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23 December 2004



I thought of this over dinner and I may post this thought on other blogs discussing this:

What about New Year's Day for the secularists. That way, Hannakah (sp?) and Ramadan and Christmas can have equal value as religious holidays BUT for those whom don't believe in organized religion - just save the spirit of Christmas (as in gift-exchanging, celebrating Winter & life, helping the poor) for New Year's Day?

A thought...


I agree with all that, but I feel sort of sorry for Jewish people. I mean, it seems to me that we're not forcing anyone to celebrate christmas, but we are forcing *them* to celebrate Hanukkah. Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur (I think the former) is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, right? And yet it isn't really widely celebrated. Sure, Jewish coworkers tend to take a mysteriously coordinated sick day or something, but everyone else is kind of "hey, where'd bob go?" about the whole thing. Meanwhile Hanukkah, a minor holiday, is forced down their throat so Christians won't feel so guilty about Christmas. It's kinda funny.


I, for one, would *love* to see religious people of all stripes put up their decorations on government property during the holidays. What better way for the government to show their tolerance of all faiths than to allow a few Satanists or even Nazis express their religious feelings over the holidays? I cannot imagine any Christian would object to this, and would brim with cheer at the image of the baby Jesus swaddled in warm goat's blood.

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