...and now for the War on Christmas!!! (sponsored by FOX)

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#1 Post by dogngun » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:45 am

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/11/22 ... -holidays/


Happy holidays, whatever, dude...


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#2 Post by Gunsotsu » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:34 am

You may now continue to suppress Saturnalia, Yule, Natalis Solis Invicti, the birthdays of Horus, Osiris, Attis, Krishna, Zarathustra, Mithra, Heracles, Dionysus, Tammuz, Adonis, Hermes, Bacchus, Prometheus, et. al. while complaining about the "War on Christmas."
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#3 Post by SwampGrouch » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:49 am

It's all about members of the dominant religious group identifying with the early Christians. They want to be martyrs just like them (sans the unpleasant parts like dungeons, crosses, and lions), so they have to cast themselves as victims. They also see being part of a persecuted minority as being a legal trump card.

Disingenuous bastards, they are.
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#4 Post by Fukshot » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:03 pm

Already? I'm completely unprepared for this early start. Does anyone know where I can get a few lions on short notice?

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#5 Post by SwampGrouch » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:09 pm

It's time to dress up with a holiday sig.
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#6 Post by Ultravox » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:15 pm

SwampGrouch wrote:It's time to dress up with a holiday sig.
I always liked "Axial tilt is the reason for the season." myself. :)
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#7 Post by SwampGrouch » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:20 pm

Ooooo! That's even better! Fixed!
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#8 Post by ErikO » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:51 pm

Evangelicals are dumb and think tax season is in December. ;)
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#9 Post by Greengunner » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:41 pm

I lost some good friends in last year's war on Christmas.
Brave men and women who payed the ultimate price.

Never forget those who fight Christmas over there so we don't have to fight it here.

God bless the troops.

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#10 Post by Fukshot » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:52 am

Greengunner wrote:I lost some good friends in last year's war on Christmas.
Brave men and women who payed the ultimate price.

Never forget those who fight Christmas over there so we don't have to fight it here.

God bless the troops.
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#11 Post by lemur » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:05 am

Very funny is the claims that saying "Happy Holidays" is a new expression meant to avoid mentioning Christmas.

Last year I got a hold of an online database of old newspaper, some from the time of the Old West. "Happy Holidays" was a very frequent occurrence among the commercial ads posted around Christmas time, and was occurring frequently too in communications from private individuals.

But I guess the explanation is that people in the Old West were preoccupied by PCness and not offending non-Christians, right? :crockett:
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#12 Post by Fukshot » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:31 am

lemur wrote:Very funny is the claims that saying "Happy Holidays" is a new expression meant to avoid mentioning Christmas.

Last year I got a hold of an online database of old newspaper, some from the time of the Old West. "Happy Holidays" was a very frequent occurrence among the commercial ads posted around Christmas time, and was occurring frequently too in communications from private individuals.

But I guess the explanation is that people in the Old West were preoccupied by PCness and not offending non-Christians, right? :crockett:
Yes. There is good evidence that the dominant Christian culture was particularly concerned in the nineteenth century that if they were to offend Chinese immigrants it might be seen as an un-neighborly act which is frowned upon by Christianity. That's why they were so careful to use inclusive language wherever possible.

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#13 Post by beto » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:43 am

Fukshot wrote:Already? I'm completely unprepared for this early start. Does anyone know where I can get a few lions on short notice?
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#14 Post by Ultravox » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:51 am

Wow, this thread has more LOLs per post than the joke thread... :)
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