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12/11/2007 09:19 PM ID: 67099 Permalink   

Religious Leaders in Minority Urge Christians to Openly Celebrate Christmas

 

Leaders from minority religions in Britain have teamed up with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to urge Christians to be open about celebrating Christmas, without worrying about offending non-Christians.

Trevor Phillips, the chairman of the commission, said: "Let's stop being silly about a Christian Christmas." The commission said that schools and local councils are downplaying Christmas perhaps with the agenda of fueling "community tension".

Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims spoke out against downplaying the holiday, with all three major minority religions agreeing that the idea of their faiths being upset by Christmas celebrations was "absurd".

 
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  Personally I think its fine to show you like Xmas  
 
In fact if you are celebrating xmas, Hanukkah or Quanza I dont care. Celebrate. Be happy! Who cares what holiday you enjoy.
 
  by: slavefortheman     12/11/2007 09:24 PM     
  agreed  
 
as long as it's not state-sponsored like secular celebrations of christmas.
 
  by: ManilaRyce     12/11/2007 09:53 PM     
  Love Your Religion  
 
Any and all of them. I hope you find great joy.
Just dont inflict them on me.
 
  by: ichi     12/11/2007 10:10 PM     
  .....Sanity?  
 
.....From religion?.....Now I'm afraid
 
  by: brinlong     12/11/2007 10:25 PM     
  @  
 
Not only should you celebrate christmas, you NEED to celebrate christmas and tell everyone Merry Christmas as loudly as you can, or Bill O'Reily will call you 911 anti-our-troop 911.

But seriously, why couldn't they be like this on all the other issues. :/
 
  by: silentrage   12/11/2007 10:58 PM     
  Is Christmas really  
 
so religious anymore? Sure, in the churches it is. But on the street it is secular with no religious significance. Besides, there were no Christians at the first Chrsitmas.
 
  by: walter3ca   12/11/2007 11:17 PM     
  My take..  
 
Very few are disturbed by anyone celebrating the holy days (aka holidays) of their religion. I think most of the problem stems from only a few (maybe only a couple) of sources. The PC mind-set and politicians/bureaucrats pandering to vocal minorities being a couple of major sources.
 
  by: StarShadow     12/11/2007 11:33 PM     
  @walter  
 
There were some shepherds - but it was a pretty intimate do. And the three kings were fashionably late.
 
  by: my2cents   12/12/2007 01:16 AM     
  @Manila  
 
The CRE apparently disagrees.

Christmas is an official celebration in the UK wanted by the vast majority of people, that has been state sponsored since well before we were born.

Star pretty much has it
A few people complain loudly and are given free reign to run roughshod over the wishes of everybody, bizarely in the name of tolerance, and its pissing off a lot of people.
Especialy when a school is ordered not to put on a christmas play, but has free reign to celebrate divalli
 
  by: AnsweringQuestions     12/12/2007 10:04 AM     
  Only 1 in 5 Schools  
 
Are hosting a nativity play this year. This is because the rest are trying to be so multi-cultural and "don't want to offend minority cultures"

Gotta love this country :-/
 
  by: spacechimp     12/12/2007 01:10 PM     
  Oh while we're on that note...  
 
I'm no Christian, but can we please for the love of God say Merry X-mas, this Happy X-mas bullshit drives me bananas. F*** political correctness! I'm so sick to death of PC people. It should be an offense to take offense </end rant>
 
  by: Zmethod     12/12/2007 02:29 PM     
  Seeing as  
 
Christmas is (in origin) not christian at all and therefore part of the religion of a minority I don't see the problem of celebrating:-).

Long life yule, jul, joel!
 
  by: Flutje   12/12/2007 02:38 PM     
  As a Muslim,  
 
I really disliked other Muslims who went against Christmas. It's their country and they should be allowed to celebrate it.
 
  by: RazaF   12/12/2007 09:02 PM     
  "urge Christians  
 
to be open about celebrating Christmas, without worrying about offending non-Christians." Wait a minute, if you live in a Christian country, i.e. UK, USA, etc and you are offended by Christmas, it's time to get a move on! Could Christians celebrate Christmas openly in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, etc? I don't think so.
 
  by: ukpunk1   12/13/2007 01:21 PM     
 
 
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