Originally Posted by theimp98
No more intolerant then people demand that Christians, do it there way.
Since it is a reglious holiday, who is really being intolerant.
do people try to tell a muslim, or buddisht how they are suppoed to do there times?
No, cause there are no cool toys to open.
As i have said, it is not a all-inclusive event, Join it if you want, but dont try to change it to match,other faiths or people with none.
Nobody is demanding anything of Christians.
And if it's not an all-inclusive event, how come we cannot escape it wherever we go? Work, the shopping centres, town squares - you name it. If it's exclusive, why doesn't it stay in churches or other religious places?
That's my point. I don't want Christmas shoved down my throat, a) because I'm not a Christian, and b) because in all of the places where it is observed (except for churches, obviously) it's a commercial event, not a religious one, like it should be.
So, you tell me. Should it be kept out of all public places? I would support that. And so would you, by the sounds of it, seeing as it's not all-inclusive. I say if it's going to be everywhere no matter who is Christian or not, we should be able to get a say in how it is conducted. If you don't like it, you keep it out of MY face - because I'm not coming to any churches telling them how to run their December. But Christmas is certainly getting into everything I want to do, and dictating to me how I run mine.
Honestly, for the general public, the Christmas season is like three-month long experience of door-knockers coming into your life, your space, your home, and everywhere you go, demanding that you pay attention to Christmas, spend all your money, join in, buy lots of things, get into the Christmas spirit. The only way you could possibly avoid it is to stay indoors and not watch television, read the paper, or have any contact with anyone at all until it's all over. So, really, who's intruding on whom?
Again, I reiterate, the religious groups really have nothing to do with this at all. It's all commercial retailers. So I say, ban Christmas from these people, and leave it with the churches and the Christians to celebrate their own way. If Christmas wasn't such a commercial venture, it would be private and sacred and then nobody would say anything to anyone about how they wish anyone else a Merry Christmas - because it wouldn't happen.