Originally Posted by Buddha Bus
I have no beef with Christmas at all. I celebrate it with my family like a lot of people though, admittedly, I'm not really a religious person. How would you feel about government property being used to promote other religions such as Islam or the beliefs of the Westboro Baptist Church since you seem to believe in "live and let live"?
I don't have problem with with other religions expressing their beliefs either. I am not religious either. My wife and daughter are catholic and I shake my head at a lot that goes on with the Catholic Church and some of their rituals. But I like celebrating xmas, I actually like xmas tree lighting ceremonies and and going to xmas parties and things that go along with it. It seems the one time of year people are actually giving, friendly and care about one another. It pisses me off when I see people trying to ruin it for others because they don' t believe. If they don't like it stay away. Its like someone going to San Francisco and whining about gays. If it bothered me I wouldn't go to the city. Diversity is a good thing, as long as its not forced down peoples throats. Back to original question, I don't think any religion belongs in court houses , federal buildings etc. But there is nothing wrong with all religions expressing their beliefs in public areas. It is a slippery slope though because religion is a passionate topic. Nothing wrong with a xmas tree or a menorah in a police station or firehouse IMO though.