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5 comments by ÐiamonÐ on Dec 17th, 2011

I'm all for understanding another perspective; it's typically the only way to reconcile differences or at the very least comprehend why people believe what they believe. What I find baffling is the sheer incorrigibility within certain individuals who do not even go as far as to step into another man or woman's shoes, and immediately judge them on face value.

Some of you may be familiar with the recent Xmas Indie Bundle released here on Mod DB. It's not a topic that recently became relevant here, but has come to the point where our mass media is giving way to describe how them "damn liberals" are tearing apart Christianity by removing "Christ" from Christmas.

Truth be told: whether we like it or not, Christian values are well imbedded into our legal and punitive systems. People say "Jesus Christ" not in admiration of a son of God, but because they just witnessed something staggering. It's a figure of speech that makes no ulterior intention of referencing religion.

So here, we have traits in our criminal justice system and in our vocabulary. Does this correlation of having all these qualities of "referring" to Christ tacit approval for the causation that we believe in Christianity?

Absolutely not.

What people need to understand, by now, is that Christmas has become, more and more, a non-religious holiday. It's a day where you spend time with your family under sheets of snow plummeting your yard, exchanging gifts and considerations toward others. It's a day of love, where you get together with family and friends and enjoy the company of others. It's now a part of culture.

How do some Christians view Christianity? A day of remembrance to their Savior and the only son of God: Jesus. No doubt, we should respect religion. Perhaps we may not believe other people's belief structures, but that in no way leads passage to intolerance and the use of personal attacks. And, you know what? Christians can do what they please on their day of remembrance. No disrepect.

However, the populous who believes their religion is being attacked for being called Xmas is projecting utter baloney. There is a time and place to hold questioning to a use of rhetoric, and this is certainly not the time nor place. As stated before: Christmas is seen by most as a day with family. It's a part of culture to Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans, Atheists, and the likes. Simply because one is involved in the day of great gift giving and a feast with turkey does not mean a Bible verse will be read in each home.

People need to understand: we are a pluralistic society. We are composed of peoples with a variety of belief structures. And those belief structures, despite what some of you may think, are not ideals of separation or violence. We can sit together and appreciate our differences, and understand that fighting over the use of "Christ" is ignorant. Who cares if people use the word Christ, and who cares if you don't? This should not lead astray from what truly matters: Christmas is a time to get together with your close companions and appreciate life. Our diversity should be celebrated. And if you feel the darn "media leftists" are striking down on faith, maybe you should consider that the world isn't a target range; not everyone's out to "get you." Paranoia is what sums up the recent debacle of the "Xmas" debate.

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YourFreakingMother
YourFreakingMother Mar 26 2011, 1:16am says:

But i have the choice of taking any cat in the street, and slit from the belly to the anus with an scalpel, and making it try to walk way, while i tape all with a camera, send it to you, and it will problably cause the same effect on you, or even worse.

Anyway, id prefer to do that with a human, cats are innocent living beings, they doesnt have the fault that a stinky,hairless and vicious monkey, has simply start saying "hey we are good, we are god beautiful creation", and then roll over the ******* planet murdering,stealing and conquering.

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YourFreakingMother
YourFreakingMother Mar 25 2011, 4:38pm says:

I gonna rape your cat.

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Minuit
Minuit Mar 25 2011, 8:07pm replied:

Lolled IRL.

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Yes me! Glad to see you back again ^__^

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Sliderp Mar 24 2011, 12:23pm says:

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Reden Mar 22 2011, 2:56pm says:

hey friend what happened to BS: R?
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ÐiamonÐ Mar 24 2011, 11:00am replied:

It'll have fewer features than originally planned, but yes it will most likely see the light as of Summer 2011.

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Headcrusher
Headcrusher Jan 15 2011, 5:34am replied:

You double posted? Woah!

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LeonelC
LeonelC Jan 15 2011, 6:46pm replied:

Damn bugged moddb, I only pressed one time the post comment -_-

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LeonelC
LeonelC Jan 15 2011, 12:43am replied:

You're Minuit?? World of Worldcraft!

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