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'Tree of Light' Festival

http://www.bdpost.co.uk/news/tree_of_light_festival_held_in_dagenham_heathway_1_1730675

Is that some ridiculous overly politically correct term for 'Turning on the Christmas Tree Lights' in order to not offend non Christians?

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Ken R inactive
If I had the misfortune to live in a country where Islam was the predominate and historically traditional religion I would not be offended by any visual display of a celebration of their religion, in fact I would expect it and I would be disappointed if in any way it was renamed or watered down so as not to offend me, the holder of a different faith.

I would however expect to be able to celebrate and display my faith, even it were within the confines of my own home. I believe that this would be an example of what could be defined as religious tolerance and not an example of the MADNESS of the PC Brigade who bow down to extremist opinions.

Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, God Jul, Gelukkig Kerstfeest, Mutlu Noeller, Wesolych Swiat, Craciun Fericit, Vesel Bozic, Nollaig Shona, Krismasi Njemci, Vesele Vianoce Sretan Bozic, Feliz Natal, Priecigus Ziemassvetkus, Nadolig Llanwen, but most of all MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Mark H
I thought we had got over the whole overly sensisitive political correctness - and it was OK to be English and Christmas wasn't turning into a banned word.  Guess that is not the case in Barking and Dagenham - and it is still the multicultural 'WInter Festival'.
Dawn S
If that's the Xmas tree at the Heathway you're talking about, half the lights are now either not working or have been nicked.
Lisa W
I thought the council was cutting back spending 'our money'?
Mak . inactive
If they were worried about offending people would they have sung Christmas Carols? Festival sounds much better than 'turning the lights on'. Maybe it was worded that way to try to attract more people to see the 'lights being switched on'?
Some people need to change their mindset as they only see negativity when actually if you look deeper it's not negative at all.

Merry Christmas to one and all :) Peace!!
Pam D
Thinking about it actually they were raising money for a Hospice which would make sense of calling it the Tree of Light Festival because that does relate to hospices.
Wendy P
Lisa W if they were cutting back why are they putting new street lights at the junction of Longbridge and Lodge avenue as the old ones were ok and what about the horrible bright lights in Lodge when it is foggy you cant see a thing and they are so bright you need blackout curtains to shut the light out and we did complain to the council with no answer as usual

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