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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Merry Christmas

Follow this link to a post that has all the common sense in it that
we need "Follow That Star"
It applies equally as much here in Australia as in the USA


bubba said...

Ok. I followed. Now what sensi.

kenju said...

Yes, Peter, I agree with you. It is a very good post.

Anonymous said...

Found you!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I followed this link and loved the post. Shall link to it tomorrow on mine. Thanks for sharing!! Cyn

Big Dave T said...

So THAT'S FTS. I've seen his comments but never been to his blog. I liked his message, but I'm not sure what he's trying to accomplish by it.

While on the road this week, I heard a right wing talk radio commentator preach a very similar message, but it was directed at those department stores that prefer "Happy Holidays" to "Merry Christmas" in order to be more inclusive with their shoppers.

These stores include big chains like Wal-Mart and Target. Personally, I don't like the overcommercialization of Christmas, so I'd prefer the stores not make that tie-in. Nothing wrong with that so far as I'm concerned.

FTS said...

Thanks for the linkback.

My point is that people are afraid that mentioning the word "Christmas" -- or Christ, for that matter -- will offend someone. I'm not making any attempts to connect the dots between Christmas and commercialism; rather, I'm saying I refuse to water down Christmas by denying what it really stands for. I'm only responsible for myself, and I won't tiptoe around it. Whatever anyone else wishes to do, well, they can be accountable for themselves.

Jamie Dawn said...

Peter, FTS's post is right on the money. Political correctness has gone WAY too far! I'm sick of it!!
It's good to hear that you feel the same way all the way in Australia. Merry Christmas!!!!!