Friday, November 11, 2005

More 'Christians' persecuting others who are supposedly persecuting Christians

Pandagon: 'Tis the season to 'persecute' Christians

A couple more years of this hysteria and the use of "Merry Christmas" as shorthand for, "I hate you and everything you stand for because you didn't pass my Christian sniff test, hellbound motherfucker,"

Now that sounds consistent with the loving Christian attitude fostered by Pat Robertson. - Robertson warns Pennsylvania�voters of God's wrath - Nov 10, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Conservative Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson told citizens of a Pennsylvania town that they had rejected God by voting their school board out of office for supporting "intelligent design" and warned them Thursday not to be surprised if disaster struck.

Don't you just enjoy how much love and inclusiveness there is at the Holidays? Sheesh.


  1. Hey Jason, what do you think we should do about things like Holidays? I like traditions and festivities, but they do seem to be religiously based at the first layer (and agriculture based under that) and it always seems like someone is included and excluded. Seems to me the most reasonable thing is to allow even government officials to do things within a broad cultural context and keep an eye out for out of bounds behavior. A tricky line to draw.

  2. For me, it seems that this is a "holiday season" and it includes more than just the christ-oriented and even religious-based events. I agree that from a business standpoint, you need to err on the side of inclusiveness. From my perspective, it is a "holiday" time because I don't celebrate any of the religious aspects; it is a time of giving, thankfulness, and love.
    It doesn't bother me when people refer to it casually as "Christmas" time, etc. And I don't really care enough to expend energy railing against any company silly enough to focus only on the christ-oriented religious aspects of the season.
    As for the government, they should be inclusive. It would be nice if they wouldn't take a religious-based stance because separation of church and state is a Good Thing ™. Politicians are people to; but they do have to walk a fine line.
    And those who look for respect of their religious beliefs should respect others who don't share the same beliefs, such as Jewish folks who don't put Xmas lights on their houses. They also don't eat pork for strange antiquated reasons and have strange rules for kitchen appliances (, but hey, to each his own.