas. I have Jewish friends who put up a Christmas tree and accept visits from Santa. Their grandkids look as forward to Christmas as mine do. I send them Hannukah cards and they send me Christmas cards. Why can't we all just respect each other's beliefs? I'm only intolerant of someone believing in a religion that says I have to convert or die.
dcamjones Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 2:50 PM
Just want to mention that Hannukah isn't always celebrated at the same time each year...for instance Hannukah starts in November next year
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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