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    Default The thing about "Happy Holidays"

    Of late I've been hearing people keep trying to make Christmas more secular by wishing people "Happy Holidays" and making "Holiday Trees" and secular ornaments and all sorts of little token gestures to acknowledge that non-Christians exist somewhere out there.

    People can have a Merry Christmas all they want. I think most people don't care, except for those who feel guilty about being Christians. I think what non-Christians are more thinking though about how disruptive Christmas is to them. If it wasn't for everyone else, there would be no stress this time of year, but instead everyone's running around like maniacs and shoving you around.

    Does anybody else have thoughts on this?
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    Exactly who is offended by "Merry Christmas"? It generally seems that very few people actually are, Christian or no. I was actually reading a few days ago how Jews several generations ago actually celebrated Christmas more than Hanukhah(which is a minor festivel in Jewish tradition). Over time, it became sorta the Jewish substitute for Christmas. I'll let Haphazard fill in the details here.

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    The socialists introduced a five day week.
    To what end?

    The rate of homicide doubled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    The socialists introduced a five day week.
    To what end?

    The rate of homicide doubled.
    Which socialists? There's more than one kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    Which socialists? There's more than one kind.
    There was.
    More than one kind.

    Not any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    There was.
    More than one kind.

    Not any more.
    I disagree.

    Where were you alluding to, that's what I was asking I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    The socialists introduced a five day week.
    To what end?

    The rate of homicide doubled.
    Muhahhahahahahahahahaha!!

    Yeah because they can do that, they are magic and shit!!

    OK tell me how the five day week became so universal in just about every society including those like the US that dont have any socialists worth talking about, besides the bogeys in conservative and manic free marketeers minds?

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    I do find Christmas disruptive to me personally. It's a very significant family tradition to my in-laws but never was in my own family. I don't feel the same way about it but must participate.

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    *suggests studying the labor movement of the very late 1800s and early 1900s to Lark*

    We don't have a christmas tree, decorations or send christmas cards to anyone (I was evilly tempted to decorate my Buddha statue though ) but still wish people a nice christmas and buy presents!

    the holiday is more about being a time to give to others to me than a religious rememberance and to non-Christians that seems to be the accepted meaning of the holiday any more- not Jesus.

    Wishing someone a merry christmas doesn't seem prejudiced to me any more than when one of my hispanic friends used to throw a cinco de mayo party for us and wish us all a happy fifth of may! just because it isn't someone else's cultural or religious holiday doesn't mean that they can't enjoy it- or that you can't wish them a happy one!
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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