Hi all ./
The problem is that the schools are so afraid of teachers preaching one
thing or another
that the have swung to the opposite extreme. Most are now excluding any
expression for any holidays.
On Sun, 19 Dec 2010 09:26:53 -0500, John Innis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Stores are trying to be inclusive. It is not an attack on Christmas,
> but rather a broadening of the seasonal decoration to include
> everyone. It is just not possible for the stores to decorate for
> Hanukkah, then Christmas, then Kwanzaa, then New Year's. Since the
> stores start decorating in November (or earlier) you can throw
> Thanksgiving in there too. So to try and get a lot of different
> people from a lot of different faiths together to buy stuff, the sorts
> generalize to "Holidays". I fail to see how this affects me at all.
> Christmas is not about stores and gifts. It's not about trees and
> decorations. Don't forget that freedom of religion applies to
> EVERYONE not just Christians.
> On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 8:02 AM, Frank Clarici <email@example.com>
>> Don't get me started on this subject.
>> The "holiday" is Christmas, say it, put up any Christmas decoration or
>> symbol YOU want. It is YOUR classroom or part yours.
>> I will not buy any Christmas gifts, ornaments, or lights from any place
>> can not say the word.
>> If they are having a "holiday" sale, fine, I'll be in to buy my "holiday
>> gifts when the "holidays" roll around, that would be Lincoln's birthday,
>> George's birthday, Columbus day, and for State workers, Election day.
>> THOSE are holidays.
>> Christmas is pretty much a religious holiday for those who are
>> There are plenty of non religious items too.
>> Both should be acceptable in a country that was settled on the bases of
>> FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND SPEECH.
>> end of rant
>> MERRY CHRISTMAS
>> Frank Clarici
>> Toms River, NJ
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