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Holiday Spirit != Forcing Jesus into my shopping
From Bill O'Reilly:

I don't believe most people who aren't Christian are offended by the words ‘Merry Christmas,'” he said on his Nov. 9 show. “I think those people are nuts. I think you're crazy if you're offended by the words ‘Merry Christmas.'


Why is it that every year, certain religions crusade for forcing sales clerks to say "Merry Christmas?" Why do certain religious groups get offended when sales clerks say "Happy Holidays" to you as you check out.

Why are people so fucking stupid??
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I think my new holiday greeting should be "Worship Satan!" because apparently that's what crazy religious groups hear when you jesus don't pad every jesus third word with jesus Jesus for this and jesus next month. Jesus.

Oy!

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Force Jesus into this, and I'll convert.

Current Mood: pissed off pissed off

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annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: November 22nd, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome! The "American Family Association" (which is probably code for "No Families For Faggots Association") is inadvertantly supporting Buy Nothing Day!
You are so right--people are unbelievably fucking stupid.
But, at least in those ridiculous greetings, someone is hoping you'll have a good time, for whatever religious/cultural/economic reason.

Gooooooo BUY NOTHING DAY! Rah rah rah!

abmann From: abmann Date: November 22nd, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Images of you in cheerleader uniform.
So.. many.. conflicting.. . thoughts...


I like Buy Nothing day. I'm going to celebrate by buying nothing.
I'm a traditionalist.
andamaroo From: andamaroo Date: November 22nd, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
My favorite part was: "[Walmart] fired a staff member who sent an e-mail to a customer saying the origins of Christmas are pagan."

It's always funny when people get fired for things that are true.

abmann From: abmann Date: November 22nd, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
And the truth is quite offensive, don'tcha know.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: November 22nd, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Worship Satan!!
abmann From: abmann Date: November 22nd, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is that your default icon now?
fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: November 22nd, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I before E except after C, or when sounding like A as in neighbor and weigh, and on weekends and holidays and all throughout May, and you'll always be wrong no matter what you say.
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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: November 22nd, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cute... :)
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: November 22nd, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
No... for whatever reason, I decided I wanted it on that reply though.

As for forcing Jesus into the Soda, procedes go to St. Judes Children's Hospital. Don't know how much more Jesus focused that can be...
abmann From: abmann Date: November 22nd, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want my soda to transubstantiate upon opening, damnit.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: November 22nd, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're cute.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: December 7th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry. I'm probably one of the furthest things from Jesus... no can do, darlin.
ocarina_justin From: ocarina_justin Date: November 22nd, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll be honest - I really wish people would try and remember that its the thought that counts. If someone wishes me a merry christmas, I am not offended. So what if I don't celebrate christmas? Why shouldn't I still have a merry one? Would I get offended if someone wished me a happy chinese new year? No - even though I am not chinese and do not celebrate the chinese new year. The offensive thing seems to be the normative idea that everyone SHOULD (or does) celebrate Christmas. Still, I don't entirely understand why you should be offended when I wish you a Happy Channukkah (however you choose to spell it) or Kwanzaa or Chinese New Year.

Also, I'm a liberal, and a jew, and I've been a bellringer - its a lot of fun, and you're helping people. I think it is beginning to cross the line of ridiculousness to ban them from in front of Target. To me, part of the charm of the season is the bellringers. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: November 22nd, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait? You're a JEW and you say Merry Christmas. Oh.. there's a special hell for you.

I agree. I'm not offended when anyone says aything like that. And I'm hoping that I didn't sound as if I were offended by any of the phrases used, rather th whole forcing cpeople to say "merry christmas" because it free speech sort of dookie.

I am more pleased when some one wishes me a Happy Ramadan which has happened a few times.

This whole things is just nuts!
kittydesade From: kittydesade Date: November 22nd, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
It really is. He's right that .. or at least I think he's right that most people don't get offended by a mild mannered Merry Christmas. But... at the same time, GUH. What's with all this? It wasn't like this when I was young, dammit.
ocarina_justin From: ocarina_justin Date: November 22nd, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're certainly right that insisting that people say "merry christmas" is kinda fucked up - a certainly falls into that "normative" argument above. At the same time, there is some merit to the claim, at least in a way - now hear me out. ;)

Equality is a wonderful thing. Acceptance is a wonderful thing. But there is a very insidious sort of "flattening" effect that occurs - you lose a lot of what makes life interesting and fun when you insist that teachers can't talk about halloween in class (they can't, at my fiance's school) or that people should NOT say things like "merry christmas". Even when you don't insist on such measures, creating an environment where it is "okay" to be offended by such will kind of chill all of that diversity right out of the air.

I suppose the question the right is asking is "don't we have a right to be religious outside of our homes?" - to which I respond, "yes". On the other hand, in the same way you should be allowed to express your views outside of your house, I should be allowed to express mine - even if I am Gay and in the military, for example.
fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: November 22nd, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Chrismahanukwanzaka!
abmann From: abmann Date: November 22nd, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

It must be very difficult to buy gifts for that holiday.


What about Ramadan and Festivus? Huh? DO YOU WORSHIP SATAN??
ocarina_justin From: ocarina_justin Date: November 22nd, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: It must be very difficult to buy gifts for that holiday.

Do you think he'd buy me presents?
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: November 22nd, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: It must be very difficult to buy gifts for that holiday.

I'm sure he'd SELL you presents... for the low low price of $ Your Soul
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abmann From: abmann Date: November 23rd, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your comment has all the things I like. It should be made into a movie.
fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: November 23rd, 2005 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: It must be very difficult to buy gifts for that holiday.

Chrismaramahanafestikwanzaka! HAH, BITCHES!
Satan, in the immortal words of EL CAPITAN CINQUENTA CENTAVOS, is my nigga.
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