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Merry Xmas = Christian Indoctrination?

The city of Saskatoon is facing the possibility of a human rights complaint after it refused to yank the â??Merry Christmasâ?? message from the top of its buses despite allegations of discrimination.

On Monday, local activist Ashu Solo vowed to take the matter to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, claiming the Christmas greetings violate his right to be free from religion.

Whateverthefuck!

I’m so tired of this tirade every holiday season!

Last time I checked, the USA was a melting pot. I guess some just don’t like the idea of melting.

On the converse, I’m more irate at so-called Christians bitchin’ about “keeping Christ in Christmas”. As a Christian myself, I can tell you there is not one mention in Scripture that states we are to observe or celebrate the birth of Christ on its own day. As far as I see it, “Christmas” is just a Hallmark Holiday. So in that regard, people should just celebrate as they do and stop worrying about what everyone else is doing. Besides, if you’re gonna uphold the spirit of the season, then by all means do so without all this judgement.

The Dwarf has spoken. Not angrily… well maybe a wee bit.

lol

Ashu Solo needs to be fucked in the ass by a raging wookie on pcp.

Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf!!!

[quote]four60 wrote:
Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf!!![/quote]

Ah! My only fan!

lol

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]four60 wrote:
Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf!!![/quote]

Ah! My only fan!

lol[/quote]

[quote]dirtman wrote:
Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
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Saskatchewan has one of these?!?!

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Whateverthefuck!

I’m so tired of this tirade every holiday season!

Last time I checked, the USA was a melting pot. I guess some just don’t like the idea of melting.

On the converse, I’m more irate at so-called Christians bitchin’ about “keeping Christ in Christmas”. As a Christian myself, I can tell you there is not one mention in Scripture that states we are to observe or celebrate the birth of Christ on its own day. As far as I see it, “Christmas” is just a Hallmark Holiday. So in that regard, people should just celebrate as they do and stop worrying about what everyone else is doing. Besides, if you’re gonna uphold the spirit of the season, then by all means do so without all this judgement.

The Dwarf has spoken. Not angrily… well maybe a wee bit.

lol

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You know that wiki on common misconceptions someone posted a while back?

Well…

““Xmas” is not a secular plan to “take the Christ out of Christmas.” “The usual suggestion is that ‘Xmas’ is … an attempt by the ungodly to x-out Jesus and banish religion from the holiday.” However, X stands for the Greek letter Chi, the starting letter of ΧÏ?ιÏ?Ï?Ï?Ï?, or “Christ” in Greek. The use of the word “Xmas” can be traced to the year 1021 when “monks in Great Britain…used the X while transcribing classical manuscripts into Old English” in place of “Christ”. The Oxford English Dictionary’s “first recorded use of ‘Xmas’ for ‘Christmas’ dates back to 1551.” Paul Brians adds, “so few people know this that it is probably better not to use this popular abbreviation in religious contexts.””

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]four60 wrote:
Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf!!![/quote]

Ah! My only fan!

lol[/quote]

Not so!

[quote]PimpBot5000 wrote:

[quote]dirtman wrote:
Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
[/quote]

Saskatchewan has one of these?!?![/quote]

They try to pretend to be a real place.

[quote]Ripsaw3689 wrote:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Whateverthefuck!

I’m so tired of this tirade every holiday season!

Last time I checked, the USA was a melting pot. I guess some just don’t like the idea of melting.

On the converse, I’m more irate at so-called Christians bitchin’ about “keeping Christ in Christmas”. As a Christian myself, I can tell you there is not one mention in Scripture that states we are to observe or celebrate the birth of Christ on its own day. As far as I see it, “Christmas” is just a Hallmark Holiday. So in that regard, people should just celebrate as they do and stop worrying about what everyone else is doing. Besides, if you’re gonna uphold the spirit of the season, then by all means do so without all this judgement.

The Dwarf has spoken. Not angrily… well maybe a wee bit.

lol

[/quote]

You know that wiki on common misconceptions someone posted a while back?

Well…

““Xmas” is not a secular plan to “take the Christ out of Christmas.” “The usual suggestion is that ‘Xmas’ is … an attempt by the ungodly to x-out Jesus and banish religion from the holiday.” However, X stands for the Greek letter Chi, the starting letter of Ã?§Ã??Ã?¹Ã??Ã??Ã??Ã??, or “Christ” in Greek. The use of the word “Xmas” can be traced to the year 1021 when “monks in Great Britain…used the X while transcribing classical manuscripts into Old English” in place of “Christ”. The Oxford English Dictionary’s “first recorded use of ‘Xmas’ for ‘Christmas’ dates back to 1551.” Paul Brians adds, “so few people know this that it is probably better not to use this popular abbreviation in religious contexts.””[/quote]

BOOM!
I just learned something! Good find.

IMO Christmas is another world for December 25th. Maybe if there were another POPULAR conflicting holiday on the 25th people could complain (please don’t quote Zeitgeist pt1) then people could complain, but otherwise I don’t see it as pushing religion as much as it is calling a spade a spade.

[quote]debraD wrote:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]four60 wrote:
Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf!!![/quote]

Ah! My only fan!

lol[/quote]

Not so!
[/quote]

Your fans are legion ID

This Ashu Solo guy needs to be escorted out of the country. Who has a problem with Christmas? Its a good time of year and its not religious dogma.

I think that this guy should volunteer to work and not get the legal 2.5 pay raise for working it.

[quote]Testy1 wrote:

[quote]debraD wrote:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]four60 wrote:
Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf!!![/quote]

Ah! My only fan!

lol[/quote]

Not so!
[/quote]

Your fans are legion ID
[/quote]

Thanks Testy.

I assume most of them are too proud, or ashamed to admit it.

lol

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]Testy1 wrote:

[quote]debraD wrote:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]four60 wrote:
Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf!!![/quote]

Ah! My only fan!

lol[/quote]

Not so!
[/quote]

Your fans are legion ID
[/quote]

Thanks Testy.

I assume most of them are too proud, or ashamed to admit it.

lol[/quote]

It’s actually just one guy with schizophrenia.

I’m sick of these effers telling me I can’t say Happy Holidays. I’m Christian and if someone wishes me Merry Christmas I should be able to reply Happy Holidays without them getting pissed off at me.

Fookers !

[quote]four60 wrote:
Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf!!![/quote]

Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man!!!

[quote]sen say wrote:

[quote]four60 wrote:
Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf!!![/quote]

Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man!!![/quote]

Mrs Dwarf would consider me a man-and-a-half.

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]sen say wrote:

[quote]four60 wrote:
Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf!!![/quote]

Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man!!![/quote]

Mrs Dwarf would consider me a tri-pod. [/quote]

Corrected that for yah

[quote]dirtman wrote:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]sen say wrote:

[quote]four60 wrote:
Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf-Dwarf!!![/quote]

Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man - Half Man!!![/quote]

Mrs Dwarf would consider me a tri-pod. [/quote]

Corrected that for yah

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Ah! I see what you did there.

Nice!