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To: khnyny
And it’s NOT about “not offending anyone” - it’s about secularizing society. I agree. Uh, we are a secular society with a strong Christian tradition. In the public sphere, Christmas has been a secular gift day for a vast swath of the American public for decades now. I don't see how begrudging Mrs. Fields or your local mall for catching up is at all righteous or effective. Then again, my orthodox Christian background emphasizes a personal relationship with God and Jesus rather than public displays of righteousness and proselytizing, so this may just be a divide between our Christian traditions and outlook. This all just seems so silly.
52 posted on 10/12/2007 8:48:52 AM PDT by SomeReasonableDude (Back it up.)
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To: SomeReasonableDude

Go back to eating your cookies, lol.

I smell a wee bit of troll.


67 posted on 10/12/2007 9:13:35 AM PDT by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: SomeReasonableDude
This all just seems so silly.

I couldn't agree more. It's a pretty weak form of faith that needs reassurance from a cookie or a cashier.

If I'm of French ancestry, and I get offended because someone fails to wish me a happy Bastille Day every day of June and July, is that reasonable? Of course not. I don't think it's any more reasonable to vow a boycott because a cookie company doesn't have "Merry Christmas" on its site in October. I thought it was supposed to be liberals who are hypersensitive to the tiniest perceived slight.

84 posted on 10/12/2007 10:02:36 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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