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Posted on 12/20/2010 7:52:19 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Christmas trees 'make non-Christians feel excluded'
Christmas trees should be removed from public places to avoid making non-Christians feel excluded, scientists have suggested
By Andy Bloxham 11:43AM GMT 20 Dec 2010
Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada, found non-Christians feel less self-assured and have fewer positive feelings if a Christmas tree was in the room.
The scientists conducted the study using 77 Christians and 57 non-believers, including Buddhists and Sikhs.
The participants did not know the survey was about Christmas, and were asked to fill in questions about themselves both when a 12-inch Christmas tree was in the room and when it was not.
"Non-celebrators" reported fewer positive feelings and less self-assurance in the Christmas room. Christians were mostly cheered by the tree.
Christians, however, did report feeling more guilt when a tree was in the room, which, claim the researchers, suggests the holidays can be stressful.
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...and St. Patrick’s Day.....................
to damn bad...welcome to America...if you don’t like it...leave.
Well hey I don’t have (fill in the blank) or I don’t have enough ( fill in the blank again) or even worse-I can not get my tree put together correctly- doggone it, I want someone over here right now to take care of that. And part of that of course will be to bring a big pile of expensive presents (or one big one, a new car) complete with taxes and tags paid for.
What a pathetic pile of poo.
It is attitudes like this exclusion bit, whine moan groan feel sorry for me that gives us a country full of little children’s mentality that puts us in the dangerous situation we are in today.
Okay My soap box is set aside for now.
I highly doubt you'll bet a Sikh to feel that way.
In a Christian country, are they implying that's a bad thing?
In the case of Christianity, all are welcome to be included (unlike some other religions I could name). That's where we get the whole "Peace on earth" thing. The complete quote, as I recall, is "Peace on earth to men of good will."
You know what "good will" means, right? Among other things, that means as long as you very special non-Christian people don't bring bombs, and you know who you are.
Good! There's WHOLE COUNTRIES all setup to make people like them feel good, where you won't see a Christmas Tree anywhere. Go there ASAP!
The part of the report they left out, "Practicing pagans felt neither guilty nor excluded with the tree in the room."
It is their own problem. How they see things is entirely up to their own interpretations, their own educational foundations, religious, secular, Radical, Atheist. etc. Who cares what bothers them.
some are bothered ny sunshine, some are bothered by rain, some are bothered by animals, Some are bothered by fur coats. Do they eat meat? That bothers the vegetarians.
ENOUGH ALREADY, BE QUIET AND MOVE ASIDE. LIVE WITH IT.
THAT IS WHAT FREEDOM IS ALL ABOUT: FREEDOM OF CHOICE AS LONG AS it is NOT physically HARMFUL, OR PAINFUL, FORCING OTHERS TO ANOTHERS WILL.
Man, my benchmark lib-in-law must have a very up to date leftist circlejerk she attends,
because I heard this “exclusion” crap JUST LAST NIGHT
when talking about Christmas and different ways to celebrate it.
Something about “can’t we just celebrate people?”
Good Lord. Give me a break. Secularization and commercialization have ripped out almost any connections between popular Christmas symbols and the celebration of the Incarnation. There is no longer any need to believe in God to celebrate Christmas.
In fact, it is incredibly difficult for believers in the miracle of God becoming man to hold on to the true meaning of Christmas.
Awwwwwwwww......poor widdle effin whinyassed babies.
That Morris Albert song comes to mind....and nausea kicks in.
Non-Christians make me sick to my stomach. Can we please butcher them in the public square?
Post of the day!!!!!
Ah, but the truth is still there,
and our core that makes us human knows it is the truth,
and any reminder of that truth will make those who reject it have a twinge of guilt.
The honor is not mine but the Lord’s.
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom.