Religious Fanatics Impose Their Religion on Others


Tecumsehsbones
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The festively lit spruce that will light the halls of the Rhode Island State House this December will have a more holiday-specific moniker this year, and one local clergyman is pleased with the governor's decision.

In a release sent Monday morning, R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced that the State House tree will be officially called a "Christmas tree" rather than the controversial "Holiday Tree" name it has had in the past.

Bishop Thomas Tobin commended Chafee for his "positive approach and common sense to this contentious issue."

"Hopefully the presence of a 'Christmas Tree' at the State House will speak the true meaning of this special season and will allow us all to enjoy the blessings of peace, joy and fellowship with one another," Tobin said in a release.

Chafee's past decisions to leave out the word "Christmas" were met with complaints and occasional outrage. Rhode Islanders took to the Internet to voice their dissent in 2011 and 2012, and some local churches followed suit with their own organized protests. In 2011, Tobin called the omission "disheartening and divisive," urging Chafee to reconsider "for the sake of peace and harmony in our state."

This year the protesters will get their wish, as Chafee said he hopes to direct people's attention to more important matters. In his statement, Chafee said the State House tree lighting - a "presumably happy event" - turned into a "focal point for too much anger."
"Strangely lost in the brouhaha was any intellectual discussion of the liberties pioneered here in Rhode Island," Chafee said in the release. "Because I do not think how we address the State House tree affects our 'lively experiment,' this year's invitation calls the tree a Christmas tree."
Governor Chafee: State House spruce will be 'Christmas tree,' not 'holiday tree,' in 2013 | WPRI.com


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced Thursday's tree-lighting ceremony with only 30 minutes notice in order to prevent critics that crashed last year's event from showing up again.

While the decision may have helped avoid some chaos, it also disappointed some people, including the head of the Providence Catholic Diocese.

"The White House has a Christmas tree, so why can't Rhode Island?" asks Bishop Thomas Tobin.

Gov. Chafee and Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly squared off on national television Thursday night , and the bishop tells us he watched.
"Those national TV interviews can be very difficult and very challenging, so it was a difficult moment but I think the governor was very consistent in conveying his message," said Bishop Tobin.

The message is about the tree that's now lit inside of the RI state house. Controversy surrounding the tree was sparked last year when Gov. Chafee called it a "holiday tree" rather than a Christmas tree.

"It's just a crazy name. As long as he calls it a holiday tree, people are going to be upset and reject that," said the bishop. "I don't know what he'll do about the Christmas tree in the years to come if indeed he's still our governor."
Bishop: Holiday Tree is a "Crazy Name" | WPRI.com


I love Christmas. It's a hoot to see the Christers get all het up over a German pagan symbol that is mentioned nowhere in the bible.
 
EagleSmack
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TBones spreading his message of hate bright and early.


Just another victim he is.
 
tay
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This years War on Xmas starts at Radio Shack .............






American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Radio Shack because it isn’t using the word “Christmas” in its holiday advertising



http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/conservative-group-calls-for-boycott-of-radio-shack-for-not-using-christmas-in-ads/
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

TBones spreading his message of hate bright and early.


Just another victim he is.

Yep, and after she wrote this about blind man being refused a Taxi because of his dog....

Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

But that's not the purpose of the thread. The purpose of the thread is to express hatred of Muslims.

....Does she hate Christians or is it just Christianophobia
 
petros
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What's with the 1940s and 1950 Christmas carrols in commercials? Did the moonbats on Madison Ave do a survey to find which one piss people off the least? I am grateful that I'm not hear Yoko Ono's off key caterwauling every 8 minutes,
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

What's with the 1940s and 1950 Christmas carrols in commercials? Did the moonbats on Madison Ave do a survey to find which one piss people off the least? I am grateful that I'm not hear Yoko Ono's off key caterwauling every 8 minutes,

Carols.
 
petros
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Whatever
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Yep, and after she wrote this about blind man being refused a Taxi because of his dog....



....Does she hate Christians or is it just Christianophobia


 
taxslave
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Well the holiday is christmas and in North America christmas trees are traditional so it seems only logical to have a christmas tree and say merry christmas, Rampant commercialism has sort of changed the meaning of the holiday but it is still that time of year. Don't like it? Just ignore it and in a few days it will all be gone. Or go somewhere else in the world where it isn't celebrated. Mostly those places are warm this time of year.
We don't much do christmas except for the kids but we do celebrate winter solstice and new year.
 
petros
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Ban Yoko Ono.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Ban Yoko Ono.

Nikon Honda Sushi.
 
EagleSmack
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And the City of Boston has the people of Halifax NS to thank for the Christmas tree they deliver to the city each and every year.

Thanks Canada!

 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

And the City of Boston has the people of Halifax NS to thank for the Christmas tree they deliver to the city each and every year.

Thanks Canada!

What's the corporate name again? I saw the lighting of it on fox 25
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

What's the corporate name again? I saw the lighting of it on fox 25

You got me there Petros. What is it?
 
petros
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That's why I'm asking you.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

That's why I'm asking you.

I didn't know there was. Where did you hear there was a corporate name to this tree? I'll look it up.
 
petros
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Maria on FOX 25
 
karrie
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Why would it have a corporate name, Nova Scotia donates it, it's about the relationship between them and Boston, not about corporations. The only name (I can find for it) is the 'Boston Common Christmas Tree'.
 
darkbeaver
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We went to all the trouble to send them one of our finest (probably the second last one) and they stand it up off vertical.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

And the City of Boston has the people of Halifax NS to thank for the Christmas tree they deliver to the city each and every year.

Thanks Canada!

Is it just my imagination, or is that tree leaning to the right?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

TBones spreading his message of hate bright and early.


Just another victim he is.

I don't think he's quite got over the death of Jacob Marley yet.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The festively lit spruce that will light the halls of the Rhode Island State House this December will have a more holiday-specific moniker this year, and one local clergyman is pleased with the governor's decision.


The title of this thread is a misnomer. The only people who get imposed on are the ones who allow it to happen.
Anyone who wishes to replace terms, greetings etc. pertaining to Xmas should just kindly be told to F**K OFF.


Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

I don't think he's quite got over the death of Jacob Marley yet.


Christ that is a long time, back when I was in Grade 7, Jacob Marley had been dead for 7 years at that time. -
 
Blackleaf
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This is my favourite time of time. I absolutely love Christmas. Victoria Square, in front of the town hall of Bolton, the town where I live, is absolutely festooned with Christmas lights, and there are usually two Christmas trees, one on either side of the front of the town hall next to the fountains.. Usually they are switched on by a celebrity and the switch on is watched by hundreds of people. I love walking around town in the evening in the weeks up to Christmas, and looking at all the Christmas lights and listening to the choirs singing Christmas carols. At the moment they are currently setting up an ice skating rink at the side of the town hall.


Bolton Christmas lights, 2002



This Thursday sees the lighting of Trafalgar Square's Christmas tree. Since 1947 Norway has given the people of Britain a Christmas Tree as a thank you to them for liberating their country from Nazi rule. The tree is always erected in Trafalgar Square.

The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is usually a Norwegian spruce (Picea abies) over 60 feet high and 50-60 years old. It is selected from the forests surrounding Oslo with great care several months, even years, in advance. The Norwegian foresters who look after it describe it fondly as 'the queen of the forest'.

The tree is felled in November during a ceremony in which the Lord Mayor of Westminster, the British ambassador to Norway and the Mayor of Oslo participate. It is brought to the UK by sea, then completes its journey by lorry. A specialist rigging team erects it in the square using a hydraulic crane. It is decorated in traditional Norwegian fashion, with vertical strings of lights - energy-efficient light bulbs are used.

For many Londoners the Christmas tree and carol singing in Trafalgar Square signal the countdown to Christmas. The Christmas tree in the square provides a central focus for carol-singing in the evenings, when different groups perform Christmas carols in the square, raising funds for voluntary or charitable organisations.

On 8 December, the public can join a torchlit procession for the Blessing of the Crib at the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square. Designed by Tomaki Suzuki, the crib will be on display throughout December.



Last edited by Blackleaf; Dec 3rd, 2013 at 12:13 PM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

The title of this thread is a misnomer. The only people who get imposed on are the ones who allow it to happen.
Anyone who wishes to replace terms, greetings etc. pertaining to Xmas should just kindly be told to F**K OFF.

How is it a misnomer? I certainly agree that the only ones who are imposed upon are those who allow it, but the fact that they allow it doesn't mean they haven't been imposed upon.

This is a classic case of whiny children getting their way by being whiny children.
 
Spade
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Fanatics is the long form of fans. Fans of Xmas, hockey, and tailgate BBQ's.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

How is it a misnomer? I certainly agree that the only ones who are imposed upon are those who allow it, but the fact that they allow it doesn't mean they haven't been imposed upon.

This is a classic case of whiny children getting their way by being whiny children.

 
Spade
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Blackleaf, your jpeg was Scrooged.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

How is it a misnomer? .


If you want to "split hairs" perhaps I could have phrased it better. Religious fanatics are what they are - mainly a$$holes, but to lay the blame on them for victimizing the victims isn't quite right either as the victims are mainly victims of their own lack of intestinal fortitude (I'm trying to think of the 4 letter word for that)
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

If you want to "split hairs" perhaps I could have phrased it better. Religious fanatics are what they are - mainly a$$holes, but to lay the blame on them for victimizing the victims isn't quite right either as the victims are mainly victims of their own lack of intestinal fortitude (I'm trying to think of the 4 letter word for that)

"Balls" has five letters.
 
Spade
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Chutzpah has too many letters and isn't Christmasy (sp?) enough.
 

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