11/30/2005

Trees - Christmas and otherwise

With all the flap on the news lately about the ultra-right religious organizations carrying on about stores referring to "Holiday Trees" and wishing customers "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas", I decided it's time to comment. Personally, I was never offended by "Christmas trees" or "Merry Christmas", but since they're signing petitions and trying to manipulate corporations and making stupid pronouncements at news conferences and proclaiming America to be "a Christian nation", I guess it's time to speak up:

Hey, you illiterate idiots, the "Christmas" tree is a pagan/druid thing! It would be nice to think you're promoting religious tolerance by adopting pagan rituals, but we all know that ain't what's happening!


History Channel - Christmas: "as late as the 1840s Christmas trees were seen as pagan symbols and not accepted by most Americans"


It's nice to know that, in this time of year when we break out all the traditions, the religous right is sticking with their tradition of being ignorant, intolerant twits. Happy Chanukkah, Donald Wildmon! Merry Winter Solstice, Jerry Falwell! And a Happy Ramadan to all!

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