SA Bellringer Punched for Saying "Happy Holidays"

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#1 Posted by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/12/17/happy-holidays-salvation-army-attack/

Yes, the article's biased as hell, and no, I don't care, because it's completely right: people need to quit getting their panties twisted over whether people say "merry Christmas" or "happy holidays."

#2 Edited by GTR12 (9559 posts) -

@Makhaidos: What about "happy Christmas"?

#3 Posted by dave123321 (34077 posts) -

The article writer and the puncher are what's wrong with us

#4 Posted by lostrib (37042 posts) -

oh god, is this more of the made up war on christmas bullshit

#5 Posted by Master_Live (14668 posts) -

@Makhaidos said:

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/12/17/happy-holidays-salvation-army-attack/

Yes, the article's biased as hell, and no, I don't care, because it's completely right: people need to quit getting their panties twisted over whether people say "merry Christmas" or "happy holidays."

If you don't care then don't post anything about it and let people get angry if they want.

#6 Posted by dave123321 (34077 posts) -

Yeah the war on Christmas is such a farce

#7 Edited by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

@GTR12 said:

@Makhaidos: What about "happy Christmas"?

What the fuck is that. Get out of here with your nonsense.

#9 Edited by The-Apostle (12189 posts) -

Good. We need people to fight back since no one wants us saying "Merry Christmas". >_>

Don't agree with the punching though...

EDIT: Not sure why my post was auto-deleted... Damn glitches...

#10 Edited by Randolph (10530 posts) -

I had someone call the store today to say they heard we were not allowing our employees to say "Merry Christmas". I explained to her that they could in fact say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanza, or any other holiday greeting… or they could simply say none. I had to struggle to not dress her down over the phone, I really can't stand outraged ignorant Christians who don't understand the true origins and nature of December 25th. For crying out loud people, read a fucking book.

Just don't read one by Glenn Beck or Palin, it'll make your problem worse.

#11 Posted by Sweetbackhair (1926 posts) -

I thought it would be the other way around, because some people get pissed if you say "Merry Christmas" to them.

I kinda forced myself to say Happy Holidays to people when I work (I work at American Eagle, and Radio Shack).

#12 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14022 posts) -

That's the holiday spirit, punch your neighbor in the face!

#13 Posted by Chutebox (37236 posts) -

I'll get my "panties twisted" over what ever the hell I want to, thanks.

That being said, dude shouldn't have been punched although it irks me when people say holiday and full well know what they're talking about. Just stupid.

#14 Posted by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

@Chutebox said:

I'll get my "panties twisted" over what ever the hell I want to, thanks.

That being said, dude shouldn't have been punched although it irks me when people say holiday and full well know what they're talking about. Just stupid.

Your holiday isn't the only holiday that falls around this time. People who interact with large numbers of people are aware of this fact and say "happy holidays" in order to avoid wishing a Jewish person a merry Christmas.

If you take a moment to go outside and look up at the glowing orb of light in the sky, you might notice that you aren't, in fact, the center of the solar system.

#15 Posted by hippiesanta (9868 posts) -

"Happy Holiday" is used by ignorant atheist

#16 Posted by xdude85 (4421 posts) -

'Tis the season.

#17 Edited by InEMplease (6335 posts) -

Happy holidays, hail Satan.

#18 Posted by Ring_of_fire (15660 posts) -

seriously, people need to stop getting pissed off over trivial things like this. It would be for the best.

#20 Edited by Renevent42 (5277 posts) -

Ridiculous on so many levels. First, being 'offended' that someone said 'happy holidays' instead of 'merry christmas' shows that person to be an utterly pathetic individual. Then, to actually physically assault another person, basically in the name of Jesus/Christianity, demonstrates the person to be totally ignorant of the teachings of the very religion they are defending.

This is the same brand of insanity you see with muslims freaking out about muhammed cartoons.

#21 Posted by Celldrax (14607 posts) -

"Walmart shoppers say the assailants actions were understandable."

Fuck everything.

Cringed hard at that line.

#22 Posted by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

@Celldrax said:

"Walmart shoppers say the assailants actions were understandable."

Fuck everything.

Cringed hard at that line.

Me too. Fucking apostrophe omissions.

#23 Edited by The-Apostle (12189 posts) -

@Sweetbackhair said:

I thought it would be the other way around, because some people get pissed if you say "Merry Christmas" to them.

I kinda forced myself to say Happy Holidays to people when I work (I work at American Eagle, and Radio Shack).

I've worked at my job for 7 and a half years. I've only ever said, "Merry Christmas" and I've never once had a problem. I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. >_>

#24 Edited by Ring_of_fire (15660 posts) -

@The-Apostle said:

@Sweetbackhair said:

I thought it would be the other way around, because some people get pissed if you say "Merry Christmas" to them.

I kinda forced myself to say Happy Holidays to people when I work (I work at American Eagle, and Radio Shack).

I've worked at my job for 7 and a half years. I've only ever said, "Merry Christmas" and I've never once had a problem. I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. >_>

What is the fuss over a complete stranger saying "Happy holidays" to someone?

#25 Posted by plageus900 (1068 posts) -

@hippiesanta said:

"Happy Holiday" is used by ignorant atheist

I see what you did there...

#26 Posted by Chutebox (37236 posts) -

@Makhaidos said:

@Chutebox said:

I'll get my "panties twisted" over what ever the hell I want to, thanks.

That being said, dude shouldn't have been punched although it irks me when people say holiday and full well know what they're talking about. Just stupid.

Your holiday isn't the only holiday that falls around this time. People who interact with large numbers of people are aware of this fact and say "happy holidays" in order to avoid wishing a Jewish person a merry Christmas.

If you take a moment to go outside and look up at the glowing orb of light in the sky, you might notice that you aren't, in fact, the center of the solar system.

When did I EVER say or hint it was the only holiday? Maybe you should develop some reading comprehension then try and throw insults out.

#27 Edited by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

He deserved it for being such a smug lol

#28 Edited by Brain_Duster (404 posts) -

lol bitch got SERVED

#29 Posted by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

@Chutebox said:

@Makhaidos said:

@Chutebox said:

I'll get my "panties twisted" over what ever the hell I want to, thanks.

That being said, dude shouldn't have been punched although it irks me when people say holiday and full well know what they're talking about. Just stupid.

Your holiday isn't the only holiday that falls around this time. People who interact with large numbers of people are aware of this fact and say "happy holidays" in order to avoid wishing a Jewish person a merry Christmas.

If you take a moment to go outside and look up at the glowing orb of light in the sky, you might notice that you aren't, in fact, the center of the solar system.

When did I EVER say or hint it was the only holiday? Maybe you should develop some reading comprehension then try and throw insults out.

Read the emboldened part, then go away and read a book.

#30 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

Whatever, the SA are run by a bunch of bigots who wont help Gays.

Nothing wrong with punching a bigot.

#31 Edited by konvikt_17 (22237 posts) -

i always have and always will say "Merry Christmas"

the workers at the Toms in my town wear pins that say something like "its ok to say Merry Christmas" or something like that.

#32 Edited by Chutebox (37236 posts) -

@Makhaidos said:

@Chutebox said:

@Makhaidos said:

@Chutebox said:

I'll get my "panties twisted" over what ever the hell I want to, thanks.

That being said, dude shouldn't have been punched although it irks me when people say holiday and full well know what they're talking about. Just stupid.

Your holiday isn't the only holiday that falls around this time. People who interact with large numbers of people are aware of this fact and say "happy holidays" in order to avoid wishing a Jewish person a merry Christmas.

If you take a moment to go outside and look up at the glowing orb of light in the sky, you might notice that you aren't, in fact, the center of the solar system.

When did I EVER say or hint it was the only holiday? Maybe you should develop some reading comprehension then try and throw insults out.

Read the emboldened part, then go away and read a book.

Whoosh

#33 Edited by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

Funny that a Christian attacked a fellow human being when their God ment to be all loving and that they should treat others how they want to be treated themselves.

#34 Posted by GamingTitan (547 posts) -

lol @ the wal-mart shoppers saying the punching is understandable~

I like 'merry christmas' better but 'happy holidays' doesn't make me see red~

#35 Posted by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

@Makhaidos said:

@GTR12 said:

@Makhaidos: What about "happy Christmas"?

What the fuck is that. Get out of here with your nonsense.

but, the war is over.

#36 Edited by hippiesanta (9868 posts) -

well .... Atheist are no different than this guy

al qaeda atheist is a nice name

#37 Posted by Jd1680a (5944 posts) -

Jesus in the Bible said Love thy Neighbor. He supposely said everyone is invited to my table. A Christian woman assaults a woman who didn't say Merry Christmas wouldnt be approved by Jesus.

I am not religious, I am just quoting simple things in the bible the Christians are supposely taught.

For anyone who gets offended for someone saying Merry Christmas needs to just chill. If the person is saying it as a way to be friendly and nice in a time of year that gives joy to people, then they arent saying it because of its religion. Im not against people saying Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, to me is the same meaning as so long as its traditional.

#38 Edited by BranKetra (48634 posts) -

“The lady looked at me, I thought she was going to put money in the kettle. She came up to me and said, ‘Do you believe in God?’ And she says, ‘You’re supposed to say Merry Christmas,’ and that’s when she hit me.”

lf the story of that Salvation Army bellringer is true, the female who hit her should be ashamed of herself.

#39 Posted by Treflis (11558 posts) -

Having heard about this " War on Christmas" thing in the US the past few years thanks to Youtube, I think I speak for a major part of those living outside of the US, and possibly a good portion of those sane within the US, when I say to those who argue about this "issue"

What the f*** is wrong with you people?

#40 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151103 posts) -

@Randolph said:

I had someone call the store today to say they heard we were not allowing our employees to say "Merry Christmas". I explained to her that they could in fact say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanza, or any other holiday greeting… or they could simply say none. I had to struggle to not dress her down over the phone, I really can't stand outraged ignorant Christians who don't understand the true origins and nature of December 25th. For crying out loud people, read a fucking book.

Just don't read one by Glenn Beck or Palin, it'll make your problem worse.

Ironic post is ironic.

#41 Posted by tenaka2 (17040 posts) -

Got to love those crazy christians

#42 Posted by dave123321 (34077 posts) -

@Treflis: us is the Middle East of the west

#43 Posted by HoolaHoopMan (7799 posts) -

@The-Apostle said:

Good. We need people to fight back since no one wants us saying "Merry Christmas". >_>

Don't agree with the punching though...

EDIT: Not sure why my post was auto-deleted... Damn glitches...

Aaaaaaaaaand par for the course, The-Apostle continues his transformation into a total degenerate. On government assistance as well of course.

#44 Edited by Nengo_Flow (9770 posts) -

Crazy illogical Christians getting worked up over nothing.

I mean lol... Christian commits violence becuz some one doesnt have his views, all in the name of Christmas....

I mean thats like me punching a woman becuz she doenst care either way about a feminist movement petition, so I punch her cuz she wouldnt sign the Feminist organization petition.

#45 Posted by whipassmt (14032 posts) -

What type of punch was it, a jab, a hook, an uppercut?

In all seriousness though she shouldn't've punched the lady.

That being said I prefer the greeting "Merry Christmas". "Happy Holidays" seems to be a bit of an "artificial" greeting, used mostly among people who don't really know each other (i.e. in work or in school). Also I could the phrase "Happy Holidays" being used around the Christmas season, but on Christmas Day itself "Merry Christmas" seems a more appropriate greeting.

That being said I don't think businesses should tell their employees to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas", I would leave that up to the employee.

#46 Posted by JinisysJsi (7 posts) -

what ever it is, I'd like to say merry christmas in advance.

#47 Posted by lamprey263 (23973 posts) -

I don't get all this "Happy Holidays" bullshit. Christmas is a secular holiday and should be treated as such. Just keep the religious Christmas music (stuff about baby Jesus and shit) out of it.

#48 Edited by Randolph (10530 posts) -

@hippiesanta said:

"Happy Holiday" is used by ignorant atheist

You do realize that holidays have occurred on this day thousands of years before the supposed time of Christ, right? You do realize Christmas is a pagan holiday adapted by Christians in direct violation of the bible, right? You do realize the key points of the life and death of Jesus are lifted from other messiah characters that predate Jesus, right?

#49 Posted by comp_atkins (31432 posts) -

huh.. happened at walmart. i'm shocked.

#50 Edited by hippiesanta (9868 posts) -

@Randolph said:

@hippiesanta said:

"Happy Holiday" is used by ignorant atheist

You do realize that holidays have occurred on this day thousands of years before the supposed time of Christ, right? You do realize Christmas is a pagan holiday adapted by Christians in direct violation of the bible, right? You do realize the key points of the life and death of Jesus are lifted from other messiah characters that predate Jesus, right?

@Rudolph ..... I'm a non religious person myself .... but I just hate watching the Bigotry of Atheist in recent years....... seems like "atheist is already become another organised reliG***

It's no different with some fundementalist groups in a Muslim nation that forbid their followers from saying "Merry Xmas"