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Nothing like jumping to conclusions. . .

In my area, residents were up in arms over the disappearance of Holiday trees from local Walmart stores. The rumor was that Walmart removed the trees because "someone had complained about them." Local radio stations were flooded with calls from outraged citizens complaining about the missing trees and suggesting other ways of offending non-Christians with other religious scenes (really?!). I wonder how long it took them to wipe the egg off of their faces when they learned that the trees were removed because Walmart donated the trees earlier than usual this year so that the recipients had more time to enjoy them.  Yet another case of unnecessary outrage over a non-offense. . .

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jsbenkert

Asked by jsbenkert at 6:05 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Faux outrage seems to be running rampant this holiday season.........................................

    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 6:06 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Sadly the way things are today cause ppl to get upset easily. I dont blame someone for thinking anything but get your shit straight before you decide to flip out about it
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 6:07 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • agree...If they just asked why there were no trees then a whole lot of anguish could have been avaioded. This same concept applies to many situations. We should never jump to conclusions.
    kittieashy

    Answer by kittieashy at 6:08 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • LOL that's pretty funny.
    momma_gig

    Answer by momma_gig at 6:08 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • That is a really good examle of jumping to conclusions and thinking the worst,being outraged at nothing. It happens here all the time. I think some people WANT to be upset. If there isn't anything, they will make something up.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 6:10 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • – collapse

    disappearance of Holiday Christmas trees


     


    Just thought I'd clear that up .... in case you haven't gotten the memo, atheists do actually celebrate "Christmas."

    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 6:10 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 (hidden) + expand

  • Wow...
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 6:10 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Wow, amazing people have so much time and energy to fly off the handle, jump to conclusions and run at the mouth. Aren't they tired from being absolutely perfect in every single way?
    geminilove

    Answer by geminilove at 6:12 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • It seems someone derives all of the happiness in her life from informing Atheists of what they are allowed to celebrate, and what they're allowed to call it.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:14 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • And I learned nothing from this post either.
    2tinyhineys

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 6:14 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

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