[QUOTE=Cardinal Fang;1061268790]A display of truth? I guess that depends on the person and their beliefs. Associated with a single religion? Sure it is.A manger scene is not a display of truth. It is a display of overtly religious iconography associated withn a single religion.
I am well aware of this.The government may not promote or endorse that even by appearance.
Well, I'll have you know that I was the one who said that they should NOT be decorating city hall and whatever public government-related buildings with these kinds of decorations because it just starts these stupid pissing contests every year.If you want to strew the iconography of one religion acrosss public property, you will need to be prepared for the displays of all other beliefs as well, and those, not you, will determine the form they take and the content they bear.
For another thing, I really don't care what displays are up. I just think it's stupid to put up what is OBVIOUSLY a Christmas tree but then refuse to call it that to be PC. Why bother putting the thing up at all then? Just don't. It's a complete waste of money and unnecessary anyways.
People like trees. They are pretty. The fresh and live ones smell nice. Anyone who chooses for whatever reason to buy one can call it whatever they like. Nobody gets to swoop in and give them orders about that.