Maree, You've always struck me as a common-sensical person!
Sharon and LP, Well, I don't see anything wrong with having a winter festival in the least, if that's what people want. They should create a new holiday then. They just shouldn't take Christmas and change it into a sectarian holiday (Madison Avenue has dibs on that!) in order to accomodate themselves and others who are overly-sensitive about anything with any kind of religious significance, because religion offends them.
Karilea, so true, so true! In the end, that's what makes all the nonsense bearable, isn't it?!
Miah, May Christmas cheer fill up your heart throughout the year!
Christopher, I think the PC crowd just wants to strip it of the last vestiges of sprituality that it has left, because they find Christ offensive.
Brad, not in the least. Just fed up to my eyeballs with PC nonsense. It gets more nonsensical everytime they open their mouths, no matter the topic du jour, religious or otherwise.
lildevil, I can see the point about not having religious artifacts on government buildings and property. I tend to agree that it isn't appropriate due to the separation of Church and State issue which I see as a real good thing in our Constitution. We'd never want to end up with a State sponsored religion or a church sponsored state. I think they should stay as separate as possible. We don't have to look too far in the world to see what kind of damage can be done by that type of situation.
I, too, think it is totally ludicrous to try to represent every religious affiliation on City Hall or the Courthouse steps at Christmas or for any other religious holiday. I don't see that any of them belong on government buildings. Any such artifacts can be appropriately displayed on private homes and property, churches, synagogues, mosques, meeting halls, etc.
LoveBug, Yep, if you want to get rid of one, then it follows that you must get rid of them all. That would only be politically correct, right?
Doreen, I agree. I think that the division that they cause due to their suppossed attempts at providing a non-offensive environment for everyone is inevitable because inoffensiveness isn't their real goal. I see it as a power play to try to reshape society's thinking to their way of viewing things, so that they, the minority, can one day become the majority. They are just lusting for power.
Balladeer, You and I come from a simpler time and place, don't we? I miss those days more and more.