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:::::The [[Template:PicOfTheDay/25 December|Picture of the Day for 25 December]] actually did say "Merry [[Christmas]]!" and was a picture of the Christmas tree from [[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]]'s [[Nexus]] experience. All Star Trek references. Anyway, I put it there and I'm agnostic. "Deleting the bookmark every year" because a site wishes you Merry Christams? That's kindof silly. As though you are punishing ''them''. You keep going back in January, right? It's very much like this certain IRC situation recently, but that's off topic. Also, there is the thing about honoring cultures, which you don't really do by ignoring Christianity as well as the seperate secular Christmas culture that is even bigger than the true Christian one. Culturally tolerant means that when someone makes a good wish for you like "Merry Christmas", you say "Thank You", not "Never say that to me again! Your saviour is dead and you believe a lie!" --[[User:Bp|Bp]] 15:21, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
 
:::::The [[Template:PicOfTheDay/25 December|Picture of the Day for 25 December]] actually did say "Merry [[Christmas]]!" and was a picture of the Christmas tree from [[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]]'s [[Nexus]] experience. All Star Trek references. Anyway, I put it there and I'm agnostic. "Deleting the bookmark every year" because a site wishes you Merry Christams? That's kindof silly. As though you are punishing ''them''. You keep going back in January, right? It's very much like this certain IRC situation recently, but that's off topic. Also, there is the thing about honoring cultures, which you don't really do by ignoring Christianity as well as the seperate secular Christmas culture that is even bigger than the true Christian one. Culturally tolerant means that when someone makes a good wish for you like "Merry Christmas", you say "Thank You", not "Never say that to me again! Your saviour is dead and you believe a lie!" --[[User:Bp|Bp]] 15:21, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
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::Obviously you've never seen the Daystrom Institute decked out for Xmas. I'm not sure how deleting the site punishes anyone; I'd just rather not be reminded of how annoying the site's animated circus is. The site is diseased for a month, so I go back when it's cured. This is a tangent, anyway. I didn't say what my opinions of Christmas and/or Christianity are (which are two seperate issues and irrelevant anyway); I'm just saying that a secular reference should be neutral and doesn't have the responsibility to honor anyone. Doing so, IMO, is POV and damages credibility. As for Xmas being canon, MA doesn't honor [[Rumarie]] every year. -- [[User:StAkAr Karnak|StAkAr Karnak]] 16:17, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

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I'm wondering since when (and why) Memory Alpha is celebrating religious holidays such as Christmas. I'm pointing to the change of our logo on December 24th. Isn't this contradicting the essence of Star Trek and doesn't this prevent and subdue other religious holidays such as Hanukkah or Eid ul-Fitr? Not to talk about all the millions of Gnostics who won't celebrate one of the major holidays or Buddhisms or Bahá'í who have completely different beliefs. We should, in honor for all different spirits and according the spirit of mainly non-religious Star Trek, not celebrate our personal holidays here. That's just my feeling about this. — Florian - talk 14:26, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't know if you're partially joking or not, but if you're not joking I essentially agree. Picard(o) 14:30, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
I find the changing of MA's logo to be offensive; Wikipedia does not change its logo to endorse a belief system. I delete my bookmark to the Daystrom Institute every December for the same reason. -- StAkAr Karnak 14:39, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
We even have an article about Christmas, meaning that even in a "non-religious" future as depicted in Star Trek (and even that has changed with times), the holiday itself still plays a role. If you can come up with any non-Christian holiday that was depicted or mentioned on-screen, I personally wouldn't be opposed to honor that as well, if all we do is a very small and unobstrusive modification of our logo. -- Cid Highwind 14:42, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
Indeed. Chtistmas is canon, as is the Festival of Lights. I don't see the problem with adding four colourful lightbulbs to the logo at all. There's no message on the frontpage wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, the image of the day is not Christmas related or anything else. Only four colourful lightbulbs guys, ""There... are... four... lights!"... --Jörg 14:44, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
The Picture of the Day for 25 December actually did say "Merry Christmas!" and was a picture of the Christmas tree from Picard's Nexus experience. All Star Trek references. Anyway, I put it there and I'm agnostic. "Deleting the bookmark every year" because a site wishes you Merry Christams? That's kindof silly. As though you are punishing them. You keep going back in January, right? It's very much like this certain IRC situation recently, but that's off topic. Also, there is the thing about honoring cultures, which you don't really do by ignoring Christianity as well as the seperate secular Christmas culture that is even bigger than the true Christian one. Culturally tolerant means that when someone makes a good wish for you like "Merry Christmas", you say "Thank You", not "Never say that to me again! Your saviour is dead and you believe a lie!" --Bp 15:21, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
Obviously you've never seen the Daystrom Institute decked out for Xmas. I'm not sure how deleting the site punishes anyone; I'd just rather not be reminded of how annoying the site's animated circus is. The site is diseased for a month, so I go back when it's cured. This is a tangent, anyway. I didn't say what my opinions of Christmas and/or Christianity are (which are two seperate issues and irrelevant anyway); I'm just saying that a secular reference should be neutral and doesn't have the responsibility to honor anyone. Doing so, IMO, is POV and damages credibility. As for Xmas being canon, MA doesn't honor Rumarie every year. -- StAkAr Karnak 16:17, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
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