December 24th, 2006

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Christian bullies manufactured this 'War on Christmas'
I remember a time when people of faith bemoaned the over-commercialization of Christmas.

Now some are shouting persecution because sales clerks at some stores are wishing customers "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" or because the tree behind the City Market building was called a holiday tree in press releases instead of a Christmas tree last year.

When it comes to persecution, Christians have come a long way from being fed to the lions, my friends.

All this "War on Christmas" nonsense was manufactured in 2004 by that sanctimonious hypocrite Bill O'Reilly to bump up ratings -- and maybe distract attention from that whole unfortunate sexual harassment/phone sex episode.

He and Sean Hannity teamed up to try to browbeat Macy's, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers into shouting, "Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!" at their customers until everyone feels the love of Jesus deep in their eardrums.

More recently, they've been singling out retailers who trumpet "Holiday sales" rather than "Christmas sales" in advertisements.

Amusingly enough, last year O'Reilly and friends got busted red-handed selling "holiday" ornaments on the Fox News Web store. The blurb for one ornament even said, "Put your holiday tree in the 'No Spin Zone' with this silver glass 'O'Reilly Factor' ornament."

Whose side are you on, Bill?

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This was a great editorial. It also reminds me to make sure that these same people who squawk about God being taken out of the public arena (and off money, etc.) get their own reminders that you cannot have it both ways.

Merry Giftmas, all.

Oh, The Irony - Someone Wake Up Bob Geldof...

Do They Know It's Christmas Time At All?

I swear, they're gonna ruin it for everyone. If it ain't them thar dadgum Islamofascists then it's the dadgum Jews. Don't they know the REAL war, the ONLY war that really matters, is the War on Christmas? We need to deploy extra troops to Ethiopia and Somalia, and they need to bring the Kevlar of Jesus to those lost souls. Santa might be able to bring them Christmas blesings because he's skipping over Darfur, so that might work. What our troops needed most in Iraq, they're getting - that's right, Christmas trees for all the troops! 'Cause nothing shields you from an IED like a fraser fir...

Praise Santa! Send More Troops In The War On Terra/Christmas/Islamofascismists!

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On This Day Before Christmas...

"Tomorrow is Christmas - please take a moment on this day before to consider the 2,948 American families that will be missing a family member this Christmas due to this immoral war in Iraq. According to a recent study it is estimated that around 650,000 Iraqis have also died since the war begin. This Christmas we need to all take time out of our busy holiday schedules to think about those who have been killed in the Iraq war. It is up to us to make sure that this coming year brings many changes to help get our country back on track. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ - who taught love, compassion, understanding, and most of all PEACE. Let this holiday remind us that peace is a possible goal and that we have much work to do in order to achieve it."
Ava Lowery (bio) is the 16 year old peace activist from Alabama behind the website, PeaceTakesCourage.com - make no mistake about it, this young woman is a freedom fighter. She is the epitome of what I hope America's youth is becoming, another testament to the youth of the 1960's and 70's who watched their country being ripped apart by the powers that be and screamed out REVOLUTION NOW.

Watch the latest video Ava has produced in honor of those casualties of war this Christmas. They deserve your attention and so does she. Please help me to spread awareness of Ava's mission.

Christmas at War
A film by 16 Y.O. Ava Lowery

Taking The Proust Questionnaire

The Proust Questionnaire

What is your most marked characteristic?
Who the bloody hell knows, certainly not me. You tell me in comments.

To what things do you feel most indulgent?
Sushi and Valrhona chocolate

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being a Christian or Muslim fundamentalist

The quality you most like in a man?
Humility

The quality you most like in a woman?
Being independent of men

What do you most value in your friends?
Security, dependability, loyalty, maturity, thoughtfulness

What is your principle defect?
My body is in the worst shape it has ever been in, and I'm learning to accept that

What is your favorite occupation?
Novelist, philanthropist

What is your dream of happiness?
The one where I'm Emperor and there is sorbet for all

What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Having no choices

What would you have liked to be?
An elected official for my home state

In what country would you like to live?
I wouldn't live anywhere but here.

What is your favorite color?
Cobalt blue

What is your favorite flower?
Sunflowers

What is your favorite bird?
Turkey - with dressing, gravy, & cranberry sauce.

Who are your favorite prose writers?
Sylvia Plath, Christopher Okigbo

Who are your favoite poets?
Christopher Okigbo, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Wole Soyinka, Beah Richards, Patti Smith, Maya Angelou

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Charlotte A. Cavatica

Who are your favorite composers?
Leo Delibes & Franz Schubert

Who are your favorite painters?
Maxfield Parrish, Marc Chagall, Jean Michel Basquiat, Frida Kahlo, Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, Wassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Who are your heroes in real life?
Danny Thomas, J. Krishnamurti, Damien, and my friends

Who is/are your favorite heroines of history?
Ladybird Johnson, Beah Richards, Ruby Bridges

What are your favorite names?
Emmeline and Jade

What is it you most dislike?
When people make situations complicated that require no complication

What historical figures do you most despise?
The Pope, Adolf Hitler and the SS, Pol Pot, Slobodan Milosovic, The Janjaweed, any and all televangelists and racists

What event in military history do you most admire?
The liberation of Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, and all other concentration camps

What reform do you most admire?
The end of Apartheid and the '06 Midterm elections

What natural gift would you most like to possess?
An intact foreskin

How would you like to die?
When I'm blissfully happy and free of worry

What is your present state of mind?
Shot out, but on the way to contentedness

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Being impatient, oversensitive, and too quick to aggravation

What is your motto?
There is never a right time, there is never a perfect time, but there is ALWAYS a better time.

What is your greatest fear?
That I will never see Peter Gabriel in concert.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Sushi

What is your favorite journey?
The one that begins and ends with Damien at my side.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Chastity

On what occasion do you lie?
I don't.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
All derivatives of the word "fuck", and in response to something unbelievable I tend to say in a disgusted and exasperated way "I am SO sure!"

What is your greatest regret?
Staying when I should have left.

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Get Your Facts Straight, O' Purpose-Driven One

"Well, but let me say this to you. You’re exactly right. Sam is overlooking the 20th century. Because the truth of the 20th century is more people were killed in the 20th century by atheist governments than all Christian ideas throughout history combined. When you look at the godless communism, and, and Nazism—which in itself was, was we’re the ruler—tens and tens of millions, maybe a hundred million people were killed in the 20th century by atheists, not by believers. So yes, you can go back to the Crusades, and they were wrong. They were flat out wrong. But let’s take the most recent history. Atheists were what caused the most people—Stalin was an atheist, Mao was an atheist, Hitler was an atheist. He was an occultist, actually. And, and so let’s just make sure that history is told."

Author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” Dr. Rick Warren
appearing on Meet The Press (full transcript)
Wrong-O, pickle fucker! Hitler was a Christian. In Mein Kampf he wrote that Jesus "made no secret of his attitude toward the Jewish people, and when necessary he even took the whip to drive from the temple of the Lord this adversary of all humanity, who then as always saw in religion nothing but an instrument for his business existence. In return, Christ was nailed to the cross." He did rejected the idea of Jesus' redemptive suffering, stating in 1927: "My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter." The full, more detailed quote is behind the cut below.

From Hitler's toleration of declared atheists within his party, can be concluded, that Hitler in the public realm accepted different religious opinions, ranging from atheist to Islamic, as long as those adhering to these different creeds would support the Nazi régime. In this sense Hitler could also be described as a religious pluralist.

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