Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Xmas tree is just ignorant

How stupid.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 26th, 2006 1:15am
??
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 26th, 2006 1:18am
We have other religions here.  It seems utterly redneck.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 26th, 2006 1:24am
LOL

I think sharkfish just volunteered to create and collect images to represent all the holidays/celebrations of all other cultural groups in the world.

either that or she is just being insanely, pointlessly grumpy...who wants to guess which one it is?
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
September 26th, 2006 1:26am
Not really in keeping with the high level of discourse that CoT is know for, you say?
Permalink cpm 
September 26th, 2006 1:26am
precisely.  if we're not careful our standards will slip and we'll be no better than JoS and like forums....focused more on the debate than the topic.


I expected better from you sharky.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
September 26th, 2006 1:30am
> I expected better from you sharky.

We can all guess how meaningful that it is.
Permalink son of parnas 
September 26th, 2006 1:33am
Christmas is "utterly redneck"...  Is it only celebrated in trailer parks or in the back of pickup trucks?
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 26th, 2006 1:34am
I'm just saying why have a tree, why poke at the sore?  It's just stupid and it isn't humorous.

Keep your stupid tree. Fucking rednecks.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 26th, 2006 1:35am
"why poke at the sore?"

Poke at what sore?!?  Isn't this just taking Political Correctness just a bit too far.  "Oh my God, don't put up a Christmas tree because you *offend* someone".  That's bullshit.
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 26th, 2006 1:36am
I like xmas trees. They smell good. They are pretty all sparkly at night. And they set off the presents nicely.
Permalink son of parnas 
September 26th, 2006 1:38am
"Isn't this just taking Political Correctness just a bit too far.  "Oh my God, don't put up a Christmas tree because you *offend* someone".  That's bullshit."

The uber-cool backlash against Political Correctness is lemming-like.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 26th, 2006 1:39am
son.. think of the pain and injustice associated with christmas trees and, more generally, the color green before you make an ignorant and hurtful comment like that. please.
Permalink cpm 
September 26th, 2006 1:40am
Trivializing my point of view is fun!
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 26th, 2006 1:40am
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/5372458.stm

There is no God, dumbasses.  So the tree is just anti-intellectual and stupid.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 26th, 2006 1:42am
we're not trivializing it.  we're ridiculing it.  totally different.

seriously, there is _nothing_ offensive about a christmas tree. there is no cultural group that I am aware who find christmas trees offensive.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
September 26th, 2006 1:43am
That was very sweet of you, sharkfish, to think of the others over here. Thanks.

Christians are a minority here in India so we see X-mas here as holidays than something religious. It's nice that it's on a Monday so it's a long weekend this time.
Permalink Send private email Senthilnathan N.S. 
September 26th, 2006 1:43am
??? a christmas tree has _nothing_ to do with god.  neither does christmas for that matter, but who cares.

Im a declared atheist and I happily enjoy the good food and presents of christmas time, and I love christmas trees.

just because a bunch of christians want to pretend that they invented the idea of a celebration at the midyear solstice doesn't mean that I have to believe them.

pah.  they'll be claiming father christmas next.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
September 26th, 2006 1:45am
> There is no God, dumbasses.

Xmas was celebrated long before there was a christian god. The original motivations are still deep and valid. You can ignore the rest of the crap.

> So the tree is just anti-intellectual and stupid.

See, there is an upside.
Permalink son of parnas 
September 26th, 2006 1:45am
lol @ the Festivus pole ...

It's "A Festivus for the rest of us", though.
Permalink possibly maybe 
September 26th, 2006 1:50am
"The uber-cool backlash against Political Correctness is lemming-like."

Right...  and it's really cool to bitch about someone putting up a damn Christmas tree because...  well because what exactly?  We aren't acknowledging the other hundred or so religions?!?  What would satisfy you?

"So the tree is just anti-intellectual and stupid."

Yeah, what others have said..  the tree kind pre-dates Christmas and isn't really christian to being with.  So who's being anti-intellectual anyway?
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 26th, 2006 2:27am
Wayne: shhhhhh, don't get all factual, you're probably not living in the real world like she is or something.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
September 26th, 2006 2:39am
The phrasing of the title, "Xmas tree is just ignorant", is not typical of an English speaker. How do we know it's really sharkfish posting here and not an impersonator?
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
September 26th, 2006 2:47am
It could be an ent posing as sharkfish.
Permalink possibly maybe 
September 26th, 2006 2:48am
I have to admit, it's a bit self-centered to be celebrating a Christian holiday three months away while there's a jewish holiday going on. Fixed. (in my own ignant gentile way) :)
Permalink Send private email Steele McLargeHuge 
September 26th, 2006 2:52am
You're all obviously tired (3am) and addled back east...

"Celebrating"?  Exactly how was anyone celebrating?
Permalink Send private email Ward 
September 26th, 2006 2:55am
"and it's really cool to bitch about someone putting up a damn Christmas tree because...  well because what exactly?  We aren't acknowledging the other hundred or so religions?!?  What would satisfy you?"

Not putting up a Christmas tree *on* jewish new year?
Permalink Send private email Steele McLargeHuge 
September 26th, 2006 2:55am
The trees been there for a couple days in memory of the structure nazi thread.

Hands up all the Jewish people here who were offended by it?
Permalink Send private email Ward 
September 26th, 2006 2:57am
Ward, I'm going to rename you David Brent.
Permalink Send private email Steele McLargeHuge 
September 26th, 2006 3:11am
ah. we *need* a David Brent.
Permalink $-- 
September 26th, 2006 6:57am
Kwanzaa tree?
Permalink xampl 
September 26th, 2006 8:02am
I'm thinking it's an impersonating troll.  Since sharky lives in a very Catholic city it's gonna be pointless to get bent about Christmas decorations.

Besides, Christmas trees are about as offensive as puppies: http://www.wildhauskennels.com/elitterpics/
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
September 26th, 2006 9:35am
You want to rag on the Xmas tree, when that chocolate bunny that lays colored Easter eggs is just BEGGING to be condemned?

Yeah, so any religion consists of Religious Teachings along with Customs.  And sometimes the Customs don't quite make a lot of sense with the Religious Teachings.  That's life.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 26th, 2006 9:56am
Perhaps I shouldn't mention Kwanzaa?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 26th, 2006 9:56am
No, you shouldn't.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
September 26th, 2006 11:04am
It was me. The page took too long to load because of that one imgshack image so I ranted.

Sue me.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 26th, 2006 12:04pm
I see.

So rather than raising a real and universal issue (the page taking to long to load) you had a rant about religious discrimination in which you used a pejorative term for white working class people several times?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dict.asp?Word=counterproductive
Permalink Send private email a cynic writes... 
September 26th, 2006 12:19pm
That's our Sharky.  You go, girl.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 26th, 2006 12:23pm
You're all rednecks.  STFU
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 26th, 2006 12:51pm
Hey now, what's the color of my neck got to do with decorated trees?
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
September 26th, 2006 1:01pm
BTW, should I then consider the puppies offensive?
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
September 26th, 2006 1:01pm
"You're all rednecks." 
Let's see if we can see any signs of that in my CV:

1991 South Ealing Trust - Computer training for black people under Section 35 Race Relations Act 1976
1992-1998 New Directions - Social Work Training for Black and disadvantaged people under sections 35 & 37 RRA 1976
1998-1999 European Childrens Trust - childcare charity working in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
1999-date Specialist Foster Carer - working with children from a wide range of religious and ethnic backgrounds and personal histories (some which would scare the fucking shit out of you).

Physical characteristics: Hair down to my arse.

Oooo...looks like you've got me there Miss Perceptive.

Well I suppose I did refer you to the wrong definition.  I should have used this one:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/prejudice

"STFU"
This time you condemed yourself out of your own mouth.  Just grow up, you sily and self indulgent little girl.
Permalink Send private email a cynic writes... 
September 26th, 2006 5:50pm
cynic, if you think i care, you have thought wrong.


...
Nothing compares to what I've seen in the Chicago city projects.

Except maybe the aftermath of Chernobyl.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 26th, 2006 6:32pm
I don't think you care...I do think you ask the rest of us to...and until this thread I did.
Permalink Send private email a cynic writes... 
September 26th, 2006 6:38pm

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