Skip to comments.'Holiday' Out, 'Winter Celebration' In at U of M (Minnesota)
Posted on 12/12/2011 2:25:25 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
The University of Minnesota sent employees its seasonal celebration guidelines for office activities. The school recommends using "winter celebration" as terminology instead of "holiday party." Also they say to keep decorations, music, and food general, not specific to any religion. The University says the policy mirrors federal guidelines.
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Shove it, feds.
Up your smelly Obamas.
‘The school recommends using “winter celebration” as terminology instead of “holiday party.”’
Because the word ‘holiday’ comes from the Middle or Old English words ‘holy’ and ‘day’ which points right to religion. We can’t have that now, can we?
Any time I hear secularist garbage like this, I can’t help but think they are trying to get us back to some kind of paganism. “Winter festival??” For God’s sake, what is wrong with them? And these are the people that are constantly accusing conservatives for being “backwards.” Seems to me like it is the other way around.
71% of Americans celebrate Christmas as a holy day
More Americans than ever say they celebrate the upcoming holiday of Christmas as a religious one.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 88% of American Adults say they celebrate Christmas, and 81% of this group celebrate it as a religious holiday. Just 16% of those celebrants regard it as a secular holiday.
North Korea and the U of M are deeply saddened.
well now, wouldn’t “winter celebration” be partial to Pagans?
If it mirrors federal guidelines, it would be called “Christmas”, as the Federal Holiday is recognized.
Step by step, the secularists march on. First “Christmas” is too offensive, so we have to replace it with “holiday.” Over time, that too becomes offensive, so we have to replace it with “winter.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if they started going after Santa in a few years. I can see the talking points now: “Oh, Santa isn’t real anyway. No sense in misleading the poor children.”
I wish I were joking. Who could ever be offended by Santa, right? Well, I imagine people used to say the same thing about nativity scenes.
And what EXACTLY would be secular food and drinks? Um here's your cookie. I know it's in the shape of a pine tree, but that's all it is, ya know, because who doesn't love pine trees for no apparent reason?
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I respond to the Happy Holidays greetings or some bland greeting with a cheery “Yes, Happy Jesus Birthday to you”! Especially if I know the recipient is demoRAT, unbelieving, socialist RAT pig. Kind of like 0dumb0!
Here’s some federal guidelines for you. 5 U.S.C. 6103:
(a) The following are legal public holidays:
New Years Day, January 1.
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in January.
Washingtons Birthday, the third Monday in February.
Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.
Independence Day, July 4.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September.
Columbus Day, the second Monday in October.
Veterans Day, November 11.
Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November.
Christmas Day, December 25.
Why, all we have to do is make the cookies amorphous, shapeless blobs - kind of like modern art, no?
I put a “Happy Birthday Jesus” bumper sticker on my car this year just to piss liberals off.
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Good for you. There's nothing that brings a smile to my face any faster than an unhinged liberal! They are truly of their father, Satan, who is the great deceiver & father of all lies. That's why 0dumb0 & the demoRATs & liberals are pathological liars. They are of their father, the Devil.
I don't get the bitching from athiests. If Christmas is something you don't believe in, why not work on that day and make time and a half? Or double time? I knew a nurse who was a Christian, but they needed staffing badly for Christmas day at the hospital. She finally gave in when she requested triple pay, and they "agreed" to double time and a half. And she was still home by 7pm.
I like to ask my secular humanist friends, “Name another religious figure who’s birthday is a national holiday.”