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Yep, it has been around a while now.

From 2005

http://www.gotquestions.org/war-on-Christmas.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12...

Just wish people happy Snowtime.
 
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Everybody just settle fucking down now.

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The "war" comes from the confusion of the secular holiday of Christmas with the Christian holiday of the same name and date.

Maybe we should come up with separate names - "Saturnalia" is no longer taken, right?
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Pepe Le Pew wrote:
I finally learned about it this year. But someone said it has been going on for over ten years…

We were trying to protect you, but now you are on the Drone Pacification list. Expect a special gift down your chimney.
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The false flag operation of retailing Christmas merchandise prior to even Halloween has been very effective!
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I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Richard Dawkins says Happy Christmas. And sings Christmas Carols (but dislikes ones like Rudolf that have no religious connection, on the grounds of quality).
 
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When I say Merry Christmas, I say it with secular intent. Bwahaha!
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Have a super solstice!
 
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I usually beat the shit out of Christmas with a Festivus Pole go home and celebrate the original Saturnalia that the Christmas tradition was ripped off from in the first place.
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Have a super solstice!
Blessed Solstice is the usual greeting among celebrants.
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Geosphere wrote:
LightRider wrote:
Have a super solstice!
Blessed Solstice is the usual greeting among celebrants.
He'll also need your favorite recipes for bark.
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Geosphere wrote:
LightRider wrote:
Have a super solstice!
Blessed Solstice is the usual greeting among celebrants.
Oh great, now get to hear from the War On Solstice crowd.
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GameCrossing wrote:
Geosphere wrote:
LightRider wrote:
Have a super solstice!
Blessed Solstice is the usual greeting among celebrants.
He'll also need your favorite recipes for bark.
Mmmm, bark
http://ohsheglows.com/2015/03/18/crazy-good-coconut-oil-choc...
 
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i used to think "war on christmas" meant the effort of corporate america to completely commercialize this holiday but apparently that is not what fundie christians mean by the term
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i used to think "war on christmas" meant the effort of corporate america to completely commercialize this holiday but apparently that is not what fundie christians mean by the term
what, are you a git? Black Friday and cyber Monday are nowhere near as distracting from the baby Jesus as a bank teller saying "happy holidays!"
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Everybody just settle fucking down now.

That's really what it comes down to. Context and intent. If I sneeze and someone says "God bless you," I don't take it as a personal affront to my lack of belief in their professed god. And that wasn't their intent, so I simply say thank you. Likewise, I don't take offense to someone expressing a greeting during the holidays in any way they like, so long as that greeting doesn't come with a checklist propaganda attached.

It is astounding to me how vicious and hypersensitive religion makes people, especially during the silly season. One of my favorite quotes from the Mahatma Gandi (speaking of intolerance between Christians and other religions):

"If you cannot feel that the other faith is as true as yours, you should feel at least that the men are as true as you." Young India, 1927
 
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bamonson wrote:
That's really what it comes down to. Context and intent. If I sneeze and someone says "God bless you," I don't take it as a personal affront to my lack of belief in their professed god. And that wasn't their intent, so I simply say thank you.
if i sneeze and someone says "gotta throw em all out like illegal immigrants" i would take offense tho instead of expressing gratitude
 
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CapNClassic wrote:
The War on Cbristmas usually comes down to lawyers making the world worse for everyone.

It's time we declared war on lawyers. Cancel Esquire magazine.
For once I half agree, but lawyers can only do something if someone is willing to front for them.

This (for campanile) is not lawyers http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2244174/Christian-mo...
 
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