Monday, November 17, 2008

Christianist Watch

The Christianists are policing how we shop.

Focus on the Family wants shoppers to know which retailers are naughty and which ones are nice - at least when it comes to holiday lingo. ... Those on the Christmas-offensive list use secular phrases such as "happy holidays" and have "apparently abandoned" the use of the word "Christmas," Focus said. Christmas-negligent companies "marginalize" their message by using "Christmas" in some cases and "holidays" in others.

Incidentally, a drop in donations is prompting Focus on the Family to cut its workforce by 18 percent.


Mr. Pony said...

It's interesting that they were "emboldened" by the number of hits this "Merry Tossmass" video got. This being, you know, the Internet, it's pretty likely that most viewers were there because they heard what an enormous douchetard this Shepard guy was/is. I get the sense that he coached Sarah Palin on smarmy ignorance.

Merry Atheist Christmas, everyone!

Fugu said...

A list that tells us which shops are secular? EXCELLENT! I always hate when I walk into a restaurant, order food, then see a giant cross on the wall as I walk out. What the hell? Did I just unwillingly order something made with a little bit of Jesus meat in it??? Are those saltines with my soup or the skin of a 2000 year old mummy? These people are disgusting.

Mr. Pony said...

Sweet sweet point.

odori said...

I just watched "Merry Tossmass." I don't think this guy has ever known anyone who did not share his faith. That's the only explanation I can come up with for his smug derison of anyone who might not want to see "Merry Christmas" plastered all over a clothes catalog.

He needs to get out more. Maybe he should visit Hawaii and spend a couple of weeks with some Buddhist monks in Nuuanu or Palolo.

Mr. Pony said...

Or us!

Litcube said...

What's a Christianist?

odori said...

A fundamentalist Christian who pushes a social or political agenda based on his/her religious beliefs.

Or, here are some definitions for Christianism. Believers would be Christianists.
(sorry. i'm dumb. i still don't know how to insert links in the comment section!!)

- the belief that Christianity is superior to all other religions
- prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism against a religion or person practicing a religion, other than Christianity, based on the belief that Christianity is superior to all other religions
- the quest to establish global Christian domination in all areas of world religious and secular society
the above is from: