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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2005, 02:30:28 pm »
I'm shocked you could be so exclusionist! A happy Chrismuhanurammakadonakwansa to you sir!
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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2005, 02:58:25 pm »
I think they should be called Christmas trees, if it wasnt for the concept of christmas then they wouldnt even exist. I really dont see how people can be in any way offended. It isnt the members of religious minorities that mind, its members of the majority trying to tell the minority what they should and shouldnt mind.
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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2005, 03:05:59 pm »
I wonder what I will get for Chrismuhanurammakadonakwansa.
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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2005, 03:55:27 pm »
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It's actually the reverse for me....I've gotten chewed out for typing "Xmas" in instant messages or irc simply because it's shorter.
X=Crux
Xmas=Crucemas~Christmas
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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2005, 04:29:08 pm »
I think it's going too far, personally. I agree with KS when he said "It isnt the members of religious minorities that mind, its members of the majority trying to tell the minority what they should and shouldnt mind." I've said this before, but I don't mind saying "under God." If you do mind saying that, it's either because you're hypersensitive or you're a jackass, or maybe you're just trying to sympathise with people who don't give a ****.

We should be open and accepting with people who celebrate different holidays, but we shouldn't make everything so vague that we strip everyone and everything of what makes it unique. America is 80% Christian, but God "the powers that be" forbid saying Christmas in public schools.

I mean, come on! Who are you trying to kid?! It's Christmas break. Notice how Hanukah usually falls outside the break, but for some reason Christmas always falls inside? It's just insulting.

And I think the problem that a lot of people have with Target and Christmas is that Target has ads that feature reaths (sp?) and red and green, but still say "Happy Holidays" when they obviously mean "Merry Christmas."

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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2005, 05:20:08 pm »
wreaths? Did you forget about the spell check?

But yeah, all these bozos complaining about saying Christmas in pubic and "Under God" in the Pledge really rubs me the wrong way. If someone came right up to me and starting saying how great Kwanzaa (I think there is 2 A's in there) or Hanukah was, it wouldn't offend me in the least, not one little scrap of offendedness. I might even join them in celebrating, if they insisted.

If anyone wants to make a big fuss about "Political Correctness", they can move to India or something.

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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2005, 07:21:05 pm »
And a merry solstice feast to you, too.
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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2005, 08:46:12 pm »
They can't take away my Christmas Tree! I won't let them!

Maybe they should combine all the religious symbols together....

Like... a menorah with burning christmas trees in it in place of the candles and you can put the menorah in a bowl of fruit and the bowl can be grey to show how everything is melding together to form one bland culture and BAM!

Merry Holidays!

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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2005, 08:57:21 pm »
I wish we'd just get back to the sacrificing of virgins - now that would be an entertaining holiday season!  Problem is, there are too many football games on at the time, so unless you did it during the halftime of every bowl game.....heeeey! - something to get people to watch halftime!  Throw band members into a burning pit!

We'd be honoring our ancient heritage :)

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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2005, 09:00:31 pm »
Ahem.

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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2005, 11:53:12 am »
so if Christmas can be shortened to Xmas, does that mean that Christians can be shortened to Xians? thats just something I've always thought about.

anyway heres an article entitled "PC slowly suffocating Santa" its about how all the fun is being taken out of Xmas.

http://stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3505358a11,00.html

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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2005, 01:46:16 pm »
Ont hat point, send all your virgins to me! I will deal with them accordingly!
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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2005, 03:38:40 pm »
Ahem.

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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2005, 03:48:51 pm »
Have a good Chrismahanakwanzaka!
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Re: Political Correctness going too far?
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2005, 03:49:23 pm »
Have a good Chrismahanakwanzaka!
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