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To: Stayfrosty
You can sort of start one her by making a really, really, big deal out of Christmas and Easter and by calling Christmas by that name rather than “holiday season” and such. I think Christmas is the perfect occasion for a huge display of in your face Nativity scenes, Christmas written every where and on everyones’ lips, and last but not least, lots of Christmas carols with the original meaning of Christmas in them. At the very least, it'll show the mooslims and atheists that we're fed up with their crap and not going to carter to their BS any more.

Regards

15 posted on 09/17/2010 4:05:55 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is already insane and sequestered on golf courses or vacations so you won't know it)
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To: Rashputin
You can sort of start one her by making a really, really, big deal out of Christmas and Easter and by calling Christmas by that name rather than “holiday season” and such

I've been doing that for many years......here in hard-Left Seattle, I'm constantly subjected to "Happy Holidays" which I answer by smiling and saying "Thank you, and a Merry Christmas to you as well".

If a given holiday has meaning to someone, I wish that they would simply refer to it directly in any greeting that they might care to make.  If someone were to greet me with a reference to another religion whose holiday also occurs during our Christmas season I'm equally polite, but this business of being terrified to mention a holiday that's important to you is a very sad elevation of Political Correctness into our common parlance.  Political Correctness tends to exacerbate a level of conflict and fear in society, with the unstated message in this case being "I think most people are bigots who will shoot me or sue me if I dare to mention my religion, so I'll leave my spine at home today and use a generic, milquetoast greeting instead."

In order for the Pope's message to be realized, we all need to incorporate his teachings into our daily lives.  Saying "Merry Christmas" with a friendly smile is a great place to start, IMHO.  The more people hear those words, the more people will understand that it's quite alright to say it.

"getting down off of soapbox now"

25 posted on 09/17/2010 5:28:23 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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