Sunday, December 3, 2006

Hating Christians. . .One Lie at a Time

The so-called war on Christmas has been reignited with an ironic decision by the city of Chicago to ban advertisements for "The Nativity Story" movie from a local Christmas festival, fearing they might offend non-Christians.

Of course, offending Christians in the process of this non-offensiveness is a non-issue, and is in fact the preferred modus operandi.

Chicago officials maintain the city doesn't wish to appear to endorse one religion over another.

A likely lie, but it's a Christmas festival, people. Get it? A Christmas-oriented movie trailer at a Christmas festival. If the mention of Jesus gives you the drippy drawers, then call it a pagan winter bacchanal, or something.

"Our guidance was that this very prominently placed advertisement would not only be insensitive to the many people of different faiths who come to enjoy the market for its food and unique gifts, but also it would be contrary to acceptable advertising standards suggested to the many festivals holding events on Daley Plaza," Jim Law, executive director of the office, said in a statement.

Ever notice how statements like this are never based on known quantities, but rather on what "might" happen? It's ridiculous and demonstrative of the dishonesty inherent in such an outlook. Here's an equivalent: "I'll never drive my car again, for I someday might be in an accident." Utterly stupid. We cannot have an outward display of Christianity, because some cretin might get offended. If this is a criterion that must needs be met, how do these buffoons remain unparalyzed and functional on planet Earth, on a day-to-day basis? Everything you say or do has the potential to irk someone, somewhere. So what is the solution? Voluntary euthanasia? Someone, please, take your Constitution out of Polly's birdcage liner and show me where it states that you have a right never to be offended. "The American people being a whiny, hyper-sensitive lot, the subjective right not to have one's feelings hurt shall not be infringed." I know, I know. When you can't find this particular amendment, you'll just notify me that it was there, in the beginning, but it hurt George Washington's wittle feelings, so they removed it.

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