It is CHRISTMAS people so GET OVER IT...

United States
December 20, 2007 7:51pm CST
Ok I have had about all that I can stand. Therefore here I blow. I have had enough of the religious correctness. It is Christmas. It is a Christian holiday and it is big here in the states because the majority of the population is Christian. One of the things that made the United States of America the great country that it is, is the fact that we have religious freedom. And yet the very religion that came here to establish this freedom is under attack. It is almost as if it has become a crime to be a Christian. Let alone mention the word Christmas. If you are not a Christian then you are not. I respect your freedom to be whatever it is that you are. But have the same courtesy. People it is time that we as Christians stand up and put the Christ. Back in Christmas. With that said to those who are not of the Christian faith, Once again I respect your faith for whatever it may be. And ask that you show the same for mine.
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@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Wow, I have to say that I absolutely love your discussion and you worded it so well. We do, as Christians, need to put the Christ back in Christmas. It has become such a give me, give me holiday that everyone has seemed to have forgotten the whole meaning of why we really are here to celebrate it. Our family every year, for the past two years, as made it to where we tell the Christmas story and have it laid out and take the time to thank God for sending His precious Son to die for us. Christmas is His day, not ours and we should be thanking and praising Him for it on this day. Thank you for your thoughts. They were very awakening to a lot i'm sure. I agree with you as well, we as Christians should not be attacked just like we as Christians should not attack other religions. It's common courtesy and respect. Thanks again and God bless you and your family this Christmas
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• United States
22 Dec 07
Thanks it was one of those enough moments, ya know. Anyhow Merry Christmas to you and yours.
• United States
22 Dec 07
Thank you and to you and your family as well. I hope you have a great Christmas and yes, i do know about those moments. Sometimes I get so sick of hearing people bashing Christianity and trying to take it out of everything. I remember when i was in school we always said the pledge of allegance and had a moment of silence, which i always used that time to say a prayer. they have taken the pledge out of our schools here and i think it's just so sad....and all because the word God is in it. What is our world coming to. We are supposed to accept everyone else's religion, but when it comes to ours every one is not accepting it and trying their best to get rid of it. Just the sign of the end times though. We Christians knew there would come a day when we would be chastized for our beliefs, but what a wonderful day when the Lord comes back and we live happily through out eternity with Him. Praise God and God bless you and your family
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• United States
22 Dec 07
It is a sad state these days. I hate to sound like an alarmist but I am starting to think that we are closer than anyone realizes.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
21 Dec 07
calm down big guy, if these people don't want to have and see how beautiful christmas is it's their loss. i got your back on this one gus, i had a woman say merry christmas to me at the mall the other day and i thanked her for saying it and not happy holidays.i say merry christmas and if they don't like it tuff. the world has changed my friend and as long as i keep it in my life i'm happy. merry christmas to you and yours and anyone else reading this ;)
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• United States
22 Dec 07
Thanks Max, and Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. I have made it a point to say Merry Christmas to everyone and if they are offended OH well.
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
Amen! Put the Christ back in Christmas. I would say this even to Christians. A lot of people don't seem to know the reason for the season anymore. It is Christ's day we're celebrating here not your own so don't focus so much on your own whims. Let us be Christians in name and in acts to the people around us. Sometimes, even people who aren't Christians act more like Christians than the real ones. What I'm trying to say is its not in the religion, or in the name, its how we deal with each other and respect each other. No need to bicker or argue about anything. We're all human beings with different beliefs, all struggling to live better lives -- we have that same goal at least. Merry Christmas to all!
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• United States
22 Dec 07
In this case it is in the religion because Christmas is a Christian holiday. But I do appreciate that you agree. I just get so sick of everybody trying to be so correct all the time.
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
21 Dec 07
I don't belong to any religion anymore, but I am not atheist. We put up christmas tree and send cards, but I don't go to mass. But it's still interesting to watch Christmas shows especially every Christmas the Pope will be on TV send his greetings to everyone. I hope I don't miss that. I guess something or someone has upset you. My brother told me that being a Christian is not easy. If someone slaps you in the left cheek, you must give your right cheek to be slapped. This is why I don't want to be Christian, I certainly can't do that, literally or not. If I had the power and the money, those who beheaded civilians, will be beheaded too. I couldn't care less what their reasons are.
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• United States
22 Dec 07
Yea but doesn't celebrating Christmas mean that you do still belong to a religion. Regardless of the bogus attachments that others have applied to the holiday. The fact is that it is still a celebration of the birth of Christ.
• United States
21 Dec 07
You'd be one of them Christians I wouldn't want to beat up. :) I'm atheist and when I say that - I get looks of disgust. Should of seen the look my boyfriend's aunts face, she just assumed I believed in all of it. Anyway, I don't care what you want to believe in just as long as you're not harming anyone or yourself doing it. I will say that it's always been annoying to me even before becoming atheist that people are too lazy to spell out christmas in full but instead opt for XMas. Then to me it seems all the more f'd up, if you're a (Christ)ian, you'd think you'd respect the one you worship by including the name in it.
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• United States
21 Dec 07
Well put. Merry Christmas
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21 Dec 07
you are absolutely correct young sir. what these teatowel wearing facists need is a damn good thrashing. christmas is a joyous time to be shared, not to have lilylivered politicians bowing down to the oppressors. back in the war you chaps helped me beat the jerry, now we need to unite to protect ourselves.
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• United States
21 Dec 07
"And ask that you show the same for mine. " I couldn't have said it better. Why do I have to hide the fact that I celebrate Christmas, but if you celebrate Kwanzaa or Haunaka, you are welcome to celebrate? There is a lawsuit in the next town over about a Kwanzaa celebration, but the mayor said no to a Christmas celebration by the employees. But a Kwanzaa celebration is fine. Both are spiritual holidays, but a black holiday trumps a "white" holiday. Everything black trumps everything white now a days. One of the city council members has filed the suit. I fully back him. If he can't have a Christmas party, the black employees can NOT use the building for a Kwanzaa party. What's good for one is good for the other. So I'd like to impose a couple of rules: If you're not a Christian and don't like saying "Christmas" or if you prefer saying "Happy Holidays" or are offended by Christmas related items, don't expect a CHRISTMAS bonus. If you're not a Christian and don't like saying "Christmas" or if you prefer saying "Happy Holidays" or are offended by Christmas related items, don't expect to be off on CHRISTMAS EVE or CHRISTMAS DAY. You'll show up to work. And you will work.
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• United States
22 Dec 07
I could play by those rules
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
22 Dec 07
Christmas is not a Religious Holiday, its a Commercial Opportunity. Therefore we should make up our minds, what do we want? A religious holiday or a Commercial opportunity. Of course the commercial opportunity people would win. There are a Great many business that depend on the Christmas spending to keep them in Business. Speaking of religion, the Christian Churches are also happy with The Christmas Holiday as it exists, because they have a vested interest in the business of Christmas as well. They get their Parishioners out to church in Great numbers, they pass the plate several times during a Christmas service, and then pass it again to pay for the decorations. Oh God! Its a Wonderful Moneymaking Celebration!
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
30 Dec 07
Amen! To each his own, but don't tear others down! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~