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I used to not care much for religious Christmas music but since I know it upsets so many non-Christians and left wingers I tend to like it a lot more.
[11/30/2008 6:42:52 PM]
Fundie Index: 6
Fair enough, I read Harry Potter, the Golden Compass, the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and just about everything everything by Anne Rice just to piss of fundies.
And "Oh Holy Night" is one of my favorite Christmas songs.
2/28/2009 10:31:42 AM
Sorry to spoil your fun, but you've been watching too much Fox News blaming the "war on Christmas" on the evil liberals who supposedly hate Christmas. All of my friends are liberals, and I've never heard any of them get upset about Christmas music. Even my Jewish friends enjoy it from time to time.
2/28/2009 1:05:27 PM
Huh. Doesn't upset me. I'm not a very religious person and I don't mind religious Christmas carols. I like to enjoy the spirit of the Christmas season and not waste it by wanting people who disagree with me to be miserable.
That's just me though. I guess fundies have different methods to achieve Christmas joy.
2/28/2009 1:24:32 PM
Being an asshole for Jebus!
2/28/2009 3:24:17 PM
Personally, J.S.Bach is one of my favourite musicians ever, and I'm an atheist.
This post is a perfect example of religious fundamentalism, ignorant, intolerant, frustratedly raging and full of snarling hatred. Couple that with serious dislike of education (except in a very limited and narrow way), probably because of extreme backwardness and a hefty dose of self-loathing, and you've got pure fundiness.
Ooh! I can't wait for someone to come and convert me. Ooh! Yes please. I want to be consumed by anger and hatred too. Count me in. I'll willingly let myself become stupid. I want to be a simpleton. I'll forgo the pleasures of interaction with beautiful and intelligent women and gladly make do with the attentions of an ignorant drudge, just so I can be a fundie. O take me home daddy.
2/28/2009 4:33:56 PM
Odd reasoning. I like Kraftwerk and Devo once in awhile but don't play it a lot because it bugs the people and family that's around. You play something you don't like because (you think) it bugs people. (I actually like some Christian Christmas music, however If it's that "New Shoes to show Jesus" f'n song you can just f right off)
Could this mean you're a Christian because you like to bother people?
2/28/2009 4:42:57 PM
I thought Christian music was "of the devil"? You know, because all music is apparently.
2/28/2009 10:53:38 PM
aaaahw how nice to have some kids on line
8/8/2009 2:29:18 PM
you would make a fun atheist. i know plenty of people who do the opposite ;D crank up that heavy metal baby! lol but no really. i have a huge collection of christmas music and i play it in my car from thanksgiveing till new years. soooo i dont think your going to bother anybody. good try though.
11/14/2009 4:24:18 PM
Really? We're supposed to be upset?
There's a lot of good religous music. There's no law that says you have to agree with all of it to enjoy it. I can listen to Handel's Messiah and enjoy it, the same way I can read a novel and enjoy it without believing it.
Anyone who'd actually be upset is a caricature. Those sort of people probably exist (because let's face it, people can be rather stupid), but they are easily the minority and certainly don't represent either most non-Christians or most liberals.
11/14/2009 4:45:45 PM
Really? I've always loveed religious Christmas music. It's the "Santa Baby" crap that pisses me off. I think you're full of it.
11/14/2009 6:55:36 PM
Allegory for Jesus
Yeah, and because every other kind of music pisses off Christians, I tend to like that a lot more. Or...no...that's probably not the reason why. Oh well.
10/12/2010 1:50:48 PM
There's a difference between religious music (Bach and Handel, as others have said), and pop music. The former's popularity has lasted for centuries and will likely survive for as long as humanity has the means to recall or to play it. The latter, however, tends to be musically inept and direly irritating drivel which only survives because shops feel culturally compelled to play it all through December, regardless of how many customers complain (it's not like there's anywhere they can take their money to that's not playing this shit) or how many employees commit suicide.
Other than that, Jesus is happy to hear that you are taking pleasure in the misery -- perceived or otherwise -- of others.
10/12/2010 4:27:38 PM
I don't like syrupy Christmas music much, and I really can't stand Christmas itself, but it sure as fuck doesn't upset me.
In any case, one can listen to beautiful religious music and shrug off the religious aspect, just as one can admire a beautiful building (e.g. Notre Dame) for what it is and not for what it was built for. I do not get riled everytime I encounter anything with a religious theme.
10/13/2010 2:03:21 AM
I go on breathing and not believing in magic just to screw with fundies. We all have our guilty pleasures.
Also, O Holy Night is one of the best songs ever written, and I also have a soft spot for 'Good King Wenceslas' and 'The Carol of the Bells'.
So....what the hell are you talking about?
11/18/2011 1:53:33 PM