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Christmas tree or holiday tree?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Mugele Dec 5, 2012. 21 Replies

I was watching the news earlier and Boston is putting up a "holiday tree" this year instead of a Christmas tree, in order to be political correct . (it's the same type of tree, just a different…Continue

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Karl Mugele replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"I personally don't thin there's much point getting anal about it.   "Christmas" is the current name given to a festival in mid-winter that has been celebrated for thousands of years, and had been celebrated for…"
Dec 5, 2012
archaeopteryx replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"As Blaine Leavitt is fond of saying, "There ya go --" "
Dec 4, 2012
archaeopteryx replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"Happy Festivus, everyone -- Special thanks to Strega!"
Dec 4, 2012
Strega replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"Oh Blaine, you really didn't need to delete!  I thought it was wonderful irony, but I also did check out the site - what a fun resource!"
Dec 4, 2012
Strega replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"Hi Blaine Your link takes me to this:- Clicker's Remorse The internet analog of buyer's remorse, wherein one comes to regret having clicked on a link of interest after they look up at the clock minutes or hours later and realize that they…"
Dec 4, 2012
Gallup's Mirror replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"Heretic! It's a Festivus pole. I'm fine with putting them on public land. But only if they're made of aluminum. Aluminum has a very high strength-to-weight ratio."
Dec 4, 2012
archaeopteryx replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"A Festivus Tree?"
Dec 4, 2012
Becca replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"This is one of those things that I really wish that people would just lighten up about. It's a friggin tree what it's called has absolutely no real world effect on anyone's life. That it's being displayed has no real world effect…"
Dec 4, 2012
William Boyd replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"Despite having been an atheist all my life, I have always known it to be a Christmas tree. If you were to put up an assortment of pictures like a ball, bicycle, teddy bear, drum and a Christmas tree and show it to most people in the world,…"
Dec 3, 2012
Kairan Nierde replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"Right on the money!  It's kind of like if city hall put up a giant "holiday" menorah.  How many other traditions would feel enfranchised by that?"
Dec 3, 2012
Doug Reardon replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"Well, in general, it's a fir."
Dec 3, 2012
Gallup's Mirror replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"Thousands of years before it was called Christmas, it was simply known as the winter solstice. Pagans and worshipers of sun deities and acknowledged this celestial event in late December. The Roman festival of Sol Invictus (the unconquered sun) was…"
Dec 3, 2012
Horacio Martinez replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"I honestly don't care if it is called a Christmas Tree or not. I'm sure that a lot of Christians are extremely pissed off by this, and they might be justified in being pissed off, but I just wish that they would stop saying that…"
Dec 3, 2012
_Robert_ replied to Matt's discussion 'Christmas tree or holiday tree?'
"Many traditions like this were initiated by government officials in the 1930's-60's who really did not understand the basis for their own government and Christmas was becoming commercialized. Lets face it. It's a Christmas tree AND a…"
Nov 28, 2012
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Christmas tree or holiday tree?

I was watching the news earlier and Boston is putting up a "holiday tree" this year instead of a Christmas tree, in order to be political correct . (it's the same type of tree, just a different name). Of course the Christians are all up in arms, about invading a symbol of their religion (despite the fact that the Christmas tree started off as a pagan fertility symbol).This said, I'm not sure what I think of it all. Normally, I hear atheists say that there should be equal representation in…See More
Nov 28, 2012
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I am a 26 year old Atheist. I'm interested in making friends that hold similar beliefs to my own (where i live i don't know any atheists, and sometimes it can be infuriating). I enjoy reading (1-2 books a week), I home brew as a hobby, I like to hike and fish, and am a bit of an ebayaholic.
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