Originally Posted by theimp98
Ask me if care. Christmas is for christians, If they are not christians, then its just another day that ends in a Y. Let them take there butts to work.It is not world wide GIVE ME DAY.
here is clue
If you are not muslim dont do Ramadan,
if you are not jewish dont do Rosh Ha-Shanah,Yom Kippur,Hanukkah
If you are not buddisht you dont go do songkran.
if you are not Christian then you dont DO easter, Christmas.
Christmas is a religions holiday, if they dont like it, to bad. If they dont want to see christmas display then here is clue, unless there neck broke, it can turn and look the other way
I disagree with this. I'm an atheist and I celebrate Christmas. (I sort of celebrate Easter, too, but that mostly consists of eating candy and watching The Ten Commandments
(the Charlton Heston one) on TV. You don't have to be Christian/Jewish to appreciate that awesome movie).
No one in my immediate family (parents/sister) is a Christian and we all enjoy celebrating it. There has been a winter celebration at this time of year long before the invention of Christianity, so I don't mind celebrating it as Christmas. Also, the birth of Christ was not actually at this time of year, the early Church decided to say it was because they couldn't get the pagans to stop celebrating the Yule and/or Solstice.
Except for a period of 6 or 7 years in my childhood, I was not a Christian. So, why did we celebrate it? Because it's a nice time to get together with family and friends. The decorations are fun, the food is good, and the company is wonderful. Also, both of my parents grew up in Protestant households, so they definitely celebrated it growing up. So, why would they stop celebrating? Just because they aren't Christian themselves? It's already ingrained into their personal experience and culture. Also, we all like Santa Claus.
I don't agree with putting Nativities or other religious symbols from any religion on public school grounds. I only agree with putting those on government property if every holiday around this time is included, which is what Chicago does. They have a Nativity, a Christmas Tree, a Mennorah, an Islamic Crescent Moon (I don't know the specific name), and Santa's House.
I think the terms "Family Tree" and "Holiday Tree" are inherently stupid. I mean, I know it's a Christmas Tree, you know it's a Christmas Tree, they know it's a Christmas Tree; why are we speaking in codes?! If if a company is that worried about offending someone with a name, then why stock the trees? No trees = problem solved.
Just for the record; I'm still offended when Christmas decorations pop up in the stores in September.