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2021-12-13 4:28:52 AM  
Because of a easily dooped group without any real challenges in their lives, they use these culture issues as a threat to their boring world. The concept of the war on Christmas has existed since Henry Ford, but hasn't been relevant until fox news started beating that drum every year since the network started. Even with fox news decline amongst conservatives I believe that oan and other conservatives mouthpieces will continue stirring the fear of Christmas being taken away by scary liberals and false Christians.
 
2021-12-13 6:20:42 AM  
A nation at war nearly constantly for over a hundred years can have trouble remembering what peace looks like.
 
2021-12-13 6:49:04 AM  
Yeah, plenty of warfare. No churches have been able to light Advent candles, have a Lessons and Carols service, nor will they have Christmas Eve services.

Oh, wait, all that stuff still happens this year.

Sadly, there's a bunch of idiots that want this to be an actual movie:
Xmas Moments The Night The Reindeer Died
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2021-12-13 7:18:54 AM  
Christmas is just a holiday based off pagan beliefs around winter solstice.  Had to make some reason to celebrate around the same time, so make up some crap that their savior was born this time of year and slap on a mass and call it. Christ Mass. Shorten it for those church goers to Christmas so it doesn't sound too obvious.
 
2021-12-13 7:20:45 AM  
Because Christianity has a built-in persecution complex.
 
2021-12-13 7:23:22 AM  
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War.

War never changes.
 
Xai
2021-12-13 7:24:01 AM  
Simple, it diverts attention from the fact that they don't put the Christ in Christmas.

I have yet to see Tucker Carlson working at a soup kitchen, or lifting a finger for the truly needs.
 
2021-12-13 7:24:57 AM  
Because Republicans are of a victim mentality and can't possibly see an outcome unless there is a winner and loser.

Also, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
 
2021-12-13 7:25:08 AM  
Oh, that's easy. Because for conservatives...

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2021-12-13 7:25:19 AM  

Xai: Simple, it diverts attention from the fact that they don't put the Christ in Christmas.

I have yet to see Tucker Carlson working at a soup kitchen, or lifting a finger for the truly needs.


Oh, he's lifting a finger alright.
 
2021-12-13 7:26:17 AM  
The privileged like to imagine that they are oppressed because real oppression is the only thing the privileged can't get.
 
2021-12-13 7:26:27 AM  
Because Fascism always needs an enemy to fight, and Nationalism is all too happy to provide one.

It works the same in any society: We must rise up against the enemy or our way of life will be lost!
 
2021-12-13 7:26:50 AM  
If you don't feed some people their daily outrage they'll go elsewhere and tank your ratings. Christmas is an easy, proven and reliable source of it for 60 days every year.
 
2021-12-13 7:27:37 AM  
Because culture wars let people vent about changes they don't like without any real sacrifice. They also let the people ranting proclaim themselves the "true Americans" (derp!) while everyone else is a heretic. I mean, even if we were talking about a different portion of the culture wars here and not Christmas, you can associate culture wars very close to a religious precept of: "WE ARE TEH TRUE BELIEBERS AND YOU MUST BOW BEFORRR US OR DIEZ!

Really, it's that f**king simple.
 
2021-12-13 7:28:37 AM  
The War on Christmas will continue until Christmas ends her illegal occupation of November.
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2021-12-13 7:28:45 AM  
The right knows their base. If the base doesn't feel scared that something is currently out to get them then they'll just get bored and go find something to be scared of. So to keep them loyal they needed to invent constant threats that tie into voting for rich guys that openly steal from them.
 
2021-12-13 7:29:49 AM  

inglixthemad: Because culture wars let people vent about changes they don't like without any real sacrifice. They also let the people ranting proclaim themselves the "true Americans" (derp!) while everyone else is a heretic. I mean, even if we were talking about a different portion of the culture wars here and not Christmas, you can associate culture wars very close to a religious precept of: "WE ARE TEH TRUE BELIEBERS AND YOU MUST BOW BEFORRR US OR DIEZ!

Really, it's that f**king simple.


Why are you whispering?

St. Peter: because they think they are the only ones here.
 
2021-12-13 7:31:09 AM  
Because there's an entire network, 24/7, that tells people that it's occurring?

Because conservatives have to be outraged by something-change!-and this particular thing doesn't really matter, so the status quo remains?

Because Christmas is the one time conservatives felt-as children-that they were special and they'd like to hang on to that feeling that someone or something is in charge and that that thing cared for them?

Because Christians don't understand their own-purported-religion?

Because $$?
 
2021-12-13 7:32:15 AM  
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2021-12-13 7:37:36 AM  
Oh, you can wish me a "Merry Christmas." You could also wish me a "Happy Hanukkah," a "Joyous Kwanzaa," a "Happy Holidays," or whatever other seasonal greeting you choose.  I will always say the same thing in return.

"Why the fark are you talking to me?"
 
2021-12-13 7:37:49 AM  
You mean the War of Christmas Aggression.
 
2021-12-13 7:39:17 AM  
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jbZo4x0NbbI
The War on Christmas: A Measured Response
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2021-12-13 7:40:19 AM  
"I think every day should be Christmas!"

Me: "Way to dilute Christmas into oblivion.  If every day is Christmas, then no day is Christmas."
 
2021-12-13 7:40:50 AM  
believing your faith is so brave & noble whilst being persecuted is really quite...brave & noble

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/not really
 
2021-12-13 7:43:06 AM  
I don't know what a war on Christmas is, but I might be for it.

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2021-12-13 7:43:17 AM  
Because Americans love war.  As George Carlin pointed out, we are a war-like people.
 
2021-12-13 7:44:38 AM  
Commercially and culturally it's still a huge hit. Christmas decorations have been for sale since September. Music the day after Halloween.  My town here in liberal Massachusetts still does a tree lighting with Santa on a fire truck.  What war?
 
2021-12-13 7:46:58 AM  
The entire reason tabloids existed was to keep people scared and mad. Octogenarian Rupert Murdoch's entire frame of business reference is that psychology, since his upbringing was in the tabloid world.

Now that he owns Fox News, he remains bent on making people scared and mad so he can make more money, and he has discovered that politics does that more effectively than crime. And that politicians will happily use that technique to garner more power.
 
2021-12-13 7:47:02 AM  
Because the "Christians" who are pissed's primary text WASN"T WRITTEN FOR THEM. It was written by oppressed people for oppressed people. These dickheads aren't not oppressed. They are, in fact, would-be oppressors, but in order to identify with the Bible they cock everything up to make THEMSELVES the oppressed in order for it to make sense. So...they need oppressors to make their stupid work and they choose the "woke" the gays, brown people, AOC, whatever they think will stick.

Assholes. All of them.
 
2021-12-13 7:47:41 AM  
Right wingers are crybabies and snowflakes.  Next question.
 
2021-12-13 7:48:20 AM  
The Radical Right is always looking for someone to save, and thus put the entire population into debt with them, so that they can creeper their way deeper into our lives.

They are prototypical "Nice Guys."

"I saved you from a life of porn addiction! I gave you family values again! WHY WON'T YOU LOVE ME?"
 
2021-12-13 7:48:20 AM  
At this point I'm guessing being against anti-fascists was either a flex or a depth gauge for their followers.  War on Christmas is a propaganda holiday tradition for them.
 
2021-12-13 7:48:31 AM  
Summary of article: Evangelical Christians are hypocrites.

There.  Saved you ten minutes.
 
2021-12-13 7:52:03 AM  
Ill will from powerful people.
 
2021-12-13 7:53:09 AM  
Because Christians are the most persecuted people on earth.
 
2021-12-13 7:53:38 AM  
Because a segment of our population uses the ersatz "persecution" as both justification and leverage?
 
2021-12-13 7:54:46 AM  

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: Because Christianity has a built-in persecution complex.


This...with...

Xai: Simple, it diverts attention from the fact that they don't put the Christ in Christmas.

I have yet to see Tucker Carlson working at a soup kitchen, or lifting a finger for the truly needs.


...a whole lot of projection.
 
2021-12-13 7:58:44 AM  
It's a puzzle..

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2021-12-13 8:02:51 AM  
SANTA CHRIST GAVE PRESENTS FOR YOUR SINS
 
2021-12-13 8:03:36 AM  
There are two reasons to promote the war on Christmas:  1. To get money or 2. To exert influence (and often, both)

How much influence/money can you get from the rubes without a war?  Think about it - if your message is "We love Christmas, but not everyone celebrates it and that's cool, too!" - who is going to get riled up and open their wallets for that?

On the other hand, if your message is "Do you see what they're doing to YOU? You know that holiday you celebrated as long as you can remember? The one you always loved? They hate it. They hate you. They want to take away everything that is good and right in this world, and you know why? Just out of spite, because they see you happy and hate it. But I can save you! Only if you help me out here though..." *holds out tip jar*

/What gets me the most about the idiots who get riled up about "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" - how many of them celebrate New Year's in addition?  So they're already celebrating multiple holidays, and can't handle someone wishing them well on both at once?
 
2021-12-13 8:04:15 AM  

SecondaryControl: Because there's an entire network, 24/7, that tells people that it's occurring?

Because conservatives have to be outraged by something-change!-and this particular thing doesn't really matter, so the status quo remains?

Because Christmas is the one time conservatives felt-as children-that they were special and they'd like to hang on to that feeling that someone or something is in charge and that that thing cared for them?

Because Christians don't understand their own-purported-religion?

Because $$?


Networks, hell, there's an entire media industry that spends at least part of its time, this time of year, running stories about how somewhere in Podunk, America, some local harpy has made a stink about her local Xtian church display encroaching a little too far onto the public right of way, thus creating a "conflict" between "church and state", or some Madalyn Murray O'Hair wannabe having conniptions over the kids singing a Christmas Carol at the elementary school holiday pageant. On the flip side, they'll run a competing story about some Karen having a meltdown at Walmart because the cashier said "Happy Holidays" instead of "merry Christmas" and screaming about "Cancel culture" until everyone agrees that the only canceling that needs to be done is her.

The only people having a War on Christmas is the media out there scouring the local press for some non-story they can whip into a momentary Outrage for those pumpkin-spiced clicks&eyeballs.
 
2021-12-13 8:06:54 AM  
The war on Christmas was over the moment Christmas trees and decorations went up for display before Thanksgiving.  That was a long time ago.
 
2021-12-13 8:07:09 AM  

Xai: Simple, it diverts attention from the fact that they don't put the Christ in Christmas.

I have yet to see Tucker Carlson working at a soup kitchen, or lifting a finger for the truly needs.


That's because Jesus said "the poor you will always have with you"

Therefore, anti-poverty efforts are an act of defiance against God's will.

study it out

/not really:  https://www.craiggreenfield.com/blog/thepooryouwillalwayshave
 
2021-12-13 8:08:26 AM  
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah%2010&version=NIV

TL;DR: God says don't put up "Christmas trees" because only filthy heathens do that sh*t.
=Smidge=
 
kab
2021-12-13 8:09:29 AM  
Because playing the role of constant victim in social media knows no political boundaries.
 
2021-12-13 8:12:59 AM  
The "War on Christmas" is deflection from Christmas' war on the other holidays.

Halloween attempted to negotiate.
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But Thanksgiving has already fallen.
 
2021-12-13 8:15:33 AM  
Now, more than ever, it's important to remember the true meaning of a Christmas Carol.
 
2021-12-13 8:16:42 AM  

Laobaojun: The "War on Christmas" is deflection from Christmas' war on the other holidays.

Halloween attempted to negotiate.
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But Thanksgiving has already fallen.


The increased militancy of Christmastown is directly attributable to Halloweentown's botched invasion. How can they possibly feel secure without the Thanksgiving buffer state?
 
2021-12-13 8:18:27 AM  

qorkfiend: Laobaojun: The "War on Christmas" is deflection from Christmas' war on the other holidays.

Halloween attempted to negotiate.
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But Thanksgiving has already fallen.

The increased militancy of Christmastown is directly attributable to Halloweentown's botched invasion. How can they possibly feel secure without the Thanksgiving buffer state?


Halloween is recruiting Krampus, the REAL reason for the season.  These Xstian Johnnie-come-latelies need to brace themselves.
 
2021-12-13 8:18:55 AM  
The Baptist Church I attended in Florida didn't even hold services on Christmas Day, ffs  -- unless it lands on a Sunday.

I couldn't believe that s*** -- at least Anglicans, Catholics and Presbyterians, etc, commemorate the actual with services -- all the while notcomplaining about being persecuted by The Culture.
 
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