Christmas

Discussion in 'Politics' started by El_Guero, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. El_Guero

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    As I am preparing another sermon during the Advent Season, I was stunned last night as I bought items. When I said, "Merry Christmas," the reply was "Happy Holidays."

    My first thought was: "If you want me to buy your product during the season that celebrates the Advent of the One that came to die and remove our sins, then I want HIM to be the focus of my buying decisions and not santa claus." I bit my tongue and just continued to wish people, "Merry Christmas."

    Is anyone else offended by this new politically correct removal of Jesus Christ from Christmas?
     
  2. hillclimber1

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    The leftists have created a PC world that virtually no business can be everything to everyone. They constantly search for the path of least offence. I feel for them.
     
  3. The Galatian

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    It's a business decision. The few who are "offended" by a general holiday greeting rather than by a religious message, aren't significant.

    Everone's "offended" by something these days. Is if OK if I'm "offended" by so many people being "offended" over a greeting?
     
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    Galatian, I'm offended over you being offended. :tongue3:

    Merry Christmas.
     
  5. Daisy

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    Christmas is a single day. It is not a month of greed, commercialism and bullying...well, it shouldn't be.

    Peace on earth, good will towards men is not accomplished by being preoffended lest some cashier not affirm your majority cultural status by reciting the magic words.
     
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    Businesses don't want to drive away anyone's business. Since several religious and non-religious holidays occur in the late December timeframe, and as a business, they need to be somewhat generic in their greetings. How hard is that to understand. It isn't a slighting of Christians, it is recognizing their customers have various beliefs, and they value all of their customers. Besides, as most of us know, Jesus wan't born on December 25...the date was co-opted and overlain on other holiday celebrations (winter solstice, Saturnalia, etc.). So I don't see the big deal here.
     
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  7. El_Guero

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    It is the Christmas holiday season . . . buying presents during the holiday season has grown out of the rememberance of the Birth of Our Lord and Savior.

    If they don't want to sell Christmas presents tell them to open stores in mecca.

    Peace on earth can only come through the worship of God Almighty and His Son.
    All the other magic words in your book are no good.


    Merry CHRISTmas to you as well.

    PS - I am not SORRY if that offended YOU!
     
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    I am not offended that the secular world ignores Christ. I kinda expect it. I am more offended that many liberal "Christians" ignore scripture in favor of a kinder-gentler, politically correct post-modern heresy.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  9. Magnetic Poles

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    I'm sure they want to sell Christmas presents, along with Channukah and Kwanzaa presents as well. If they could make money in Mecca, I'm sure they would consider your suggestion.
     
  10. El_Guero

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    Yeah

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    But the thing is . . . gift giving in those other 'holidays' only came about because of Christmas . . . and they are a much smaller part of the pie . . .

    So . . . true to good business - you keep your loyal customers.

    True to bad business, you export your work force and try to milk the layed off workers to buy your cheap product . . . and then to make up for slowing sales - you become politically correct in the hopes that minority religions will start buying large gifts . . .

    It is always so much easier to respect and worship the True God and His One Son.

    Simplifies business . . . and religion . . . and eternal destiny.

    :godisgood:

     
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    Yes Daisy I agree, Christians should look at this as being an oppurtunity to spread the message instead of wasting time being offended. It is sad that Merry Christmas doesn't mean much these days as to be nothing more than a Holiday greeting. If you want to say Merry Christmas and really mean it go help the homeless, the poor and the downtrodden and then wishing them a Merry Christmas will have meaning.
     
  12. Daisy

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    "My Dad Went to Mecca and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt" -- hmm, I wonder it there's a market for that.
     
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    Not offended but it tells me who to witness to. I don't chase them down but if I get within earshot again I slip in a, "you know Jesus?"
     
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    I'm gonna chime in with LeBuick here :tongue3:
     
  15. El_Guero

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    I agree - that was a Great Post!
     
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    Did Jesus expect the Pharisees to fall down and worship Him? Why do you expect non-Christians to share our beliefs? Why is everything you don't agree with either politically correct or liberal? This is the way the world treats our Savior. This is the way the Bible said things would be for Christians.
     
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    May I insert a small thought here.........

    Just remember, Do not take it out on the poor cashier. They more than likely agree with you and want to say Merry CHRISTmas but the boss says not to say it. Continuely telling the cashier everywhere "Merry Christmas" won't really help the situation. Writing the corporate office does.
    I hear people all the time militantly saying Merry Christmas to cashiers like they are angry at them. Remember, it's not their fault.:wavey:
     
  18. hillclimber1

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    The longer we can focus the worlds attention on the birth of our Savior, the better, as long as it starts AFTER Thanksgiving. :thumbs: IMHO
     
  19. Daisy

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    It's not the birth but the rebirth that we should focus on.

    Do you spend the month before Easter insisting that cashiers wish you a 'Joyous Easter' lest you boycott their employer in a snit?
     
  20. carpro

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    It is just as likely that those who were offended by "merry Christmas" were insignificant in numbers as well.
     

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