Christmas Controversy & Opinion Presented by Defend Christmas, this forum covers the difficult topics of the season -- from the famed and fabled War on Christmas to church and state debates to using the star or the angel on the Christmas tree. Modern Christmas celebration has it's complications -- schools are divided, some Christmas light displays are too much, some even argue that it is better to call it a "holiday" tree. Some merchants won't even say "Merry Christmas"! Where there is controversy, there is insanity. Even in Christmas.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didnīt cut the trunk....the tree...
A federal judge in Wisconsin has declared that the 50-year standing tradition of a National Day of Prayer violates the “establishment clause” of the First Amendment which creates a separation of church and state. “I understand that many may disagree with that conclusion and some may even view it as a criticism of prayer or [...]
This is just an unfortunate waste of time and taxpayers money. Why should some people care about a National Day of Prayer, when they admit they don't pray and it doesn't affect them. I am the first to admit I am not an overly religious person, I do believe in God, and Jesus, I just don't go to church any longer. This is the first time I have heard of the National Day of Prayer, and it doesn't bother me at all. I believe everyone needs prayer, or meditation, reflection, or deep thinking call it whatever you want. If they go after Christmas, the courts need to look at the FACT Christmas is not only a religious holiday, it is also very secular, I personally have known some atheists who have celebrated Christmas without religion involved. I know a Jewish family that gets a Christmas tree and opens there Hanukkah gifts on December 25. I know I am on a rant but this bothers me when an extreme minority of the population inflicts their will on the rest of society.
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And, truthfully, it really doesn't violate any rights... it doesn't say you MUST pray to the Judeo-Christian God... any old god will do... EVERYONE believes in SOMETHING... if you want to pray to Buddha or Allah or Manitou or just roll around in a pile of dollar bills (see? that's the "everybody worships something" part)... it's cool with me... how is that limiting anyone's free speech or forcing a particular religious view on anyone..?
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The National Day of Prayer isn't a law. It is a simple declaration. There is nothing to enforce. So fighting it as a government imposition of religion is ridiculous. NOT allowing a National Day of Prayer IS an imposition of religion -- the religion of Non-belief.