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Council renames Christmas

Council chiefs in Oxford,UK have renamed the town's Christmas lights a
"winter light festival" to avoid offending Muslims.

But the idea has been criticised by everyone - including local Muslims,
reports The Sun.

Oxford council is also scrapping the traditional tree in favour of a giant
arrangement of lanterns made to look like the solar system.

Sabir Hussain Mirza, chairman of the Muslim Council of Oxford, said: "I'm
really upset about this. Christians, Muslims and other religions all look
forward to Christmas."

Rabbi Eli Bracknell of the local Jewish Educational Centre, said: "It's
important to maintain a traditional British Christmas."

And Rev James Grote, of the John Bunyan Baptist Church, added: "People
are not offended by hearing each other's faiths."

Deputy city council leader Ed Turner said the new lights name will embrace
all religious denominations.

He added: "Several festivals take place at this time of year so this is a
way of celebrating them all at the one time. Even if the lights are called
something else, to me they will be Christmas lights."

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_3071999.html?menu=
 

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Christmas is christmas. I don't go around telling people to change the name of Ramadan, or Hanukah because I may or may not find it offensive. Leave the damn holidays alone.

I make it a point to say "Merry Christmas"! The world was a much better place when all religions were tollerent of one another, and weren't trying to change everyone.

Ok I think I have it out of my system for now.
 
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We should be directing our anger at the spineless politicians who made the knee-jerk decision because they thought it might offend someone; the local Muslims think it's a stupid idea themselves.
 

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How about renaming it is going to piss another group off. You know, the group that has been celebrating it for hundreds of years without issue. Oh that's right, we don't go around threatening to Jihad your ass or start cutting off heads. Perhaps let's throw the "turn the other cheek" crap in for a year or two and take a page from other religions. Ok I think I'm done ranting again.
 

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What some people dont realize, is that England is an Ultra Liberal nation. No firearms, strict emissions/cars allowed, wants to be big warm and fuzzy on EVERY Issue etc. Its a far cry from the Brittan of the 1940's where they were tough as nails and humble as pie.
 
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