Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:52 PM
UrbScotty (23,535 posts)
War on Christmas? Sign this Minister Up!
While I am signing up to help in a War on Christmas, I'm not on, what by default gets called, the "non-Christian" side. I'm also not signing up for the side that news pundits falsely purport as the "Christian" side. If anything, I'd make the argument that the dominant face of Christianity, as it is seen on television and promoted through news programming, is itself far from what Christianity is supposed to be. It is a sort-of white-washed, sanitized version of Christianity that every year presents an increasingly cleaned up version of the Christmas story to the viewing public.
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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:33 PM
standingtall (549 posts)
1. There is no war on Christmas
Especially from Liberals. The only ones I here regularly speak out against Christmas is a small group of religious zealots. I am well aware that no where in the bible does it say Jesus was born on Dec. 25, but we know he was born, and therefore there is nothing wrong with celebrating his birth.
Response to standingtall (Reply #1)
Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:17 PM
xmas74 (26,294 posts)
2. I understand where the OP is coming from.
There is a war on Christmas but it's not the one we hear boo hooing about. The war is from the crass commercial culture and the idea that the holidays are now about spending orgies instead of contemplation, about living a positive example for our families and our communities.
We've all forgotten. That's OK- those who scream the loudest about it have no idea what it really is about either.