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29 November 2011 @ 10:30 pm
Regarding "the war on Christmas"  
I've noticed a lot of people on Facebook lately complaining about the so-called "war on Christmas" and how they are supposedly not allowed to say "Merry Christmas" and political correctness and holiday trees and blah blah blah.

Here's a post from the Facebook "Christian Left" community for those complaining about people leaving Christ out of Christmas.

"If you want to keep Christ in Christmas, worry about things more important than the signs and decorations at JC Penney. You think Christmas should be about Christ? Then take up your cross and follow Jesus — not into department stores, but into the prisons, the hospitals, among the poor and the outcast. You get angry when someone doesn't say 'Christmas?' Try getting angry over Christ's children dying of malnutrition or AIDS. Try getting angry over the fact that the Christmas chocolate you love so much was kept cheap on the back of the working poor. Try getting angry over the fact that Christians are keeping people out of churches with their closed minds and closed doors. You want to keep Christ in Christmas? Try putting Christ in your life first."
 
 
 
some chick named shelly: abfab - eddie and patsy are better than venusinthenight on November 30th, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
*nods*

IMO, certain Christians out there have a massive persecution complex. As far as I'm concerned, the "war on Christmas" is a bunch of crap. Not to mention it's emotional extortion.

Some relevant links...
http://www.salon.com/2005/11/21/christmas_6/singleton

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/faithbased/2005/12/the_war_on_christmas_the_prequel.html

http://atheistoasis.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/an-open-letter-to-christians-merry-christmas-from-an-atheist/
slev: Calvin - Euphoriaslev on November 30th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
\m/

Couldn't agree more.

Wanting to have your own faith at the centre of civilisation to the exclusion of others is hardly loving others as Christ loved us.
Kimmy: a better world is possiblelucilla27 on November 30th, 2011 10:24 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you.
I am sick and tired of so called "Christians" who act like they own Jesus Christ.
These same people could care less about every issue you named.
Peace be with you.
Kimmy
Spacefemspacefem on November 30th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
take up your cross and follow Jesus — not into department stores, but into the prisons, the hospitals, among the poor and the outcast.

so true.
but the devil had no use for me eitherredstar826 on November 30th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
I think everyone who complains about stuff like this should be forced to work at least one holiday season in retail. After seeing what retail workers go through this time of year they would hopefully realize how silly they are being and just be happy that the tired, overworked, underpaid cashier is wishing them a happy anything rather than telling them to "f*** off" at the end of the transaction which is probably what s/he is actually thinking LOL
Delwyndelwyncole on November 30th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
As someone who has worked retail for a number of holiday seasons I can cheerfully say, this is so very true.
2eclipse: eclipse2eclipse on November 30th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
love this.
Beckymacychick on November 30th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
It drives me nuts when people talk about the "war on Christmas." For crying out loud, there are people out there who don't celebrate Christmas- Jews, Muslims, Hindus, to name a few. If you're offended by people saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas," then move to the Vatican where it won't be an issue.
ROUGHER! TOUGHER! BADDER!rayefrenzy on November 30th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
I usually just mention that the christmas tree is pagan in its history.