PreTeena by Allison Barrows

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  1. husky51

    husky51 said, about 1 year ago

    Even tho an atheist, I feel your pain…

  2. dkram

    dkram said, about 1 year ago

    What happened to the T?
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  3. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, about 1 year ago

    @dkram

    If you notice, every time she tried to say “Christmas”, it was censored…so instead, she said, “Mary, Chris, Mass”…three words she CAN say, which, put together…

  4. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, about 1 year ago

    Shouldn’t that be Xmas?

  5. LtPowers

    LtPowers said, about 1 year ago

    @husky51

    What pain? Who has ever censored the word “Christmas”?

  6. cdward

    cdward said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t get this arc. Where are they preventing kids from saying or celebrating Christmas? Not in our New York schools, that’s for sure. Even though we have a sizable Jewish, Muslim and Sikh population, here’s of “Merry Christmas” wishing inside the schools. Oh, and our town has a Creche on the town hall lawn during the season (as well as other religion’s symbols during their special holy days).

  7. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 1 year ago

    @cdward

    The elementary schools in my large mid-western city no longer have Christmas Vacation (Winter Break) or have Christmas Programs of any kind. I’m not an atheist and I resent this development.

  8. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, about 1 year ago

    The war against religious beliefs is real. The cowardly Arizona governor proved that yesterday, subordinating religious beliefs to sexual practices.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @dkram

    Yes, “damn that secular Constitution.” There are those that have been turning us into a religious state. So they can’t sing it on school grounds during school hours. BD. They can do it everywhere else. The fundamentalists want govt recognition.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @rpmurray

    If the Jews don’t celebrate it, why do Christians?

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @cdward

    Just shows that violation of our Constitution & Bill of Rights continues. That is what it means.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @John Locke

    So they go to school, then? Never heard of that. So they get more Summer time off then?

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @jbmlaw

    Nothing cowardly about your governor stopping persecution and religious bigotry from illegally and unconstitutional become the law in Arizona.

  14. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 1 year ago

    @cdward

    About once or twice a year, there will be a story in the media about a school (or even entire district) which will censor Christmas for fear of “offending” anyone.
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    Even secular aspects of the holiday, like snowflake decorations, are generally forbidden lest someone get upset.
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    This usually backfires spectacularly, as the kids and parents who do celebrate the holiday tend to vastly outnumber the kids and parents who don’t. In the end, all it does is bring negative publicity to the people behind the decision.

  15. JennyJenkins

    JennyJenkins said, about 1 year ago

    Holiday traditions……

    The teacher was very curious about how each of her students’ celebrated Christmas Eve “Tell me Patrick O’Leary, what do you do on Christmas Eve?” she asked.
    Patrick addressed the class. “Well Miss, me and my twelve brothers and sisters go to midnight Mass and we sing hymns, then we come home very late and we put mince pies by the back door and hang up our stockings. Then all excited we go to bed and wait for Father Christmas to come with all our toys.”
    “Very nice Patrick, now Jimmy Brown, what do you do?”
    “Well Miss, me and my sister go to Church with Mum and Dad and we sing carols and we get home ever so late. We put cookies and milk by the chimney and we hang up our stockings. We hardly sleep waiting for Santa Claus to bring our presents.”
    Remembering there was a Jewish boy in the class and not wanting to leave him out of the discussion, she asked, “Now Morris Cohen, what do you do on Christmas Eve?”
    “Well Miss, it’s the same old thing every year. Dad comes home from the office. We all pile into the Rolls and drive to his toy factory. When we get inside we look at all the empty shelves and sing “What a friend we have in Jesus.” Then we go to the Bahamas."

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