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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 09:13 PM
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UGH! My mom just forwarded me a "war on Christmas" e-mail
It was sanctimonious crap about how Christmas has become too "politically correct" and that everyone should forward this "old-fashioned" merry Christmas message to everyone.
Here was my response to her:

The whole "war on Christmas" thing is made-up nonsense invented by talk radio
and sleaze-ball television preachers.

It all started because retailers wanted to be polite and inclusive by using a
phrase that stood for ALL the December/January holidays. That includes
Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Eve, Boxing Day, the Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa and
whatever else gets thrown in there.

It has nothing at all to do with "political correctness" or with anyone being
"offended" by Christmas It's ONLY about selling more goods by extending the
holiday sales season -- and saving money on signs. But the right-wing noise
machine has built it up into some kind of "culture war" that never existed.

Anyone who says that scheming liberals are trying to erase Christmas is selling
a snake-oil argument. It's total nonsense. It is nothing more than an excuse for
making people angry at each other.

The whole thing serves the interests of radio to talk show hosts and the kind of
preachers who take money from old ladies by promising Jesus will heal them through the TV. But it isn't good for anything else.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 09:15 PM
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1. Good response!
:thumbsup:

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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 09:21 PM
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2. Ask her why she supports the exclusion of everything but one group of Christians?
Edited on Wed Dec-12-07 09:22 PM by Peake
Other religions don't seem to be as threatened, somehow. Grow up, ultrachristians.

Edit: It's a war on freedom of choice and expression.
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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 09:46 PM
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3. I recently got one of those.
I was to tired to summarize my take as well as you did so I just replied to everybody on list and sent them info from this link-

http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract3.html


I figure that would give them something to wrap their heads around and I find when I do stuff like that people stop forwarding me their conservative spam.


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