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Police cautions and fines for wishing others "Merry Christmas" in public

Post by Imploding Turtle » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:51 pm

It's nearly November and we've made no preparation whatsoever for this years War on Christmas™. We're hopelessly underprepared if we're going to finally win it this year.

Our enemies are all distracted with brexit, this is our year!

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Post by Lord Rothbury » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:05 pm

Are you going short of the attention you crave?
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Post by thatdberight » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:07 pm

Lord Rothbury wrote:Are you going short of the attention you crave?
Stop making it all about him! He hates that.
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Post by Imploding Turtle » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:09 pm

Lord Rothbury wrote:Are you going short of the attention you crave?
A bit. Call be a commie or something.
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Post by Imploding Turtle » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:10 pm

thatdberight wrote:Stop making it all about him! He hates that.
Not true. I love it when you make things about me. I just don't like it when people make it about me and then claim that i've done that.

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Post by martin_p » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:17 pm

We just need to remain in the EU. It plans to ban Christmas across its member states so as not to offend the Turks when they join (which is definitely happening next year, keep it quiet!)

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Post by Imploding Turtle » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:19 pm

martin_p wrote:We just need to remain in the EU. It plans to ban Christmas across its member states so as not to offend the Turks when they join (which is definitely happening next year, keep it quiet!)
And we won't be able to even veto it because vetoes dont' exist.


You're a genius, martin. I can see now why the General Dawkins speaks highly of you.

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Post by thatdberight » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:26 pm

Imploding Turtle wrote:Not true. I love it when you make things about me. I just don't like it when people make it about me and then claim that i've done that.
No. You love that even more because then it's about you and you can play your, increasingly overused, victim card. It's just win win whinge for you...

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Post by Imploding Turtle » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:30 pm

thatdberight wrote:No. You love that even more because then it's about you and you can play your, increasingly overused, victim card. It's just win win whinge for you...
You're so angry.

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Post by thatdberight » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:32 pm

Imploding Turtle wrote:You're so angry.
Oh gosh, no. I nearly wish I could get myself that agitated over the likes of you.

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Post by Dark Cloud » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:36 pm

I don't wish to take sides here, but I definitely will anyway. IT is spot on. Christmas is a bag of cr*p and it's an even bigger bag of cr*p when we're still in October. Fining people (or even sewing their mouths up) for simply mentioning it would be just dandy with me! I'm quite handy with a needle and thread so I'm more than happy to do the deed!
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Post by ClaretAndJew » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:38 pm

Local mosque in Leeds has already sent fliers to the local communities about the offence it will cause.
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Post by Imploding Turtle » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:41 pm

thatdberight wrote:Oh gosh, no. I nearly wish I could get myself that agitated over the likes of you.
oh my god, calm down.

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Post by fidelcastro » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:45 pm

I've never understood how anyone over the age of about 15 can say that they "love Christmas".

Sentimental, false, enforced, commercial and expensive.

I hate it.

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Post by Dark Cloud » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:49 pm

fidelcastro wrote:I've never understood how anyone over the age of about 15 can say that they "love Christmas".

Sentimental, false, enforced, commercial and expensive.

I hate it.
Exactly this!!

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Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:52 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:Exactly this!!
I know a lot of parents who love it, but only due to having young kids and so they get involved with it all - I guess their children's excitement passes onto them. I'm not sure what's wrong about that?

I don't even have kids, but I can understand it.

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Post by Whitgord » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:53 pm

I agree that I dislike the commercialism and hype. But for me it celebrates God’s intervention into the world because He loves us so much. That to me is worth celebrating. Oh and by the way I am over 15.

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Post by fidelcastro » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:56 pm

Whitgord wrote:I agree that I dislike the commercialism and hype. But for me it celebrates God’s intervention into the world because He loves us so much. That to me is worth celebrating. Oh and by the way I am over 15.
:lol:

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Post by martin_p » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:59 pm

Oh come on, it’s free days off work. What’s not to like!!

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Post by fidelcastro » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:02 pm

martin_p wrote:Oh come on, it’s free days off work. What’s not to like!!
Not for everyone.

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Post by Dark Cloud » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:03 pm

Whitgord wrote:I agree that I dislike the commercialism and hype. But for me it celebrates God’s intervention into the world because He loves us so much. That to me is worth celebrating. Oh and by the way I am over 15.
I do get that Whitgord and yes, the Christians nicked it off the Pagans originally, but it's been a Christian celebration for many a year now and I have absolutely no issue with that, especially if it involves a few days or even a week of "festivities", but that's definitely not how Asda and Tesco et al see it. For them it's quite simply the biggest cash cow of the year and as mentioned above it has simply been hijacked and force fed to us annually pretty much from the end of September. it's commercialised, idealised, oversentimentalised and basically been ruined. For very young kids it's still probably fairly good, but even for them I suspect it's rapidly losing its gloss and its magic as it's become all about the money and the "brand"! Bin it for me.
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Post by bfccrazy » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:03 pm

thatdberight wrote:Oh gosh, no. I nearly wish I could get myself that agitated over the likes of you.
Have a break mate, you seem quite annoyed.

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Post by thatdberight » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:13 pm

bfccrazy wrote:Have a break mate, you seem quite annoyed.
I am. Really got my goat. Really irked.

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Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:22 pm

fidelcastro wrote:Not for everyone.
I'm sure people with paper rounds get them off too?

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Post by Dark Cloud » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:24 pm

FactualFrank wrote:I'm sure people with paper rounds get them off too?
And Bob Scratchitt!
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Post by fidelcastro » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:02 pm

FactualFrank wrote:I'm sure people with paper rounds get them off too?
I wouldn't know, but many people simply have to work at Christmas, even Christmas day.

It's just the way it is.

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:38 pm

Bruce Hornsby didn't have a day off...

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Post by martin_p » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:44 pm

evensteadiereddie wrote:Bruce Hornsby didn't have a day off...
Some things will never change!
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Post by AndrewJB » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:56 pm

Can we call it Winterval please?

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Post by moaninclaret » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:14 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY HAHAHAHAHAHA

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Post by Pstotto » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:58 pm

C of E is the most benign and forgiving of all the faiths, allowing the most laid back way of living, based around the absolution of 'Even I, Jesus couldn't make it on this planet so absolve yourselves, I messed up , I said it would happen'.

This in tandem with the Western Enlightenment of objective philosophical doubt, allowed England to progress to being the greatest nation on Earth and its peoples renowned for their generosity of spirit, not least tipping up the most when the tsunami happened, Boxing Day whenever.

The Christmas gift, the present symbolizes the 'present' of continuing time and space that allows us to be and witness the profundity of reality from a relatively safe place (generally), the myth of Father Christmas symbolizing the mystic and mysterious source of the gift of the present.

The transcendental pictorial context of perspective renders atheism a spurious fact-less belief with no philosophical basis.

Whatever the truth or lie of Christianity, that is not the point, as it is with other faiths.

We live in a secular country where the ethos of forgiveness via absolution gives England a humane aspect way in advance of other countries.

We don't have to practice compassion, we are as a nation of people already that.

We don't need to 'discipline the monkey mind', we don't need to practice mindfulness, we as a nation already do it, think 24 million cars a day traveling and only 2500 deaths per year.

Our biggest failing is in our consideration of other people's values for reasons of etiquette when our values are the best anyway.

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Post by Imploding Turtle » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:50 pm

moaninclaret wrote:MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY HAHAHAHAHAHA
How dare you.

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Post by Pstotto » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:09 pm

There's a place for you, up on the coast north of Sunderland Turtle, where you might be happy instead of Santa's grotto it's called Marsden's Grotto.

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Post by dougcollins » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:55 pm

Should I be worried that some of Pstotto's recent posts actually make sense?
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Post by Stayingup » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:10 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:Local mosque in Leeds has already sent fliers to the local communities about the offence it will cause.
Drones? Watch out.

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Post by Pstotto » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:53 pm

Anyway, I'm asking for some Asian immigration for Christmas because it shows Christian virtue, doesn't it?

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Post by IanMcL » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:59 pm

And to you too IT.

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Post by Imploding Turtle » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:01 pm

IanMcL wrote:And to you too IT.
This is why the terrorists hate us.

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Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:12 pm

Whitgord wrote:I agree that I dislike the commercialism and hype. But for me it celebrates God’s intervention into the world because He loves us so much. That to me is worth celebrating. Oh and by the way I am over 15.
Amusing post.

Will be even funnier if you're actually serious :lol:

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