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#19 - paelaer (12/10/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Well, I guess that makes me an asshole, because Christmas offends me. Not the religious part, because that would make me even more of an asshole than I am. I get offended by Christmas whenever I hear the music or see the decorations in stores, because Christianity has allowed the day that supposedly commemorates the day of their god's birth to become a celebration of the wonderful system of economy known as capitalism. So no longer is it Christmas, it's more like Capitalistmas, so **** you, I'm observing Saturnalia.

And also, the Christmas tree originated in Germany as a Pagan tradition. Also, Santa Claus came from the Netherlands, and the image we have of him today is purely for money. Boom. Red thumbs ahoy.
User avatar #22 to #19 - unknownmercury (12/10/2012) [-]
So do you get offended by Valentine's, Halloween, Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving, too?
User avatar #299 - mitchellking (12/10/2012) [-]
I wouldn't let the conversation get that far, i would probably just've said **** you and walked away
#257 - kotos (12/10/2012) [+] (3 replies)
I'm offended that your offended a'boot' being offended!
#263 to #257 - exxo (12/10/2012) [-]
off'oonded *
User avatar #253 - endface (12/10/2012) [-]
I am not a religious man, but I do not condemn religion. I accept it, even when I was a Christin youth. But I still celebrate x-mas because I believe it is a progressive social practice that is important. This belief includes any and all other holidays that bring people together.
User avatar #180 - slashtrey (12/10/2012) [+] (4 replies)
I need a gif of this...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ROTzn4L3M8
User avatar #149 - stefanovic (12/10/2012) [+] (11 replies)
correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the tree a symbol for an old German religion?
#103 - erikwarmblood (12/10/2012) [-]
mfw "christmas tree" is a christian symbol
mfw "christmas tree" is a christian symbol
User avatar #102 - jibb (12/10/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Christmas trees have their origin in Germany and other Norse countries, where they actually sacrificed people by hanging them by the branches. They also made a wooden phallus-shaped figure which they dripped goat-blood on.

I am not even joking.
User avatar #46 - Skrufymunky (12/10/2012) [+] (1 reply)
while i was christmas shopping today, i wished someone a merry christmas, and the dude scoffed at me and said, "I'm an atheist" and then walked away. it's this kind of **** ....
#11 - anonymous (12/10/2012) [+] (1 reply)
...A Christmas tree isn't a religious symbol... It is a tradition traced back to Victorian England....
User avatar #12 to #11 - Ryukenblaze (12/10/2012) [-]
medieval germany
User avatar #285 - afterwards (12/10/2012) [-]
So if we should be tolerant to others beliefs shouldn't we allow them to use 'symbols' if they wish? We're not allowed to tell Islamics not to wear burqa's because we have to 'respect their beliefs' and yet they are allowed to tell us to take down Christmas trees?
Yes I know its a pagen holiday but its still hypocrisy at its finest.
#229 - Forfunaccount (12/10/2012) [+] (1 reply)
......So then she's offended by his religion?
User avatar #156 - bananarchy (12/10/2012) [+] (21 replies)
1. Not only Christians celebrate Christmas
2. Christmas isn't even a Christian holiday
User avatar #161 to #158 - bananarchy (12/10/2012) [-]
No it's not, it was celebrated by pagans years before the supposed birth of Christ and was merely adopted by Christians
#143 - TitsYo (12/10/2012) [-]
is what he should have said, he thought hours later.
User avatar #114 - angelmaycry (12/10/2012) [-]
Beliver or not, Xmas is Xmas... It's not about the faith, but about the message of peace and joy...Like the "pagan's" celebrations that exisisted before Xmas...
+1
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#147 - einhetvin (12/10/2012) [-]
Well I think the point that people actually make is when Christmas or Christmas things are displayed or celebrated by or in public institutions. This is because the State is supposed to be secular and they do tend to celebrate Christmas and other things such as the pledge of allegiance, where you're supposed to say "Under God" or something (I'm not American) thats also imposing a religion on those kids when they don't believe in it. These people don't have a problem with the Christmas tree but with the State representing one religion as the norm. And since you cant represent all religions (or non-religions) equally throughout the country, the State shouldn't do this with just one, but with none. Imagine the US was an Atheist Country, and Christianity is now on the rise, so the invert or what is really going on, but the State would still claim to be secular, as they do today. If you were one of these Christians, wouldn't you be offended if the State preferred one specific religion or belief over the rest? And to have countless hints and celebratory symbols and speech about this religion in things where you and your kids seek a secular equality. Christians wouldn't like that very much. If Christians just put themselves in an Atheists shoes, and understand what they think, I think we would have a lot less Christians and a lot more Atheists.
#75 - eyeballfrog (12/10/2012) [-]
A truly inspired treatise on the impact of religious symbolism, OP, but you seem to have forgotten something important.
A truly inspired treatise on the impact of religious symbolism, OP, but you seem to have forgotten something important.
#65 - Tyranitar (12/10/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Ironic that America, a country founded for the purpose of religious freedom, has some of the most intolerant people on the planet. I'm not an openly religious person, but if I choose to celebrate Christmas, put up Christmas decorations, say Merry Christmas to people, or say something about God or Jesus and the Cosby Kids in public, I feel I shouldn't have to be stopped because a Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, etc. or even an Atheist, feels offended when they hear about beliefs besides their own.
User avatar #15 - nucularwar (12/10/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Do people even get offended by Christmas? Where is all this coming from?
User avatar #17 to #15 - pebar ONLINE (12/10/2012) [-]
It comes from politically correct douchebags.
Especially in stores or state funded organizations, people will say happy holidays instead of marry christmas (which i'm fine with). Public christmas trees are being asked to be removed from state buildings because people don't want tax payer money going toward a religion.
Which in my opinion is ******** . A giant christmas tree outside a public building would increase moral and productivity. A great use of tax payer money.
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