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War On Christmas - Now It's The Jews' Fault 
11th-Dec-2006 11:57 pm
Another Dispatch From The War On Christmas:
Fundies: "Goddamned Jews Ruin EVERYTHING..."
Treeless in Seattle
By Marc Gellman
The greatest threat to America’s essential freedoms is not excluding a menorah from an airport, but trivializing important issues
Just when you thought it was safe to wish your Christian friends a Merry Christmas in public because that arbiter of all things commercial, Wal-Mart, is doing it again, a new brushfire in the ‘war against Christmas’ has erupted at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Here is the rapidly-changing story so far: For over 10 years the airport has decorated its entrances with Christmas trees festooned with bows and lights, but no angels and no manger scenes. Then last month along came a local Hasidic rabbi (Elazar Bogomilsky) who threatened to sue the airport if he was not allowed to erect a large Hannukah menorah and conduct a lighting ceremony. The cowardly response of the airport officials was to order workers on the graveyard shift on Sunday night to quickly remove all eight trees.

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All or nothing - plain and simple - all or nothing. Commit one way or the other and stop your fucking bitching, o' revellers in the Christian pinnacle of birthday celebrations and rampant consumerism, because that is certainly NOT What Jesus Would Do.



Edit (12/15 - 5:14AM ET):
They're Back Up.
Comments 
12th-Dec-2006 05:16 am (UTC)
I loved that article. Thank you.

I was even more impressed that it was a Rabbi writing it. Common now. If he can enjoy a good decorated tree so can everyone else. Thankfully they didn't chock the airport trees full of religous crap.

I swear this issue is never going to die.
12th-Dec-2006 05:17 am (UTC)
BTW - love that icon and yes I can imagine it. Hate would be greatly reduced in America overnight!
12th-Dec-2006 06:05 am (UTC)
"As for those secularists who want no religious symbols anywhere in sight on public properties, I respect your objections and I understand your fears that any breach in the wall of separation is deeply troubling. I do not agree, however, that holiday displays are such a breach. They are colorful and benign and easily disregarded by those who wish to walk by them and go on to instead admire the great and sublime beauty of the fast food signs in the food court. "



Oh I'm sorry.. I guess he's missed the last 10 years when religious its hate filled little war. I guess he also missed the last 2000 years where giving religion the slightest inch has resulted in the butchering of millions.

Dude, shut the FUCK up and climb out of your little utopian sack of crap daydream. Religious twits and the apologists for them have seen the rest of us, unfortunately caught between falsely pious retards and bible thumping idiots, constantly fighting to ensure some tidal wave of human stupidity doesn't consume us all.

Nice message and all, but you know what? Get real.
12th-Dec-2006 06:06 am (UTC)
"As for those secularists who want no religious symbols anywhere in sight on public properties, I respect your objections and I understand your fears that any breach in the wall of separation is deeply troubling. I do not agree, however, that holiday displays are such a breach. They are colorful and benign and easily disregarded by those who wish to walk by them and go on to instead admire the great and sublime beauty of the fast food signs in the food court. "



Oh I'm sorry.. I guess he's missed the last 10 years when religious fundamentalism has used such *benign* symbols as weapons in its hate filled little war. I guess he also missed the last 2000 years where giving religion the slightest inch has resulted in the butchering of millions.

Dude, shut the FUCK up and climb out of your little utopian sack of crap daydream. Religious twits and the apologists for them have seen the rest of us, unfortunately caught between falsely pious retards and bible thumping idiots, constantly fighting to ensure some tidal wave of human stupidity doesn't consume us all.

Nice message and all, but you know what? Get real.
12th-Dec-2006 02:17 pm (UTC) - A Ploy Named Sue
SUE.

The most threatening word known to man. Not Christ. not Gay. Not even AIRPORT SECURITY.
If people just grumble as they walk past an offensive lit tree, fine. But once someone starts poking at your pockets, the place is in an uproar. We have much more important things with which to concern ourselves; do I even have to say it: Making sure the airports are secured enough to get these people - Jews,Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Wiccan, Atheists, Agnostics, Gnostics, etc. safely to and from their destinations.

What was it that you said once, Jude? "Don't confuse being oppressed with just being offended?" You said it during one of your "cunt" dialogues. God, I wish I could remember the brilliant quote. Help me out!
12th-Dec-2006 02:33 pm (UTC) - Re: A Ploy Named Sue
13th-Dec-2006 01:21 pm (UTC) - great article
Anonymous
There is a great article about this from Chabad (http://www.chabad.org) at http://www.chabad.org/455712 (http://www.chabad.org/455712)
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