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You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:14 am

Re the holiday tree thread, one thing those PC assholes don't realise is that you can't call it a "Holiday tree" either.

The word "Holiday" comes from the phrase "Holy Day" so you can't use holiday either....what shall become of Christmas? maybe it will be:

"Happy labour and endeavour-free day"

OMG, where will it all end????
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:35 am

Have a Merry-No-Work-At-The-End-Of-December tree.
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:36 am

It's like calling a Menora (sp) a candle holder..

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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:49 am

Although I do not celebrate Christmas (personal choice I made), it's a little ridiculous to make such a fuss about the labelling of a bloody tree...
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:05 pm

This is yet another example of the minority dictating to the majority and it needs to stop - all of it!

If you are an aethiest and you don't like the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegence, then don't say it!

If you are agnostic and don't like seeing a manger scene on the lawn of City Hall, then look the other way!

If you want to not celebrate Christmas and want to celebrate Kwanza instead, go right ahead - that's your right - just don't dictate to me that I have to observe it as well.

This country was founded on Christian principles and, its high time that people remembered that.

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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:15 pm

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 2):
It's like calling a Menora (sp) a candle holder..

Thats the example i used...Better start calling it a "holiday candle holder"...after all, some Christians might be offended! Then again, i forgot, other religions are allowed these types of things but Christians aren't...well, according to the ACLU and many of todays far, far-left Liberals.

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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:19 pm

I suggest we make the ACLU wackos work on Christmas (with no extra pay) while the rest of us sleep in, chill with family and friends, exchange gifts and have a great time!
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:22 pm

Quoting Solarix (Reply 6):
I suggest we make the ACLU wackos work on Christmas (with no extra pay) while the rest of us sleep in, chill with family and friends, exchange gifts and have a great time!

That would be discrimination.... crazy  (and a damn great idea)!

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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:23 pm

Quoting Solarix (Reply 6):
I suggest we make the ACLU wackos work on Christmas (with no extra pay) while the rest of us sleep in, chill with family and friends, exchange gifts and have a great time!

Good idea!
 
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:40 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
OMG, where will it all end????

"OMG" is also forbidden. Maybe "Oh My Nothing" would be more appropriate  silly 

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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:30 pm

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 9):
Maybe "Oh My Nothing" would be more appropriate

Oh...my...forbidden beliefs...you're right!  Wink
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:03 pm

Ahhh, another excuse for people to attack the ACLU and liberals.

Pray tell, why in the world was this thread started? Were you confronted with a "holiday tree"? Did somebody try to sell you a "holiday bush"? Or were you just ranting to start a little orgy of ACLU bashing?

I like to call it "oppressed Christian syndrome".

Quoting MxCtrlr (Reply 4):

This country was founded on Christian principles and, its high time that people remembered that.

If you study the founding fathers, you will see that this is not true. Just look at the Declaration of Independence.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:12 pm

Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 11):
If you study the founding fathers, you will see that this is not true. Just look at the Declaration of Independence.

Tbar....buddy....I hate to tell you this but your higlighted quote from the Dec of independence, in my reading reinforce that this country was founded by god-fearing men....which at that time mean christian faith.
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:15 pm

Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 11):
Pray tell, why in the world was this thread started? Were you confronted with a "holiday tree"? Did somebody try to sell you a "holiday bush"? Or were you just ranting to start a little orgy of ACLU bashing?

I find this funny coming from you, who I assume goes to U of Illinois. Does Chief Illiniwek ring a bell?

Anyways, hundreds of thousands have been confronted with a holiday tree.
Search "boston" and "holiday tree"

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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:51 pm

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 13):
Does Chief Illiniwek ring a bell?

What does that have to do with this? And if anything, I am opposed to the mascot of the Chief.

Quoting L-188 (Reply 12):
Tbar....buddy....I hate to tell you this but your higlighted quote from the Dec of independence, in my reading reinforce that this country was founded by god-fearing men....which at that time mean christian faith.

I interpret this differently than you do I guess.
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:03 pm

Happy 'Waste-A-Day' Tree.... maybe
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:56 pm

Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 11):
Pray tell, why in the world was this thread started?

As a result of the "Holiday Tree" thread, I wished to point out the irony of the fact that the non-religious alternative for Christmas tree is a word that has its roots in a Religious context.

Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 11):
I like to call it "oppressed Christian syndrome".

Well listen here my good man, every other oppressed minority on this planet feels it has a right to whinge about it, why not the Christians of this world? After all, that's what all these threads are pointing out, people say "Don't celebrate Christmas, you might upset non-christians" but do they ever say "Don't celebrate non-christian religious festivals, you might upset the christians" no they don't and it is a crock of horse-shit that this is allowed to happen, if every other bugger on the planet can have a moan, then so can I!!
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:05 pm

Haha, isn't Christmas now call "gift giving day' or something like that in some places?
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:11 pm

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 17):
Haha, isn't Christmas now call "gift giving day' or something like that in some places?

I find that offensive!
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:21 pm

Seriously, who came up with all that "political correctness" nonsense? It seems to exist nowhere but in English-speaking countries. I and probably any other German will call it a Christmas tree for as long as we please, and I have never heard of anyone taking offence.
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:24 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 18):
I don't have any money, so I can't afford to give any gifts

Hey, don't shoot the messenger.
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:30 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 19):
Seriously, who came up with all that "political correctness" nonsense?

I could tell you what country it originated in, but I'm sure I'll get a big ass whipin' for it, so I better hush up .....  ziplip 

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 20):
Hey, don't shoot the messenger.
I've got no money too, usually spend christmas working

And I thought I was the only one ...
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:04 pm

Christmas??? First it's time for Sinterklaas! After December 5th I will start to think about christmas.
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:55 pm

The most funny in those 2 dicussions about Christmas , by good Christians, is that even if you call it Christmas tree, there is nothing Christian in this tradition.
No Xmas tree in Palestine.
In fact it goes back to the times of paganism in Europe....
Another funny thing is that you have Xmas tress in Dubai.... Business is business.....
(by the way and thanks to coca cola, isn't Xmas more business than religion? when TV ads for gifts start in October on the TV...)
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:07 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
Re the holiday tree thread, one thing those PC assholes don't realise is that you can't call it a "Holiday tree" either.

Oh Jafa....I am surprised at you. "PC Assholes"? You've been overdosing on Bill O'Reilly's news round up.

God knows what you'll be spouting next: shonky builders? Solutions to backpain? stories about red tape involving local government? fat kids?

How about I save you some time by starting a thread about a Fat kid who built a shonky house before developing back-pain made worse by red tape involving local government who then cancelled Christmas. Then we can all sit around and be offended.

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
"Happy labour and endeavour-free day"

OMG, where will it all end????

According to your lot (I thought you were a socialist....for shame, scab) - perhaps the end has already come?

This is not political correctness Jafa - it's political stupidity. You know that. Political correctness, like etiquette - is simply a social formula constructed to include all and to make the most amount of people as comfortable as possible. It is a campaign of inclusion - not exclusion. That goes for existing traditions as well. It relies on the assumption that people will use their common sense in its application and not go all crazy by banning Christmas and closing the Auckland stock exchange out of respect for the Ugandan national holiday.

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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:41 am

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 24):
This is not political correctness Jafa - it's political stupidity

Totally agree old fruit!

BTW, I may be a socialist by trade, a monarchist by default, and an anarchist by attitude but I just cannot stand rampant stupidity, I will never support an issue just because it forms part of my alleged political colour.

You should see my opinions on UM seating!

Gotta go mate, plane to catch, I will be rarking the Aussies up over the Republic, should be some interesting debates coming up, I'll let you know what transpires.

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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:18 am

Why don't they just refer to the damn tree as I do ..... kindling ! Big grin
 
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RE: You Can't Call It A "holiday Tree"!

Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:17 am

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 25):
BTW, I may be a socialist by trade, a monarchist by default, and an anarchist by attitude but I just cannot stand rampant stupidity, I will never support an issue just because it forms part of my alleged political colour.

It's not so much an adherance to the political colour that's the important thing, rather - it's all in the delivery. If it walks like a tory, and it talks like a tory....people will think it's a tory.

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 25):
Gotta go mate, plane to catch, I will be rarking the Aussies up over the Republic, should be some interesting debates coming up, I'll let you know what transpires.

Let me know how it went!

Enjoy 'sunny' Macau!

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