Beautiful Book, Great Topic, and the Best Recipes!

I know it’s early, but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Okay, so not really.  But I couldn’t wait to show you the cover of my mom’s new book!  Isn’t it gorgeous?

Here’s the back cover:

Wish me a Merry Christmas.

At a time when Christian values are challenged—when the greeting “Merry Christmas” has been replaced by the supposedly less offensive “Happy Holidays”—Governor Sarah Palin makes the case for bringing back the freedom to express the religious spirit of the season.

In her bestselling books, Going Rogue and America by Heart, Palin has revealed how her strong Christian faith has guided her life and family. Now, in Good Tidings and Great Joy, she discusses one of Christianity’s most sacred celebrations, and how the holiday has been robbed of its meaning and true tradition by the pressures of political correctness.

Palin defends the importance of preserving Jesus Christ in Christmas—whether in public displays, school concerts, and pageants, or in our hearts—and delivers a sharp rebuke to today’s society for the homogenization of the holiday season. Sharing personal memories from Palin Christmases past, she illustrates why she holds the celebration of Jesus Christ’s Nativity so dear.

Good Tidings and Great Joy revisits our traditional roots and the true meaning of Christmas. It is a call to action to readers to defend and openly celebrate the joys of their Christianity, and to say to one another, “Merry Christmas!”

I already got my hands on an early copy, and it’s really a pretty book.  There are stories, anecdotes, a discussion of the “war on Christmas,” and – I probably shouldn’t reveal this – the best cookie recipe ever.  (Mom somehow got her dear friend Juanita to let her publish her Oatmeal Raisin White Chocolate Chip recipe.  I’m not sure how that happened, since the last I heard Juanita guarded that recipe like it was gold in Fort Knox.) Anyway, I was surprised at the cute size and shape of the book – it’s more of a “gift book” than her other best selling books.  Want to make sure you’re one of the first to get a copy?

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  • Rob Hart

    “Oatmeal Raisin White Chocolate Chip” is an awesome combination. Good thing a book is on order already.

  • Jeff

    Leave it to Sarah to cash in on the phony “war” on christmas. What a sham.

    • otlset

      Well, my copy’s on order! And Jeff you have a Happy Holiday, or Satisfying Solstice, or even a Jovian Saturnalia or whatever this season!

      • Jeff

        Thank you otlset. Merry Christmas to you! Geez its not even Halloween yet!

    • Debbie

      Jeff, wake up…the war on Christmas is not phony. I have worked in the public sector for many years, and in the past several we have been told we are not allowed to say “Merry Christmas” or put up anything with a Nativity. We can’t play any Christmas Music that mentions the Baby Jesus…just to name a few of the restrictions that I have personally been told I must abide by in the work place.
      If you don’t want to celebrate Christmas then fine, don’t; but why are we being told it is no longer legal to celebrate it the way we always have? Funny how when it goes against the new “main stream”, the right to free speech goes right out the window!!

      • TrueBlue

        So you have to celebrate it in public in order for your Christmas to be complete? The Bible has a very specific message about the desire to worship where your brothers and sisters can see.

        • http://hrh40.wordpress.com hrh40

          Yes, it does.

          “Don’t hide your light under a bushel.”

          “Let your light shine.”

          “For I am not ashamed of the gospel.”

        • Debbie

          I believe the passage of scripture you are referring to and have taken out of context is discussing the Pharisee’s prayers in public loudly proclaiming that they are thankful God didn’t make them like the lowly. I am created just like everyone else, and I fully realize that I am just as low if not lower than many people out there. You do not know me and yet you presume to judge my motivation? I do not need to “Celebrate in public in order for my Christmas to be complete.” But, neither will I hide my faith, my joy, and especially my celebration of the Christ Child.” Why must you attack and accuse?

          • TrueBlue

            I’m referring to Matthew Chapter 6. How have I attacked you? Of what have I accused you? You’re very defensive.

      • Jeff

        When did I say I didn’t want to celebrate christmas? I love christmas! And trust me I see christmas celebrated everywhere I go. If you are serious as to the sacred meaning of christmas then I assume Debbie that you don’t watch Rudoph nor have a christmas tree, and there’s no reason to exchange presents. NO SANTA EITHER! Basically your christmas should consists of a birthday cake for jesus on december 25th ( of course you do realize that isn’t the actual date). I mean lets get real.

        • Debbie

          Jeff, I celebrate Christmas in many ways, and yes of course I realize December 25th is not the actual date. We could say that about when Presidents Day is celebrated, and many other “Holidays”. How each person chooses to celebrate Christmas is entirely up to them, but that is not what is at the heart of this discussion. What has become clear is that there are people on this blog who just want to ridicule and mock those who agree with the Palins. Since this is a Palin blog, that gives people with a desire to stir up trouble a target rich environment. I am not interested in an ongoing debate, I am interested in the joy of believing in the birth of a Savior. I hope you will find your joy in Christmas and let others find theirs how ever they choose.

          • Jeff

            I have every right to criticize someone hawking a book for their mom on a blog…just as you have every right to scroll right past the comments you don’t like or agree with. Feliz Navidad.

          • Nog

            Of course Christmas has roots in. Pagen Holliday and not much in the way of Christ. Sadly there is no war on Christmas, there is a war on those who would dare not to recognize Christmas as Jesus birthday.

  • David

    I will have to get a copy of the Book and try that Cookie Recipe.

  • Kristy Patullo

    Your Mom seems like the very persuasive type, Bristol. Haha So excited about her new book!

  • TrueBlue

    If you’re a Christian, and you’re angry and preoccupied because your neighbor/kid’s teacher/checkout girl at the Gap says “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” then you don’t get it.

    If you’re a Christian, and the president’s Christmas card shows a dog slumbering peacefully by a fireplace, and that ticks you off, then you don’t get it.

    If you’re a Christian, and Christmas has been “robbed of its meaning” for you because nobody celebrates it the way you say it should be celebrated, then you don’t get it.

    If you’re a Christian, and the way you hold the Christmas season sacred is by “delivering a sharp rebuke to today’s society for the homogenization of the holiday season,” then you don’t get it.

    I feel sad that the Palins wrote and promote this book, because it’s borne of a spirit of fear.

    • Debbie

      TrueBlue, you are the one that doesn’t get it. You don’t even know what is really in the book, it’s not even out yet. They wrote a book about Christmas because they love and celebrate the joy of it. What in a book celebrating Christmas is so offensive to you? What are you so afraid of??

      • TrueBlue

        It doesn’t offend me, it saddens me, as I said, because the Lord isn’t honored by a spirit of fear and a “Christmas book” that “sharply rebukes” (Sarah’s words, not mine). How can anyone steal another’s joy? Do you allow people to steal your joy at Christmastime? How can Christmas be “robbed of its meaning” (Sarah’s weak words, not mine) if your heart is full? Thankfully, I’ve never attended a church service in which the Christmas message was about how the secular world ruins Christmas.

        • Debbie

          If you are referring to the write up on the book, it is someone else speaking of Sarah’s writing. Because I have not read the book yet, and I am guessing you have not either, to say they are Sarah’s words may or may not be accurate. The quotes you are using are clearly from a write up about the book, not from the book itself. In any case, I do not believe Christmas will ever be robbed of it’s true meaning in any heart who truly knows and loves the Lord, but I do believe that the world telling us how, when, and where we can celebrate our Christmas is wrong. If Sarah did in fact issue a sharp rebuke in her book (and I can well believe she did) then I believe it is well deserved. I am still not sure how you have come up with this “Spirit of Fear” premise you accuse her of using to write the book. I am guessing you do not personally know her, and I do not either, but how can you judge what motivated her book? Some of us just absolutely love the Holiday and what it means as believers and what it means to us and our families! There are tons of books out there about Christmas, I have several…and I bet most of them never get the attack that this one already is, and it’s not even out! Most of all though, why the need to attack and accuse? My goodness, how angry people can be over something so basic and timeless!! Wow!!

          • TrueBlue

            Relax, Debbie. I’m not angry or attacking. There’s that “spirit of fear” I’m referring to! You’re gearing up for a fight, when I’m just participating in a conversation. If the words I’ve quoted are on the back of Sarah’s book, then it’s not unreasonable to assume that she stands behind them. I also know that, yes, there are tons of books about Christmas — I own a few, too. But I’ve never seen “war” so deftly woven into the Christmas tradition in the way that Sarah does! IMO, it’s a shame, because in order to claim that there’s a war on Christmas, you have to buy into the premise that outside influences affect how you receive and keep the Christmas message.

          • Debbie

            You claim you’re not attacking, but accuse me of having a “Spirit of Fear”…sorry to disappoint you but nothing could be further from the truth. I am not gearing up for a fight, I don’t need one or want one. I am just really confused as to why you would spend so much time on a blog belonging to someone you so obviously dislike and have nothing to agree with.
            I disagree with your “premise” that “outside influences affect how you receive and keep the Christmas message” in order for there to be a war on Christmas. People are never going to agree on everything, but to mock and ridicule people just because you disagree with them, and in the process belittle people who connect with those you disagree with…it’s just sad. Wouldn’t your time be better spent speaking positive things?
            I realize that free speech gives you the right to say what you want to who you want, as long as it doesn’t turn into “hate speech”, but why would you feel the need? Just think it’s sad…but you are as free to your opinion as I am, and we should just agree to disagree. I hope whatever your Christmas beliefs are, you have a blessed one.

          • TrueBlue

            Debbie, stick to the topic. I haven’t ridiculed you, mocked you, belittled you, accused you… and the “hate speech” card?! Get over yourself. Goodbye.

        • missmommy347

          Well, there are lots of people who enjoy being nasty to those they disagree with. See any person who’s concocted a lie about Sarah. It is those people who need to find joy and remember the sense of humanity they have deep down.

    • otlset

      Don’t get what?

      • TrueBlue

        The joyful, glorious, indefatigable spirit of Christmas! If you’ve got it, no one can steal it.

        • http://hrh40.wordpress.com hrh40

          Do you think you’re spreading joy with these comments?

          Really?

          • Jeff

            At least the poster isn’t trying to make money off a scam. There is no war on christmas. Fox News, Bill Oreilly and Sarah Palin are just trying to rile people up to boost ratings/make money. Easy pickings because their target audience has a permanent persecution complex and wake up each morning just waiting to be offended. Merry Christmas!

          • otlset

            Well you’re permanently mean-spirited apparently as evidenced by your whining in each of the threads you crap on here. You’re usually wrong too, and most here know it, but they realize your pernicious intent in coming here, and know with each of your posts you reveal more clearly the hateful side of the left in this new dark age of Obama.

          • Jeff

            LOL at the “new dark age of Obama”. Jesus can conservatives get any more melodramatic? Its so embarrassing I almost feel sorry for you.

          • otlset

            Unfortunately due to lack of life experience I believe, you and many others on the left are like the proverbial frog sitting obliviously in the pan of soon-to-be-boiling water regarding the failures and long-term consequences of this failed Obama regime. Unfortunately we all have to suffer from it.

          • Jeff

            You don’t know anything about my “life experience”. But like a true conservative you don’t really need any facts to make assumptions do you?

            And using words like “regime” makes you look silly and hard to take seriously. Grow up.

        • otlset

          Oh yeah?

          • TrueBlue

            Love this, otlset! It’s what I’m talking about! The Grinch steals all of the decorations, gifts, and “roast beast” from Whoville, and yet they still gather on Christmas Day and sing. Priceless.

          • otlset

            You’re right of course. It’s just that I miss the outward displays by almost everyone — Christmas decorations in almost every store, Christmas wreath/lights hanging across streets from lightposts as far down the street as you could see (paid for by local governments, before ‘political-correctness’ cast its secular wet blanket on the season under the ridiculous fear of “offending” someone) the actual feelings of “merry-ness” and goodwill encountered in most strangers you’d meet during the season, and all the rest of the true ‘togetherness’ people had (even Jews and people of most all faiths appreciated the holiday festiveness and it’s trimmings) when the culture used to embrace Christmas. I was just a kid, but I remember what we’ve now lost as a culture.

          • Jeff

            Oh please. they play christmas movies non stop during the entire month. displays go up in stores before thanksgiving. every downtown i’ve ever visited has christmas wreaths and a tree and usually a parade. this is just plain silly. oh and don’t forget the many radio stations that play non-stop christmas music for over a month. and all the santas in the stores..and all the nativities in front of churches and peoples houses all decorated. yes its awful how there is no evidence of christmas anymore.

          • Jeff

            And speaking of those friendly jews…make sure they don’t try and shop at hobby lobby…as they were told recently when someone was looking for a menorah “we don’t cater to your kind here…our owner is a christian”. Nice. Very Christmassy.

          • otlset

            It’s less, much less.

          • Jeff

            Prove it otlset. Name cities and departments stores that don’t put up decorations and celebrate christmas.

          • otlset

            I grew up mostly in Riverside, Ca, which used to string all kinds of Christmas streetlight hangings and stuff all over town. Now they offer the annual “Festival of Lights” in a generic holiday sense — still kinda special, but Christmas is de-emphasized nowadays…

            http://www.riversideca.gov/fol/

          • Jeff

            Um ok…here’s what you said above that was missing today “Christmas wreath/lights hanging across streets from lightposts as far down the street as you could see”.

            And here is what is listed for your hometime in the link you provided:

            “Riverside’s downtown is instantly illuminated with more than three and a
            half million twinkling lights and spectacular fireworks!”

            3 and half million twinkling lights otlset? That’s not enough for you? Thats not as good as it was back in the day?

            “a visit from the North Pole’s most famous resident. Santa Claus will be
            out every night from November 30th through December 24th.”

            Wow…Santa visiting for over a month! Those mean liberal grinches.

          • otlset

            Yet Christmas, and Christ the saviour is like an afterthought in all this, or perhaps more like the 800 lb. gorilla in the holiday room that people seem to avoid if possible, again out of *fear* now of “offending” some thin-skinned troublemaker who’s likely to bellyache loudly about such an ‘offense’ to his intolerant sensibilities.

          • Jeff
          • Jeff

            Here we are again! 19th year of Christmas Lighting. We are very excited
            this year because we are a Live Nativity Production with music, song and
            beautiful costumes. This historic property will be decorated for
            Christmas and the air will be filled with carolers music and aroma hot
            cider and hot chocolate. What a memorable way for the entire family to
            begin this very special season! | | Where: Benedict Castle,
            Teen Challenge | 5445 Chicago Ave. | Riverside, Ca. 92507 |
            (951)683-4241 | | When: November 25, 2012 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | $5.00 per
            car | | What:Open House Live Nativity Production | •Groups of Carolers
            | •Music | •Castle Tours

            BTW otlset – this is listed on your local GOVERNMENT website.

          • Jeff

            Gosh 19 years of CHRISTMAS lightings and a live NATIVITY production. Yes otlset Christmas has truly been forgotten in your hometown. You poor thing.

          • otlset

            You don’t read or comprehend, like most close-minded agenda-driven liberals with a chip on their shoulder. Christmas has been de-emphasized in favor of generic play-it-safe holiday pretensions. That gathering at the Benedict Castle is sponsored by Teen Challenge, an international Christian organization having nothing to do with city government. At least they mentioned the gathering at Benedict Castle though, as it is one of the activities going on in the community.

          • Jeff

            According to their website the festival of lights has added another million twinkling lights bringing the number to 4 million. Oh and I loved how they talked about their “elaborately decorated CHRISTMAS trees”. I googled some images and it instantly put me in the CHRISTMAS spirit.

            But sure you go ahead and spend the HOLIDAYS feeling persecuted and sorry for yourself. It must be comforting in some way.

          • Jeff

            http://www.riversideca.gov/museum/heritagehouse/christmas-open.asp

            Experience the Spirit of a Traditional
            Victorian Christmas:

            Step back in time and experience the spirit of a traditional Victorian
            Christmas one would have seen in the 1890s. This family-friendly celebration
            features Father Christmas; a unique range of musical entertainment which
            includes caroling, authoharps, dulcimers, bagpipes, and a barbershop quartet;
            home-baked sweets; and hot-mulled cider. Fresh-cut greens, handmade wreaths, and
            mistletoe will adorn the home and one can enjoy making holiday ornaments and
            decoupage a Christmas keepsake box.

          • Jeff

            Please note: Heritage House is maintained by the Riverside Municipal Museum which is a department of the City Of Riverside.

          • otlset

            Don’t worry, I don’t feel persecuted. No matter what happens out in the world, inside I’m free and joyous as a foolish Christian can be!

          • Jeff

            That’s great otlset! Maybe this Christmas you will allow yourself to focus on the good things about the season.

          • TrueBlue

            I’m sorry to hear that. I live in a great community. The decorations committee festoons our street lamps and fences with garland and wreaths and bows every year. There’s a historic town near my neighborhood, and every tree that lines the streets is covered with illuminated stars. I’m in a southern state, so there’s a cordiality about most people around here — at any time of the year.

          • Jeff

            He’s exaggerating True Blue. What stores don’t have Christmas decorations? I was at Target and the drug store today and they are already up! This is what bothers me the most about conservatives…they take everything to the extreme. Yes have there been some examples of political correctness that have gone to far..sure. But for the most part the majority of the nation celebrates like it does every year.

            And if stores don’t say Merry Christmas its because they are trying to attract more DOLLARS… why would a store go out of there way to offend someone and drive customers away?. Its called a BUSINESS. Conservatives worship capitalism so much you think they’d be thrilled.

            I’m tired of this small but loud minority whining all the time. And people like Sarah Palin do nothing but fan the flames and cash the checks. Enough.

          • otlset

            Heh, even the Stones get into it!

          • Jeff

            Exactly. Oh and be sure and google Christmas in California and then tell me again how much it has been eradicated in your fine liberal state.

          • otlset

            Yeah that’s what I’m talking about! I see less and less of that each year here in the worker’s paradise of California.

          • justme

            Come to Minnesota. You will see such displays in every city and town.

    • missmommy347

      Huh? I think the point is to celebrate a great, favorite holiday and for people to remember that Christmas isn’t Santa Clause or presents. It’s family and Christ.

  • Debbie

    Bristol, this is my first visit to your blog, and I am so happy I found it! I am also very excited about your mom’s new book…I love your mom, and I love Christmas!! I have of course been saddened but some of the comments I have read on your blog, but I am not surprised. You are from good stock though Bristol, I know you can handle it!
    I do find it interesting though that all of the haters coming on here just to spew their ugly venom at you and those that support you must have nothing better to do with their lives than stalk blogs of people who fundamentally disagree with their beliefs or lifestyles! I kind of feel sorry for them! I find that if I stumble on to a site that is promoting viewpoints I disagree with, I usually just check out and find something more interesting to read. The fact that you are public does of course make it easier for these type of people to stalk you and attack you, but why?? Are their lives so miserable that they have nothing to do with their time? How sad!!
    I love the pictures you are posting, and I have been pleased to read your posts. I applaud your courage, and I pray for you and your beautiful son! God bless you Bristol, hang in there and always remember that those who attack you so hatefully are mad at the truth…not at you! You just happen to be the instrument of the truth they are really offended by. You know the old saying…”the truth hurts”…well some of these vicious rants sure seem to be proof of that!

  • Jeff

    I just spoke to Jesus and He told me He wants Sarah Palin to donate all the proceeds from the book to hungry children. And he wants all birthday celebrations cancelled and the money you would have spent on decorations and gifts to be donated to charity. Merry Christmas!

    • otlset

      Hint: it wasn’t Jesus.

      • Jeff

        Well it wasn’t the American Jesus that’s for sure otlset. The American Jesus needs constant adulation and worship and doesn’t really give a crap about those suffering…sort of like many of his followers.

        • otlset

          Suffering is a useful (even necessary) tool in spiritual development in this physical life. He never promised us a rose garden here.

          • Jeff

            Spoken in the true spirit of Christmas otlset.

          • Jeff

            Knock that cracker out of that starving child’s hand..Jesus is trying to teach him something!

          • otlset

            Only those who “have ears to hear” will understand matters of spirit that are apparently beyond your comprehension.

          • Jeff

            Justify it however you like.

          • otlset

            All humans suffer, even the innocent ones not judged to be a ‘person’ yet as they are yanked out of the womb with forceps. But being able to use (and transform) suffering for spiritual growth rather than just being ‘hurt’ by the difficulties and calamities of life is what distinguishes a spiritually guided man from a man guided (reacting to really, difficulties and pain and things that cause the person suffering) only by animal reflexes and passions and survival instincts.

          • Jeff

            Maybe God is just teaching those fetuses a lesson on spiritual growth otlset.

          • otlset

            This is why we don’t want abortion, to give the human a chance to develop rather than just cutting the life off.

          • Jeff

            Oh ok. So after it comes out of the mother then god can start teaching it a lesson by starving it to death? Its all so confusing.

          • $70129662

            Proverbs 18:2

            A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

          • otlset

            Life is not easy for anyone, nothing is guaranteed in this world, some have much more misfortunes than others (by superficial appearances anyway). The innocent little ones are in God’s hands, and to Him they return, as we all do in time. Life is transitory, nobody lives here forever, and we all suffer here while trying to make the best of it by avoiding suffering. This is true for all animals. But suffering can have a higher purpose, just as more directly physical pain itself has a purpose as a stern warning of danger or damage. But suffering can be used to spiritual advantage. As an example, fasting is a form of intentional suffering, as it strengthens the will (spiritual power) of the individual to override the natural impulse and need to eat. A successful fast goes against nature by weakening the physical, but the spirit inside that directs the fast and sees it through, is strengthened. But what is it that can override the impulse to eat and instead intentionally suffer? The human spirit which differentiates humans from all other animals. The sense of “I” which can and should direct human activities is the only thing that can override natural impulses and actually *go against* nature itself. Success in this means the spirit of man is in charge and directing the individual. All else is natural animal instinct, desires and passions, which is basically reacting to life — living as an animal. Spiritual beings act according to inner spiritual direction, animals react to external and bodily sensations and desires. In spiritual man, the spirit directs action usually at the body’s expense (resisting desire and appetites) but not always, in animal man the body directs action according to its desires and physical needs (reacts) while the spirit can only ‘watch’ and weaken as the body is in control chasing passions and avoiding pain and all the rest of it (and likely getting into trouble as well).

            Of course these are just some of the ‘mechanics’ of spiritual growth, that usually apply once a person is ‘saved’ by grace and on the path out of this world to what Christians believe is Heaven, and the everlasting love of Christ the enormity of which is beyond our comprehension.

  • 1MiddleRoader

    IMO, it’s not that “Merry Christmas” is offensive; it’s just that “Happy Holidays” is more inclusive. The last sentence in the back cover, “It is a call to action to readers to defend and openly celebrate the joys of their Christianity, and to say to one another, “Merry Christmas!” implies that all the readers are Christian. If I’m Christian and you’re Christian, then sure, I’ll say “Merry Christmas”. But if I’m Christian, and you’re Jewish, or atheist, or Muslim, or just “spiritual,” then I’d probably say “Happy Holidays”. Is it really such a big deal either way?

    • otlset

      Heck I do the same all the time, as a sign of respect for the other person if I know he/she wasn’t a Christmas celebrator. But just saying to anyone Merry Christmas should never offend anyone.

    • $70129662

      I worked at a company where the CEO was a Muslim. Come Christmas time my liberal colleagues fell over themselves to design a Christmas card that would be non-offensive to our Muslim CEO. Well, I drafted a card with the real message of Christmas, a Merry Christmas card. The Muslim CEO chose my design and wording and could not understand why my colleagues would think “Merry Christmas” on a Christmas card would be offensive, it is a Christmas card after all!

      Of course that was when I lived overseas – my CEO, like me, obviously did not know that over in America liberals were trying to chill free speech with their ridiculous PC and that unfortunately that mindset has reached other more sane parts of the world.

    • $70129662

      I am not offended when people from other religions greet me according to their tradition or openly celebrate their beliefs, holidays, etc. I think it is insulting to people from other religions i.e, Muslims, Jews , etc. to assume that they are so insecure, immature and intolerant that they would be offended by a Merry Christmas greeting during Christmas season. Liberals should just stop being such control freaks and let people just be!

      What I have learnt from my experience with my Muslim CEO, is that religious people respect people from other religions who stand up for what they believe, they despise weaklings. When you listen to what Muslims really despise about the western world, you will find it is liberalism and what it stands for, the glorifying of perversion, because most in the Muslim world believe Westerners are Christians that are supposed to have traditional values. Of course I do not agree with much of what they believe, but I see their point.

      • JezabelleDisreali

        While it may not be insulting to your CEO, it is a little insulting to hear “Merry Christmas” vs “Happy Holidays”.

        The pubic reason is as a minority religion my high holidays aren’t recognized and on occasion flat out mocked. I have to eat into my vacation time to celebrate them, while the Christian holiday is almost unanimously considered a day off work and typically paid. I’d actually like to cuddle my fiance and dogs and eat a lazy breakfast and open presents after the Long Dance Vigil; not struggle through a work day because I need to pay bills. And regardless of the fact that Christmas is celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike, it’s a religious holiday that is government endorsed. No other religion has a holiday off like that. True, a lot of religions have celebrations in December: Chanukah, Kwanza, Bodhi Day, Winter Solstice to name a few. But none of them have federal days off.

        Further, Nativity scenes and plays in public spheres exclude the minority religions, and in my experience, really make us feel “other” like we’re less than American despite our many contributions to the defense and support of the country. Why should we want to support and defend a country that for a chunk of the year makes us feel distinctly unwelcome? The debate of whether or not America was founded on Christian principals is irrelevant, it isn’t now.

        “Happy Holidays” is really the best option, no one is offended and to be honest, we appreciate it. Even if you roll your eyes at what we believe, or think we are wrong and going to hell; saying “Happy Holidays” (even if you don’t mean it) means we actually feel the goodwill, instead of being on the outside looking in.

  • $70129662

    Sorry to disappoint you old wack job Jeffrey, but I am still young and restless! I see you have no arguments, so you took the lazy way out, insult and hate? Why not tell us what you disagree with, lets debate the case!

    I see wishing death on people you disagree with is how liberals debate nowadays?

  • $70129662

    No Jeff, you are too brain-dead to think, so you just throw out insults and wish death on me because you can’t defend your views, famous liberal “debating” tactic.

  • $70129662

    Go take your meds, lame-brain.

    • Jeff

      What were you saying earlier about using insults when you have no argument?

      • $70129662

        You don’t like the taste of your own medicine in the morning?

        I made my arguments, waiting for yours, only in liberalville is wishing death on your opponent considered an “argument”.

        • Jeff

          Only in wackville is the use of “lame-brain” not considered a slur.

          BTW – She visited ZERO times.

          • $70129662

            Btw, you would know, you live in wackville!

          • $70129662

            Did I hit a nerve, Jeffrey?

            I thought you wanted us to argue our views, let’s put the past behind us and talk about the issues you disagreed with me about in my initial post, what do you say?


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