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MERRY CHRISTMAS SEASON, CULTURALLY

 
 
Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 12:50 am
While I was growing up,
in NYC, and in Phoenix, Arizona,
at Christmas time, we were always surrounded
by an intense environment of Christmas,
and Christmas carols,
from all directions; it was wonderful.



With the passage of time,
starting maybe in the 1960s or 70s,
it dwindled, progressively downhill,
now almost to a politically correct nothing.

Merchants seem to want to have it both ways,
in that thay do not acknowledge Christmas
( calling it " holiday " or one of some anonymous holidays ),
but thay r eager to reap its financial benefits.


I don ' t think so.

It seems to me,
that those of us who loved, and who miss,
the status quo ante can re-direct our financial support
to those merchants
who opt to participate in the Spirit of Christmas,
and allow the others to be politically correct
all the way to the bankruptcy court. HO, HO, HO !

David
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LoneStarMadam
 
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Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 08:42 am
Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS SEASON, CULTURALLY
OmSigDAVID wrote:
While I was growing up,
in NYC, and in Phoenix, Arizona,
at Christmas time, we were always surrounded
by an intense environment of Christmas,
and Christmas carols,
from all directions; it was wonderful.



With the passage of time,
starting maybe in the 1960s or 70s,
it dwindled, progressively downhill,
now almost to a politically correct nothing.

Merchants seem to want to have it both ways,
in that thay do not acknowledge Christmas
( calling it " holiday " or one of some anonymous holidays ),
but thay r eager to reap its financial benefits.


I don ' t think so.

It seems to me,
that those of us who loved, and who miss,
the status quo ante can re-direct our financial support
to those merchants
who opt to participate in the Spirit of Christmas,
and allow the others to be politically correct
all the way to the bankruptcy court. HO, HO, HO !

David

The merchants have realized that their self imposed boycott of Christmas has hurt their pocket books. This year Wal Mart, & a few others, have decided that Merry Christmas is lucrative.
I too miss the Christmas of yesteryear.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 08:53 am
Oh, look! An open fire.
I think I'll just pull up a seat and wait for the chestnuts to be roasted.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 04:32 pm
U can throw one in,
if ya want.


Christmas carols r always welcome

I love Christmas carols
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 04:43 pm
Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS SEASON, CULTURALLY
LoneStarMadam wrote:
OmSigDAVID wrote:
While I was growing up,
in NYC, and in Phoenix, Arizona,
at Christmas time, we were always surrounded
by an intense environment of Christmas,
and Christmas carols,
from all directions; it was wonderful.



With the passage of time,
starting maybe in the 1960s or 70s,
it dwindled, progressively downhill,
now almost to a politically correct nothing.

Merchants seem to want to have it both ways,
in that thay do not acknowledge Christmas
( calling it " holiday " or one of some anonymous holidays ),
but thay r eager to reap its financial benefits.


I don ' t think so.

It seems to me,
that those of us who loved, and who miss,
the status quo ante can re-direct our financial support
to those merchants
who opt to participate in the Spirit of Christmas,
and allow the others to be politically correct
all the way to the bankruptcy court. HO, HO, HO !

David

The merchants have realized that their self imposed boycott of Christmas has hurt their pocket books.
This year Wal Mart, & a few others, have decided that Merry Christmas is lucrative.
I too miss the Christmas of yesteryear.

Yeah; I know.
We 'll c if its enuf
to restore the old environment of Christmas Season.
Wal Mart sent me a survey about it, by email.


I hope that the radio stations get back into
the Christmas Spirit.
David
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 04:53 pm
I, for one, won't rest easy until the singing of carols is made mandatory:

"Oh, come, all ye faithful" -- or else!!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 05:08 pm
Dartagnan wrote:
I, for one, won't rest easy until the singing of carols is made mandatory:

"Oh, come, all ye faithful" -- or else!!

That sounds more like
the Moslem filosofy.

David
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 06:29 pm
Paul Harvey says:

I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory of evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game.

So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire book of Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

But it's a Christian prayer, some will argue.

Yes, and this is the United States of America and Canada, countries
Founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect-somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.

If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.

If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.

And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit. When in Rome .

But what about the atheists? is another argument.

What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer!

Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating; to pray before we go to sleep.

Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.

God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well .. just sue me.

The silent majority has been silent too long.. It's time we let that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority don't care what they want. It is time the majority rules! It's time we tell them, you don't have to pray; you don't have to say the pledge of allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right.. But by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting back . .. and we WILL WIN!

God bless us one and all ... especially those who denounce Him. God bless America and Canada, despite all their faults.

They are still the greatest nations of all.

God bless our service men and women who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.

May 2006 be the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions.
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candidone1
 
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Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 08:50 pm
I've always enjoyed Christmas, Christmas carols, and the family gatherings we have....in a very secular sort of way.
I don't believe in God or the Bible, but I do believe in family, friends and happiness.
"Christmas" kinda happens all year around for me. I celebrate what I treasure and what I am thankful for without injecting the Almighty into any of it.

Come to think of it, when I see all these "Christian" and "Compassionate Conservative" warmongers on this board, I begin to think that I'm a better "un"practicing Christian than most of them.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 08:58 pm
We're doing a caroling thing in our development on Dec. 22. I can't wait.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 09:51 pm
candidone1 wrote:
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Come to think of it, when I see all these "Christian" and "Compassionate Conservative"
warmongers on this board, I begin to think that I'm a better "un"practicing Christian than most of them.

I have not been heavily into organized religion.

I remember during my trips to the Orient,
to Nationalist China, seeing many, many colorfully painted
little houses along the sides of RR tracks, that I was able to c.
It turned out that thay were small churches.
Apparently, within the dominant local religion,
it was believed that one must enter one of those
to commune with the Supreme Being ( like getting into a fone booth ),
whereas Christians do not believe that terrestrial architecture is necessary
for that.

Altho I 've not been in church for over 30 years,
I still love Christmas.

Let the record show that I am a libertarian conservative
( not particularly compassionate ) with a good opinion of Barry Goldwater 's pro-freedom stance,
who has discovered that it can be FUN to create happiness
in one 's unsuspecting fellow citizen; just dump a joy bom on him,
when he least expects it; ( joy boms r usually stuffed full of cash, instead of explosives ).
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 28 Nov, 2006 10:04 pm
Bi-Polar Bear wrote:
We're doing a caroling thing in our development on Dec. 22. I can't wait.

Sounds like warm, joyous family fun.


I hope that everyone in your family
will have a very Merry Christmas, Bear,
and that Santa will be good to each of u


I love your avatar.
David
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