why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google

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why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google J.R. Richardson 4/18/14 9:07 AM
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Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google ABC_News 4/19/14 7:45 AM
Google honored the Hindu festival of Holi earlier this year, and the Jewish festival of Tu B'av, as well as dedicating an entire subpage to the Islamic festival of Ramadan but heaven forbid they honor any of the holidays from the largest religion, which are also celebrated by secular people (Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, etc.). Of course they put something up on December 25 but it's invariably referred to as "happy holidays", despite the lack of any Christmas cheer associated with that banal phrase.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google "MaxxFordham" 4/20/14 3:24 AM
Yeah! Why is Easter glaringly ignored?
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Greg...... 4/20/14 6:22 AM
I'm sick of one of the most important Christian holidays being ignored while other religious holidays as well as homosexuality are celebrated as doodles on the Google Search bar. If Google has tried to prevent religious favoritism or tried to promote its political correctness, it has failed. On behalf of a vast portion of those who go on google - Christians - I advocate for Google's acknowledgement of Easter as a doodle.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google sisserydoo 4/20/14 6:40 AM
It depresses me :(
I usually enjoy google doodles, and went to see what cute thing they put up today...nothing.
Sure makes me feel like a 2nd class citizen to have my religion ignored while others are honored.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google William Geoghegan 4/20/14 9:57 AM
We are not ignored sisserydoo, we are purposely insulted.  It is a conscious decision on their part though you will never hear a reason why.  Bing does have a reference to Easter on their search engine btw.  Not the religious connotations but all the same, google couldn't even put up a couple of bunny ears.  They want transparency, they are about as transparent as one can get and its ugly inside.

You are first class, sisserydoo, and since google fails to say so, Happy Easter.

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Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Timmy937 4/20/14 10:53 AM
I quit using Google search engine and gmail after the 2013 Easter fiasco. I mean, they could have done nothing rather than post some socialist doodle on Easter. The obvious anti-Christian doodle policies in addition to their unabashed promotion of homosexual sex confirms my move. Maybe they should try being more "inclusive." I think I'm going to ditch my android S3 for the next iPhone when it comes out also.  
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Lilack Ponna 4/20/14 11:03 AM
i am slightly disipointed in google not enough to make me have a bad day or anything i dont want this to be a rant on google but i do agree that it is not right to ignore the christian holidays but being jewish it is also not right to ignore jewish holidays but everyone needs to take into consideration that google is a big corparition that may forget about passover and easter so i belve that we need to cut google some slack but google also has to rember most of the usa is made up of christians and to rember their holidays
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Josh5810 4/20/14 11:29 AM
Did you stop using YouTube too? Google owns that.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google William Geoghegan 4/20/14 12:02 PM
google remembers averroes' 888th birthday and not Easter?  If averroes birthday fell on the same day Daniel Pearl was murdered by subhuman scum, you can bet the doodle would still have gone up.

No.  A corporation is made up of people, it isn't some lifeless entity.  They are well aware they neglected to put something up.  Happy Passover btw ;)

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Almy Itrin 4/20/14 12:08 PM
King Jesus is alive and well. He has risen from the dead whether Google likes it or not... whether they acknowledge Him or not. He is still LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS. 'nuff said.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google lauraweldon05 4/20/14 12:49 PM
I understand that Google doesn't want to get into religious beliefs, but no recognition of Easter at all?  Not even a picture of Easter Eggs or a Bunny?  Sure the bunny and eggs aren't what the Christian holiday of Easter represents, but to discredit the holiday completely, whether religious of secular is odd.  
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Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Josh5810 4/20/14 12:55 PM
Also, Apple Inc. is a charitable donor for gay rights in California.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Michelle Kong 4/20/14 3:11 PM
Ha.. Poor Easter..
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Caroline Saab 4/20/14 3:56 PM
How is it that Google acknowledges almost every other holiday along with all sorts of obscure birthdays and random events, but does absolutely nothing for the most major holiday of the world's most widely spread religion? I was looking forward to seeing a cute Google doodle today. I went out of my way to check to see what was on their homepage...and nothing! It is extremely obvious that to not acknowledge Easter was an intentional decision. They could at least do some Easter eggs or a bunny or something, just to acknowledge the secular celebrations on Easter, which are derived from the celebration of the fertility goddess back in the day. What gives? What is the reason for going out of their way to not acknowledge Easter? It just makes it seem that Google is singling out this day and removing it from their equal celebration of cultures and events. What is their point being made? I would really like to know.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google William Geoghegan 4/20/14 4:29 PM
Their point is, it isn't "fair", it isn't "inclusive", it might "offend".  In their pitiful and blatant acceptance of all things non-western, in their shameless promotion of multi-culturalism they omit the ONE culture that isn't in the stone age ("stoning" age in the case of muslims) and actually contributes to the betterment of humanity as a whole.

No more google for me.  It won't affect my life in the least.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google theguliadulia 4/20/14 5:48 PM
Hi J.R. Richardson. You say that this forum is for questions about Google Search only when the question you are referring to is in fact in relation to Google Search. The main subject of the question is Google Doodle, a particular feature of Google Search. So technically speaking, though Google may have to unveil personal, political stances in order to adequately answer the presented inquiry, (thus leading to possible controversy and predictable backlash) the question does fall under the above-stated category, thus requiring you, Richardson, to provide a response.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Lisa Card 4/20/14 7:31 PM
Amen!!
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google nordsab1 4/20/14 7:56 PM
Nice job Google of being disrespectful not as tolerant and accepting as you want everyone to think.  
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Kyle Eggy 4/20/14 8:07 PM
They must hate Christians
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Loki White 4/20/14 8:28 PM
You know what else they ignored? 4/20.

Don't see the stoners bitching, do you?

why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google greenstang1313 4/20/14 9:09 PM
its in extremely poor taste that google refuses to acknowledge jesus christ or easter.  it almost makes me think that theres some really sick and depraved people behind these decisions.  last year was particularly sickening with that socialist garbage on easter.  and i'm not even a religious person at all.  it just sickens me that they do a doodle for every stupid little holiday and then these sick bastards cant even put up a couple bunny ears on easter.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google EffortlessDupe 4/20/14 9:15 PM
There are a lot of other cultures which have progressed past the Stone Age. While it may be true that Easter and Christianity deserved a Google Doodle, you shouldn't advocate for it by dragging everyone else down. I hope you have fun with Bing.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Nick O'Keefe 4/21/14 12:56 AM
just saying, isn't it considered discrimination against Christians since they put stuff up for other religions?
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Aruana Zeelie 4/21/14 3:37 AM
Please go use Bing if you have an issue with this.  Please!  We have more important things in life.

It is also not factually true.

Here are there Chrismas doodles

http://www.google.com/doodles/search?query=Christmas

And here is a Easter doodle

http://www.google.com/doodles/happy-easter-2000

Get over yourselves.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Kuyabik salleuf 4/21/14 4:11 AM
No doodles celebrating 4/20? I'm outraged! It's the most important date for stoners worldwide. Clearly we are being persecuted
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google RichardSMills 4/21/14 4:28 AM
Yes, how dare google not randomly select all christian holidays every year for the google doodles.  Anything less than complete christian privilege in all things is blatant persecution.  SMH  These idiots wouldn't know persecution or discrimination if it jumped up and bit their arses.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google RichardSMills 4/21/14 4:28 AM
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google RichardSMills 4/21/14 4:28 AM
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google ilovejc10934 4/21/14 4:52 AM
One word: money. See my "question". Should be right above this one in the list.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Seaner Edwards 4/21/14 5:09 AM
I cannot believe people still complain about this. Go celebrate Easter and enjoy your family. Stop worrying about what other people are doing, to include Google. If it bothers you and you want to stop using Google, turn in your Android phones and quit using YouTube.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Matt Fleener 4/21/14 5:21 AM
The christians are being persecuted so heavily! You didnt get an extra special thing to click on the google search page. You have all been wronged so bad! I sure hope the world can find a way to make it up to you guys.
why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Jack Barnes2 4/21/14 5:33 AM
Help! Help! We're being persecuted! Oh wait...
why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Jack Barnes2 4/21/14 5:33 AM
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google William Geoghegan 4/21/14 6:41 AM
"These idiots wouldn't know persecution or discrimination if it jumped up and bit their arses."  

The Christians in middle-eastern countries would take issue with your flippant comment Richard.  The contempt you have for Christians is dripping off of every word you typed and it sounds as though you are bemoaning that we aren't persecuted more.  I don't intend to become a professional victim like many in the US, and I won't sit idly by while a minority sub-culture tries to minimize my people.

The problem I have with the little, inconsequential and ultimately irrelevant google doodle is their selective celebration.  I don't look at a google doodle for validation of my beliefs, it doesn't make me feel trivialized and ultimately I can give a flying fig if they recognize me or not.  It is the selective nature of one over another and it is pretty clear to me the absence of any sort of decoration was a deliberate omission and the low information minority laps up the multi-cultural spittle to their own demise.

After this discussion, I'll not be using google again.  Youtube?  I can watch college humor somewhere else and maybe an occasional link from a friend but believe me I will not feel the loss in the least.

Take your contempt of my contempt and shove it up yours.

why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Google Face 4/21/14 6:53 AM
"why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google"

Oh my. Maybe if you phrased this a little better you'd get a better response. Take the time you waste on Sunday mornings and apply it to re-learning the English language.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Google Face 4/21/14 6:57 AM
"Take my contempt & shove it up yours." Isn't that in Thessalonians or something?
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google mobathome 4/21/14 7:05 AM
Google had an Easter doodle in 2000:

http://www.google.com/doodles/happy-easter-2000

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Greg...... 4/21/14 7:08 AM
Let's not get off topic. This isn't a religious debate. We are simply asking google why they didn't create an Easter doodle, while they choose to celebrate many other religious holidays. We want to know why Google deliberately chose to show no acknowledgment in potentially the largest religious holiday in the USA.

With their doodles on many more-controversial topics, such as homosexuality, I am immensely intrigued on Googles reasoning. And I hope the won't continue making this same mistake.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google William Geoghegan 4/21/14 7:14 AM
14 years ago google had an Easter doodle, meanwhile you can count on a different image every year on Martin Luther King day.

Google Face, is this where you start shouting hypocrisy?  I love God and I accept Jesus as my savior, but I am human.  I'm plenty proper to those who are proper to me, I'm not so to those who are hostile to me or my people.  I make no apologies.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Celeste Mike 4/21/14 7:38 AM
Christianity may be the largest minority religion, but that does not make it any more important than other holidays or religions. And, if Google were to create a holiday banner for Easter or Christmas it would undermine the day of celebration that was taken over by Christianity in efforts to force other religions to convert. Besides those facts, Google has the right to or not to publish any banners they see fit as the website is under their control.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google William Geoghegan 4/21/14 7:57 AM
Nice attempt at a slight, Celeste...

No one is disputing googles freedom to pick and chose what they do or do not put up as a doodle.  They have the freedom to do what they will, that does not equate to freedom from the consequences of their choices.  So, beg your pardon, but why do the smaller minority religions get play and not the largest?  Selective inclusion of one or another is clearly a deliberate policy.

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Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google GaryWF99456 4/21/14 9:11 AM
LOL, Jesus the original socialist and you get mad, lol
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google JDZodiac 4/21/14 9:22 AM
And Christians wonder why everyone else thinks they are whiny brats with a false sense of persecution.  Poor babies! You control a majority of the government, get tax exemption for your brainwashing temples and charlatan pastors, and have national holidays dedicated to your silly religion.  And yet it never fails that a handful of spoiled American Christians will put up a big stink for something as insignificant as a tech company failing to stroke their egocentric worldview, or they don't get to discriminate against homosexuals, or heaven forbid they have to acknowledge that they aren't the center of the universe...oh the persecution!
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Ronald Luczak 4/21/14 9:53 AM
Why do you idiots exist?
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Weel 4/21/14 10:07 AM
Only Christians would complain that they didn't get something that they think they were supposed to get. It was a stoner holiday too, was it not? How come nobody has posted about them not doing a stoner doodle? Stop finding stupid things to complain about and go out and do something productive.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Google Face 4/21/14 10:10 AM
Yet the Bible clearly states to turn the other cheek. No where does it advise you to give offense when being offended. Either you don't understand your holy book, or you "couldn't give two figs" about certain verses when they don't meet your need.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google mobathome 4/21/14 10:38 AM
@William Geoghegan,

Yes, for MLK Day, a U.S.A. civil holiday for all Americans since 1986, Google has had 10 doodles on the U.S.A. page, one in 2003, and none from 1998 through 2002, and 2004 and 2005.

Yes, for Easter, a Christian religious holiday, Google has had one doodle on the U.S.A. page in 2000, and none in 1998 through 1999 or 2001 through 2014.

Yes, for Rosh Hashanah, a Jewish religious holiday, Google has had one doodle on the U.S.A. page in 2006, and none in 1998 through 2005 or 2007 through 2014.

Yes, for Ramadan, a Muslim religious holiday, Google has had NO doodles on the U.S.A. page EVER.

The hypocrisy is all yours.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Jared Hall 4/21/14 10:52 AM
Who cares.. Clearly only a hand full of foolish people.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Garak82 4/21/14 10:52 AM
You don't know second class citizen status until your government denies you equal protections because you just happen to love the "wrong person."

Enough of this persecution complex. You are not being persecuted, you are just being a whiny crybaby because somebody decided not to stroke your ego.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google tristezo2k 4/21/14 11:41 AM
You need to read about "affirmative action" to understand why there is no doodle for your cristian occidental rite.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action

I really hate any big organization acknowledge religion, because it gives it credibility (that by definition, it doesn't have).

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Randall Reynolds 4/21/14 11:45 AM
Your Jesus does not exist.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Steve Inhofe 4/21/14 12:18 PM
You're right, people should only celebrate YOUR holiday, rather than any other one.  You Christians are much more important than anyone else, we're sorry for not seeing it sooner.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google SabbDS 4/21/14 12:20 PM
"Sure makes me feel like a 2nd class citizen to have my religion ignored while others are honored."

Now you know how non-Christians feel pretty much all the time.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Anthoney Sharma 4/21/14 12:36 PM
Ignoring the day of redemption of humanity is a very cheap act,I never thought Google would go that low.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Sarah Wineburg 4/21/14 12:52 PM
Why are you as a Christian so concerned with what Google does? Not very Christian like....
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Sarah Wineburg 4/21/14 12:53 PM
Apple also supports equal rights...so good luck there dick....
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Danielle Storm 4/21/14 12:59 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%92ostre

Welcome to the origins of Easter, hope everyone had a wonderful Ostara this year. . .

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google p2ryan 4/21/14 1:45 PM
you show exactly why religion isnt the betterment for humanity. you are a racist bigoted idiot. goodluck never using google ever again. do a quick search and see what you wont be able to use. youll go back to the "stone" age.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Korymaeris Laguz 4/21/14 2:31 PM
You.  I like you.
why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google kenbo11 4/21/14 2:38 PM
Are guys serious? So now doing nothing is discrimination? I thought you had to actually do something discriminatory in order to be discrimination.  So now everyone HAS to do something for your holiday or they are in trouble. Talk about self centered egotistical!
why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google kenbo11 4/21/14 2:40 PM
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Fk yuo Feget 4/21/14 2:44 PM
You all are fucking idiots, make a big deal over an ancident story. It is just a search engine.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google lauraweldon05 4/21/14 2:51 PM
Why all the name calling?
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Anthoney Sharma 4/21/14 4:09 PM
Name callings are compliments in disguise when people cannot refute your statement they try to suppress you.Did 'Ostara' fight with 'Ishtar'(How exactly did the name of a Canaanite fertility goddess skip all the way to England from the Middle East without stopping in Rome or Byzantium?) or 'Astrate' to get hold of the etymology of the word Easter.Besides both of them never existed.Oh! "Google is the only search engine on this planet and application provider without it world will go back to stone-age"=== this kind of intelligence literally belongs to the stone-age.By the way if Google deals with fictional festivals it should also do the same with real ones for the sake of equality.And it really takes an egotistical person to declare other person egotistical.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Loki White 4/21/14 4:24 PM
You know who obviously doesn't belong in the stone age?

The people at Google. They're at the forefront of information technology, pushing humanity towards a better future by improving access to the greatest wealth of information in human history.

By comparison, you Christians are... Trying to restrict other people's rights based on who they love, trying to make your religious beliefs law to (effectively) revive segregation, believing in imaginary friends, and bitching because you aren't top dog anymore.

You're on the decline. Kicking and screaming the whole way, but your several thousand years at the top of the food chain are coming to an end.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Nay Sayer 4/21/14 7:00 PM
Christians sure get butthurt. Next year google will have a zombie jesus doodles just for you guys.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google William Geoghegan 4/21/14 7:26 PM
This whole thread just proved what I already knew, and I have no doubt google techs are saying the same thing.  Meh.

I'm not worried about Christianity, Loki, and we are in no way on the decline though perhaps in your world we are.  Not my problem, and I know you don't care anyways.  Just remember that the pendulum swings left, but it ends up swinging to the right just as hard.  You would do well to remember that.

I am not disputing that google is an incredible tech company.  I'd be a fool to.  However, they enter the social ring when they pick and chose their doodles and they make no secret where their political philosophies lean.  It is unabashedly political in nature, it just so happens its in line with your political thought.  So have fun holding onto that pendulum, hope you don't fall off when it swings the other way.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google dozr 4/22/14 7:45 AM
if you are going to be depressed because google didn't change their page when they change it almost every other holiday, you are most likely depressed already and need some medical help.  talk to a therapist about your depression.  Christians are far from 2nd class citizens and are delusional if they really think they are.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Rob Sayer 4/22/14 8:53 AM
ABC NEWS has got to have better things to do than to worry about this.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Kevinesque 4/22/14 2:18 PM
what's more controversial? that gay people deserve equal rights or that some dude 2000 years ago died, was put in a cave, somehow rose from the dead, escaped from that cave, and then hung out with some people and then magically floated to a paradise heaven? hmmm thats a tough one...

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Dick Swanson 4/22/14 3:59 PM
Why are you bitching about your stolen holidays? Seriously, why don't you Christians acknowledge the Pagans? They were the very same religious people that you stole the traditions of Easter and Christmas from in the first place before giving them Jesus-sprinkles and calling them "Christian Holidays".
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google sisserydoo 4/23/14 5:36 AM
I don't think anyone's depressed, just disappointed. I think the people who have posted the incredibly angry responses are the ones who need therapy. They're going to hurt themselves or someone else, it's scary to think there are so many angry people in the world. Take a chill pill before you have an aneurysm. 
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Seaner Edwards 4/23/14 6:26 AM
It is frustrating to see people of a faith who actively harm humanity complain about a holiday that doesn't exec belong to said faith. Of course people are going to get angry. We are getting fed up with people complaining that they are being discriminated on because their beliefs aren't being acknowledged. This doodle isn't the only place. Look at schools trying to teach creationism or states trying to ban contraceptives. Its truly disgusting.
why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google wiredpup 4/23/14 7:56 AM
What a bunch of whiney little babies. Oh they didn't do this to appease my self righteous religious beliefs. Oh boo fricking hoo.
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google ekam singh 4/23/14 8:47 PM
are you serious?
Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Alice Galletti 4/24/14 10:38 AM
Really? Where the zombie at? I have my shotgun ready....

Nope. I don't see him.

Re: why don't google honor Christian holidays but yet seem to honor others on google Alice Galletti 4/24/14 10:39 AM
:) love this
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