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Old 12-21-2005, 06:49 AM
Eurotrash Eurotrash is offline
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You must be a blast to hang around with.

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I don't rly participate in the SMP discussions so I don't know your usual demeanor, but Boca you sound like a grade A douchebag. an legitimate gayblade, even. seriously, it has nothing to do with you being an atheist or whatever, but taking offense to "God bless you" is just so stupid.

also, loll @ "the last guy that tried to sucker punch you ended up in a hospital." I bet you're a 6'4", 235 tough guy and not just an internet nerdlinger, right?


also, the concept of a "holiday tree" is gay. "happy holidays" replacing "Merry Christmas" is gay.
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:26 PM
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Oh, feeling insecure during Christmas time, eh Atheist? No reason to celebrate, no spiritual joy to partake of. Ha ha, how lonely and sad.

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I am neither lonely or sad [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:32 PM
bocablkr bocablkr is offline
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You must be a blast to hang around with.

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I don't rly participate in the SMP discussions so I don't know your usual demeanor, but Boca you sound like a grade A douchebag. an legitimate gayblade, even. seriously, it has nothing to do with you being an atheist or whatever, but taking offense to "God bless you" is just so stupid.

also, loll @ "the last guy that tried to sucker punch you ended up in a hospital." I bet you're a 6'4", 235 tough guy and not just an internet nerdlinger, right?


also, the concept of a "holiday tree" is gay. "happy holidays" replacing "Merry Christmas" is gay.

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This really isn't the place for personal attacks - but you are entitled to your opinion. I think calling someone 'gay' because they are truly offended by something is rather immature. I am sure because 90% of the people in THIS country believe in God they can't understand being offended by it. But that doesn't change the fact that I am. That was sort of the purpose of the original post - wasn't it.

By the way, I am 6 feet, 180 lbs. Not super large - just know how to defend myself and I have a fair amount of friends.
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Old 12-21-2005, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

yeah, our society is much progressed and enlightened. a great debate to get our panties ruffled over. i think it's great
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Old 12-21-2005, 01:56 PM
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That was sort of the purpose of the original post - wasn't it.

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Not that it matters, you can say whatever you want, but my question was more as to why people were offended by "happy holidays" -- more so this year than I've ever noticed before. I think it started with the President's christmas cards or something.

I even say "merry christmas" to people -- I am not offended by it. I am "offended" (kinda, not really) by having our government endorse a particular religion(s) though. I'm all for separation of church & state. But, that's a different topic. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:25 PM
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Anyone who is offended by someone saying "Merry Christmas" needs to calm down and think about the intent of the comment. In almost all circumstances, it's the equivalent of "hello", nothing more.
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:03 AM
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Anyone who is offended by someone saying "Merry Christmas" needs to calm down and think about the intent of the comment. In almost all circumstances, it's the equivalent of "hello", nothing more.

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Yep. And the same for "Happy Holidays" or "Joyous Kwanzaa" or "Helluva Hannukah" or whatever. I agree, no reason to be offended, I don't think. The point I was trying to make, though, is that it seems a lot of people are being offended by "Happy Holidays" -- more so than usual. You'd probably agree that there's no reason to be -- and I agree with you. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-22-2005, 11:32 AM
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Please point me toward any area where you've ever heard people say "Joyous Kwanzaa."

So I can remind myself never to go there.
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Old 12-22-2005, 11:43 AM
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Please point me toward any area where you've ever heard people say "Joyous Kwanzaa."

So I can remind myself never to go there.

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You missed the "or whatever" part of my post.
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Old 12-22-2005, 11:45 AM
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From: PokerRoom.com [mailto:support@pokerroom.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 3:18 AM
Subject: PokerRoom.com wishes you a Happy Holiday!

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This offends me. [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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