You can tell Christmas is coming – as I have seem my first ‘Christmas banned by political correctness’ story: even if it turns out to be wholly false…
Links to past examples of claims about the banning of religion at Christmas can be seen here:
ho ho ho…
I noticed at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11300552 that:
“An ice cream company banned from using an advert displaying a pregnant nun has vowed to position similar posters in London in time for the Pope’s visit.
Antonio Federici’s advert showed a pregnant nun eating ice cream in a church, together with the strap line “immaculately conceived”.
The Advertising Standards Authority has ordered it to be discontinued, saying it mocked Roman Catholic beliefs.”
I have reproduced the image here: is this really offensive?
Peter Cave has a Christmas puzzle for the entertainment of philosophers at http://continuumphilosophy.typepad.com/continuum_philosophy/2009/12/guest-post-peter-caves-seasonal-puzzle-1.html – enjoy
See previous links at http://r-p-e.blogspot.com/2007/12/festive-philosophy.html for stories on banning Christmas, etc- expect usual tabloid versions this year too…