December 24, 2015

NDP MLA “bravely” tweets support for “war on Christmas” -- Is a courageous Ramadan snub next?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Did you get your non-denominational holiday greeting card from the NDP? No?

Well, me neither. But I know Mike Connolly was sending some out. Mine probably got lost in the mail.

Mike Connolly is the NDP MLA for Calgary Hawkwood. He’s one of those accidental MLAs that stumbled into power in that perfect storm of Wildrose Party betrayal and Progressive Conservative self-destruction last May.

Connelly is a 21-year-old student. And a touch immature, I’ll assume.

He sent a tweet out in the middle of December that said, “Nothing like signing non-denominational holiday cards and becoming an active participant in the war on Christmas.

Ooooh, how edgy, Mike!

I think this is his attempt to poke fun at those Christians who feel like society is secularizing Christmas. This is Connolly trying, and failing, to be ironic.

But it’s not ironic. And it’s not edgy. Christians are literally the safest faith group to make fun of. What will happen to you if you make fun of a Christian? Well, we might send an unsolicited prayer your way or maybe, if things get really bad, if things get too real, we might pull out the big guns and have a bake sale. The mainstream media didn’t even bat an eye at his comments.

This isn’t ironic, or edgy. It’s lazy and predictable and, honestly, cowardly.

Do you think Connolly would make fun of Ramadan? Or Diwali? And what do you think the outcry would be like if Wildrose leader Brian Jean had said the same thing about a Muslim holiday?

Or are Christians the low hanging fruit for leftists like Mike Connolly to make fun of?


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commented 2016-03-16 22:39:42 -0400
“Maybe it was because there weren’t enough ukrainians praying to god.”

Shocking. An anti-theist doesn’t understand how Christianity works. It’s like you’re eternally 13.
commented 2016-03-16 22:34:56 -0400
Atheists aren’t holier than thou? Sam has apparently missed Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett. Of course he did that on purpose, because he can’t admit atheist ideology (might makes right because there is no such thing as objective good and evil) has killed more people in recorded history than any other.

You, however, still feel compelled to attack the most persecuted religious group on the planet right now.

But, no, you’re not holier-than-thou, are you?
commented 2015-12-30 03:22:52 -0500
It’s good to see that you are so proud of your home country having a nazi party.

The difference between the atheists and the christians, is that christians have a holier than thou attitude, such as yours, and need to impose it on other people. It is dichotomizing, oppressive, and forceful. This is a part of the christian identity, which is why I can lump you in there with the rest of christians. This identity, however, is one that is not shared by atheists. So when you try to point the finger at me by saying that I am like Stalin, it makes absolutely no sense.

Go back to the Ukraine, if you love it that much.

And I’m pretty sure the abuse in the residential schools went on way past your great purge.

Maybe one day, Putin will make all the churches in the ukraine take off the cross, and replace it with a portrait of Stalin.
commented 2015-12-30 01:21:17 -0500
Sam how many killed by Christians last century? LMAO! Of course only Christians have to be punished association according to you, a real double standard, now go live with your secular buddies , i will stay in my Judeo Christian countries.
commented 2015-12-30 01:16:57 -0500
Anytime any atheist twerp wants to stop me from celebrating Christmas , please try, see what happens.
commented 2015-12-30 01:15:42 -0500
Sam Young abuses were not happening in 94 moron. SOrry but you do not get to decide that a small bit of abuse is bigger than one of the worst holocausts in human history. Seems atheists sure create lots of those. LMAO!
commented 2015-12-30 01:08:51 -0500
Sam God does not get into wars moron and the Ukraine is doing quite well, our country has neo nazis as well , moron , and we have a commie puke party as well. We have freedom, the thing you atheists hate. Now go hide like a good atheist coward LMAO. You said we were hiding behind the church, i am not hiding loser. Now go be a good dictator and censor others , atheists love doing that as well. LMAO. Now go back to your country, SIBERIA! Or better yet move to an atheist run country, they are awesome LMAO! Too bad i proved you wrong you loser. Now go cry about it. TWERP!
commented 2015-12-29 17:42:43 -0500
The Communist take over of America – the 45 declared steps
Steps # 27 & 28
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
- Go easy on the Kid . He has no idea that his mind has been manipulated by the State through their State operated Education (indoctrination) system. The Communists have to destroy the Christian family (way of life) in America because it gives them (families) strength and unity that is far stronger than the State. Oh don’t think they are not well on their way to achieving their Communist/Global/NWO) goals. We are in for a serious fight to save our way of life.
commented 2015-12-29 03:25:33 -0500
How many posts in a row do you need to make? Do you have OCD or something? And if you love the Ukraine that much, then you should go back to your country, where they still have a Nazi party.

And know your history. The Great Purge didn’t end in 1994, which was the year the last residential school closed.

If you want to go rage against the old soviet empire, go ahead. But what it has to do with me? Well, it is obvious that you feel the need to take out your rage on anybody that has anything in common with your lover, Joseph Stalin.

Keep praying. Maybe jesus can give crimea back to you ukrainians.

And if there was a god that is worth worshipping, then explain why your home country got overrun by both Germany and Russia. Maybe it was because there weren’t enough ukrainians praying to god.
commented 2015-12-29 01:53:54 -0500
Sam Sun news never asked for the 1 billion CBC gets , you are wrong again.
commented 2015-12-29 01:49:02 -0500
Sam you wanted Christians to be punished for the acts of other Christians yet atheists get a free pass, that is HYPOCRISY! And the Ukraine is a great country, better people than you will ever be. BIGOT!
commented 2015-12-29 01:47:50 -0500
Sam Young residential school offenses happened decades ago as well, so follow your own advice. Sorry but i do not follow orders from hypocrite bigots.
commented 2015-12-29 01:46:22 -0500
Sam i did no such thing you moron, i said the phony claims should not count and you said we should not be able to celebrate Christmas because of the actions of others, well apply that to yourself. I can also bring up MAO, Pol Pot, Kim Jung, all atheists , even the Nazis tried to secularize Germany, so stick your whiny deflecting and apply your words to yourself. I have never said Christians are perfect. And natives did bad things to Christians as well. Of course you are too much of a bigoted child to accept that. Now go be a good atheist and sexualize kids , that is what the secular progressives want.
commented 2015-12-28 21:54:04 -0500
I would say the NDP know exactly what they are doing. It’s just the complete opposite of what you want them to do.
commented 2015-12-28 14:26:53 -0500
I don’t think the word brave and NDP should ever be used in the same sentence. The NDP are clowns, who haven’t a clue what they are doing, and it is obvious that they should call another election. They and their backward policies do not belong here, and their intent is to destroy capitalism and wealth, so that they can stuff their faces and their pockets with our money. Our money, it’s not theirs!
commented 2015-12-28 02:30:14 -0500
You’re the hypocrit, not me. You want to distance christians away from the residential schools, but you want atheism to be synonymous with Stalin? Stalin may have been an evil nut job, but nobody in their right mind will praise Stalin in this day and age. Your whole point about Stalin is not only irrelevant, it also shows that you can’t let shit go. Stalin has been dead for decades. There hasn’t been a great purge in the ukraine for a long time now. Yet, you hold so much against stalin after all this time, but won’t hold anything against christianity for doing bad things? And you call me a hypocrit?

And for the record, I voted for Harper, and not the NDP. But considering what kind of people like you come from the Ukraine, I am starting to hold it against Harper for giving $5 million to the Ukraine in foreign aid.
commented 2015-12-28 00:40:20 -0500
Sam Young spare me your ignorance please, claiming molestation when it did not happen is not de emphasizing anything moron, and Stalin put Ukrainians through much worse than the residential schools ever did and he did it too many times more people , and stick your BS as to why Christians must be punished for association but no one else. That is pure hypocrisy. And sorry but us Ukrainians are not using Stalin as an excuse for generations to be drunks and pinning all our problems on what happened. I have family who was murdered by that atheist scum. And try and stop me from celebrating Christmas loser, you can bring that NDP twerp along with you LMAO. You are such a pathetic hypocrite.
commented 2015-12-26 21:47:34 -0500
Only the NDP in Manitoba are so insane as to propose lowering the voting age.

On behalf of all Manitobans, I would like to thank Stephen Harper for getting Gary Doer out of office. If Doer were still in charge of the Manitoba NDP, there would have never been an internal revolt, a hike in the PST, or this idiotic push to lower the voting age. Getting rid of Doer did us Manitobans a huge favour. Now if only the other parties can capitalize on getting rid of Doer.
commented 2015-12-26 13:04:10 -0500
I see that the communists at the Duma in Winnipeg want to lower the voting age to 16 now,i say it should be raised to 21 at least then a few will be out of the indoctrination schools that we have now.
commented 2015-12-26 09:33:29 -0500
There are quite a lot of amazing Christians who truly follow in the footsteps of Jesus, but the vocal ones are self-righteous assholes who are too busy hating anyone who’s not like them to actually follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
commented 2015-12-26 09:30:26 -0500
well one good thing almost all of these useless a holes wont ever get a gov pension as they wont make two terms
commented 2015-12-26 02:55:46 -0500
Keep standing up on that pedastal, won’t you? Your arguments are all the same. Christians are awesome, and everybody should be like the christians. Go shove the bible down people’s throats. Convert, ostracize, and look down on the other religions. If you are not christian, then you are going to hell.

And what does Stalin have to do with anything? The guy was a mad man. I don’t hold it against christians because Hitler was christian, so don’t hold it against atheists because Stalin was an atheist.

The largest number per capita of child predator probably are teachers, and I won’t go very far in arguing against it. I will, however, add that in the day of the residential schools, that the teachers that worked in them were also priests and nuns.

And lastly, has it occured to any of you christians that this website that you consider a refuge for christianity, is run by a JEW? Why yes, Ezra Levant is a JEW. You know, that ethnicity and religion where the followers do NOT believe in Jesus? That’s right, Ezra does not believe in Jesus.

And since Ezra, like most jews, do not shove their holy book down my throat, I don’t have anything to speak out against on the topic of jews. You christians have earned every bit of the backlash against christianity.
commented 2015-12-25 23:27:29 -0500
Sam Young Christians do more for others , than you will ever do. Atheists tend to demand more form others then act like they have done something.
commented 2015-12-25 23:26:23 -0500
This loser would cut off his own genitals before he would do the same to Ramadan.
commented 2015-12-25 23:25:31 -0500
Sam Young one of your great atheists killed many millions of Ukrainian Christians , so why no vitriol form you for atheists?
commented 2015-12-25 23:24:37 -0500
Sam Young apply your logic to all groups then, you will have no one left. You have been brainwashed with BS propaganda. Priests do not molest anymore than the societal average. Teachers do it the most per capita, why not attack them? If it were not for Christians you would not live free, and maybe you would not be able to eat bacon. The Muslims would have wiped the natives out if they had come over here first.
commented 2015-12-25 22:00:02 -0500
Morally centered? I gotta love how it is christians that like to equate their beliefs with morality. This is the starting point of where christians start to use their religion to use against those horrible non believers.

I always hear the argument on how christians that do bad things are not real christians. Heck, I hear it a lot of times on this website. Yet, it is also the same people that say this, that have no objection to painting all the muslims with the same brush. Day after day here at the rebel, it’s bad muslim this, bad muslim that. This I would say is the greater hypocrisy. Claiming that there are some christians that are not christian, but constantly putting muslims down.

So no, I won’t be joining you and all the people that you may or not want to associate with your religion. Regardless of what you think, christianity is the ultimate tool in spreading the message of if you’re not with us, then you’re against us.

So no, I don’t blame the NDP one bit for that comment. It’s too bad it took them all these months to finally make a good decision.
commented 2015-12-25 20:26:11 -0500
Sam Young – you are making pathetically obvious non sequiturs with your false equivalences. People who abuse or harm other people are NOT following Christian faith or teachings – they are hiding behind it to commit crimes, they are lapsed Christians and failed humans – the Catholic Church hasn’t got a monopoly on hypocrisy nor does the liberal governments which coopted them into federal forced native assimilation pogroms – the world is full of false piety and crimes committed in the name of religion and ideologies, including the mendacious piety which you spew here. Condemning a whole faith and those who ADHERE to it’s teachings of righteous non aggression, is an act of gross defamation itself – hate speech is the modern term for it.

I suggest you take your combatant atheism or pagan impiety or whatever debasing dogma that passes for spirituality in you, and go to some dissolute web sewer where peddling anti- Christian hate is cool. It sure as hell is not welcome where morally-centered people are observing a religious celebration of their faith and their redeemers birth. Obviously you are so devoid of a moral compass you can’t tell right from wrong or forgiveness and tolerance from mendacity.

Have a merry Christmas anyway and try to remember the guy who died for your self-serving transgressions and be thankful he founded a religious belief which tells his followers to forgive a-holes instead of cutting their heads off – because loud mouthed atheists are the first to die in the Islamic caliphate
commented 2015-12-25 20:15:04 -0500
Sam Young;
Have faith Son, when it is your turn to lay in bed, hoping that the next gasp for air is not going to be your last, you may see things differently.