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Do you recognize Kwanzaa as a legitimate religious holiday such as Christmas, Hanukkah, or Ramadan?

Simmering Frog 2011/11/28 20:21:56
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I'm sorry but I can't do it with a straight face knowing the history of Kwanzaa.
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  • Tasine 2011/11/28 22:14:49
    No
    Tasine
    +3
    It's no holiday of mine. Anyone who wants to celebrate it for whatever reason, can. I'm going to start celebrating my new dog's birthday, make a holiday of it.

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  • Boris Badinov 2011/11/30 00:13:16
    No
    Boris Badinov
    It's celebrates the liberal worldview. Other than interfering with Christmas that is the entire point of it.
  • betz 2011/11/29 01:25:49
    Other
    betz
    I don't know that much about it. I've never been one to knock other's traditions though.
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2011/11/29 01:24:05
    No
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    It's a made up holiday and my black son-in-law doesn't even know what it is!
  • Adam Julian 2011/11/28 22:57:16
    Other
    Adam Julian
    Technially not a holiday, but it is a culturally important day.
  • Gracie ... Adam Ju... 2011/11/29 01:24:32
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    What is the cultural history of it?
  • Simmeri... Adam Ju... 2011/11/29 02:17:38
    Simmering Frog
    Why?
  • Blackberry 2011/11/28 22:44:53
    Yes
    Blackberry
    +1
    Yes, I recognize they're all fallacious social institutions.
  • Gracie ... Blackberry 2011/11/29 01:24:53
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    Sorry, I accidentally raved you.
  • Blackberry Gracie ... 2011/11/29 01:41:15
    Blackberry
    +1
    S'all good, I've done the same thing. Soda head should add an option to take it back.
  • Metaldane 2011/11/28 22:26:35
    Yes
    Metaldane
    Well it's not solely religious its meant to celebrate African heritage many of the people who celebrate it are also Christian And if we're gonna mention holidays that seem a little ridiculous you celebrate Easter with a big rabbit that hides eggs filled with candy and money what does that have to do with Easter?
  • Icono1 2011/11/28 22:19:10
    No
    Icono1
    +1
    Why should I?
  • Tasine 2011/11/28 22:14:49
    No
    Tasine
    +3
    It's no holiday of mine. Anyone who wants to celebrate it for whatever reason, can. I'm going to start celebrating my new dog's birthday, make a holiday of it.
  • kcandi 2011/11/28 22:14:19
    Yes
    kcandi
    Every holiday got it's man-made start somewhere. If it celebrates togetherness, than I'm all for it
  • 4dc 2011/11/28 21:41:40
    Other
    4dc
    couldn't care less either way
  • Typhoon 2011/11/28 21:14:29
    No
    Typhoon
    No, and non of my African-American friends do, either.
  • Bronar 2011/11/28 21:13:51
    Yes
    Bronar
    +2
    Right up there with Festivus!
  • betz Bronar 2011/11/29 01:24:42
    betz
    +1
    LMAO Broner. the old Festivus for the rest of us. Your comment was hilarious.
  • Smokey 2011/11/28 20:59:36
    Yes
    Smokey
    +1
    I don't celebrate it, but I respect other people's religious practices, especially if it promotes peace, love, understanding, and helping others.
  • Simmeri... Smokey 2011/11/28 21:15:31
    Simmering Frog
    +1
    vomit gif

    Oh God. Spare me.
  • Smokey Simmeri... 2011/11/28 21:17:37
    Smokey
    Spare you from what? All I said is I respect other people's holidays. That doesn't mean I agree or like it.

    Please spare me from your posting!
  • Simmeri... Smokey 2011/11/28 21:18:33
    Simmering Frog
    I respect other people's holiday's too, legitimate ones.
  • Anna E 2011/11/28 20:58:41
    Yes
    Anna E
    Not sure if it has much to do with religion, but this is what Wiki has to say about it's origin,
    "Maulana Karenga of the US Organization created Kwanzaa in 1966 as the first specifically African American holiday . Karenga said his goal was to "give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society." The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning first fruits of the harvest. The choice of Swahili, an East African language, reflects its status as a symbol of Pan-Africanism, especially in the 1960s."
  • Tasine Anna E 2011/11/28 22:14:36
    Tasine
    +1
    Where I come from (Texas) blacks have always celebrated June 19 (Juneteenth) - for decades upon decades. And it is a decidedly black American holiday that celebrates their emancipation.
  • Matt 2011/11/28 20:52:58
    Other
    Matt
    I wouldn't begrudge anybody from celebrating a holiday, but I have never seen any evidence of Kwanzaa. It certainly doesn't get anybody an extra day off.

    Kwanzaaaaa
  • Will Advocate of PHAET 2011/11/28 20:33:39
    No
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +1
    Unless you are trying to put together a list of losers, what's the point?
  • Dagon 2011/11/28 20:32:27
  • JanHopkins Dagon 2011/11/30 04:24:11
    JanHopkins
    +1
    I heard someone's trying to make Chicago a state.
  • Dagon JanHopkins 2011/11/30 14:21:00
  • mae 2011/11/28 20:27:34
    No
    mae
    +1
    No, simply because I know very little about it, it was unknown for the most part in the small Northwest town where I was raised. I am OK with those who wish to celebrate this holiday.
  • doc 2011/11/28 20:25:57
    Yes
    doc
    +1
    Every holiday is a "made up" holiday and had to begin somewhere
  • Now Lost 2011/11/28 20:24:44
    No
    Now Lost
    +1
    no, not at all

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