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What decorations (if any) should public/government buildings put up during this season?


Asked by Gal51 at 12:47 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • I've never been a fan of Public buildings or businesses having HOLIDAY decorations of any kind. No matter what they put up, they are going to leave someone out. But that doesn't mean they can't have SEASONAL decorations up. Things like lights, Snowmen, Penguins, Snowflakes or other Winter related decorations are more than acceptable... Plus, rather than decorating for 6 weeks, they can decorate for the entire season... No matter your religion or lack there of, you can't deny that winter is here, you can't say you "don't believe" or "don't participate" in winter, because guess what - you can't really escape it once it's here...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:35 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • aren't "seasonal" decorations representative of the Winter Solstice which is celebrated by pagans?

    I don't think so. I think of a Yule Log, Yule Tree, Nativity, Ornaments and so on as Yule or Solstice decorations, not Snowflakes or Snowmen... I have never met a Pagan who felt Snow or Winter related decorations were Pagan in any way... They are simply Winter. Additionally, I can't imagine anyone outside of Paganism would associate those things with Pagans either. People see Snowman and think Winter, not Pagan...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:16 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • i think white lights are beautiful and help with the winter darkness. i also see no harm in a poinsettias or other natural winter decorations, maybe even bells. but its always a better idea to put up nothing than to offend any of the cities residents & cost the city even more money (if the residents sue).

    Answer by okmanders at 1:01 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I like the lights, but this year I really wish they would pay the city employees instead of wasting the money on stuff like that.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:54 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • lights!!!

    Answer by leksismommy at 12:48 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • None, I suppose stringing lights around the window/doorframe. or building would be "accceptable" as it doesn't give mention to any specific belief.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:54 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Snowflakes, lights, greenery. Simple is the way to go.

    Answer by Groovyflor1 at 1:40 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I would say a little of each religion....

    Or just lights, lots of lights but do all religions decorate with lights. Tricky question for me at least... :)

    Happy Holidays....

    Answer by KFree907 at 12:52 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • None.

    Answer by IhartU at 12:55 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Candy Canes, Penguins, Polar Bears, Wreaths, Santa Claus, Lights!, Garlands! A lot..

    Answer by gabrielle_x at 12:56 PM on Dec. 2, 2010