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War on Christmas

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by redux, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage

    Location:
    Temasek
    A grand conspiracy? No. A pissed off teenager getting more attention than she deserved? Most likely.

    Principles are cool. Take a stand.

    I've been kicked out of class for calling a teacher on his bullshit. I went to the vice-principal's office and had to explain my actions. That was the end of it.

    Social media and the media media amplifying what was a simple classroom altercation and making it more than it is is what's making me itchy about all of this.

    Mountain ≠ molehill
     
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  2. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Foggy Bottom
    Based on a selective interpretation of a recent poll, Bill O'Reilly declares victory on the War on Christmas!

     
  3. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    we put merry christmas on the marquis at our lodge (masonic for those that dont know). one person in lodge was agnist it saying that happy holidays was more PC, and it might offend people, but the majority of us disagreed.
     
  4. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Did you have well wishes on there only for the Christians?
     
  5. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    it says,

    Merry christmas and happy new years from jonesboro lodge #87
     
  6. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North


    No Jewish members in your lodge?
     
  7. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    In a southern state lodge?
     
  8. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North

    Southern Jews do exist.
    Didn't you watch Driving Miss Daisy or listened to Kinky Friedman?
    There are actually pretty strong pockets of Jews all over the south (though not so much in the really small towns anymore).

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    A couple of months ago I received an advertising mailing from the National Audubon Society. They offered five different cards: "Season's Greetings" Let it Snow!" "A Holiday Wish" "Peace is always beautiful." and "Joy"

    Apparently the Audubons didn't want to give the offense that some folks would take even if Christmas were to be merely mentioned as a part of the larger mix.
     
  10. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    there are no jweish members in my lodge,
    --- merged: Dec 19, 2014 at 2:36 PM ---
    jewish men can be masons, there just arent any in my lodge. just to clarify
     
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  11. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Isn't Christmas a "holy day"? :D
     
  12. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I know that. I was referring to the chances of them being members of certain lodges. Namely lodges where you have to nominated by a member of the lodge.

    I'm about as generic of white guy as anyone can be, even my real life name. My best friend joined a long established lodge, very well known. He told me the lodge would never have any persons of color or Jews because no one in the lodge would dare nominate one for membership. Now two weird things: He also said that he would never risk his standing by nominating me because of my anti-religion beliefs (not an issue, I'm not a joiner by my nature), and he was actually raised in a half-Jewish home (his adoptive father was Jewish, his adoptive mother wasn't).
     
  13. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    ok...... we (masons in ga and every state is differnet) dont nominate people, we vote on people once a person petitions a lodge [​IMG]
    sorry off topic...
     
  14. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Well, yes, but perhaps some are trying to turn it into an "unmentionable"?

    Any organization that would have such low standards as to accept me as a member is one that I wouldn't want to be associated with.;)
     
  15. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    There aren't many holy days this time of year. Also, what do you expect from an organization that values science and education? Angels and mangers?

    Look, I know most Americans are Christians, but I don't see this as an organization that needs to accommodate for Christmas specifically.

    They already have the Christmas Bird Count. What more do they need?
     
  16. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    ^^^^ Usually attributed to Groucho Marx, but while he is well known for the saying I doubt that he was the first person to say it.
     
  17. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    I agree, but neither do I see a reason not to.

    Sorry, I guess I missed that cardinal aspect.;)
     
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  18. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    It's not all bushtits and swallows. :D
     
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  19. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    "What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"

    I'll tie the attempt at humo(u)r to Christmas--We plan to watch The Life of Brian over the Christmas holidays. Yes, I know that the quote is from a different movie.
     
  20. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Foggy Bottom
    Yes, it is that time of year again!

    But with a new Grinch replacing Bill O'Reilly.