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Three years ago we mothballed this site declaring victory in the war on the war on Christmas with this simple statement. We hold to that statement. It was never about Christmas in the first place. It was about religion andRead more

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bllwnkl

Sadly, with the way it's been going, it figures that 2020 would end this way? :santa_cry:

But, you know what? Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Christ, still exists.

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Santa Johnny Boy

Wait a minute - is this for real?

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Santa Ross W

"It is interesting to note that from the examples listed above ALL of them are from secular elements of Christmas." - and many are a real stretch of the imagination.

I was born and raised here in Florida. My Florida roots go back way before the Civil War. I have seen much genuine racism, having been raised in legally-mandated apartheid. This is the first I've heard of "Confederate Christmas".  Google tells me it is real in places like NC and VA. 

I think the idea that "Christmas is racist" is way overblown. But we should all be alert for anyone/anything trying to make it an issue.

 

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jeffh
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I think there are very few people who would flat out call Christmas racist. This list reads like it is put together by someone who wants to be offended by other people being offended.

When you look at the links that is in the list, most of them go back to individual personal blogs, not to legitimate news articles.

That said, there are indeed some problematic things in the list that can be addressed/talked about. We can love Christmas and still understand that black face is wrong in any context. They are not mutually exclusive of each other.

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Black Hills Santa

I do not waste my time on people who are looking to be offended. Wanna cancel things in your life? Knock yourself out. But, leave me alone.

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Santa Johnny Boy
1 hour ago, Black Hills Santa said:

I do not waste my time on people who are looking to be offended. Wanna cancel things in your life? Knock yourself out. But, leave me alone.

I heard a quote the other day, "Just because you're offended doesn't make you right."

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Drosselmeyer
9 hours ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

I heard a quote the other day, "Just because you're offended doesn't make you right."

This quote also works:

"your friends are wrong - they have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age - they think that nothing can be except that which is comprehensible by their little minds . . ."

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RusticSanta
14 hours ago, jeffh said:

I think there are very few people who would flat out call Christmas racist. This list reads like it is put together by someone who wants to be offended by other people being offended.

When you look at the links that is in the list, most of them go back to individual personal blogs, not to legitimate news articles.

That said, there are indeed some problematic things in the list that can be addressed/talked about. We can love Christmas and still understand that black face is wrong in any context. They are not mutually exclusive of each other.

Agree with everything you wrote 100%. That + drama for clickbait.

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Grandpa Gus

If all you look for is evil , wrong, or offensive then that is all you will find. Times are strange, with the virus, and so many people out of work or working from home trying to hold things together with little or no social outlet, people are stressed to the limits.  Most of us are older, we've been around awhile, we've seen the troubles of the late 60's, the troubles that came in the 70's with the war in Viet Nam and each decade seems to bring it's own crisis, but some how we have survived and learned that not every thing is as it seems to be.  As for myself, I'm going to look for what is good in people. And hope that come this Christmas we will find hope in the true meaning of this time we celebrate, that Christ brought the gift of hope to us among many others and I think right now hope is what we need the most of. 

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Hubcity Santa

I’m surprised that the song “baby, it’s cold outside” isn’t on this persons list since that was last years big I’m offended, snowflake moment that tried causing trouble. Most of these seem to be of different times that the author knows nothing about nor did the research to understand but just wanted to try and stir the pot. 

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Drosselmeyer
1 hour ago, Hubcity Santa said:

I’m surprised that the song “baby, it’s cold outside” isn’t on this persons list since that was last years big I’m offended, snowflake moment that tried causing trouble. Most of these seem to be of different times that the author knows nothing about nor did the research to understand but just wanted to try and stir the pot. 

We did have a big discussion regarding that song and several others

you can read it here . . .

 

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