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Old 12-07-18, 03:20 PM
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Candy Canes Banned in Nebraska School because the shape is a 'J' for Jesus

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An elementary school principal has been placed on administrative leave after she banned candy canes because the shape is a 'J' for Jesus.

Jennifer Sinclair sent a memo to teachers at Manchester Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska, last week with instructions about decorations in their classrooms.

Sinclair wrote that generic winter decorations of snowflakes, polar bears, snowmen and penguins were acceptable as well as Olaf from the movie Frozen.
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Old 12-07-18, 03:25 PM
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The War on Christmas rages on.
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Old 12-07-18, 03:32 PM
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Shepherds everywhere are crushed.
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Old 12-07-18, 03:35 PM
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I remember the good old days when you could safely put lights on your house, a wreath on the door and here Christmas Music in public. They even gave us the day of Christmas off work. Nostalgia.
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Old 12-07-18, 04:51 PM
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Cultural Marxism gone mad.




Sickening.
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Old 12-07-18, 05:29 PM
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What's next? Bananas?
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Old 12-07-18, 05:50 PM
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Elementary school principal says it all.
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Old 12-07-18, 06:17 PM
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Does anyone have any underground connections where i can buy Christmas decorations? I will pay with crypto currency that is not traceable.
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Old 12-07-18, 06:35 PM
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I remember the good old days when you could safely put ... Christmas Music in public.

Which only those doing it don't realize is a dooshy thing to do to your neighbors.


As for the "J" thing, all this time we've been hanging baby Jesus upside down? Gotta be payment for that.
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Old 12-07-18, 07:09 PM
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I wonder if the trucker in Joy Ride was from Nebraska ? He didn't care for Candy Canes either.
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Old 12-07-18, 08:25 PM
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The depth of stupidity continues to amaze me.
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Old 12-08-18, 09:37 AM
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I have for the longest time wondered what has happened over time . This nation of ours was started as a Christian nation with complete religious freedom. The freedom to accept or reject or to believe something else if you like but still we were founded on Christian principles and believes. Why must we as a nation now change?
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Old 12-08-18, 09:52 AM
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Elementary school principal says it all.
Poor dimwit. She can't tell Omaha, Nebaska from Ogden, NY.
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Old 12-08-18, 10:57 AM
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A different problem celebrating Christmas in Scotland. Mum makes an honest mistake

https://www.scotsman.com/read-this/m...nativity-play/
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Old 12-11-18, 08:31 AM
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I have for the longest time wondered what has happened over time . This nation of ours was started as a Christian nation with complete religious freedom. The freedom to accept or reject or to believe something else if you like but still we were founded on Christian principles and believes. Why must we as a nation now change?
This season where I work at our company is buying us lunch ( nice of them ) however instead of calling it a Christmas celebration their calling it an "end of the year" celebration. PC run amok.
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Old 12-11-18, 08:39 AM
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It has been my experience that folks of different religions are completely cool with company's having a Christmas lunch and calling it a Christmas lunch as long as they feel they have respect for their religions/traditions. I have a team with 12 people 3 are Jewish and one is Hindu. You just cannot pretend they all celebrate Christmas....but if we have a Christmas party they are completely fine with it. (Although my company and I am sure all large professional organizations will require we call it a HOLIDAY or NEWYEARS) celebration.
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Old 12-11-18, 09:11 AM
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As a child and no one every told me why candy canes were the shape they were. I thought about it and my answer was they were in the shape of a shepherd's hook. When every I saw a picture of the shepherds watching over their flocks, they would be standing holding the hooks. You know what I still think my answer is much better that that of J for Jesus just for the fact you do not have to turn it over to get the answer.
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Old 12-11-18, 04:47 PM
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As a child I was told that candy canes were shaped like the letter "J" in order that I would have them all eaten by the end of January.
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Old 12-11-18, 05:38 PM
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It has been my experience that folks of different religions are completely cool with company's having a Christmas lunch and calling it a Christmas lunch as long as they feel they have respect for their religions/traditions. I have a team with 12 people 3 are Jewish and one is Hindu. You just cannot pretend they all celebrate Christmas....but if we have a Christmas party they are completely fine with it. (Although my company and I am sure all large professional organizations will require we call it a HOLIDAY or NEWYEARS) celebration.
I don't think most people of any Religious faith have a problem with "Christmas". It seems to be more of an issue with Atheist and Agnostics.
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Old 12-11-18, 07:25 PM
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I don't think most people of any Religious faith have a problem with "Christmas". It seems to be more of an issue with Atheist and Agnostics.
Like it or not, Christmas has become a very secular (and commercial) holiday that most everyone likes to celebrate, even non-Christians. Some will even argue that Christmas is rooted in pagan beliefs and rituals (Saturnalia, Sol Invictus, etc.). IDK. I have no problem with Christmas celebrations or someone saying "Merry Christmas", however some atheists/agnostics do.

If someone wishes me a "blessed day" at the convenience store, I'll just say thanks. I won't argue. I attended a Catholic funeral this year and heard many times, "He's now in Heaven with Jesus". That's not the time to be a d00uche. Funerals (or weddings, etc.) are not the time and place to debate differences in religious beliefs.

Have fun at Christmas. Celebrate however you want...to me it's a time of being with family (and friends)...celebrating, talking, laughing, loving, eating, drinking, gift giving, etc. I attended a fairly large Christmas party (40+ people) last Sunday...we ate, drank, played euchre, took pictures, showed pictures, re-connected, told stories, laughed, BS-ed, etc...not once was Jesus mentioned.
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Old 12-12-18, 08:23 AM
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A different problem celebrating Christmas in Scotland. Mum makes an honest mistake

https://www.scotsman.com/read-this/m...nativity-play/
A bit of irony in this story , the mom with last name of Cox buys son an inflatable sex sheep?

Often marvel at how many times names are connected to stories.
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Old 12-12-18, 01:06 PM
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Saw where some burnt out hippies are trying to make Logan take down Christmas lights.

https://www.change.org/p/hocking-cou...3Y67J-GLrAvFhI
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Old 12-12-18, 01:25 PM
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Saw where some burnt out hippies are trying to make Logan take down Christmas lights.

https://www.change.org/p/hocking-cou...3Y67J-GLrAvFhI
Yeah, they're getting around. Same group made Dover move its nativity display, too.

https://www.timesreporter.com/news/2...fter-complaint
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Old 12-12-18, 03:48 PM
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I went to Sunday School every week until I was a senior in high school, and I never once heard anyone mention that candy canes represented Jesus, salvation, blood and purity, etc.

Didn't start seeing that trope passed around until the Internet became popular. When I checked it out (kinda like the Bereans did back in the day), I learned candy canes actually had a very secular background.

Pretty ironic that someone who is uncomfortable with or antagonistic about Christianity should believe the candy cane legend the same as many well-meaning Christians do.

And that reminds me of those chain messages you see on FB, like the supposed symbolic significance in everything the guards at the Tomb Of The Unknowns do and wear - it sounds good, and maybe we wish it were so - but it's okay to accept that some things are just mundane and not on a higher plane.
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Old 12-12-18, 04:29 PM
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Guess all the fishermen in Nebraska are screwed, too.
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