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  1. Marion Steininger
    Marion Steininger December 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm |

    “Merry Christmas” does not sound very ‘religious’ to me; it sounds commercial. The same is true about “Happy Easter”. Next we’ll have “Ecstatic Yom Kippur”.

    This is instead part of the struggle for the theocracy that some groups of Christians want for this country.

  2. Me
    Me December 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm |

    The “war on Christmas” meme took a new turn on Monday as Fox News and other Republicans attacked the Republican National Committee for throwing an annual “Holiday Party” instead of a “Christmas Party” this year.

    News of the “holiday party” broke over the weekend. While some say it’s an attempt by the RNC to be more inclusive, Republicans pounced on their party for what some have called a new front in the war on Christmas.

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, at a campaign appearance in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday, said the RNC’s party plans were the fault of liberals trying to destroy the Republican Party and establish a secularist, socialist nation.

    “This is just the latest example of the liberal secularization of America and demonstrates just how much they hate anything to do with religion, especially Christianity. The fact that the RNC would join in this crime shows just how widespread the conspiracy to destroy religion is in this country,” Gingrich said. “Obviously, the liberals have infiltrated the RNC.”

    http://www.thechicagodope.com/2011/12/12/republicans-open-second-front-in-war-on-christmas/

  3. Janice Rael
    Janice Rael December 25, 2011 at 9:41 am |

    I saw this comment today in a blog about why atheists should celebrate Christmas:

    #4: The War on the War on Christmas. Watching Bill O’Reilly and the Christian Right work themselves into an annual lather over the fact that (a) not everyone in America celebrates Christmas; and (b) some well-mannered businesses choose to recognize this fact by using ecumenical or secular holiday greetings…is some of the best free entertainment we could ask for.

    Sure, it’s theocratic. Sure, it’s bigoted. Sure, it has its roots in anti-Semitism and white supremacy. But it’s also freaking hilarious. Watching these hypocrites twist themselves into knots explaining why America is a Christian nation and it’s the grossest insult to acknowledge the existence of other religions by saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”… and why this stance somehow isn’t shameless religious bigotry? It’s the best contortionist act in town. And like the circus, it comes around every year.

    http://www.alternet.org/belief/144685/7_reasons_for_atheists_to_celebrate_the_holidays?page=entire

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