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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Or Hanukkah. And happy holidays does not predate merry christmas, or some variation of it. Whos the side trying to remove it from common usage? Hint-its not the folks celebrating it.
    Are you kidding? It's the right wingers that are the ones complaining about greeters and cashiers and so on using Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. They say its part of the "the war against Christmas" and the "secularizing of Christmas". Personally I always say Merry Christmas - more out of habit than anything else, but it doesn't bother me when someone uses one of the more secular greetings either.
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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Merry Christmas! Also, I accept your capitulation. This gets easier with every topic you seem to be incapable of addressing on an intellectual level.

    PS: Because I'm feeling in the Christmas spirit, I'll make it easy for you: Is it politically incorrect to embrace a position contrary to those held by the majority?
    No capitulation. Its just my early Christmas present to myself is not getting into the weeds with you.

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I am an atheist, I just like the tree, the lights and the festive meals. I do not believe in gods so for that reason alone I do not agree with his xmas perspective.
    Fair enough but its interesting that you still enjoy aspects of the holiday. Do you spend time with family and friends while they celebrate?

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Are you kidding? It's the right wingers that are the ones complaining about greeters and cashiers and so on using Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. They say its part of the "the war against Christmas" and the "secularizing of Christmas". Personally I always say Merry Christmas - more out of habit than anything else, but it doesn't bother me when someone uses one of the more secular greetings either.
    I don't think the beef was with cashiers saying "Happy Holidays", it is when company policy forbids the use of "Merry Christmas".

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    And on that note if a muslim or anyone else wished me a joyous holiday I wouldn't be offended in the least.
    Nor would I. I actually tell my black coworkers and friends Happy Kawnza and they either laugh or look at me in amazement.. Oh and not one of them actually celebrates it! What's really fun is asking them how are they celebrating White History Month with a straight face..

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Where did I ever say "Christmas is bad"?
    Nowhere-you just said you celebrate Christmas like activities on Christmas.

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I don't think the beef was with cashiers saying "Happy Holidays", it is when company policy forbids the use of "Merry Christmas".
    It's a private company, they have the right to enforce whatever customer communications policy they want. What difference does it make? Mind you, I don't understand why some non-Christians care so much about whether some small town courthouse lawn has a manger scene in it either. In both cases it just seems like people looking for something to whine about.
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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I don't think the beef was with cashiers saying "Happy Holidays", it is when company policy forbids the use of "Merry Christmas".
    Companies can do whatever they want. They're people. And if they're in the business of selling goods, maybe it's actually good policy to use 'Happy Holidays' since many of their customers are not Christian. Happy Holidays is a safe, customer-friendly greetng.

    Is that point good enough for you?

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Good rebuttal. A lot of thought put into that one. "Leftys hate Christmas". Do you have any critical thinking skills?
    Was that a rhetorical question?
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