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A town in staffordshire called stoke-on-trent are calling xmas, 'winter fest'...well, not the people of course, just their local council, it said that; as so many different cultures celebrate xmas, it would be offensive to them if it was continued to be called by its christian derived name.
I think this is totally wrong and if other religeous cultures want to celebrate another religeous culture's festival, they should celebrate its name aswell!

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(Original post by awhoswho)
A town in staffordshire called stoke-on-trent are calling xmas, 'winter fest'...well, not the people of course, just their local council, it said that; as so many different cultures celebrate xmas, it would be offensive to them if it was continued to be called by its christian derived name.
I think this is totally wrong and if other religeous cultures want to celebrate another religeous culture's festival, they should celebrate its name aswell!

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who decided this? i think it's ****ING ridiculous
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:bootyshak to the people trying to steal Crimbo
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Actually, I think "Winter Fest" is a great name. Could never stand that Christ bloke always having a part in everything. This way, we can get back to celebrating Chrismas/Xmas/Winter Fest the traditional way- that is, alcohol and presents- rather than having a load of religion thrown at us once a year.
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people need to start standing up to this ********

go and talk to anyone in the street of any religion and ask them if they find the word christmas offensive. i reckon you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who says they do.

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Actually, I think "Winter Fest" is a great name. Could never stand that Christ bloke always having a part in everything. This way, we can get back to celebrating Chrismas/Xmas/Winter Fest the traditional way- that is, alcohol and presents- rather than having a load of religion thrown at us once a year.
There would be no 'winter fecking fest' if it wasn't for religion :rolleyes:
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XMAS IS XMAS. THe stupid ****s at stoke of trent can go **** emselfs!
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My thoughts exactly
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There would be no 'winter fecking fest' if it wasn't for religion :rolleyes:
Winter fecking fest... I prefer the sound of that!
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/me wonders if they will be consistent...

if christmas is unaccepable...what about the other "mas", like michaelmas for example? they gonna change that? doubt it.
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who decided this? i think it's ****ING ridiculous
i agree, im not sure as to whos who in their local council or whoever, but i have a friend frm that area, shes told me that there are posters all around her local college advertising it and inviting the students to some form of 'winter fest party'
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Actually, I think "Winter Fest" is a great name. Could never stand that Christ bloke always having a part in everything. This way, we can get back to celebrating Chrismas/Xmas/Winter Fest the traditional way- that is, alcohol and presents- rather than having a load of religion thrown at us once a year.
hmm. i thought Crimbo happened beacuse of that Christ guy. in the same way new year doesn't.
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Stoke on trent council -go eat santa's reindeer's crap!
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i find the word diwali offensive as its nothing to do with my culture. CHANGE IT NOW!!!!!

fkin ******** the whole lot of it.
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XMAS IS XMAS. THe stupid ****s at stoke of trent can go **** emselfs!
Well, apparently, a lot of the actual people in s.o.t. are totally refusing the idea....
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(Original post by awhoswho)
i agree, im not sure as to whos who in their local council or whoever, but i have a friend frm that area, shes told me that there are posters all around her local college advertising it and inviting the students to some form of 'winter fest party'
Ah I see. I think it's sad really Poor church, poor vicars. It's like loads of us moving to India or something and renaming Diwali "(-insert season in which divali takes place-) fest". Very silly indeed (sorry if Diwali was a bad example. I'm not very clued-up on these things). Also apologies if I spelt it wrong.
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Erm... I actually got people taking me seriously there...

XMAS IS XMAS. THe stupid ****s at stoke of trent can go **** emselfs!
No, Xmas is Christmas. I thought that was the problem?
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Ah I see. I think it's sad really Poor church, poor vicars. It's like loads of us moving to India or something and renaming Diwali "(-insert season in which divali takes place-) fest". Very silly indeed (sorry if Diwali was a bad example. I'm not very clued-up on these things). Also apologies if I spelt it wrong.
I think Diwali takes place in winter too (although i may be mistaken, it oculd be at the end of autumn instead).

On a tangent, have they changed the way Diwali is spelt. When i was at school it was Divali...
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(Original post by Iluvatar)
I think Diwali takes place in winter too (although i may be mistaken, it oculd be at the end of autumn instead).

On a tangent, have they changed the way Diwali is spelt. When i was at school it was Divali...
change it to indian-autumn-fest and see how far it gets.

heres a clue, it'll get nowhere, and just get anyone thinking about it called a racist!

political correctness should be banned, and its purveyors shot.
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