Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:40 AM
alp227 (29,582 posts)
Sam Seder revisits his 2005 CNN appearance debating the War on Christmas
Happy Holidays OR Merry Christmas! Here is Sam Seder's favorite TV appearance of his from years back where he goes at it with Christian group leader Bob Knight over the dreaded WAR ON CHRISTMAS...
(This segment moderated by Kyra Phillips was from Dec. 12, 2005, transcript is here.)
Things got interesting towards the end when Knight proved Godwin's Law:
KNIGHT: OK. You know, when the Nazis moved into Austria in 1936...
SEDER: Oh, that's offensive, Bob, to raise Nazis. KNIGHT: They immediately removed from the schools. You can read about it in...
PHILLIPS: Hold on, Sam. Let Bob make his point. Let Bob make his point. Go ahead, Bob.
KNIGHT: You can't even let me speak. Can you? You're so...
Maria Trapp wrote the story of the Trapp singers that's in "The Sound of Music," and she said she sent her kids to school after the Nazis took over. And they came home and said mama, we can't say the word Christmas anymore. It's now winter holiday.
I think that ought to disturb people...
SEDER: Kyra, that's offensive.
KNIGHT: ...that we're moving toward that kind of attitude in this country.
SEDER: The Puritans also outlawed Christmas. The founding fathers of this country would fine you in Massachusetts if you celebrated Christmas in the beginning. So don't talk about Nazis, Bob. I think that's really inappropriate.
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