So much for freedom of religion

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Jelfish said:
I don't have a problem with it. I think Christians might have a problem with it.
Snow!!! There's another! White Christmas! I don't think it was snowing where Jesus was born. Why is snow on Christmas so significant?
 
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Evo said:
Snow!!! There's another! White Christmas! I don't think it was snowing where Jesus was born. Why is snow on Christmas so significant?
Because countries in the Northern Hemisphere are the only ones that can celibrate Christmas correctly. Just our abundance in colored lights seems to scream "We love Jesus more than you do!!"
 

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Or of course we could do the only RATIONAL thing and worship the Penguin Tower all of December.
 
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Pengwuino said:
Or of course we could do the only RATIONAL thing and worship the Penguin Tower all of December.
Sure. I could use a graven image to spice things up.
 
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Christmas isn't relgious anymore. This is obviously more stupid government.

Hey, stupid government, never seen that before. if you ask me we should just get rid of it all together.
 

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Jelfish said:
Sure. I could use a graven image to spice things up.
Evo! Get some duct tape and the Penguin Tower image and lets anti-1st amenmdent this punk! :devil: :devil: :devil:
 
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This whole "War on Christmas" is such a non-issue.

I think Bill O'Reilly started it, with bad references. In fact the first couple Google hits on "War on Christmas" are directly linked to O'Reilly.

:rolleyes:
 

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I didn't know the first amenmdent was a non-issue....
 
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My dad watches the Factor, unfortunately. Every once in a while I'll hear Bill O'Reilly say an accented "merry Christmas" with repugnant glee.
 
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Pengwuino said:
Evo! Get some duct tape and the Penguin Tower image and lets anti-1st amenmdent this punk! :devil: :devil: :devil:
Duct tape? What am I, an infidel?
 

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Jelfish said:
Duct tape? What am I, an infidel?
no no, your a heathen, im not muslim. Now convert!!!!
 

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ya seriously.

I guess when you are going to celebrate a holiday, you shouldn't be able to actually...celebrate...the...holiday... This makes sense...


Its a Christmas tree, not a magic tree, not a holiday tree.

Say the handful of Muslim students wanted to do something schoolwide to celebrate their religious days. Would you be 100 % OK with that ?
 
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Pengwuino said:
no no, your a heathen, im not muslim. Now convert!!!!
Hmm does your religion celebrate hedonism and gluttony? I've been needing a good excuse lately.

Also, infidel generally means non-believer (think infidelity)
 

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Curious3141 said:
Say the handful of Muslim students wanted to do something schoolwide to celebrate their religious days. Would you be 100 % OK with that ?
Why wouldn't someone be ok with that?

Speaking of muslims, this one muslim girl i knew in high school said she had to pray 6 times a day. Now the thing I wonder about is what happens during school hours? I never noticed any muslim children ever pray... and I'm sure the school wouldn't be able to forbid them from doing that or else thats outright religious persecution right there (but then again schools are forbidding voluntary/personal praying already).
 

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Jelfish said:
Hmm does your religion celebrate hedonism and gluttony? I've been needing a good excuse lately.
Also, infidel generally means non-believer (think infidelity)
No... but you only have to go to church once a week! And they do a lot of good music!

Oh and a lot of catholic churches have a lot of pancake breakfasts.

Thats all the peopel seem to do at my mother's lutheran church, eat eat ea te atejkfla;sdf eat eat ea t eat eat eat eat pray eat eat eat eat eat.
 
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This discussion reminds me of my trip to China which actually started Christmas day of last year. In Beijing there were Christmas decorations EVERYWHERE in the commercial district (especially Santas). I think it would be humorous to find out the percentage of decorators that are Christian or even know that the holiday has to do with a religion. And yet, even without Christianity around, there's still that Christmasy kind of feeling everywhere. Maybe that's how Christmas, err.. Santa Day, should be.
 
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Pengwuino said:
Why wouldn't someone be ok with that?
When you're 10 years old, you don't always look at things from a learning perspective. In fact, when I was very young, I almost became a Christian because I thought it was a cool club where you have these holidays where everyone gives presents and put up pretty decorations and every one is so happy and love love love. If an Islamic preacher went to a public school during a Muslim holiday and preached about its meaning to young children, I'd be willing to bet that people would get upset.
 

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Jelfish said:
When you're 10 years old, you don't always look at things from a learning perspective. In fact, I almost became a Christian because I thought it was a cool club where you have these holidays where everyone gives presents and put up pretty decorations and every one is so happy and love love love. If an Islamic preacher went to a public school during a Muslim holiday and preached about its meaning to young children, I'd be willing to bet that people would get upset.
And your parents had what to say about this? Do parents just release children into daycares and schools and think their responsibility is over until the weekends?

And expand the concept out to everything else. Why aren't teachers fired when they pretty much indoctrinate children into being democrats? What about when politicians come to schools to campaign/complain (is there a difference haha)? Parents need to deal with their kids, they did the dirty deed, they got pregnant, and baring an abortion, the hell if they shouldn't feel responsible to raise that kid for the next 18 years.
 
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Pengwuino said:
No... but you only have to go to church once a week! And they do a lot of good music!

Oh and a lot of catholic churches have a lot of pancake breakfasts.

Thats all the peopel seem to do at my mother's lutheran church, eat eat ea te atejkfla;sdf eat eat ea t eat eat eat eat pray eat eat eat eat eat.
Hmm good music. Pancakes. And all I have to do is unquestionably pledge my allegiance and faith to the Penguin Tower? I suppose most people choose a religion for its fringe benefits anyway. I'm in!
 

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Jelfish said:
Hmm good music. Pancakes. And all I have to do is unquestionably pledge my allegiance and faith to the Penguin Tower? I suppose most people choose a religion for its fringe benefits anyway. I'm in!
no no, thats for christianity.

Pengwuinoism requires you worship the Penguin, pray to the penguin 10 times a day, and give your life to the Cause. This religion, however, kicks ass. We're not all lovey-dovey and love thy neighbor. In 2020, we plan on forceably take over the world using a secret army being trained and armed down in the north pole.
 
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Pengwuino said:
And your parents had what to say about this? Do parents just release children into daycares and schools and think their responsibility is over until the weekends?
My parents didn't really care because neither of them are religious. In fact, I went to Catholic high school (for the education). But lets not move this to a 'parent/teacher responsibility' debate. Regardless of whether the parent speaks out, the school has a responsibility to keep it self in line on these kinds of issues.
 

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Pengwuino said:
Or of course we could do the only RATIONAL thing and worship the Penguin Tower all of December.
I'm for that!
 

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Pengwuino said:
no no, thats for christianity.
Pengwuinoism requires you worship the Penguin, pray to the penguin 10 times a day, and give your life to the Cause. This religion, however, kicks ass. We're not all lovey-dovey and love thy neighbor. In 2020, we plan on forceably take over the world using a secret army being trained and armed down in the north pole.
I thought most penguins lived near the South pole. Or did I just give away the surprise tactic..
 

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Jelfish said:
I thought most penguins lived near the South pole. Or did I just give away the surprise tactic..
:grumpy: :grumpy: :grumpy: :grumpy:

This is just like when the LA Times leaked to the public the plans for our ice submarine!
 

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