this was a decent site untill a brit [drunkard] named miunit kept calling me names and i labeled him a drunken grit because i think europeans suck

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest Blog: Xmas vs. Christmas... really.

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.

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Half-Life Creations ModDB

Half-Life Creations ModDB

Web & Community group with 43 members, open to all members

This is the ModDB group for the Half-Life Creations website! Half-Life Creations was conceived in 2006 then created in 2007 by Thomas "Editor321" and...

McPokers fans

McPokers fans

Educational group with 24 members, open to all members

We love McPoker. His maps and mods are art which are of magnificent dimensions only some can comprehend!

Mini Redux Task Force

Mini Redux Task Force

Web & Community group with 11 members, invitation only

This group is destined to bring old Half Life mods back to life, by bringing new models, new weapons, new maps or even new custom code.

Team Reassignment

Team Reassignment

Developer & Publisher with 7 members, invitation only

The team responsible for the creation of the enhancement project for Blue Shift. We are also extremely nerdy, so watch the fuck out.

Post comment Comments  (70 - 80 of 351)
Aprch Nov 12 2010, 10:30am says:

I just saw you comment, sorry.
I haven't been doing anything in particular, you know, just playing random stuff. Let me know when you get your new HDD so we can continue talking ******** with Kevin and **** :P

+1 vote     reply to comment
Reden Nov 5 2010, 11:28pm says:

I can say that happened to blue shift Reassignment?
I waited with many a yearning for that mod
mindestens you should aver got the pack with these models sounds and sprites

+1 vote     reply to comment
EdwardDewey123 Nov 3 2010, 7:32pm says:

Why,im just a boy who want to finish my mod!

0 votes     reply to comment
Headcrusher Nov 4 2010, 10:53am replied:

You want some candy lil boy? It's in my van over there.

+3 votes     reply to comment
EdwardDewey123 Nov 1 2010, 8:20pm says:

whats your problem dude?

0 votes     reply to comment
Sliderp Nov 14 2010, 7:35am replied:

Sorry, you have AIDS. You might wanna kill yourself.


Get it back til' my birthday or Gina's babbies will not form.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Predmarine Sep 13 2010, 11:56am says:

So what happened to Blue-Shift Reassignment?

+3 votes     reply to comment
Sliderp Oct 10 2010, 8:19am replied:

We kinda ****** up on BS:R.

I was like "Hurr, but we were in the middle of actually DOING something. Can you restore it plox kthxbai?"

He tried and then... it got... deleted. I have no clue why.

Ashiq was then blasted by Simon's vaginal beams.

+1 vote     reply to comment
ÐiamonÐ Creator
ÐiamonÐ Oct 12 2010, 5:40pm replied:

This story is true, particularly the part where I was savagely deteriorated by Simon's radioactive vagina.

+2 votes   reply to comment
Sliderp Oct 13 2010, 1:04pm replied:

Ashiq, please go online on Steam once in a while. I'm in the middle of my holidays, the PERFECT time for midnight shenanigans, if you know what I'm talking about.

No, not buttsex.

+1 vote     reply to comment
KEVLAR60442 Oct 15 2010, 8:02am replied:

Oh god. you guys are terrible. Anyway, may BSR still see the light of day?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Offline Since
Dec 6, 2012
United States United States
Member Watch
Track this member
Activity Points
416 of 497,194
27 members
Time Online
2 weeks
Site Visits
Profile Visitors
28,413 (2 today)
Private Message
Send Now
Members Only
RedSlug friends since Aug 30, 2008
ClaneLord friends since Jun 19, 2009
The_zxeno_prophet friends since Aug 2, 2009
SysOp. friends since Mar 27, 2008
Swaggletooth friends since Jul 25, 2008
wonrz friends since Aug 5, 2008
MrMattWebb friends since Feb 26, 2009
LeonelC friends since Dec 28, 2010
D3ads friends since Jul 31, 2008
Cliffton_Vlodhammer friends since Mar 8, 2010