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Christian bullies manufactured this 'War on Christmas' I remember… 
24th-Dec-2006 09:04 am
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.
24th-Dec-2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
On of my old fraternity bros thought it was hilariously ironic that Bill, the man who decried iPods as being the downfall of Western culture, sells a podcast on his website for his "premium" subscribers.
24th-Dec-2006 03:38 pm (UTC) - Ohhh Good One!
That is a most awesome article that I will link after breakfast.
24th-Dec-2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
Were the lions really such a bad idea?
24th-Dec-2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
I get a kick out of all this self-serving bullshit after all, the day was co-opted from pagan Roman practices in order to entice those celebrants into the 'new' religion of Christianity so who's zoomin' who?
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