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Are the words Christmas Tree really so offensive to non-Christians that we must abandon them?


Why can the Christmas season and its various accoutrements not be referred to by their name? Does that mean that the various festivals of other religions (think "Hanukkah" or ""Diwali") should be called something else... maybe just "holiday"? I don't like this at all - surely religious tolerance must go in all directions and we can all refer to our own special days in the name we know them by?

 

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    grumpiornot 4 years ago

    As I understand you, government should not wish citizens a Merry Christmas or Happy Hannukah etc and should be uninvolved from a religious perspective?

    Is that not a contradiction to the fact that the country was essentially founded by Christians?


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    grumpiornot 4 years ago

    Thanks for stopping by - I understand your point to mean it is better to wish nobody a happy anything, particularly as government... I have been led to understand that shops cannot even put up Happy Christmas signage for fear of offending someone..?

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    grumpiornot 4 years ago

    Those who are not Christian can say whatever they like and whatever is appropriate within their belief system. But I do not believe that Christians should have to stop putting up signage in their shops etc. Happy Festivus!

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    grumpiornot 4 years ago

    Thanks for your comment - it seems strange to me that anybody would be offended and yet someone clearly was..."holiday tree" and all.