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A guy and his wife who thinks that they are friends with me sent me an overly jesusy christmas card. I'm not trying to get into a religious debate, but I do not believe the Christian Theology, and I think that Jesus would probably think Christmas was a stupid holiday. But this whole Xmas card was all about "our lord and savior" "Our Lord was born today" "Yada Yada" "Jesus Jesus", but I don't consider Jesus my lord, doubt Jesus would consider himself my Lord, and I was just wondering what any of you think about these Super Duper Christian Christmas cards if you ever get them.

Personally if you're going to send me a christmas card, just make it happy holidays, throw a snowman on there, I don't care. But don't mail me a bunch of religion.
 

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Ok, I just decided I'm going to send him a Ramadan card when the time is right, and a card for any other religion I can think of.
 

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I just don't see the big deal. Christmas obviously derives from Christianity, so as a Christian family they decided to send out Christmas cards with a Christian theme. Just accept the card for what it probably was intended to be: a nice gesture. Should the family go through each individual in their mailing list and buy separate cards depending on what religion their friends are? Seems like a hassle to me.

Bottom line for me is that whether the card has prancer and dancer on the cover or a glowing picture of Jesus, it isn't relevant; nor is the religion of the family celebrating. Christmas for 90% percent of the population transcends all that crap. Not to sound to mushy but it really just comes down to relaxing with family and friends.
 

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I just don't see the big deal. Christmas obviously derives from Christianity, so as a Christian family they decided to send out Christmas cards with a Christian theme. Just accept the card for what it probably was intended to be: a nice gesture. Should the family go through each individual in their mailing list and buy separate cards depending on what religion their friends are? Seems like a hassle to me.

Bottom line for me is that whether the card has prancer and dancer on the cover or a glowing picture of Jesus, it isn't relevant; nor is the religion of the family celebrating. Christmas for 90% percent of the population transcends all that crap. Not to sound to mushy but it really just comes down to relaxing with family and friends.
They're still getting a Ramadan card.
 

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Mmhmmm... well if you wanted to make a point I'd suggest something like Kwanzaa since ya know... it actually takes place during the holidays... and it's actually a holiday... but whatever floats your boat man.
 

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Mmhmmm... well if you wanted to make a point I'd suggest something like Kwanzaa since ya know... it actually takes place during the holidays... and it's actually a holiday... but whatever floats your boat man.
Nah, Ramadan is better. I won't send it until Ramadan anyway.
 

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And Chris J, I know alot of Muslims who would argue with you about Ramadan being a holiday, I know it lasts a whole month, but it is considered a holiday.
 

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You're upset because your Christian friends sent you a Christian card for a Christian holiday?

I must be missing the logic here. Yes, Christmas has been commercialized well beyond a Christian holiday, but that doesn't change the fact that it celebrates the birth of Jesus.
 

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Nah, Ramadan is better. I won't send it until Ramadan anyway.
I know I'd love to get an Eid al-Fitr card...


I occasionally receive very religious Christmas cards, but make it a point of accepting them with thanks. As far as I'm concerned, they reflect the religion of whoever sends them, and I accept them as such.
 

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You must be wound like a ****ing top if this stuff bothers you.
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I am just happy that people remember to send me a card on christmas...I actually never read the card.. I just see who it is from then hang it up
 

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You know what I really ****ing hate? When my obnoxious Jewish friends send me those ****ing Hanukkah cards with the gawdamned menorahs on the front. What the hell is that all about? Why can't they just send me cards with pictures of snowmen with beards & yarmulkes? Those *******s, I should beat them up.

EDIT: Slightly off topic, but, Reisedoggy, how many ****ing times do I need to PM you Lucacentric by Lucas before you add me to your list? :mad2:
 

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Dont care really, at least someone cares enough to send you cards. What about those folks that dont get any?
 

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EDIT: Slightly off topic, but, Reisedoggy, how many ****ing times do I need to PM you Lucacentric by Lucas before you add me to your list? :mad2:
Hmm.. I have never gotten a PM from you.. You didnt send it to my old Midnight Marauder name did you? I cant remember the password on that name.. and trying to get someone to reset it for me requires an act of congress I guess... but.. either way.. adding it now
 

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It doesn't piss me off, but I do shake my head when I read that jesus crap. If the extent of their christian outreach is a jesus card on christmas, then I consider myself lucky. If they start talking to me about it through the rest of the year, then I shall smack the hell out of them.
 

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I could care less. But every now and then when I used to be a server those cheap Christian *******s would leave one of those stupid ****ing "The only way to save yourself is to accept Christianity" cards with some stupid ****ing bible verse on it as tip. Always around Christmas time too...
 

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It would not bother me. However, if said neighbor was always preaching to me (regardless of which religion they believe in) then it can get irritating. Occasionally i ask religious folk about their religious views to gain a better understanding of where they come from. I had a Jewish co-worker, although strong in his beliefs, he rarely talked about it. In fact, he would go to a room where he would have more privacy and read the Torah. I would often approach him and ask him things about Judaism and we'd talk for hours. Likewise with Muslims and Christians. Its all about having an open mind.
 

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Even as a Christian, I don't really care for people throwing their religion on me regardless of what it is. I'm not about to force mines down your throat either. I'd have a normal convo about it(I had a Buddhist roommate) and that's that. Not like we banishing the other to hell for believing in something else.
 
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