Here at Mindposts, we are big fans of Christmas. And, we are also big atheists.
Christmas and Atheism are non-contradictory. See my previous posts on the Atheist Christmas Coloring Book, and Fox News coverage of Rick talking about Christmas for Atheists.
A group benignly called the American Family Association put together a handy Naughty or Nice list of major retailers and their stances on Christmas. I am American, I have a family, and I love Xmas! Digging deeper I found that the AFA used to be called the National Federation for Decency, and is a fundamentalist evangelical Christian activist organization. In their words, the AFA seeks to restrain evil, promote Christ’s grace, and “believes that a culture based on biblical truth best serves the well-being of our nation and our families.”
Not really sure what all that stuff has to do with Xmas, but there you go.
By the terms of the Naughty or Nice list, MindPosts would make the Nice list. Virgins and barn babies are not required by the AFA; their picks are based on a company’s use/avoidance/ ban of the word “CHRISTMAS” in advertising. Using holiday imagery but failing to use the word is seen as censoring Christmas by the AFA.
Here is the list!
|Companies FOR “Christmas”
|Companies marginal on ”Christmas”
|Companies AGAINST “Christmas”
Frankly, I think it is cowardly political correctness, or mamby pamby over-inclusiveness to shy away from the word “Christmas”. This list calls out the wimps. On the other side of the coin, some of the NICE companies might be crazy Fundies that secretly want to convert you. Now you have the battle lines and can attack your shopping fully informed.