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  •  Most African-Americans Who Observe Kwanzaa (3+ / 0-)
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    are Christians. Why do you think that the two are mutually exclusive?

    Or has your "strongly Christian" upbringing dumb you down as mush as it seems to have done to most right-wingers?

    I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Republican Party.

    by OnlyWords on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:05:36 AM PST

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    •  Most Christians I grew up with didn't celebrate mu (0+ / 0-)

      Halloween was verboten because it was not a Christian or U.S. holiday, for example.  Something like Kwanzaa would have been viewed as a distraction against the whole Jesus thing.

      Also, fyi, I am an atheist and don't care much for religious stuff in general which has been no shortage of problems in my life.  I am also far from a right winger, although I am sympathetic to them as I grew up with them and seem to better understand their fears and concerns better than most people here.

      •  Celebrating Kwanzza has (1+ / 0-)
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        nothing to do with religion.

        •  For evangelicals, everything does (1+ / 0-)
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          It is probably a foreign concept to you but Christmas trees were even seen as a distraction against Christianity and viewed as a "tolerable evil" during Christmas.  Kwanzaa would be viewed as an attempt to distract from the focus of the Christian aspect of the holidays and thus to some degree anti-Christian.

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