Skip to comments.New Yorkers Squabble Over Christmas Decorations in Their Buildings
Posted on 12/11/2010 9:03:53 AM PST by van_erwin
Holiday decorations can easily become controversial because Christmas is both a national and a religious holiday, and anything that refers to Christmas can feel like an alien symbol being forced upon a non-Christian population, said Jack Santino, a professor in the department of popular culture at Bowling Green State University.
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I’m sorry, but if seeing a Christmas tree makes you feel “alienated,” perhaps the United States of America is not the country you want to be living in.
Gee, isn’t that just too damn bad?
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Imagine moving to Saudi Arabia and complaining that observation of Ramadan and people praying on rugs five times a day make you uncomfortable.
I love how more and more the Christmas tree is (properly IMHO) seen as a Christian symbol. There is nothing sadder than someone (like the one mentioned in the article) saying that a Christmas tree is a secular symbol.
Perhaps, tolerance should also be extended to religions. I am tired of leftists who are intolerant.
I was raised a heathen in a half-Jewish/half-humanist household, and I have NO problem with Christmas. I especially like protestant white people. They make the best neighbors, imo.
Jack Santino has not yet quite grasped what it is to be an American. We are tolerent of religious symbols. Christmas is so secularized that one wonders how any religious significance is visible in a department store display.
The Christmas tree is not a Christian symbol.
Alienated? Then go back to where you came from. Assimilate or get out!!
**The militant secularists don’t like Christmas decorations on public buildings,...**
But same said idiots are accepting militant islam Without Question...
Hypocrisy, thy name is LIBERAL!!
OK. I'm complaining. You should have done one that is 100 ft. high. So I could see it from my house. :-)
**The Christmas tree is not a Christian symbol.**
It is however ...a CHRISTMAS Symbol.
Now we have people on BOTH SIDES who want to Piss on a person’s Good TIme.
Feel free to celebrate the season in your own heathen way and make sure you invite me to the party. If this is not an acceptable deal for you, spend the holiday season somewhere else, where the western Christian methods of celebration will cause you no perceived discomfort.
Permit me to wish all Worthy Oriental Gentlemen a very happy (?) Ramadan, and a joyous Eid.
"Having abandoned its sombre dress for a scintillating splendour, it is transfigured and becomes the messenger of a light that is not its own but bears witness to the true Light that comes into this world. This tree's destiny is comparable to that of the shepherds: while they were watching in the shadows of the night, here they are illumined by the Angels' message. This tree's destiny is also comparable to our own, for we are called to bear good fruits to show that the world has truly been visited and redeemed by the Lord. Standing beside the crib, this fir, in its own way, demonstrates the great mystery that was present in the simple, poor place of Bethlehem. To the inhabitants of Rome, to all the pilgrims and to all who will visit St Peter's Square through the television images broadcast across the world, it proclaims the coming of the Son of God."
Is professor Jack Santino really stupid enough to think that Christmas is not about Christ?
Its all about offending Islam.
Since nobody can fight against Islam and win since we elected one as POTUS then most of America would rather not be possibly targeted by Islamic terrorists.
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