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Swave N. Deboner BS: Join the Christmas Resistance Movement! (81* d) RE: BS: Join the Christmas Resistance Movement! 15 Dec 04

Well, that's me tell't then, I guess, as my Scots friends would say!

Anti-Santa, my whole point is this, and I'm speaking solely for myself here: I'm sure people who know you are quite aware of your feelings about Christmas, so they aren't likely to wish you a merry one. If I were to approach you on the street, not knowing you from Adam, and being the friendly person I am, I would probably bid you greetings of the season. I wouldn't necessarily say, "Merry Christmas", but I might say "Happy Hols" or something like that. If you didn't acknowledge me, it wouldn't ruin my day, since we're not acquainted. Nor would I be offended if you were to ask me to keep my greetings to myself because you don't celebrate the season, either. But, if you bit my head off about it right off the bat, I just might get a little irritated. After all, I would only be attempting to be pleasant.

I understand your position clearly. I know it would be unrealistic for you to walk down the street announcing to everyone within ear shot to keep their holiday well-wishes to themselves so you could avoid having anyone bidding them to you. But you need to understand that simply uttering a holiday greeting to someone is not shoving anything down their throat. I do NOT consider you an outcast of society because you don't happen to celebrate Christmas. I know plenty of people who don't keep that particular holiday. But none of them condemn people who do believe in celebrating at this time of year.   

In my 2 previous posts to this thread, I meant no offense to you. I was merely expressing my point of view, which is obviously different than yours on the subject. I'll admit, I find your caustic cyber-demeanor a bit off-putting, so perhaps I threw in some verbiage that would have been better omitted. However, I didn't resort to name calling and insults as did you. If I was inclined to respond to yours in kind, I would call you a hostile, unfriendly prick, but I won't.

By the way, I am not a troll, I'm not pathetic (at least I don't believe I am), and I'm sure not little. I stand 6' 2" and weigh in at 265 lbs. If anybody's a flaming troll, it's you.



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