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"Happy Holidays!":

 101 Drunk Girlfriend, Tue, 20th Dec '11 10:38:37 AM from Castle Geekhaven
[up] Muslims that come from a country that decorate trees for New Years?
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
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As Kara said above. Blame the Fundies for using Christmas as a battleground for their precious culture war.
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 103 Kexruct, Tue, 20th Dec '11 10:40:32 AM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
Oh, right those people.

Nevermind.

[up] Yeah, I don't like fundies. They make reasonable theists like me look bad.

edited 20th Dec '11 10:41:49 AM by Kexruct

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Moar and Moar and Moar
[up]The bigger issue is that I think the culture war theatrics (I don't mean to be disrespectful, but I do think that a lot of it is simply posturing) has and is continuing to move out of strictly fundamentalist circles into mainstream religion.

Or in short, I feel that things are getting worse in this regard, and not better.
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 105 Drunk Girlfriend, Tue, 20th Dec '11 11:01:47 AM from Castle Geekhaven
[up] Agreed. I do think, however, that the growing number of charismatic non-denominational sects getting more political sway are the biggest problem, since they tend to support the culture-war mentality more than some of the other sects and they're very vocal about their "Christian nation" ideals.

Then again, some of the more reasonable traditional sects are starting to behave more radically too. Even Methodists, whom I used to have a lot of respect for, are starting to get on the "hate the non-christians" bandwagon.

edited 20th Dec '11 11:02:43 AM by DrunkGirlfriend

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
 106 Kexruct, Tue, 20th Dec '11 11:02:16 AM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
That's definitely a thought that scares me. I mean, come on people! We all know fundies are idiots, stop listening to them!
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 107 CDRW, Tue, 20th Dec '11 11:47:17 AM Relationship Status: Mu
Perhaps it's a reaction to attacks from the other side of the culture divide?

 108 Blue Ninja 0, Tue, 20th Dec '11 11:57:46 AM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Plotting my Escape
We all know fundies are idiots, stop listening to them! - Kexruct
Perhaps it's the ideological version of Stockholm Syndrome? Disturbing, to think that the majority of humanity is subconsciously built to positively respond to whoever abuses us the most.
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 109 Silent Reverence, Wed, 21st Dec '11 8:15:13 AM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
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To be honest, the only reason I use "Happy Holidays" (or, rather, its Spanish equivalent) has nothing to do with religions and stuff but rather that in that short three to five days period I have at least three family/parentage birthdays, usually attendance to school graduations, job/workplace parties, a friend's birthday, then Xmas, Dia de los Inocentes and then next week New Year. I'm far more concerned about wishing good times to the most people in my close circle than about which fairy tale does each one of them believe.

Moar and Moar and Moar
To be honest, I actually think that CDRW is correct. Not that this is the fault of secularists, at least I don't think, but the perceived attacks coming from the secular sphere really do seem to have pushed people in a more literalistic and combative direction. Which to be honest is almost a normal, expected reaction to a loss of privilege.

Which doesn't make it right, of course.

Democracy is the process in which we determine the government that we deserve
I always use Merry Christmass. Xmass sounds as if Jesus had been an X-men.

But if I worked in a convinience store and wanted to be a troll about it I would just say "Feliz Navidad!"

edited 23rd Dec '11 4:47:48 AM by Baff

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 112 Blue Ninja 0, Fri, 23rd Dec '11 11:48:31 AM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Plotting my Escape
I think I'll just stick with a hearty "Bah humbug!" for everyone tomorrow. grin
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 114 They Call Me Tomu, Sat, 24th Dec '11 1:12:23 PM Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
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Oh boy, THIS topic...

I'm not going to bother reading through the last few pages: have people mentioned the so-called War on Christmas yet?

Princess Ymir's knightess
Merry Christmas.

I'm an atheist. And I'm extremely offended by this.

 116 They Call Me Tomu, Sat, 24th Dec '11 1:18:37 PM Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Totes Moe
The implication that only Christians get to be represented is offensive, yes, but it shouldn't be offensive to have someone say Merry Christmas.

What's offensive is people getting offended by people saying Happy Holidays.

Saying "Happy _" isn't a representation. It's a personal statement.
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