Tennessee politics behind the scenes
Funny how the educrats see free choice of singing in an "extracurricular" group as equal to Congress passing a law establishing religion, but they see no problem in getting paid time off every year in observance of religious days. As Kathleen said, Christmas is "a very religious holiday".
Will you celebrate its very Pagan roots? I certainly hope so.
Why should he celebrate it's "very Pagan" roots? Where do you get off telling someone how they should be celebrating Holidays? Do I get to tell you how you have to celebrate Easter or Labor Day? Putz!
Christmas is not a truly Christian holiday.It started out as a pagan Winter Solstice ritual, Sol Invictus, &c. Christianity came around and appropriated it (as with many things). And now it is a secular corporate holiday, how wonderful. I figure if you're going to ignore what it is now and look to the past, you might as well do it properly.
You don't get it. It's cultural misappropriation. The Holiday Tree, and Santa Claus- all very pagan.
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ, which is the greatest event in the history of mankind!Here in America, Christians should be able to celebrate this event as much and as often as they wish to do so.Because so many of us are Christians, why not sing five Christmas songs and one "holiday" song, like White Christmas, Jingle Bells, etc.If they found a way for citizens to vote on this, people would vote as I have suggested. No doubt about it!
They do. Is anyone stopping you from singing Christmas songs?The point was to sing holiday songs in order to not alienate non-Christians, who would be singing in the choir and who would be sung to. Nobody is stopping you personally from singing something Christmassy.
Christmas has always been a very Christian holiday for everyone I have known...despite silly naysayers.Merry Christmas ahead of time! ;-)KM
Really? Everyone I've known, in many different cities, has simply given gifts and had nice meals and gotten pleasantly drunk under mistletoe. You must live in a silly place.
KM, I'm standing with you on this. The activities of Christmas are all part of the celebration of the birth of Christ. All of my family and friends are part of this. Maybe we could pray that naysayers will come to believe in the true meaning of Christmas, one of these days.Please allow me to say to you, and to Senator Campfield, author of the "Merry Christmas Bill," I hope you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED NEW YEAR!
How about IED, RAMADAN, AND YULE? Always picking your favorite Judeo-Christian. It goes both ways... period!
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