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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...
User avatar #314 - galacticboner (12/10/2012) [-]
"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; (...) to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Or you could just tell her to shut the **** up.
#310 - stickandmove (12/10/2012) [+] (2 replies)
It depends where the icon is, really. If it's in your home or on your lawn, if you have a religious bumper sticker on your car, if there's a Christian display at a Christian school, etc., then it's more than appropriate.

It's when courthouses, public schools, and other similar structures endorse the beliefs of a single religion we start to take offense.
User avatar #307 - TarnRazor (12/10/2012) [-]
You wouldn't see somebody telling a Jew to put out the candles on their Menorah or to get rid of their yamaka. Why is it always an attack on Christians?
#306 - ohcrap (12/10/2012) [-]
MFW everyone in the comments.

Seriously, we get it. Go find something new about our religion to complain about.
User avatar #137 - warrenzthehero (12/10/2012) [+] (4 replies)
Please please please don't think that all atheists are like yon derpette. I'm fine with your religion, just don't try to convert me. Every atheist I know of feels the same way.
I want to make this known.
#214 to #144 - soylentchartreuse (12/10/2012) [-]
I would like to make a clarification. An atheist is one who does no believe in any religion. An Antitheist is one who hates all religions and sees them as a cancer on society. However an Antitheist will call themselves an atheist simply because they see no difference. There are many types of atheist in the world. Gnostic, agnostic, implicit, explicit, broad, unfriendly, indifferent, etc. Each type has its own little quirks.
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