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  • No religious holiday decorations should be allowed.

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  • All religious holiday decorations should be equally displayed.

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  • It depends on the religion of the majority of the student population.

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Thread: Holiday decorations in public schools

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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by MissLToe View Post
    I agree with you. I don't get the people (not necessarily on this board) that think Santa and Christmas trees are religious. I have talked to teachers and parents who are completely against anything that has to do with Christmas (like Santa, Rudolph, etc.) because they see it as displaying something religious. I guess there are schools out there that don't allow anything Christmasy at all in classrooms. That's so odd to me.
    Jehovah's Witnesses are offended by the trees and Santa because they believe that these are dishonoring the true meaning of the season, and are evil.

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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Jehovah's Witnesses are offended by the trees and Santa because they believe that these are dishonoring the true meaning of the season, and are evil.
    So if I keep a Santa on my front porch all year will they not bother me at my house?
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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Religious stuff like Baby Jesus or anything no. Pictures of Santa, Christmas trees, etc yes.
    So, it's ok to celebrate a religious holiday as long as you keep religion out of it?

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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    So if I keep a Santa on my front porch all year will they not bother me at my house?
    It's never worked for me.

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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    You're opposed to Easter, but not a day celebrating a Catholic saint?
    Yeah - St Patrick's Day is purely an excuse to party. . . much how Christmas celebrations USE to be for many.
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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    So, it's ok to celebrate a religious holiday as long as you keep religion out of it?
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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    So, it's ok to celebrate a religious holiday as long as you keep religion out of it?
    Christmas falls near the solstice, and people celebrated that long before.

    There is nothing Christian about how my family celebrates Christmas. The lights, tree, holly, yule log, feasting and gift-giving are truly ancient traditions.

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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    I think all followers of Christ are saints and a church that thinks that only certain humans are given that recognition and THEY get to decide is not a church for me. Where do they get that from scripture anyway? Oh boo....this is a topic for another time...


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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Christmas falls near the solstice, and people celebrated that long before.

    There is nothing Christian about how my family celebrates Christmas. The lights, tree, holly, yule log, feasting and gift-giving are truly ancient traditions.
    So then, because 'your' family chooses to take the religious aspect of Christmas (the celebration of the birth of Christ) out of the holiday festivites, everyone else should too?

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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Yeah - St Patrick's Day is purely an excuse to party. . . much how Christmas celebrations USE to be for many.
    No one's falling to their knees and hailing him with his divine grace. Most people have no clue who he was or why he was sainted.
    Didn't he kill a bunch of snakes or something?

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