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Saturday, December 13, 2014

This is War! —on Christmas—if we have the time

This is it. The War on Christmas! And if you haven't heard much about this war then you will understand when Bill O'Reilly assures his listeners that:

"It isn't a mythical war on Christmas. It's real, and we just won."

So what did he win? His followers have pressured retail stores to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays." Most retail outlets wanted a more inclusive greeting since a lot of non-Christians buy things in their store for some type of December holiday. They were looking at the money in this and not the religion.
Across the country non-Christians have tried to stop the government from setting up nativity displays and other Christian symbols. O'Reilly and his ilk have fought back the non-Christians to make sure that taxpayers money is being spent on a religious style holiday "CHRISTMAS" and made it clear to US citizens everywhere that this is a Christian nation and lots of Christians want to rub it in our faces if we are not Christians. They also want to use OUR (non-Christians as me) taxes to set up Christian oriented displays.
Last year I posted this article; I’m celebrating the holidays without Jesus or God—So fuck anyone who doesn’t like that!, where I went over my feelings about this war and how I am a Epicurean rather than a Christian. I celebrate Winter Solstice rather than Christmas, but I get to set up a tree, put up colorful lights, and put out a plastic Santa on my front yard.
How do I get back at O'Reilly and his vengeful followers? After writing about political murders, wars and torture, this issue is way down on my list. So rather than write up more articles like this one, I just post Winter Solstice Carols. Here is one of my favorites:

Ring Out Solstice Bells - Jethro Tull

-សតិវ អតុ

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