NBC’s medical editor denounced the religious part of Christmas during a panel discussion about the holiday on Today. (Snip) “I don’t like the religion part,” said Nancy Snyderman, the network’s chief medical editor. “I think religion is what mucks the whole thing up.” The “religion” she was referring to is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. The outburst came during a panel discussion with Matt Lauer, Star Jones and Donny Deutsch. Her response came after Jones said she focuses on the religious meaning of Christmas. “That’s the only reason why — that’s the only reason
Comments: You know it´s bad when even the libs sitting on the panel with her were shocked. It is incredible how emboldened these sick people are. If she had any sense she would apologize for her offensive statement. You can bet if she said anything like that about Muslims NBC would be breaking their necks apologizing.
I keep wondering when Americans are going to wise up and ask themselves exactly why they are running around spending money for a holiday fewer and fewer people understand or appreciate. What is it that they think they are doing? Why are they bothering to do it? Does a plain vanilla generic "holiday season" really warrant such trouble and expense? Especially when they are increasingly unable to agree upon what the holiday is for or what they are supposedly celebrating. An unthinking orgy of reckless consumerism lubricated by deliberately vague and inoffensive sentimentality leaves little in its wake but the hangover of needless debt.
Snyderman´s comment is not as dumb as it sounds. "The religious part" of Christmas HAS become confusing, conflicted, and bothersome. It fosters ill will, accentuates political and cultural divisions, irritates the atheists and annoys a lot of people for a lot of reasons. We might as well get rid of what remains of it and then get rid of Christmas entirely. Take out the religion that seems to offend so many people and there is really nothing left.
Halloween seems to be moving up in importance lately. There is something fitting about this and the possibility that Halloween, not Christmas, may soon become America´s only true national holiday.
So many people celebrate the shopping season - not the birth of the Savior. I think Christians should stop shopping and start worshipping, praying and spending time with one another. There is no meaning to this holiday any longer. Like the above poster said, Halloween has more significance than Christmas nowadays.
The celebration of Christmas, one of the two most holy events posessed by all Christianity, occurs within the hearts of Christians. Ignore the commercial parasitism of its occurrence. Hold in contempt the insults of Obama´s Ministry of Truth!
She´s confused as to why Mary didn´t have an abortion, what with the unwanted holy conception and all.
I´ll admit her statement caught me off guard. People say ´Happy Holidays´ because you really don´t know whether they´re Christian or Jewish.
I had a Jewish friend in college and I asked him how his Christmas was upon returning from break. He looked at me and reminded me he was Jewish. I was embarrassed. We both laughed and I asked how was his Hanukkah. He then asked me how was my Christmas.
Since then I´ve tried to discern between the two when I speak to people simply out of respect, but end up saying Merry Christmas to most people anyway.
The only part of Christmas is the religious part. What a maroon. I wish all the libs had to work on Christmas and didn´t get paid time off since they don´t believe it in anyway. It isn´t and never has been just a winter holiday. Liberals are awful.
I stopped Christmas shopping years ago. The season is for celebrating the birth of Jesus. My family spends the day together with friends and more family. There is no pressure of what to buy or spending money we don´t have. And another stress reducer for me is I get my news from Lucianne. Our Tv is hardly ever turned on so I have no idea who is on the Today show after Katie and my life is good. Now if I could turn off the government.............
The Today circles the drain, not only because of Matt Lauer but because the surrounding cast poseurs, trying to foist upper west side faux sophistication as some sort of world view, routinely insult viewers just trying to get some news on their way out the door.
Honestly, Christmas is not even the major holiday for Christians. That would be Easter. For a child, the secular part of Christmas is magic and a fond memory, but unless one comprehends the real reason for the season in adulthood, and that becomes their focus, they cannot comprehend the peace and joy that Christmas brings to those who believe. If I never get another gift, I will still celebrate Christmas.
This is the direct result of the teaching, and the believing in, of the idea of evolution. She wants all to know that she has "evolved" to a higher level, that the idea of God can be set aside, and in her heart of hearts, she is god, since there is no other. So it´s pride again; just like Satan to rope-a-dope the vain and gullible. Works every time with the unsaved. Nobody is watching? do what ever, for what ever. Followers ought to know better who they believe in.
Nancy Synderman, MD. What a shameful woman; what a contemptible thing to say but why is anyone working for NBC who says this stuff a surprise? If anyone wants to see contemptible, watch Big Moo taking us on the White House "Joy" tour. Never one time did she use the word Christmas or in any way refer to Christianity. Her nebulous—and as stupid as she is—goal is, she said, "Joy to All." Way to go you dumb boor. This ugly woman is nothing more than an angry amazon buff armed slob who is too busy vacationing and trying to look acceptable that she no longer even tries to cover up having sold her soul. She shames America when she opens her eyes in the morning.
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