Merry War on Christmas, Everybody!

Last year I gave a challenge to which no one could meet.  So let’s try again:

Find me one example of anyone trying to prevent people from celebrating Christmas.  Just one.grinch1

What you’ll find are a bunch of whiners complaining that they don’t get to force their religion on everyone else.

Every example Fox News gives for a “War on Christmas” always boils down to something like “They won’t let us force kids to sing our religious songs!” or “They say ‘Happy Holidays’ which acknowledges that not everyone is a Christian and therefore they are attacking us!” or “They are refusing to allow us to use taxpayer dollars for a religious display.”  (And yes, I used Fox News specifically because absolutely no one spoke of a “War on Christmas” until Fox invented it and saw their ratings boost.)

I submit to you that every so-called attack on Christmas is, in reality, fought in defense and wouldn’t even exist if these Christians weren’t trying to require everyone to obey their beliefs.*

Instead, there are some Christians who apparently are so insecure in their beliefs that if you say something like, “I respect your beliefs even though I do not share them and sincerely hope you have a happy holidays,” they are convinced that you are out to destroy everything they believe in.

So there’s my challenge.  Find me an example where that’s not the case — where someone is trying to prevent Christians from celebrating Christmas.

(And I mean real examples, because no matter what, there will always be some lunatic who is trying to prevent his neighbors from displaying a religious symbol because he wrongly thinks the Constitution requires it or because aliens told him to or something.  No matter what, there will always be one or two idiots on every issue.)

* and yes, I acknowledge that most Christians are good people who do not act this way, and are more concerned with keeping the Christ in “Christian” than the Christ in “Christmas.”

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4 thoughts on “Merry War on Christmas, Everybody!

  1. I suspect the reason why some Christians go so frigging ape whenever you say something like, “I respect your beliefs even though I do not share them and sincerely hope you have a happy holidays” to them, is because they have had the overly simplistic mentality of “You’re either WITH us or AGAINST us” drilled into them so well that they are now automatically convinced that you are out to destroy everything they believe in simply because you’re not “WITH them”.

    I’ve ran into some Christians who don’t even care one bit if you tell them that you believe in god or a creator – They are only concerned if you believe in their specific religious interpretation (of god and all that) and everything else is *completely unacceptable* to them! 😦

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  2. I get some whackos every year go ape on my about wearing xmas stuff, saying Merry Christmas to a person who is currently telling me about their Christmas plans, etc.
    But, I see them as the same kind of vicious, ignorant psychos that bitch at me about feeding my cat because they believe a starving cat makes a good mouser.
    No. A well fed, well exercised cat with a chip on their shoulder makes a good mouser and the idea of starving a cat pisses me off more than a random wierdo telling me how oppressed they are because I look like an elf.

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  3. Not even a frivolous lawsuit hidden somewhere?

    It seems more like we’re afraid of hurting feelings that won’t be hurt; or there’s an anticipation of what might happens if we say “this” around certain people…

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  4. Criticizing your beliefs is not the same thing as declaring a “war” on your holiday. That’s the biggest problem I see — no one should feel that they should always be free from having their beliefs questioned, or that anyone questioning them is persecuting them.

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