Go Back   Freethought Forum > The Public Baths > Lifestyle

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 12-30-2016, 03:17 AM
Corona688's Avatar
Corona688 Corona688 is offline
Forum Killer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: MMMDCCCXXVIII
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

So you genuinely don't care, and were legitimately trolling in OP? Okay, then. Back on you go.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
But (12-30-2016), The Man (12-30-2016)
  #27  
Old 12-30-2016, 03:24 AM
ZEZOZE's Avatar
ZEZOZE ZEZOZE is offline
you're next
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Gender: Bender
Posts: VMMCCXIII
Images: 147
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corona688 View Post
So you genuinely don't care, and were legitimately trolling in OP? Okay, then. Back on you go.

no.

what i care about and i think stated or hinted at is that i don't like people who think saying happy holidays should replace merry christmas and the posts people make on various social media expressing how much more enlightened they are for choosing HH over MC.

but you can feel free to say it. i'm just saying be honest about why you are.

(does not apply to North West Carolina)
__________________
paranoid fringe dweller

Last edited by ZEZOZE; 12-30-2016 at 03:34 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-30-2016, 05:43 AM
specious_reasons's Avatar
specious_reasons specious_reasons is offline
here to bore you with pictures
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: MMCCXXIII
Images: 8
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

"Happy Holidays" is all-purpose and doesn't presume any particular religious affiliation or celebration. I usually attempt to tell people "Happy holidays" when I don't know what religion they are, or I'm wishing them well for the whole holiday season.

But, I'm also not disinclined to say, "Merry Christmas" to anyone, especially if that's why we are just about to get time off of work for.

I rarely say "Seasons Greetings," that always seems better written.

In general, only the most uptight people actually care what you say - most people understand the sentiment, and don't think much else about it.
__________________
ta-
DAVE!!!
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (01-01-2017), Janet (01-04-2017), JoeP (12-30-2016), livius drusus (01-13-2017), slimshady2357 (12-30-2016), SR71 (12-30-2016), The Man (12-30-2016)
  #29  
Old 12-30-2016, 06:01 AM
Ari's Avatar
Ari Ari is offline
I read some of your foolish scree, then just skimmed the rest.
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bay Area
Gender: Male
Posts: MXCXXXIX
Blog Entries: 8
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZEZOZE View Post
the posts people make on various social media expressing how much more enlightened they are for choosing HH over MC.
Really? Are you sure the angry voices aren't just in your head?

In most every day interaction I view "Happy Holidays" as the equivalent of, "I acknowledge you human and wish your journeys well during the days of longer darkness, where the sun goes we know not where! Now please finish this transaction without going crazy so I can get along with my day."
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (01-01-2017), Corona688 (12-30-2016), Janet (01-04-2017), The Man (12-30-2016), Watser? (01-02-2017)
  #30  
Old 12-30-2016, 06:54 AM
ZEZOZE's Avatar
ZEZOZE ZEZOZE is offline
you're next
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Gender: Bender
Posts: VMMCCXIII
Images: 147
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ari View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZEZOZE View Post
the posts people make on various social media expressing how much more enlightened they are for choosing HH over MC.
Really? Are you sure the angry voices aren't just in your head?

oh i'm positive that's where they are. sometimes i give them accents to spice things up.
__________________
paranoid fringe dweller
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (01-01-2017), ceptimus (12-30-2016), JoeP (12-30-2016)
  #31  
Old 01-01-2017, 02:45 AM
Angakuk's Avatar
Angakuk Angakuk is offline
NeoTillichian Hierophant & Partisan Hack
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Iowa
Gender: Male
Posts: MXCCCLXXXIII
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamilah Hauptmann View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Lone Ranger View Post
excuse to be "outraged"
I like the term 'recreationally offended'.
I get recreationally offended, or maybe I should say "occupationally offended" when members of my own congregations send me, their pastor, Happy Holidays or Season's Greetings cards. I mean they are at least nominally Christian and I presume that they think I am as well, so why don't they send me a damn card that says Merry Christmas?
__________________
Old Pain In The Ass says: I am on a mission from God to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable; to bring faith to the doubtful and doubt to the faithful. :shakebible:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Janet (01-04-2017), JoeP (01-01-2017), Kamilah Hauptmann (01-01-2017), Pan Narrans (01-01-2017), The Man (01-01-2017), Watser? (01-01-2017), ZEZOZE (01-02-2017)
  #32  
Old 01-01-2017, 02:46 AM
Angakuk's Avatar
Angakuk Angakuk is offline
NeoTillichian Hierophant & Partisan Hack
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Iowa
Gender: Male
Posts: MXCCCLXXXIII
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by ceptimus View Post
Remember that no one is really sure when Jesus, assuming he was a real historical figure, was born, but most scholars agree that it was NOT at Christmastime.
__________________
Old Pain In The Ass says: I am on a mission from God to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable; to bring faith to the doubtful and doubt to the faithful. :shakebible:
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-01-2017, 02:46 AM
Angakuk's Avatar
Angakuk Angakuk is offline
NeoTillichian Hierophant & Partisan Hack
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Iowa
Gender: Male
Posts: MXCCCLXXXIII
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ari View Post
It's pretty simple really. Happy Holidays is short for 'Happy Winter Holidays' which is of course short for Holy Days. As mentioned, if you happen to be European or from the cold areas there tends to be a lot of celebrations about surviving the cold and praying to one's god. And of course the Christian's targeted that to tag christ along.

I mean what really is Christmas anyway? It's not like fir trees and Santa have much to do with Christ's Mass.
:fixed:
__________________
Old Pain In The Ass says: I am on a mission from God to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable; to bring faith to the doubtful and doubt to the faithful. :shakebible:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
SR71 (01-01-2017)
  #34  
Old 01-01-2017, 03:07 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is online now
Illegitimi non carborundum, mater irrumator praetor.
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: MMMCLXIII
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angakuk View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamilah Hauptmann View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Lone Ranger View Post
excuse to be "outraged"
I like the term 'recreationally offended'.
I get recreationally offended, or maybe I should say "occupationally offended" when members of my own congregations send me, their pastor, Happy Holidays or Season's Greetings cards. I mean they are at least nominally Christian and I presume that they think I am as well, so why don't they send me a damn card that says Merry Christmas?
Well, the Julian calendar one is coming up, maybe then.
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (01-01-2017)
  #35  
Old 01-01-2017, 03:33 AM
Angakuk's Avatar
Angakuk Angakuk is offline
NeoTillichian Hierophant & Partisan Hack
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Iowa
Gender: Male
Posts: MXCCCLXXXIII
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Mrs. Angakuk was baptized in the Russian Orthodox church, so there is that.
__________________
Old Pain In The Ass says: I am on a mission from God to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable; to bring faith to the doubtful and doubt to the faithful. :shakebible:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Janet (01-04-2017)
  #36  
Old 01-01-2017, 04:23 AM
thedoc's Avatar
thedoc thedoc is offline
I'm Deplorable.
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: XMMCCCLXXVIII
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angakuk View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamilah Hauptmann View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Lone Ranger View Post
excuse to be "outraged"
I like the term 'recreationally offended'.
I get recreationally offended, or maybe I should say "occupationally offended" when members of my own congregations send me, their pastor, Happy Holidays or Season's Greetings cards. I mean they are at least nominally Christian and I presume that they think I am as well, so why don't they send me a damn card that says Merry Christmas?
Perhaps it's the way you preach that puts them off, and makes them think that you aren't really a Christian? Quit listening to the voices in your head, and start reading the scriptures.
__________________
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about. Wayne Dyer
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-01-2017, 01:11 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMCMV
Images: 18
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angakuk View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamilah Hauptmann View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Lone Ranger View Post
excuse to be "outraged"
I like the term 'recreationally offended'.
I get recreationally offended, or maybe I should say "occupationally offended" when members of my own congregations send me, their pastor, Happy Holidays or Season's Greetings cards. I mean they are at least nominally Christian and I presume that they think I am as well, so why don't they send me a damn card that says Merry Christmas?
Happy Hangukuk Annakah!
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur::sadcheer: "Strong and stable"
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (01-02-2017), Janet (01-04-2017), livius drusus (01-13-2017), Pan Narrans (01-01-2017), Stormlight (01-10-2017), The Man (01-01-2017), Zehava (01-10-2017)
  #38  
Old 01-01-2017, 04:39 PM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCCLXXVII
Images: 2
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angakuk View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ari View Post
It's pretty simple really. Happy Holidays is short for 'Happy Winter Holidays' which is of course short for Holy Days. As mentioned, if you happen to be European or from the cold areas there tends to be a lot of celebrations about surviving the cold and praying to one's god. And of course the Christian's targeted that to tag christ along.

I mean what really is Christmas anyway? It's not like fir trees and Santa have much to do with Christ's Mass.
:fixed:
Whatever happened to yuletide? I remember that from back in the days before the WOC.
__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-01-2017, 08:31 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMCMV
Images: 18
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by SR71 View Post

Whatever happened to yuletide? I remember that from back in the days before the WOC.
They say God Jul in Swedish.
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur::sadcheer: "Strong and stable"
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (01-02-2017), SR71 (01-01-2017)
  #40  
Old 01-02-2017, 02:36 AM
Angakuk's Avatar
Angakuk Angakuk is offline
NeoTillichian Hierophant & Partisan Hack
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Iowa
Gender: Male
Posts: MXCCCLXXXIII
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass


There's those damn chestnuts again.
__________________
Old Pain In The Ass says: I am on a mission from God to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable; to bring faith to the doubtful and doubt to the faithful. :shakebible:
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 01-02-2017, 02:41 AM
Angakuk's Avatar
Angakuk Angakuk is offline
NeoTillichian Hierophant & Partisan Hack
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Iowa
Gender: Male
Posts: MXCCCLXXXIII
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Quote:
Originally Posted by thedoc View Post
Quit listening to the voices in your head, and start reading the scriptures.
What a novel idea! I may have to give that some serious consideration.
__________________
Old Pain In The Ass says: I am on a mission from God to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable; to bring faith to the doubtful and doubt to the faithful. :shakebible:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Ensign Steve (01-10-2017), livius drusus (01-13-2017), Stephen Maturin (01-04-2017), The Man (01-02-2017)
  #42  
Old 01-10-2017, 11:47 AM
Stormlight's Avatar
Stormlight Stormlight is offline
Not a relevant party
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Luxembourg
Gender: Male
Posts: XLDCCCLIII
Images: 92
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

God, you people in the colonies have problems! Man oh man. Everybody over here says Happy Holidays (in their respective language) because of convenience. It's just simpler. And we don't even have Thanksgiving.

You can hear Merry Christmas sometimes on Christmas day but that's it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Janet (01-11-2017), JoeP (01-10-2017), Limoncello (01-10-2017), livius drusus (01-13-2017), Pan Narrans (01-10-2017), SR71 (01-10-2017), The Lone Ranger (01-10-2017), The Man (01-10-2017), Watser? (01-10-2017)
  #43  
Old 01-10-2017, 03:18 PM
ChuckF's Avatar
ChuckF ChuckF is offline
liar in wolf's clothing
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Frequently about
Posts: XVMMMCDLXXI
Images: 2
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

d'Häpllischoen Héiligdägen dir and whatnot
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
erimir (01-10-2017), JoeP (01-10-2017), livius drusus (01-13-2017), Pan Narrans (01-10-2017), Stormlight (01-10-2017), The Lone Ranger (01-10-2017), The Man (01-10-2017), Watser? (01-10-2017)
  #44  
Old 01-10-2017, 04:26 PM
Stormlight's Avatar
Stormlight Stormlight is offline
Not a relevant party
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Luxembourg
Gender: Male
Posts: XLDCCCLIII
Images: 92
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

:unglare:
__________________
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (01-10-2017), ChuckF (01-10-2017), Janet (01-11-2017), SR71 (01-11-2017), The Man (01-10-2017)
  #45  
Old 01-10-2017, 04:40 PM
ChuckF's Avatar
ChuckF ChuckF is offline
liar in wolf's clothing
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Frequently about
Posts: XVMMMCDLXXI
Images: 2
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

Woutéever! Verstees de net mäin Dialekt, Störrmléichtzigerschen?!
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
But (01-11-2017), erimir (01-10-2017), Janet (01-11-2017), Pan Narrans (01-10-2017), SR71 (01-11-2017), Stormlight (01-11-2017), The Man (01-10-2017), Watser? (01-10-2017)
  #46  
Old 01-10-2017, 07:00 PM
erimir's Avatar
erimir erimir is offline
Projecting my phallogos with long, hard diction
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dee Cee
Gender: Male
Posts: XMMCCLXXV
Images: 11
Default Re: "Happy Holidays" My Ass

A Mööse once bit mäi Schwëster, oder mäi Sweater.
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Janet (01-11-2017), JoeP (01-10-2017), livius drusus (01-13-2017), Sock Puppet (01-11-2017), Stormlight (01-11-2017), The Man (01-10-2017)
Reply

  Freethought Forum > The Public Baths > Lifestyle


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.70809 seconds with 16 queries