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Old 12-20-2004, 12:06 AM   #101
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Originally posted by BrownEyedBoy
Why do you keep saying that? I've read all of them and all it says is: "Atheists are not aware that it's a Christian holiday, nor do some Chrisitans."

That doesn't make it any less a Christian holiday, though. It celebrates the birth of Christ, for the love of God! If not that then what does it celebrate? Did people just randomly come up with the name Christ-mas, and the whole December over nothing?

Really, I'm not trying to be rude or anything but it's just something I noticed and felt like talking about with open minded people who would probably just laugh it off and say "so?". Instead, all I see is denial ....or people pleading ignorance.

Please ponder why this thread has many posts and yet you still feel nothing has been said.

Please ponder why many people have corrected the falsehoods in your statements and yet you continue to repeat them.

Please ponder why you ask questions and choose to not listen to the answers.

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Old 12-20-2004, 01:08 AM   #102
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Originally posted by Calluna
My thoughts exactly. How stupid can one be. It seems the craft of reading what one writes is completely forgotten by some...

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Old 12-20-2004, 01:23 AM   #103
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I haven't read this thread (for obvious reasons) but aren't the celebrations surrounding christmas mostly pagan rituals anyway?

I would guess that no matter what you (don't) believe in it never hurts to celebrate being with loved ones

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Old 12-23-2004, 03:23 PM   #104
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I posted this somewhere else on the topic, and I feel its worth repeating...

From my perspective, I always felt that Christmas wasn't really much of a religious holiday, and think that even if one does not believe it is still worth celebrating simply because it is fun to be joyful. Even as far as the aspect of Jesus goes, whether or not you believe he was God or the Messiah, he was still a historically significant figure who from what I can tell used his life to try and do good in the world and I'll be damned if he isn't worth celebrating anymore than MLK, Chris Columbus, or Abe Lincoln.
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Old 12-23-2004, 03:37 PM   #105
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Religion or no religion ( ME ).. Have a nice xmas, and i hope you all havn´t wasted too much money on this corporate holiday
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Old 12-23-2004, 04:00 PM   #106
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Living in a house that has everything powered by electricity, I'm going to be celebrating having my power back on and not having it out the 48 hours I was told it might be when I called it in.

Thank you electric company line workers!!!
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