Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Dec 2007 20:24 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes From the OSNews team, we'd like to wish everyone a merry Christmas (it's Christmas Eve in my country already), or a happy whatever other holiday you might celebrate; it so happens that Hanukkah and Eid ul-Adha have already passed, so my best wishes are in retrospect if you practice the Jewish or Muslim religion. These matters are always like tight-rope walking on the internet, but I'd like to say one thing: please, emphasize not our differences, but celebrate our similarities. And yes, even if you are not religious (like myself), I'd still like to wish you very happy holidays. Enjoy the food, but realise this.
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RE[3]: US Slant ...
by sbergman27 on Tue 25th Dec 2007 00:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: US Slant ..."
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

Maybe it would be good if we all just happily agreed to disagree on stuff like that in this thread. It is a time for reflection upon, and celebration of, our own personal philosophies, whatever they may be. I happen to be atheist; And I celebrate along with everyone else. I don't mind it being called Christmas. That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.

Edited 2007-12-25 00:45

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RE[4]: US Slant ...
by raver31 on Tue 25th Dec 2007 09:07 in reply to "RE[3]: US Slant ..."
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

I too am an atheist, and I too will be eating vast amounts of food and consuming large amounts of alcohol with my family and friends over the next few days.

I also know that this time of the year was picked to mark the birth of the Christ, as it is the start of the nights getting longer in the northern hemisphere.

However, I have noticed that with all the bickering among the different religions, it is people like me, and sbergman27 who seem to enjoy Christmas the most, as we do not associate anything deeper to it, other than an excuse to pig out with people you care about.

And

Although I do not care for any of you in the slightest...

Have a peaceful, relaxing and most of all a Happy Christmas.

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