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Santa Down Under

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jmurrayhead, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

  2. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    Well, I see the URL is foxnews.com, so I don't have to read it to know it's backward, myopic, unnecessarily sensational and somehow xenophobic. Those are my thoughts.
     
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  3. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Everything "offends" people nowadays. If people just grew a pair of balls and didn't have such a low esteem about themselves, religion, race etc the better place the world would be.It's all about me, my feelings and I want to be heard by being "offended".

    Learn to live you worrying *******s and stop worrying who you'll offend. This was a political broadcast from the "we couldn't care less what you think party".

    When I first read this thread title I was thinking that little chappy down under. no not there, you know, under, the nether regions down under. The forbidden down under. I should stop typing.
     
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  5. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Couldn't agree more...

    LMAO, well now that I know how to get your attention... :p
     
  6. jasetaro

    jasetaro Well-Known Member

    Exactly, I think some people simply have a pathological need to be offended or outraged about something every minute of their otherwise empty lives so they complain about anything and everything no matter how inoffensive it is... and as friend in Hungary says "Ho is Hungarian for snow." :)
     
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  7. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Jeese... Where is the world going? What if we all shut up, would that be a solution?
     
  8. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    No one seems to have picked up on what this story is really about. It is not about anyone being offended, it's about striving to create a world where everything and everyone is "safe" for the precious children. It is a magical dream world where nothing should ever disturb, confuse or distress any precious child, and their parents should never, ever have to explain anything to them ("I don't know why that man has cut big holes in his pants so his butt cheeks hang out honey, just ignore him and get into the car.").

    It's the reason that there is nothing for adults anymore, it's why nearly every form of entertainment seems to be geared to imbeciles (children are imbeciles, face it), and why even the last sweet bastion of depravity and debasement left in America, Las Vegas, has become as sterile and lifeless as a suburban strip mall.

    It's not the children's fault that they are being raised like veal calves. It's the fault of the parents. Like these particular idiots who seem to be afraid of Santa Claus (and probably plastic dry cleaning bags, whooping cough vaccinations and any liquids warmer than room temperature).
     
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  9. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    They lost me when they hit this "One would-be Santa has told The Daily Telegraph", clearly the whole article is made up by some so called journo then.

    So the whole "ho ho ho" thing is offensive? How about some fat old dude getting kiddies to sit on his lap and promising them treats.... hello!
     
  10. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    No moreso than others feel the need to change our long-held traditions, because they may be offended or outraged.

    For instance, no more nativity scenes on church lawns, or even *gasp* your own front yard, because it might - might - offend drivers-by who are atheist, muslim, agnostic, or whatever.
    or, no more 'Pledge of Allegiance' in classrooms because it might - might - offend those who don't pledge their allegiance to our flag and/or our country (USA).

    OR........ oh I could so go on and on, but I'll quit there..

    And darnit, Santa says " HO HO HO!"
     
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  11. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    The whole thing is a complete fabrication from 3 years ago LOL
     
  12. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I'm non-religious. I'm offended by people who are offended by people who are religious :p
     
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  13. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    And there you go ruining a number of good diatribes against various things :( What happened to the internet being unreasonably angered about things?
     
  14. -GR-

    -GR- Well-Known Member

    I will and always will say Merry Christmas and it will also be posted all over any site that is live when it gets closer to Christmas. I am not religious either but everyone is entitled to their own beliefs.
     
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  15. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Indeed, it is what it is.
     
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Christmas was originally a Pagan festival.

    It was the Roman Church which hijacked the festival and renamed it Christmas.
     
  17. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I've read conflicting "facts" regarding this. Truth is...we don't know the truth.
     
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  18. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Personally, I don't really much care where it originated from, or who hijacked it, myth or fact.

    I only care what it has meant to me all my life and what it means to my family and children, and community. Christmas is about the birth of Christ, first and foremost. Christmas is about giving, sharing. Christmas is about Santa Claus, and Christmas trees, and dreams, and wishes, and hope, and peace, and the lights, and sounds, and smells of winter, and apple pies, and hot cocoa with cinnamon sticks, and carolers singing Christmas hymns. Christmas is about friends, and family, and love.

    That is CHRISTmas - to me. [​IMG]
     
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