Mar 2nd 2011 5:06PM Yeah, pray for him-drive the devil out of him! And you call him delusional? Funny how the religious never see their beliefs as equally delusional
Dec 12th 2010 4:02PM Sadly, it's Christians like you that shame your whole lot. Your statements are not only flocked with profanity but profound ignorance. As a former Christian, it's people like you that remind me why I left the church. I like Charlie Brown's Christmas special and it is a reminder of an more innocent time in my life. I am not worried to let my children watch it. It's a gentle reminder that there are some good Christian messages. Peace on Earth-good will toward men
Dec 12th 2010 3:46PM I am so sick of hearing about this "open season on Christians" remark. I think it should be more like "the whining Christians who are losing control and can't handle it". I appreciate all the traditions of Christmas, including the religious ones and love telling my children where these historic traditions originated. But, they are just that-traditions, that have no basis in fact or truth and are just the way our ancestors explained the mysteries of the world and how they liked to celebrate and rejoice in their good fortunes. Christmas belings to everyone-just like Saturday belongs to everyone even though it was named for the Roman God Saturn. I am a humanist and I wear a badge that says "practice reason for the season" because only through reason, rationality and respect for all beliefs will we ever get past this infant mentality and have as the quote states "peace on earth, good will toward men" That really is what Christmas is all about
Dec 12th 2010 3:33PM Ninasmom-I also accept that we have to live and let live. As a non-believer, I accept that some Christian traditions are worn into the fabric of our society and I respect anyone's right to keep their traditions, but this is NOT a Christian nation. Our forefathers made sure their was no establishment of religion by the government but that every citizen had the right to practice their faith freely. But, thank goodness, our country also has laws against tyranny of the majority and so therefore, minority groups don't have to back down and accept Christian idealogy just because the majority of people believe it. The majority once believed in Gods like Thor, Zeus and Amen Ra but belief does not make something true or real.
Dec 12th 2010 3:16PM Right on Moonchild. Not only was Christmas "stolen" from the pagans, but early Christian settlers in America refused to celebrate it knowing it's pagan roots. It was actually outlawed in some places. The birthday of Christ was not cnsidered significant, but rather his resurrection which is celebrated as Easter. But, Easter does not get the attention that Christmas does so the Christians want to slap ther label on it and pretend that it's all about honoring their founder when it's really about the same commercialism this TV special was so against
Dec 12th 2010 3:06PM Spoken like a "true' Christian.
Dec 8th 2010 6:54PM Got news for you-Jesus was not born on December 25th. The pagan god Mithra's b'day was celebrated on December 25th and the Roman Catholic church just adopted it for themselves. Thye felt it was easier to absorb the pagan customs of Saturnalia and Soltice rather than try to fight them.
Dec 8th 2010 6:43PM Oh please!! Please don't make this about your damn religion again. Why does every topic always have to revert to that. Stick to the issue here. I live in PC California and grew up in the Bay Area and think this is outrageous. The man should have been verbally reprimanded perhaps, but he should not have been sacked and Macy's should have stood by an employee that has been working for them for all these years. Cowards, they are, but it has nothing to do with being a damn Christian.
Dec 8th 2010 4:00PM I think I can answer your question regarding this being more seemingly important than Pearl Harbor. I honestly think most people here do not remember Pearl Harbor as a first hand account. Anyone living who could remember that would be well into their 80s and 90s and probably don't comment on these blogs much. If anyone has seen the memorial, that can certainly put it in better perspective for them. I think the tragedy of John Lennon is that he was murdered in cold blood and did not die of a drug overdose (even though that could have happened)and was such an advocate for peace.
Dec 8th 2010 3:42PM No hell below us-above us only sky.
He is no where. He is dead, but he will be remebered through his music.