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Whats your take on toys for tots?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JoeyV, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. JoeyV

    JoeyVExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    personally I'm not for it, I am atheist, which means i do not believe in any type of religion, which also means I do not believe in Christmas. on the other hand there is nothing wrong with giving some thing to a kid who has nothing. the thing is I'd rather give clothes or food to the poor, not toys. Although when i was a child and they gave me a toy when my mother couldn't afford to get me anything i was very happy. The reason I'm asking your take on this is because I've been asked to play a benefit gig for toys for tots, instead of giving money to get in the gig you have to bring a toy. whats your take on this?
     

  2. Bakica

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    This doesnt have anything to do with religion. If you want to be generous, kind, and nice to poor kids - you will give them. Playing benefit gigs like this is awsome. Never thought of something like that ! Do you know where will you give all the toys ? To kids it really doesnt matter i think, as long as they have something either clothes or toys. This is really good idea :thumbsup:
     
  3. punkmar77

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    Fuck Toys for Tots, it is used as a marketing tool for The United States Marines. You can collect toys and hand them out yourself at various charities and it doesn't have to be for Xmas either. DIY!
     
  4. Bakica

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    So - it is connected to realigon ? how come ? Toys for Tots are some kind of organization ?
     
  5. JoeyV

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    From what I know about Toys for tots is that they do that every year around Christmas time, to give to children the day of Christmas. that is another reason I dont like it because runned by the marines.
     
  6. Bakica

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    And why are you doing it then ?
     
  7. Anxiety69

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    the idea of giving gifts to kids on christmas has nothing to do with religion, unless you think of santa claus as a savior or religious icon.
     
  8. JoeyV

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    Isn't those whole thing celebrating the birth of Jesus or some crap?
     
  9. Bakica

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    Jesus is our friend. \m/
     
  10. butcher

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    :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
    its not like its christ-mas or anything!
    :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
     
  11. butcher

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    I'm a bit more concerned about this organisation being explicitly an organ of the US Marines than whether good atheists should give poor kids presents at xmas.

    from toys for tots aims & principles

    but, how cute...
    [​IMG]
    :ecouteurs:
     
  12. JoeyV

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    This is why i don't want to do it, but i would like others people perception on it.
    And Even if the holiday is not about "Jesus Christ birth" I still feel that the holiday is full of shit. I think every holiday is full of shit, just a load of shit to make people consume
     
  13. Inle

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    Satan's Claws
     
  14. Milan

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    "...a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens."
    :ecouteurs:

    If there wasn't any goal like this involved, it'd be ok I think, helping people who need it without promoting any religion is ok with me,
    but this is digusting...
     
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  16. Anxiety69

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    reminds me of that church lady sketch from saturday night live where she points out how close to satan the word santa is :) as much as i hate SNL nowadays, they did a great job bastardizing the holidays.
     
  17. snookams

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    how will giving a toy to a kid lead to the further destruction of humanity? i don't care if it's military or religiously backed- the kids are just getting toys, not being drafted or converted. and it's non-profit, so how it's not even supporting any institution. however, i can see the logic in starting your own toys for tots type program instead of using the one already made.
     
  18. vAsSiLy77

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    How will this "poor kid" answer to the question "wanna join?" if he/she has grown up after years christ messes of uniformed philanthropy - and is confronted with one of those recruiting officers looking for people without perspectives in the bad parts of town? (Michael Moore documented the show and it's end really impressive!)

    Will the public - watching the toys-for-tots-shows each year - connect the nice marines next door with the guys fragging children in the middle east?

    Those fucks want to appear as ordinary humans - and I don't want them to use this mask - fuck toys for tots!
     
  19. punkmar77

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    You can't be that daft snookams
     
  20. DrunkSquid

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    my question is, why can't toys for tots be *just* that, toys for kids who have nothing? come on. they need to lose the extra patriotic baggage. it seems like well known organizations like this always take advantage of it and they feel the need to at very opportunity, to promote this bullshit about the US marine corps, or whatever it may be.
     
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