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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    No, but you seem fine with it, since it's not "normative."
    I already said I wasn't fine with it. I just said I wasn't surprised. Were you?

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    There is still less than there was. It once began in November and the annual Santa Claus parade, now defunct in all or most places, was often held in late November or early December. Good to see that radio still lives.

    You agree on the decorations then.
    I see just as many lights as ever. Santa Claus still comes at the end of the Thanksgiving parade.


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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    I'm not anti-Christmas. I've celebrated it every year of my life -- in my own home, or in the homes of friends and family. And in the stores I go to. And on the television shows I watch. And in practically every aspect of our culture.

    I've even seen Trans Siberian Orchestra for the last three years.

    I'm not anti-Christmas. But I am a firm believer in the separation of church and state.

    I can enjoy watching laser beam and fireball enhanced guitar solos of classic Christmas tunes and still not feel hypocritical about wanting the government to stay out of the religion business.
    Totally agree.

    My husband and I are atheists. We've been playing Christmas music since the day after Thanksgiving (and every year we buy more music). We have a tree. We give each other and friends presents. We have a particular dinner we make on Christmas day.

    So don't know why some people think there is a war on Christmas.

    Having said that, if a community allows displays on public property, it has to allow them for all groups. It can't pick and choose who gets to be there. And defacing one of those displays is vandalism.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I fail to see what NAMBLA has to do with this at all.
    I'm not surprised.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yeah, that's it. I'm being politically correct.
    What would you call not wanting to offend the religious masses?
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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    I'm not anti-Christmas. I've celebrated it every year of my life -- in my own home, or in the homes of friends and family. And in the stores I go to. And on the television shows I watch. And in practically every aspect of our culture.

    I've even seen Trans Siberian Orchestra for the last three years.

    I'm not anti-Christmas. But I am a firm believer in the separation of church and state.

    I can enjoy watching laser beam and fireball enhanced guitar solos of classic Christmas tunes and still not feel hypocritical about wanting the government to stay out of the religion business.
    It is not in the religion business. If a town hangs a banner over the main street welcoming the homecoming of their winning team it doesn't mean they are in the sports business either. Ticker tape parades though the streets of New York doesn't mean the government is in the business of whoever is being honored. It is just that people often get together to publicly celebrate an event that has culture connections, and society is generally better off for it.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I see just as many lights as ever. Santa Claus still comes at the end of the Thanksgiving parade.
    Is that parade on public property? That must just gall you no end.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Totally agree.

    My husband and I are atheists. We've been playing Christmas music since the day after Thanksgiving (and every year we buy more music). We have a tree. We give each other and friends presents. We have a particular dinner we make on Christmas day.

    So don't know why some people think there is a war on Christmas.

    Having said that, if a community allows displays on public property, it has to allow them for all groups. It can't pick and choose who gets to be there. And defacing one of those displays is vandalism.
    It is vandalism, and I understand the woman is being charged.

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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Is that parade on public property? That must just gall you no end.
    Santa isn't a religious figure. The ones who go around saying "Santa = Satan" aren't atheists.


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    Re: Woman arrested after damaging Satanic display at Florida Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Is that parade on public property? That must just gall you no end.
    Why should it? Is Santa Claus a religious figure? Well, for someone he probably is, but you know what I mean.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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