I think such gestures will generate more heat than light,particularly this time of year.
agreed, but what other time is there to do it? should we keep fighting against christian displays on public ground? is that really going to make a difference in the end?
or maybe would it be more fruitful to make better displays than theirs, keep them secular, but make them awesome to garner support.. coopt the holiday in a manner?
This is the time of the year that a simple act of defiance gets the most coverage. It makes the $20K go a lot further than it would in May. That’s just good business.
I personally don't have a problem with christians celebrating their holiday. It just seriously irks me when they try to act like christmas is THEIR holiday.
I got into a debate recently with a christian when they negatively reacted to me returning their "merry christmas" with a "happy holidays".
Twenty years ago, no one would have thought anything of exchanging "happy holidays" for "merry christmas". Our country is finally getting to step 2.
Sorry, but I don't get the connection between the grieving and happy holidays...
I guess I was a little obtuse there. Before atheist started coming out in large numbers, Christians in the U.S. were very secure in their position of being the unchallenged majority. "Happy holidays" was just another way of saying "merry christmas". Now, after being publicly challenged in their beliefs, the church is seeing an unprecedented rate of erosion in their power base. This loss of power is particularly visible during the christmas season due to some creative campaigning.
oh, so you are pointing out the process of them grieving over the loss of their beloved holiday lol i get ya now
The easiest route is to engineer a deadly virus which is targeted at elf DNA.
that or maybe a heat seeking missile sent to the north pole~ shouldn't be hard to find the big guy with all that ice around lol
I guess its easier to see when your one on one with christians most of the time. I am constantly surrounded by them living in the bible belt, and this time of year they go crazier than usual.
I have had endless debates the past couple of weeks.
No, jesus was not born on december the 25th.
And yes, I have every right to remove the wise men from the mager scene, because it's not historically accurate.