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    Re: 81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

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    And even further, your portrayal of the ACLU position is inaccurate. Just to give a couple examples, the ACLU has no litigation about US currency not military chaplains(again with the source thing...they mean you actually put effort into posting instead of making **** up).
    It's funny, I've heard more military guys say "get rid of military chaplains" or at least don't pay them, than I've heard from outside the military. And then it is for what they perceive as a practical use of funding issue. Most people would rather drop chaplains than reduce their own pay, take a chance that they'll be kicked out due to reduced funding, or be short on gear.
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    Re: 81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    More Americans than ever say they celebrate the upcoming holiday of Christmas as a religious one.
    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 88% of American Adults say they celebrate Christmas, and 81% of this group celebrate it as a religious holiday. Just 16% of those celebrants regard it as a secular holiday.


    The tide is finally turning and people are once again realizing what Christmas is...I believe this HUGE change in public opinon is because Americans finally realize the handful that attack christmas is for a personal agenda and it has absolutely no bearing on taking anyones rights or infringeing on anyones rights....


    81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday - Rasmussen Reports™
    Sounds like a war on Secularism to me.
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    Re: 81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    More Americans than ever say they celebrate the upcoming holiday of Christmas as a religious one.
    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 88% of American Adults say they celebrate Christmas, and 81% of this group celebrate it as a religious holiday. Just 16% of those celebrants regard it as a secular holiday.


    The tide is finally turning and people are once again realizing what Christmas is...I believe this HUGE change in public opinon is because Americans finally realize the handful that attack christmas is for a personal agenda and it has absolutely no bearing on taking anyones rights or infringeing on anyones rights....


    81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday - Rasmussen Reports™
    My question is how the rights of the other 19% can be preserved.
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    Re: 81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It's funny, I've heard more military guys say "get rid of military chaplains" or at least don't pay them, than I've heard from outside the military. And then it is for what they perceive as a practical use of funding issue. Most people would rather drop chaplains than reduce their own pay, take a chance that they'll be kicked out due to reduced funding, or be short on gear.
    Would the pay of every single chaplain in the military even reach the cost of one bomb?

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    Re: 81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    Despite the evidence of the removal of religions symbols, religous language, religious songs
    Sometimes this is appropriate and/or a protection from establishment of religion.

    and the pervasive fear of offending someone by saying "Merry Christmas"
    That crap hardly qualifies as "war."
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    Re: 81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Would the pay of every single chaplain in the military even reach the cost of one bomb?
    Why is everything about bombs?

    We could easily discharge one chaplain and keep two enlisted guys in (if not three). The salary of a chaplain is going to be much higher than that of an enlisted. So for every chaplain we stopped paying, we could pay for two or three enlisted guys and maybe we wouldn't be seeing such a huge problem with not having enough people in certain places. Maybe our guys could have better working conditions because they aren't expected to take on so much with so few people that it is wearing them out.
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    Re: 81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It's funny, I've heard more military guys say "get rid of military chaplains" or at least don't pay them, than I've heard from outside the military. And then it is for what they perceive as a practical use of funding issue. Most people would rather drop chaplains than reduce their own pay, take a chance that they'll be kicked out due to reduced funding, or be short on gear.
    Heh. I am an atheist and I think military chaplains do a wonderful job. I remember being deployed and listening to the nightly prayer on the 5MC and being oddly comforted by the Catholic priest who did the prayer(with a heavy Irish accent) always ending with "and all of Ike says good night". I know people who when things went bad in their life turned to those chaplains and got wonderful support that really helped them. They are more than worth their weight in gold.
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    Re: 81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Why is everything about bombs?

    We could easily discharge one chaplain and keep two enlisted guys in (if not three). The salary of a chaplain is going to be much higher than that of an enlisted. So for every chaplain we stopped paying, we could pay for two or three enlisted guys and maybe we wouldn't be seeing such a huge problem with not having enough people in certain places. Maybe our guys could have better working conditions because they aren't expected to take on so much with so few people that it is wearing them out.
    Would the pay of every single chaplain in the military even reach the cost of one bomb?

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    Re: 81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    Sounds like a war on Secularism to me.
    Would you like to borrow my hearing aids either way Merry Christmas has gained alot of favor back with americans and I like that.

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    Re: 81% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    My question is how the rights of the other 19% can be preserved.
    What rights are we talking about for the 19%...just what rights are infringed upon BY the other 81% liking christmas

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