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Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
11 Dec 2008 /  #1
I understand the anti-Chrsitmas rampage has yet to hit Poland's fair shores. In America the PC fanatics are agitating for "holiday trees" and forcing shop-owners to display some nondescript "seasonal greetigns" or some such nonsense. The lefties will settle for Happy Holdiays, and a few years ago an Afro-American holiday (Quanza of soetmhing?) was artifically created so no-one could feel left out!!! Soon maybe America's Muslims will be wishing each other Merry Crescent!?

Wesołych Świąt in Polłish is indeed happy holidays but it is simply the short form of Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia, not a PC ploy to de-Christmasise the event.

What are things like in the Isles in this regard? I somehow can't see the Irish going in for such foolishness. What about the Brits?
loco polaco 3 | 352  
11 Dec 2008 /  #3

dude, PL is pretty homgenous while USA and UK are melting pots. so, that is why there are issues with holidays. i think that if you're going to do anything about x-mass here, it ought to be inclusive of all.
pawian 213 | 22,327  
11 Dec 2008 /  #4
Yes. Homogenity is important here.
Poles declare themselves as 95% Catholics. Even if they treat church lightly or are non-believers, they still support the tradition of celebrating Christmas.

The idea of making Christmas a lay holiday has no chance in Poland for the time being. And I think we are immune to American-style political correctness.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
11 Dec 2008 /  #5
What about the Brits?

As usual with your threads you take something that has been done before.

The ban on Christmas in Oxford, England has been lifted.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
11 Dec 2008 /  #6
Don't these PC types have any real worries? Why go fuss-budgeting about and trying to impose grandiose leftist visions and ways of celebration or non-celerbation on the rest of society? Let everyone celebrate or not whatever they want. Why force shopkeepers or even private home owners to take down Christmas displays? Nobody is forcing the nutters to set them up in front fo their homes. In fact they can spend Christmas vacuuming, washing the car or playing intellectually stimulating (?!) computer games and send out for a pizza, as long as they don't bother anyone else.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
11 Dec 2008 /  #7
PC types

PC types... and types and types and types... threads, threads and more threads.

Anyway, it is a bizarre phenomenon because many people of other religions appreciate the fact that Christmas is celebrated, maybe because religious people have a better understanding of other religious people than of atheists, and people who follow their own traditions understand others who follow traditions better than the understand those who seek to eliminate traditions.

Nobody is forcing the nutters

They will probably be celebrating winterval or Decemberfest.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
11 Dec 2008 /  #8
Let them celebrate whatever they want, but why be spoil sports and wet blankets out to dampen other people's celebrations. Nobody is forcing them to do anything except leave other people alone. Seems they are out for their 5 mintues of notoriety. Nowadays every ne'er-do-well can do do something irreverent or outrageous to briefly get into the limelight. The scandal-mongering media are more than willing to oblige.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
11 Dec 2008 /  #9
The media loves it because it is so easily ridiculed, yet as most things the media likes are, it is negative.

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