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11 Dec 2012 07:12 AM   |   10625 clicks   |   The Raw Story
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doyner    [TotalFark]  
Since that's exactly what Jesus would do then it's good advice.

10 Dec 2012 11:41 PM
cretinbob     
The war on Xmas is all in some peoples tiny, deluded minds

10 Dec 2012 11:47 PM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  
Meh. He was just saying that he thinks we atheists are all being big meanie-heads and we should be stood up to. I don't really believe he meant "literally punch them in the mouth." I do believe he's kind of an idiot, though.

10 Dec 2012 11:49 PM
Chariset    [TotalFark]  
Theologian here. Want my take on the War on Christmas?

It's the panicked, flailing reaction of the Religious Right to the sudden realization that the US is celebrating a completely secular holiday in December -- one which could go by Christmas or "the holidays" or Snowflake Day or whatever. They had liked to believe that the country went insane as a sign of religious devotion. Now they see that what is celebrated as Christmas by most of the country is not the same holiday as the Christian Christmas.

Think of it like a child born on the 4th of July. Think of the tantrum he might throw the first time he realizes that the parade and the fireworks aren't for him. "No! They're doing it for ME because it's MY BIRTHDAY!" It's like that, only with more airtime.

10 Dec 2012 11:49 PM
BSABSVR     
You first, badass.

10 Dec 2012 11:52 PM
SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  
oh good. This won't end poorly.

10 Dec 2012 11:53 PM
TheBeastOfYuccaFlats    [TotalFark]  
At some point some of these wackjobs are going to start a mini-revolution and be smacked down in a military operation that's gonna fuel Military Channel specials for the next decade.

10 Dec 2012 11:56 PM
cretinbob     

Relatively Obscure: I don't really believe he meant "literally punch them in the mouth."


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Let's hope we don't have to find out...again

10 Dec 2012 11:57 PM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

cretinbob: Relatively Obscure: I don't really believe he meant "literally punch them in the mouth."

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Let's hope we don't have to find out...again


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11 Dec 2012 12:02 AM
GAT_00     
Hey, looks like we finally found someone engaged in an actual Christmas War.

11 Dec 2012 12:03 AM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
That led to a federal lawsuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled earlier this year that Satawa could continue to display his creche.

Curious about that one. So they got their way and the nativity is allowed to remain yet they're STILL pissed? Talk about sore winners.

And as Jon Stewart said the other night (paraphrasing): "If there's a war on Christmas, Christmas is winning because it's started EATING OTHER HOLIDAYS."

11 Dec 2012 12:04 AM
L.D. Ablo    [TotalFark]  
Those are the cries of a wounded, cornered and dying animal. The Scary Black Guy got re-elected, they lost the culture war and will be irrelevant in another generation.

11 Dec 2012 12:07 AM
giftedmadness     

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: At some point some of these wackjobs are going to start a mini-revolution and be smacked down in a military operation that's gonna fuel Military Channel specials for the next decade.


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11 Dec 2012 12:09 AM
giftedmadness     

L.D. Ablo: Those are the cries of a wounded, cornered and dying animal. The Scary Black Guy got re-elected, they lost the culture war and will be irrelevant in another generation.


it's so funny that you libs actually believe that conservatives are racist. It's amusing.

11 Dec 2012 12:11 AM
GAT_00     

giftedmadness: L.D. Ablo: Those are the cries of a wounded, cornered and dying animal. The Scary Black Guy got re-elected, they lost the culture war and will be irrelevant in another generation.

it's so funny that you libs actually believe that conservatives are racist. It's amusing.


I'm still trying to decide which login you were using before the election. Never saw you post before two weeks or so ago, and a whole bunch haven't showed since November 6th.

11 Dec 2012 12:18 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

giftedmadness: it's so funny that you libs actually believe that conservatives are racist. It's amusing.


Well, I guess you're right. Conservatives being racist isn't funny. More like sad.

11 Dec 2012 12:20 AM
clancifer    [TotalFark]  

giftedmadness: L.D. Ablo: Those are the cries of a wounded, cornered and dying animal. The Scary Black Guy got re-elected, they lost the culture war and will be irrelevant in another generation.

it's so funny that you libs actually believe that conservatives are racist. It's amusing.


Is this the new Mike Lowell? At least Mike is humorous in his over the top rants full of stupid.

11 Dec 2012 12:22 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  
"You know, what do you do with a bully?" he explained. "If a bully keeps getting his way and intimidating kids on the playground and nobody stands up for themselves then the bully is encouraged and emboldened and continues to bully more and more people.

The author is right. Atheists should stand up to people who demand that everyone else live their lives a certain way because "God said so". Every time the Christians win some kind of battle like transvaginal ultrasounds or what not, they become encouraged and emboldened and go for things like demanding Creationism be taught in science class.

I like this author. He makes pretty good points.

11 Dec 2012 12:23 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: I'm still trying to decide which login you were using before the election. Never saw you post before two weeks or so ago, and a whole bunch haven't showed since November 6th.


He was around before the election. I couldn't say what the frequency was.

11 Dec 2012 12:24 AM
WorldCitizen     
Guy wanting to impose his religion on others through their own government while saying people should be punched in the face for standing up for freedom of religion (FTFA): "You know, what do you do with a bully?" he explained. "If a bully keeps getting his way and intimidating kids on the playground and nobody stands up for themselves then the bully is encouraged and emboldened and continues to bully more and more people. But when a little kid is being bullied and he turns around and punches the bully in the mouth - metaphorically speaking, of course - then the bully is oftentimes proven to be a paper tiger."

Apparently, this guy wouldn't recognize himself in a mirror.

11 Dec 2012 12:25 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

clancifer: Is this the new Mike Lowell? At least Mike is humorous in his over the top rants full of stupid.


He wishes. Mike is always on the perfect side of Poe's Law. This guy just wants reactions, rather than to provide amusement.

11 Dec 2012 12:25 AM
GAT_00     

Relatively Obscure: GAT_00: I'm still trying to decide which login you were using before the election. Never saw you post before two weeks or so ago, and a whole bunch haven't showed since November 6th.

He was around before the election. I couldn't say what the frequency was.


Huh. Well, I hadn't noticed him.

11 Dec 2012 12:26 AM
Elandriel     

clancifer: giftedmadness: L.D. Ablo: Those are the cries of a wounded, cornered and dying animal. The Scary Black Guy got re-elected, they lost the culture war and will be irrelevant in another generation.

it's so funny that you libs actually believe that conservatives are racist. It's amusing.

Is this the new Mike Lowell? At least Mike is humorous in his over the top rants full of stupid.


Satirical, almost.

Huh.

11 Dec 2012 12:28 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

Relatively Obscure: I couldn't say what the frequency was.


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/approves

11 Dec 2012 12:29 AM
Asa Phelps    [TotalFark]  
I've never met an atheist who's been up in arms over "christmas".

Maybe a jehova's witness, but those guys don't even have birthdays of their own.

11 Dec 2012 12:30 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: Relatively Obscure: GAT_00: I'm still trying to decide which login you were using before the election. Never saw you post before two weeks or so ago, and a whole bunch haven't showed since November 6th.

He was around before the election. I couldn't say what the frequency was.

Huh. Well, I hadn't noticed him.


I think he has been far more active lately.

11 Dec 2012 12:31 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

Asa Phelps: I've never met an atheist who's been up in arms over "christmas".

Maybe a jehova's witness, but those guys don't even have birthdays of their own.


I'm an atheist, and I LOVE Christmas*. Family, gifts, vacation days from work, tons of great food, etc. Online shopping now removes the whole "braving retail stores during Christmas season" thing.

*With the possible exception of my neighbor's life-size singing Santa on their porch hooked up to a motion detector.

11 Dec 2012 12:39 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

ox45tallboy: Asa Phelps: I've never met an atheist who's been up in arms over "christmas".

Maybe a jehova's witness, but those guys don't even have birthdays of their own.

I'm an atheist, and I LOVE Christmas*. Family, gifts, vacation days from work, tons of great food, etc. Online shopping now removes the whole "braving retail stores during Christmas season" thing.

*With the possible exception of my neighbor's life-size singing Santa on their porch hooked up to a motion detector.


Does it move? What happens if you get an identical Santa and square it off with his?

11 Dec 2012 12:40 AM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

ox45tallboy: Relatively Obscure: I couldn't say what the frequency was.

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/does not approve

11 Dec 2012 12:46 AM
WorldCitizen     

ox45tallboy: Asa Phelps: I've never met an atheist who's been up in arms over "christmas".

Maybe a jehova's witness, but those guys don't even have birthdays of their own.

I'm an atheist, and I LOVE Christmas*. Family, gifts, vacation days from work, tons of great food, etc. Online shopping now removes the whole "braving retail stores during Christmas season" thing.

*With the possible exception of my neighbor's life-size singing Santa on their porch hooked up to a motion detector.


Same here. As someone who holds no religious beliefs, I quite enjoy Christmas. I don't really see what snowmen, Santa Claus, decorated pine trees, lights everywhere, and spending time and giving with friends and family has to do specifically with the birth of Jesus or even Christianity as a whole.

11 Dec 2012 12:48 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

Relatively Obscure: Does it move? What happens if you get an identical Santa and square it off with his?


I submitted a TFD about it a week or so ago and the best suggestion I got was to reprogram the damn thing so it told dirty jokes. I went so far as to find the wiring scheme for one that looked just like it online, and had actually considered doing this.The following day they had turned off the motion detector, so now I'm wondering if my neighbor has TF, or possibly just realized how f*cking annoying that thing really is.

11 Dec 2012 12:48 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

WorldCitizen: Same here. As someone who holds no religious beliefs, I quite enjoy Christmas. I don't really see what snowmen, Santa Claus, decorated pine trees, lights everywhere, and spending time and giving with friends and family has to do specifically with the birth of Jesus or even Christianity as a whole.


When Christian people ask why I have a Christmas tree if I'm an atheist, I like to point out that the Christmas tree is pagan such as is described in Jeremiah 10:2-4:

2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

11 Dec 2012 12:56 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

ox45tallboy: I submitted a TFD about it a week or so ago and the best suggestion I got was to reprogram the damn thing so it told dirty jokes. I went so far as to find the wiring scheme for one that looked just like it online, and had actually considered doing this.The following day they had turned off the motion detector, so now I'm wondering if my neighbor has TF, or possibly just realized how f*cking annoying that thing really is.


Nice. If I had those kind of skills, I'd have probably gone with uncomfortable Crazy Old Man style ranting, myself.

11 Dec 2012 01:07 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  
Well, if I was the kind of person who would do such a thing. I'd ACTUALLY probably just suffer in silence and maybe biatch on the Internet.

11 Dec 2012 01:07 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

Relatively Obscure: Nice. If I had those kind of skills, I'd have probably gone with uncomfortable Crazy Old Man style ranting, myself.


Honestly, the skills weren't the problem. Replacing a ROM chip would take about 10 minutes or so, and it's not that hard. I'm currently at my sister's house in semi-rural Alabama where everyone has guns and sneaking onto someone else's porch in the middle of the night, especially considering the number of other Christmas lights they have illuminating their yard, takes a good bit of thrill-seeking I find myself lacking as I've gotten older.

11 Dec 2012 01:12 AM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  
On Monday, Barber blasted the Freedom from Religion Foundation for trying to "recreate an America in their own secular, humanist, self-image."

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The obligatory noted, sign me up as another atheist who enjoys the heck out of the Holiday season.

There's just something special about being all snug and warm inside while winter waits outside, eating goodies you only really see around this time of the year, seeing friends and family you may not have seen in a while, warbling drunkenly off key to the Mr Heat Miser song when the ole Rankin Bass lineup gets aired, all that.

/Might just be me on that last one.

11 Dec 2012 01:17 AM
hubiestubert    [TotalFark]  
I am a Buddhist who enjoys the Christmas season.

This sort of asshat does a lot more damage to the spirit of the season.

11 Dec 2012 01:32 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

hubiestubert: I am a Buddhist who enjoys the Christmas season.

This sort of asshat does a lot more damage to the spirit of the season.


Honest question, do Buddhists celebrate any Buddhist holidays?

11 Dec 2012 01:46 AM
Sgt Otter     
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Et tu, Papa Bear?

11 Dec 2012 01:59 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

Sgt Otter: [img.photobucket.com image 442x448]

Et tu, Papa Bear?


Perfect for Kwanzaa!

11 Dec 2012 02:03 AM
simplicimus     
Actually, it's the war against Festivus, but no one notices.

11 Dec 2012 02:10 AM
PreMortem    [TotalFark]  
Let's start feeding Christians to the lions again -"metaphorically speaking".

Perhaps then they will go back to the actual teachings and ideals in the Bible.

11 Dec 2012 02:18 AM
cretinbob     

ox45tallboy: Honest question, do Buddhists celebrate any Buddhist holidays?


yes

//holiday actually comes from the Hindus

11 Dec 2012 02:26 AM
Rev.K    [TotalFark]  
Can I agree that there's no war on Christmas, but still think that some atheists need a good punch in the mouth?

Is that a defensible point of view?

11 Dec 2012 02:27 AM
AbbeySomeone     

PreMortem: Let's start feeding Christians to the lions again -"metaphorically speaking".

Perhaps then they will go back to the actual teachings and ideals in the Bible.


This.
Let people celebrate whatever they want. I have this crazy notion that if you are secure in your own lifestyle and belief system you won't be bothered by others.
However, I'd like to give a swift kick in the junk to the inventor of canned holiday muzak. The Cheap Trick ripoff of 'I want you for Christmas' made me stabby.

11 Dec 2012 02:29 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

Rev.K: Can I agree that there's no war on Christmas, but still think that some atheists need a good punch in the mouth?

Is that a defensible point of view?


I'm sure some of any group you can conceive would be punchable. It really just depends on your reasons.

11 Dec 2012 02:33 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

cretinbob: ox45tallboy: Honest question, do Buddhists celebrate any Buddhist holidays?

yes

//holiday actually comes from the Hindus


From your link:

Typically on a festival day, lay people will go the the local temple or monastery and offer food to the monks and take the Five Precepts and listen to a Dharma talk....

Kathina Ceremony: It is the time of the year when new robes and other requisites may be offered by the laity to the monks.

Abhidhamma Day: People clean their houses and wash their clothes and enjoy sprinkling perfumed water on the monks...

You sure the monks aren't sneaking a few in on everyone? I mean, they're the ones in charge of letting everyone know about the festivals, right?

11 Dec 2012 02:47 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

ox45tallboy: You sure the monks aren't sneaking a few in on everyone? I mean, they're the ones in charge of letting everyone know about the festivals, right?


So, pretty much the same as any other religion throughout time?

11 Dec 2012 02:53 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

Relatively Obscure: So, pretty much the same as any other religion throughout time?


Yeah, I guess. I don't know about the whole "spray perfumed water on the monks" thing, I got rather upset at a lady at the cosmetics counter at Belk once, but that's a different story.

But if it meant free food every festival, and new threads and goodies once a year, I guess I could live with it. Although I'm inclined to think this one came about either as a joke played by some kid or there was a monastery that didn't take baths a long time ago, and that festival was just before another festival where they had to crowd into a big room with all of the laity...

11 Dec 2012 03:03 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

ox45tallboy: Relatively Obscure: So, pretty much the same as any other religion throughout time?

Yeah, I guess. I don't know about the whole "spray perfumed water on the monks" thing, I got rather upset at a lady at the cosmetics counter at Belk once, but that's a different story.

But if it meant free food every festival, and new threads and goodies once a year, I guess I could live with it. Although I'm inclined to think this one came about either as a joke played by some kid or there was a monastery that didn't take baths a long time ago, and that festival was just before another festival where they had to crowd into a big room with all of the laity...


Okay, I dunno about the perfumed water specifically. But "no, seriously, leave your sacrificed food animals here and they'll totally get eaten" or "hey, leave gifts or money here and we'll ship it straight to the bosses" has been around, I imagine, since folks were still chilling in caves.

11 Dec 2012 03:07 AM
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