What's that you say? No war on Christmas?

Officials at Ralph J. Osgood Intermediate School, located in New York City, removed several religious references, including "holy infant" and "Christ the savior," from the popular Christmas carol, 'Silent Night',  before a concert featuring fifth-graders last week.

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  • Jesus of Nazareth warned those who would take up the cross that they would be mocked, impuned and would suffer and even die because of Him. Nothing is new under the sun. The more Christianity (and other religions) is attacked and cleansed from society the more depraved society will become, until the point is reached when the curious will wonder what kind of god allowed himself to be killed instead of summing the forces of the heavens to strike down these mere humans. As we race towards another Dark Age...

  • This is trivial compared to how Christmas has been commercialized by the corporate Mammon Republicans are votaries of.

  • The commercialization of Christmas is equally despicable as the war on Christmas. The two things are not mutually exclusive on the despicable scale. Because commercialization of Christmas is a corporate Mammon Republican thing, I'll be expecting Democrats to divest themselves of all their retail stocks and get out of any business that runs Christmas ads. Then, we can clearly divide people on this issue into all good and all bad.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    I think it can be fairly said that Republicans are a tad more friendly to multinational corporations than most Democrats. The pro-Big Business Supreme Court. The Bush tax cuts. Mitt Romney. Enough said?

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