That’s funny! An atheist saying “Christmas tree”. I guess the right did in fact win the War On Christmas. We even have atheists not saying “holiday tree” any more.
Bravo, Kevin! You win. Go celebrate.
“That is one big damn tree.” – Col. Quaritch (Avatar)
The holiday is called Christmas, and no matter what you believe, the name is the same. You don’t have to be a catholic to call the headquarters the Vatican, or a Moslem to call the holy city, Mecca. Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Zorastrians, Moslems, and Scientologists all call it Christmas, and the decorations associated with it are called Christmas decorations because they are associated with Christmas. So using the term “Christmas tree” does not mean that you are a Druid and believe in Paganism.
@Texas Aggie (and Kevin Sanders) That’s the great thing about being Danish, we call it “Jul” and “juletræ” (directly translated christmas tree. The name is derived from “hjul” which means wheel, meaning a turn of the big wheel. In other words “jul” is the name for the pagan winter solstise, a holiday celebrated before the coming of christianity…
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Now you can learn everything you need to know about octopus sex. It’s a bit tangly:
That’s all I’ve got to say. Hippos are really into scat.
Yeah, I’d hide too.
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