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  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • Let's call it the German 'Holiday' Village ("Christmas" out)

    11/30/2010 10:00:10 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | unknown | Catherine Lucey
    It's that season again, which means that for the third year in a row, the German Christmas Village has set up a cozy collection of wooden booths and tree vendors in Dilworth Plaza on the west side of City Hall. But a few shoppers noticed something amiss yesterday on the tall metal archways signaling the entrances to the shops. The archways had just one word on top - "Village." Sounds festive, eh? Read more: Watch sports videos you won't find anywhere else
  • Are you offended by 'happy holidays' instead of 'merry Christmas'? (Freep this poll)

    What do you think? Are you offended by 'happy holidays' instead of 'merry Christmas'?
  • Best Buy includes Merry Christmas on it's Weekly ad this year. (Due to Freepers efforts) Vanity

    11/14/2010 4:56:47 PM PST · by UB355 · 38 replies
    Best Buy Local Weekly Ad ^ | 11/14/2010 | Best Buy
    Excellent job!!! Last year's Weekly ad from this week only mentioned Happy Eid al-Adha. If this url does not take you to the ad page just go to and click on the Weekly Ad button next to the Best Buy Icon.
  • Credit Where Credit Is Due: Vice President Biden Spent Christmas With Wounded at Walter Reed

    01/04/2010 4:43:07 PM PST · by kristinn · 57 replies · 2,779+ views
    Monday, January 4, 2010 | Kristinn
    News of Vice President Biden's low-key visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Christmas Day was buried in the wake of the terror attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 and the subsequent bungled response by his already vacationing boss, Barack Obama.But for all the grief Obama rightly took for his exhorbitant, self-indulgent extended stay in Hawaii over Christmas and New Year's, Biden should be credited with spending much of his Christmas with our wounded warriors and their families.As Free Republic's Walter Reed regulars know, Christmas at Walter Reed can be quite lonesome as the hospital and service groups work...
  • Merry Christmas Thread for Freepers

    12/25/2009 7:40:25 AM PST · by SoftwareEngineer · 33 replies · 711+ views
    December 25, 2009 | Software Engineer
    A very merry Christmas to all Freepers and their families and loved ones. May God bless each and every person and may each of you have a blessed Christmas
  • Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

    12/24/2009 1:21:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies · 227+ views ^ | December 24,2009 | Steve McGough
    Christmas, a time to spend with dear ones. Each year we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate Christmas, remember those who may not be as fortunate, and especially remember those service members who are away from home, protecting our home. So Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us to you! Thank you for making Radio Vice Online and Sound Off Connecticut a part of your life this year. We’re not quite certain we deserve all of the attention, but I can tell you we are quite humbled by it.
  • The Meaning of Christmas: Look Deeper

    12/23/2009 2:01:08 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 398+ views
    cerc ^ | December 23, 2009 | Peter Kreeft
    While Christmas is so familiar that we sometimes wonder whether anything fresh and true can be said about it, there is a way to explore its meaning that may seem new to us today, yet is in fact quite traditional, dating back to the Middle Ages and the ancient Fathers of the Church. Modern interpreters often argue about whether a given Scripture passage should be interpreted literally or symbolically. Medieval writers would question the “either/or” approach. They thought a passage could have as many as four “right” interpretations, one literal and three symbolic. These were: (1) the historical or literal,...
  • What Think Ye of Christ?

    12/21/2009 6:25:23 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies · 489+ views
    Bible Bulletin Board / Drummond's Tract Depot ^ | late 19th Century | J.C. Ryle
    III. Let us now count up, lastly, the thoughts of true Christians about Christ.The thoughts I am going to describe are not the thoughts of many. I admit this most fully. It would be vain to deny it. The number of right thinkers about Christ in every age has been small. The true Christians among professing Christians have always been few. If it were not so, the Bible would have told an untruth. "Strait is the gate," says the Lord Jesus, "and narrow is the way that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.—Wide is the gate,...
  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! Monday, December 21, 2009

    12/21/2009 1:24:17 PM PST · by rockabyebaby · 80 replies · 1,545+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 21, 2009 | Glenn Beck
    Heroes.....who are they? STAND UP AMERICA, GET OUT OF THE FETAL POSITION AND MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD. Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Shake the cobwebs out of your brain...We are another day closer to the REVOLUTION that will change the 2010 elections. All comrades, infidels, sick twisted freaks, ilks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread!
  • Twelve Days of Christmas - 2009

    12/19/2009 6:14:39 PM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies · 423+ views
    Kenosha Police Department ^ | Dec. 2009 | Kenosha Police Department
    Kenosha police officers have made a Christmas video that features their version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." The cops sing about gifts from their chief that include bullets, guns, jelly doughnuts, night shifts and coffee breaks. One officer is shown with his feet up on a desk sipping coffee. Another is sitting in front of a box of doughnuts, his nose and cheek smeared with jelly. A blurb on the department's Web site invites people who need a laugh "during this hectic time of year" to click on the video.
  • Unspun with AnnaZ: Jinglegate... Get It On!: 12/18/09 Live Call-in or Podcast

    12/18/2009 9:00:59 AM PST · by AnnaZ · 18 replies · 839+ views
    Since this is our Christmas show, I'm only going to spend the first half hour on the madness that is America, 2009. Walpingate, Climategate, Jenningsgate, the Health care debacle... nah... we've got to find some sneaky subversive way to forget, if briefly, the insanity, and find something that can make us happy and give us hope. I call this conspiracy Jinglegate. Merry Christmas call-in! (347) 327-9710
  • Soldiers deliver toys to Iraqi children

    12/14/2009 6:16:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 258+ views
    Multinational Force Iraq ^ | Spc. Kelly LeCompte, USA
    An excited child receives a bag of toys and school supplies from Spc. Michael Petro (right), of West Chester, Pa., as Staff Sgt. Marvin McCorvey, of Graham, N.C. manages the already growing crowd of children outside Forward Operating Base Falcon, in southern Baghdad, Dec. 12. Photo by Spc. Kelly LeCompte, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team. BAGHDAD — Two Soldiers with Company B, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, recently organized a surprise toy delivery for children living here just outside the walls of Forward Operating Base Falcon. Spc. Michael Petro, an infantryman, said he had the idea to start collecting goodies...
  • One sailor gives $3K worth of toys to tots

    12/13/2009 4:30:26 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 15 replies · 977+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 15, 2009 | By Erik Slavin,
    NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan — It all started four years ago with a Tickle Me Elmo doll. Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Grant figured he’d do his part to support the Toys for Tots drive at Whidbey Island, Wash., and he tossed the doll into his shopping cart. Then he eyed a few more toys, thinking he could help more children. "If you give one toy to one kid in an orphanage, that can change that child’s world," said Grant, now working for Commander Fleet Air, Western Pacific. "But if you can give hundreds of toys, that can have...
  • Gold coin donated for 18th straight year

    12/12/2009 5:12:49 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 1,492+ views
    upi ^ | Dec. 11, 2009
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Salvation Army officials in Missouri said someone carried on an 18-year tradition by dropping a gold coin into one of the charity's donation kettles. Maj. Ben Stillwell of the Salvation Army said a Krugerrand South African gold coin wrapped in a U.S. dollar bill was dropped into a kettle at the Sam's Club in Cape Girardeau, marking the 18th straight year that a gold coin has been donated to a kettle in the city, the Southeast Missourian reported Friday. Stillwell said the coin was sold to a local dealer for $500, bringing the...
  • The Christmas Reality

    12/11/2009 4:50:13 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies · 219+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 12/11/09 | DJP I.F.
    This Christmas Season, remember the reality of Christmas! A Savior was born! (Luke 2:1-20, Matt 1:18-25, 2:1-15, John 1:14) Do you Believe? Do you really believe? or do you just celebrate a "Traditional Christmas". What better way of celebrating this Christmas Season then to know the reality of Christmas. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16,17) This Christmas,...
  • Jewish immigrant champions Christmas

    12/09/2009 12:26:42 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 11 replies · 753+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 9, 2009 | Joe Fitzgerald
    She didn’t reach the shores of America until she was 44, but Irina Koltoniuc, now 65, has never forgotten the thrill of that first impression . . . Back home in Lithuania, where she lived in the capital city of Vilnius, religious freedom was nonexistent . . . “I am afraid,” she said. “For people like us, who have already been down this road, it scares us to see what is happening because we do not want to go down that road again. We see America turning into the kind of society we came from, where everyone was worried about...
  • NORAD officials ready to track Santa's flight

    12/08/2009 3:32:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 600+ views
    12/8/2009 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- It's that time of the year again and North American Aerospace Defense Command officials are getting ready to track Santa Claus. The NORAD Tracks Santa Web site,, is now live and features fun holiday games and activities that change daily. The Web site is available in seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese. On Dec. 24, the Web site will stream videos, captured by NORAD "Santa Cams," from numerous cities along Santa's journey. This year, children and the young-at-heart are able to track Santa through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and

    12/08/2009 7:03:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies · 2,991+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 12/7/2009
    In yesterday’s New York Times, there was an article about White House social secretary Desirée Rogers. In it, reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote: “When former social secretaries gave a luncheon to welcome Ms. Rogers earlier this year, one participant said, she surprised them by suggesting the Obamas were planning a ‘non-religious Christmas….’” This same participant said that “the Obamas did not intend to put the manger scene on display” (this was confirmed by the White House). Indeed, as Stolberg wrote, “there had been internal discussions about making Christmas more inclusive and whether to display the crèche.”Catholic League president Bill Donohue...
  • Live Thread: Charlie Brown Christmas Tales & Memories (Vanity & Repost)

    12/07/2009 3:52:30 PM PST · by combat_boots · 29 replies · 1,419+ views
    Various | 7 Dec 2009 | Various
    I post this thread to start an FR 'snow fort' against the next TWAP speech that pre-empts Charlie, Linus & Snoopy. Original thread: