Canadian city proclaims that December is the Christmas season

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    Even though this is general USA chat, I thought this story was relevant to the Happy Holidays vs Merry Christmas post.

    So, what do you think of this? Does this come close to the government legislating what religions are okay and which ones aren't? If it is my choice, why should I be discouraged from having a "Happy Hannuka" sign in my Jewish store?

    The two sentences that struck me were:
    The town of Oxford is making sure no other word but "Christmas" is used to describe the holiday season within town limits.
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    I think we live in a free county
    Doesn't it seem odd to anyone that they are restricting the words that can be used to describe December because they believe that we live in a free country? Since when does restricting what you can say suggest that you live in a free country?

    In the end, I think it would be best for the majority to choose to call the entire month of December the Christmas Season while allowing the minority to call it whatever they want, rather than having it legislated that everyone must use one term.
     
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    I would be remiss if I didn't include the Jewish response.
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    Coming from a Jew who has celebrated Christmas every year with his friends/girlfriends/wife's families, this is the part I most agree with:
     
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    Horhay, this is Oxford Nova Scotia, population 1300. If you can find one Jewish person within 100 klics of that place, I'd be amazed. :happy2:
     
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    I didn't say it would be a successful Jewish store. ;)
     
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    The Charter of Rights and Freedoms allows Canadians to practice the religion of their choice, but Goldberg said he was concerned Oxford's motion "could be misconstrued as a diminution of such freedoms."


    Even the jewish activist admits that thinking this is some for of persecution is a misunderstanding. So why is he even emitting the hot air. Global warming man, save an iceberg.
     
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    Bbbbwahahahaha, eh?

    I understand your point, but had it been say......Forest Lawn :)D) I might wonder what Harper has been putting in the water. :D
     
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    Bbbut, were also a Christian nation, says so in our constitution.

    Religious tolerence doesn't acknowlege the legitimacy of other religions, only the choice to be wrong without persecution.

    WTF has Harper been putting in the water?? He better up my dose, I'm still not voting PC.
     
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    This is wonderfully put, I love it!!
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