There are some Christians who want to celebrate Christmas their holy festival . If Christmas is banned Diwali should also be banned or it will be unfair for Christians. Even I am a hindu I do not support this .Common guys we are not racists . " BE FAIR TO EVERYONE "
You can't separate Christmas from its religious base. If you disagree, then you're either willfully ignorant or hopelessly misguided. The same people opposed to secularism (for instance, the extremists on the "no" side), a founding principle of the United States, would start foaming at the mouth if schools also celebrated those traditions of non-Christian faiths. In the name of justice, this false celebration of outdated and absurd values should be totally banned!
There are many religions out there. If you celebrate Christmas, lots of families will take that as an offense, and the student will feel uncomfortable, and can get laughed at or insulted by not celebrating. If students really want to celebrate Christmas in school, that be fair! Do that after school activities, not during school. Students will not feel uncomfortable anymore, and will feel happier.
Only if every other holiday is celebrated too. It's only the law! My school is having a christmas dance here soon. Ive been meaning to go up to the office and tell them that they should incorporate Hanukkah, kwanzaa, etc... Just as christian people have the right to celebrate so do the others.
Unless you are going to recognize and celebrate all religious holidays of every religion, then American Christians are not entitled to celebrate it in a school with various other religions. Public schools in America are filled with Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses and many others. Recognize and celebrate all... Or none.
Basically, What im trying to say here that Christmas is holiday and be celebrated in many ways but even though their is speculation with other religions. But still you can't just cancel Christmas at schools. It's just like schools won't allow any (Elementary/middle school) to celebrate Halloween occassions. This country's becoming more of a " limit" instead of all freedom.
This would offend some people big time. You can't take Christ out of Christmas. This is just like how people want to take God out of our motto In God We Trust and the pledge. We need to keep fighting for this, For all the Christians in the world.
As someone said about Halloween, Which I don't celebrate for various reasons, But I don't begrudge anyone else.
I do support the teacher in current news banning it until students can support reasons not too.
Christmas is about Christ, Love and faith. We as a culture have let the secular sides take over and maybe having children re-discover the original meaning is a good thing. The gifts can come later.
Too much of a bullying element here. If a church had done this no one would probably have gone over Christmas. But the kids have no choice. I hope while the head teacher and the RE teacher are sat at home on their holidays enjoying all the things they want banning at school, Realise that they have succeeded in alienating most of their community. Hypocrites
People have a right to express themselves and their culture freely whether it is something religious or non-religious. Not everything to do with Christmas is necessarily religious in nature. Those who do not wish to celebrate Christmas should not be forced to, but they have no right to ban it from everyone else who wants to enjoy it, put up decorations, put on a Christmas program etc... It's like celebrating any holiday or culture. I'm don't personally care for Halloween that much, but I wouldn't try to ban it or prevent other people from celebrating it. Relgious or non-relgious it shouldn't matter. Live and let live. If atheists want to have a special time of year for them too then so be it. I respect that. So please respect my right to celebrate my culture and or my faith as I see fit.
Some idiots came up with the idea to ban Christmas because of excuses about religion.
I think that this is absolutely stupid many people who are not Christian celebrate Christmas.
Children that are NOT christian are not being left out to celebrate Christmas. So quit your excuses and be quiet.
I think that we should have the right to celebrate Christmas in school. Not only is it our religion but our way of life some thing we do every year why not embrace it. Some people are afraid it will offend other religions, in reality if we can celebrate Christmas then they can celebrate their holidays.
Most of this country consists of Christians. Christians tend to celebrate Christmas. We do not ask other religions to ban their celebrations nor are we offended by their celebrations. Each person should be allowed to celebrate their own holidays in his or her own way without worry of offending others as long as their celebrations do not impose on the rights of others.
Christmas is not about religion for everyone any more. For a lot of Americans, Christmas has become a holiday of giving back and sharing cheer with family and friends. When it comes to the schools, Christmas is something that we should be allowed to celebrate commercially at school, not in the religious sense.
Christian people have a right to celebrate their holiday. If they want to celebrate, they can. It is our right to have our own religions, express our feelings and do what we want. Schools cant ban a holiday that SO many people celebrate. It is taking our rights away and upsetting people.