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User avatar #312 - demandsgayversion (12/10/2012) [-]
I like how Halloween is completely secular, and chistmas is almost there. Instead of it being a holiday to celebrate some people's religion, it could be a celebration of family and gifts! I dare you to find someone offended by family and gifts.
#300 - anonymous (12/10/2012) [-]
Hey this reminds me of Belgium. The country where being Belgian is considered racist.
User avatar #284 - karvarausku (12/10/2012) [-]
Joulu oli keksitty jo ennen jeesusta...
User avatar #241 - nigeltheoutlaw (12/10/2012) [+] (1 reply)
I don't think many people get mad about the trees, they get more mad about things like the Nativity Scene, which explicitly promote the religion.
#225 - PFSquirrel (12/10/2012) [-]
My holiday decoration.
User avatar #224 - imnotironman ONLINE (12/10/2012) [-]
HAH.

That was smart...
User avatar #211 - lazypaul (12/10/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Inb4 'hurr durr its not a christian symbol its a (insert old religion) symbol'. In this context it is.
#209 - mrcristal (12/10/2012) [-]
i'm not a christian but i love christmas, it's a time for stay with my family and have peace at least once a year..... also gifts.... a lot of gifts
#146 - anonymous (12/10/2012) [-]
the Christmas tree isn't even a Christian symbol anymore, it's associated more with a large man in red and white than the Christ. The tree is a symbol of gift-giving, holiday insanity, and people you're related to coming for unwanted but traditionally required visits, and that's about it.
User avatar #120 - Maroon (12/10/2012) [-]
I find this hilarious because the exact opposite happens to me all the time.
#115 - pinacular (12/10/2012) [+] (9 replies)
The comic muddies the waters. It isn't about being offended by other peoples beliefs it's about equal representation. A Christmas tree in a person's house is one thing, but in public it's entirely another.

If any willing theists' religious symbols are denied in place of the Christmas tree then it constitutes religious inequality. Do you think that if your city was asked to put up [insert religion]'s symbols equally alongside Christian ones that that would fly?

The only way to have a Christmas tree in public and not constitute religious inequality is to either; be of a community that has a relevant total religious solidarity (and a government that isn't supposed to favor one religion over another, like the U.S. government) OR allow all other religions, that want their symbols shown, to be shown in public with equal standing to the Christmas tree.

A third option is to not show any religious symbols in public at all. But I'd assume that all religions would rather share space than be banned completely, even for the sake of equality.

It isn't about some silly bitch being offended at the public display of a different belief than her's, that couldn't be further from the truth. It's about equal representation, the act of being equal to all beliefs no matter how small the percent of the population that holds them.
User avatar #117 to #115 - akg **User deleted account** (12/10/2012) [-]
Except that it isn't just christian symbols, it's a part of our culture. Norway is one of the less religious societies, but everyone uses and relates to these things. It's a part of the western christmas celebration. I don't give a shit when the muslims have Ramadan as an example, because it's a part of their beliefs and culture. I respect them, and as we're in a country with freedom of religion and speech, they sure as hell should respect our traditions.

/rant
#110 - cheesymondo ONLINE (12/10/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Christmas trees are Christmas trees. Nothing Christian about them. Only thing Christian about this secular holiday is that fairy tale shit about a kid not born of a virgin (mistranslated) who was born in a stable at the same time as being born in a house who was visited by an unknown amount of magi or shepards who then went home and to Egypt at the same time.
#132 to #110 - cheesymondo ONLINE (12/10/2012) [-]
That's right, tumb down facts (Y)
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#66 - ApolloXYZ (12/10/2012) [-]
so what..? be offended.. nothing happens to you.. "one day i saw a christmas tree, and was offended, and the next day i got leprosy!"

i'm offended when they saw boy bands for christ sake.!
User avatar #63 - bec (12/10/2012) [-]
Is it just me or is the outrage over political correctness disproportionate to the problem? I very, very rarely come across people like the girl in the comic - but every single day (unless I turn off my computer) I see people saying "OMG society is WAY too politically correct!!!"
User avatar #39 - blademontane (12/10/2012) [-]
Anytime anyone says that they are offended by it, I just start shouting at them about how offended I am at them being offended.
User avatar #27 - Endofzeeworld ONLINE (12/10/2012) [-]
This is the ugly side of liberalism nobody likes to think about. But conservatives are just as bad in the other direction, so whatever.
User avatar #18 - lolollo (12/10/2012) [-]
In every single scripted situation where one person argues against someone who's obviously the loser in the argument, it always ends with the loser backing down (hence why they're obviously the loser).

In the real world, both sides would just keep screaming at each other and it would just be one big shitfest of ignorance.
User avatar #14 - duckspasm (12/10/2012) [-]
i wasn't raised religious, and i don't have a religion. my family has celebrated christmas and hanukkah and kwanzaa every year since i was a little kid.

good times.

also, presents.

yes.
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