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#300 - anonexplains (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 #277 - MysticTomatoe (12/10/2012) [+] (2 replies)
The red bulbs represent the apples from the Tree of Life, and the sins that Jesus took with him on the cross, which is the tree
#281 to #277 - anonexplains (12/10/2012) [-]
False.

The bible makes no mention of apples and Christmas is a pagan holiday.
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.
#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 **** 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
User avatar #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 **** 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.
User avatar #132 to #110 - cheesymondo ONLINE (12/10/2012) [-]
That's right, tumb down facts (Y)
#107 - anonexplains (12/10/2012) [-]
BUut if Christmas is not originated from Christianity but rather a pagan religion/ceremony, why would atheists still celebrate it? Why? Why? Because, let say, if a Christian fellow inviting the atheist friend to come to church, not to participate but rather as a guest, then it will be called as imposing our believe unto yours. Let say, if a religious person saying "God exists and you are going to hell.", it will be called as imposing our believe unto yours, but at the same time you celebrated a pagan/extinct religion's ceremonies or in other words, other people's believe/faith. My words actually if you don't believe in faith, do not celebrate it, christmas, easter, whatever it is as long as it still related to other's faith including the extinct.
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#79 - anonexplains (12/10/2012) [-]
Fakest **** ever
Logic doesn't work on female gender
#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 #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.
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User avatar #30 - ThatsSoFunnyHeHe (12/10/2012) [-]
>You guys actually believe the "War on Christmas" ********

Lol, turn off Fox News.
#13 - snoppkaka (12/10/2012) [-]
gonna go ahead and thumb this down. Not because I disagree with you, in fact I agree with the guy in the comic. But because it's obvious already, and it's not funny.
User avatar #138 - warrenzthehero (12/10/2012) [-]
What makes me angry is not when people are offended like so above, because that's somewhat understandable. Does it get out of hand? Yes. Does it makes sense? Some.

What makes me mad is the reverse of yon derpette, the Christians that get offended at the offense of Atheists and Jews and the like. The ones that think Christmas is under attack. Those idiots.
User avatar #94 - cullenatorguy (12/10/2012) [-]
Well where is the tree? If it's in his house, **** the chick; if it's in a public office, **** OP.
#36 - comstockload (12/10/2012) [-]
I was born a Christian, became an atheist, and married a Muslim. I like Christmas and could care less whether people say "Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays," or "Happy Festivus."   
   
To all the Christians out there that think atheists are our kill religion: we're not. Also, please don't pull out straw-man arguments like this.   
   
To all my atheist brethren out there that are butt-hurt over private Christmas tree displays: get over yourselves. The Supreme Court ruled 20+ years ago that Christmas trees are not considered religious iconography. If you want something to focus your energies on, let's get rid of the term "In God we trust" from our money and Pledge of Allegiance.   
   
To my Muslim family and friends: Allahu Akbar!
I was born a Christian, became an atheist, and married a Muslim. I like Christmas and could care less whether people say "Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays," or "Happy Festivus."

To all the Christians out there that think atheists are our kill religion: we're not. Also, please don't pull out straw-man arguments like this.

To all my atheist brethren out there that are butt-hurt over private Christmas tree displays: get over yourselves. The Supreme Court ruled 20+ years ago that Christmas trees are not considered religious iconography. If you want something to focus your energies on, let's get rid of the term "In God we trust" from our money and Pledge of Allegiance.

To my Muslim family and friends: Allahu Akbar!
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