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Sham 'war on Christmas' overlooks holiday's history

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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013 12:55 am

Probably seeking more TV appearances and speaking gigs, Sarah Palin has decided to enter the overcrowded “war on Christmas” market sector with a new book. Like all the other screeds on the subject, Palin’s version – “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas” – takes up arms against a cast of alleged scoundrels frequently denounced by conservative talking heads.

Is Palin sick of the commercialization that has wrenched the season from its roots? Is she tired of Christmas sales that start before Thanksgiving? Has she had it with the bickering over parking spaces and shoving to get the most popular toy that inevitably accompany shopping at this time of year?

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4 comments:

  • FSM1975 posted at 9:02 am on Mon, Nov 25, 2013.

    FSM1975 Posts: 1

    The greeting (merry Christmas vs happy holiday) is a"big deal" because Christians must always get their way. I guess Christians in Alabama also have magical profiling powers(new law to protect "Merry Christmas"), they will be able to look at people and intuitively know the proper religious greeting to use.
    Conversely............................................................
    Christians also are thrilled when they don't get their way. That's another reason they like showing this phony "war on Christmas" outrage. Makes 'em think they are fulfilling the prophecy that "keeps on giving", "Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me."~ Matt 5:11

    They mistakenly believe Jesus said, "I give you permission to be bullies, and obnoxious brats, therefore when you occasionally don't get your way your can whimper and claim persecution for my sake. Never forget to play the persecution card!" ~1 Self Fulfilling 3:16

    Can't teach the earth was created in 168 hours.........................persecution
    Can't teach that Adam and Eve had dinosaurs for pets............persecution
    Can't discriminate against (fill in the blank).................................persecution
    Can't force our prayers on "others"................................................persecution
    Can't keep birth control from our women.....................................persecution
    Can't defeat a "black and muslim president (sarcasm)............persecution
    Can't be war criminals and torture "others".................................persecution
    Can't dictate who can get married.................................................persecution
    If I say "Merry Christmas", I'll go to prison(more sarcasm).......persecution
    They "hate" the word Christmas (false flag)................................persecution
    They say "Winter break"...................................................................persecution

    What a steaming pile of baloney!

     
  • Brakdaze posted at 4:27 pm on Sat, Nov 23, 2013.

    Brakdaze Posts: 1

    So if I quote this article out of context can I call anyone who attempts to correct me one of "narrow interpretation."

     
  • observatory posted at 3:25 pm on Sat, Nov 23, 2013.

    observatory Posts: 92

    Thank goodness some are able to see the silliness in the non-existent "war" on Christmas. Very refreshing.

     
  • Larry Fiehn posted at 8:21 am on Sat, Nov 23, 2013.

    Larry Fiehn Posts: 324

    Excellent piece. Thank you!