Banned Christmas trees



  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,180 Senior Member
    I think what a lot of people tend to forget about 1-A is the Constitution was written in a time after we broke away from jolly ole England and fought for Independence. We still had that Church of England and Monarchy thing in our minds. That's why good ole America doesn't have an Official Religion, just like we don't have an Official Language.

    If you want to say it's a communist/socialist plot......well even the NAZI's celebrated Christmas....took leave and decorated for the season, and plain Wehrmacht soldiers sang "O Tannenbaum" in their foxholes.

    If the cry-babies don't want decorations on government bldgs......then let's go all the way and keep everything open on the 24-25th.....government, banks, grocery and department day off for ANYBODY!

    How well would THAT go over eh?

    Hmmmm..............About working on Christmas day, and Thanksgiving, too.............At the nuke plant when we were on 8 hour rotating shifts if I was on midnight shift Thanksgiving or Christmas day I knew with certainty I'd be pulling a double shift. Lots of people called in 'sick' if they couldn't get vacation time. Actually, any shift I worked on those two holidays was a guaranteed double shift. A couple of years I ended up doing 24 hours straight before NRC cracked down on hours worked ; but since the next shift after that was mine, I got 8 hours off at double time, and some other victim got to pull a double.

    Lots of folks work the holidays to keep the lights on, the water flowing out the faucets, and keeping the peace, and the airlines are still flying everywhere, and buses running, taxis, and lots and lots of other people are 'making their eight' at some job that has to be done. And the military is still doing their thing on land, in the air, and at sea. People forget about those folks.
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.

  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    Hanukkah = festival of lights.

    Christmas trees get covered with lights.

    Hmmmmmmmm????????? :uhm:

    Have a pleasant non-denominational day of celebration off from work with pay!
    "There are no victims , only volunteers!"
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    mkk41 wrote: »
    So how does the alledged seperation of church and state relate to the tax-exempt status anything that passes itself off as a church , from property taxes on a shack in the woods , to sprawling multi-acre estates/mansions , to mega-millionaire televanglists?

    And why do such obviously 'for profit' churches still get such exemption.
    Hmmm. Good point. Being that I'm registered in my county as Ordained, it's time I label my household as a church and congregation. Bye bye property tax lol.
  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    Hmmm. Good point. Being that I'm registered in my county as Ordained, it's time I label my household as a church and congregation. Bye bye property tax lol.

    Fred Sanford did it with his Church of Junkism.

    Al Bundy did it with his Church of No Maam!
    "There are no victims , only volunteers!"
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I got their "Happy Holidays" swingin.........

    Y'all can celebrate/worship or not any way you choose as long as it doesn't hurt or impose hardship on others. I'll defend that right.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
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