War On Christmas Pointless: He Is Real

Posted: December 13, 2012 at 2:12 a.m.

The war on Christmas is in full force, again. Why object to a nativity scene on the town square or stories and songs of Jesus’ birth?

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Opinion, Pages 5 on 12/13/2012

Talking about "a war on Christmas" is what is pointless.
There is no such thing.
People have been saying things like "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays" since forever. Especially if you don't know the religious orientation of the person you're talking to, or sending a card to.
Ms. Farish doesn't seem to have grasped the essential point that what some object to is official, government support of one religion over others, or to the exclusion of others.
Not an objection to the celebration itself.
I don't know why we couldn't have a combined celebration of Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Saturnalia, Kwanza, and Boxing Day, all occurring in late December.
It's always been a popular time for holidays because of the turning of the year at the Solstice. The people who built Stonehenge knew the Solstice was an important time, when the light and warmth gradually began to return.

Posted by: Coralie

December 13, 2012 at 2:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

>Every time you see the nativity, hear the songs, hear the story of Jesus’ birth, you are convicted in your very soul.<<

The only thing that remotely concerns me is that the likes of Phyllis attempts to base government upon these myths.

What secretly frightens Phyllis is that money is god.

Posted by: cdawg

December 13, 2012 at 4:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Understatement of the Year:

" When I divide my contribution by the monthly estimate only 5 years of benefi ts are actually mine. Who pays for the remaining years of life benefi ts?...
I am mathematically challenged,..<

Let's see Ron. Where do we start?
First "early benefits" begin at age 62, not 66.

By the time you attain age 66 at least 20% of your peers who paid in have died.
By the time you reach 71 another 25% will be dead.

It's the way any ordinary annuity works, Ron. Some live and get it longer, some not so much. Nice thing is the S.S. actuaries know the mortality rate.

Then, Ron, during the 40 or 50 yrs of your contributions there was some accumulation of interest. It's called compounding.

Social Security has never added a penny to the deficit. A few presidents have managed to cut income taxes because they could convert S.S. contributions into general budget funds. Without that S.S. source for general budget funding taxes would have remained higher during Reagan and Bush II years.
Clinton had the glands to raise income taxes sufficiently to balance the budget.

Posted by: cdawg

December 13, 2012 at 5:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I see no war on Christmas. Every Christian on my road my put up a Nativity in their yard if they choose to do so, but they don't. You may say Merry Christmas to every person you meet and mail cards that express your love of Christ. Every church may display a nativity and play religious Christmas carols 24 hours a day. They may have Christmas services on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day, but many do not for some odd reason.

The only place you cannot place a nativity is on publicly owned property and use my tax dollars to pay for it. So one place is off limits that does not seem outrageous.

Posted by: Sandyjobob

December 14, 2012 at 1:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Isn't gold God? Doesn't Wal-Mart then own God? I know Wal-Mart owns at least one Congressman too.

Posted by: JailBird

December 14, 2012 at 3:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Freedom for your choice of religion is also freedom to not believe the other religions. The government is bound by the constitution to protect you from those "other" religions.

Posted by: mljirka

December 16, 2012 at 11:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

We need to less "War on Christmas" and more "War on Crazy, Radicalized, Religious Nuts of Whatever Bent."

Maybe Tank can redirect a drone over towards the Farish compound... .

Posted by: CaptainQuint

December 16, 2012 at 1:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

We need a "culture" war on godlessness.

"Drone" is such a stupid word.

Posted by: Tankersley101

December 16, 2012 at 4:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE "We need a 'culture' war on godlessness."

Posted by: AlphaCat

December 16, 2012 at 5:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Whats a Creator Godis real. Sounds like someting to either love or eat.

Posted by: JailBird

December 16, 2012 at 8:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What on Earth is a"culture war" on godlessness?
Please explain the concept.
GenBuck and Moneymst:, either lay off the juice or quit posting until you're at least coherent.

Posted by: Coralie

December 18, 2012 at 3:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

There is no war on Christmas. It's just something to keep the crazy meter in your heads turning at full speed

Posted by: gtaylor8

December 18, 2012 at 6:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )