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A Christmas Billboard In Times Square, NYC [Pic]

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A Christmas Billboard In Times Square, NYC [Pic]. Bold statement, but why not just let people celebrate what they want to celebrate?
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Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1898 Posts
Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:27:21 AM
If christianity is the national religion,we've already lost.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 35 Posts
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:55:30 PM
Don't feed the trolls

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 121 Posts
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:55:38 PM
Dammit, people, why can't we just leave them alone and let them have their fantasies? I`ll absolutely take up arms any time they try to push it into my life (particularly via government.) But if that`s what they want to believe privately, who gives a flying duck?

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16910 Posts
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:15:55 PM
cityncolour: There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that Christmas was indeed an important holiday to early Americans.

whodat: The Puritans were a non-celebratory lot to begin with, very dour and strict. But your evidence that they had banned it, shows that it was being celebrated before they banned it. (otherwise there would be nothing to ban, would there?) Also, the federal government was much more limited in scope before the civil war and there were no 'federal holidays` until the 1870s.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 298 Posts
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:01:57 PM
But ironically, only ONE man in the billboard actually existed in real life.

And that would be Saint Nicholas. He was a Roman Catholic Bishop who was born in 280 BC, in what is now present day Turkey.

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