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Posted By: garp

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 678
X-mas

Have it every other year to make it more special. Seems just like an over commercialized, year round gimmick to spur on the economy. Get rid of it!


Posted By: jj

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 675
RE: X-mas

screw you - I want my presents bitch!


Posted By: FB

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 667
RE: X-mas

I have mixed issues. While it is important for Christians to celebrate Christ, that isn't really what Christmas is about anymore. It's about buying presents and Santa, and that's wrong.


Posted By: Syrgot

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 662
RE: X-mas

Isint there some evidence that Christ was actually born in June or something too?

I'll agree that I think Christmas has lost most of its religious value...but I still like the presents...

We should make 2 holidays. Present Day, and then...kind of like Martin Luther King day...make a Jesus Christ day...but not that many people really observe MLK day...hmm...tragic... maybe Holidays are just over rated?


Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 659
RE: X-mas

He was born in April. It was changed to December to help get rid of a pagan holliday (name?)

Thats a great way to get rid of a holliday. Put a better one in it's place.


Posted By: Dr. Zhivago

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 656
RE: X-mas

I believe it was Saturnalia, but I could be wrong about that...


Posted By: garp

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 654
RE: X-mas

screw you DragonMaster!


Posted By: no_one

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 646
RE: X-mas

Thank God for the Romans!


Posted By: Aurora

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 634
RE: X-mas

If you’re thanking a god for the Romans, (since they weren’t too fond of Christians, and probably not many other religions for that matter) are you thanking a roman god? If you are, let me suggest the Goddess Aurora.

Not mocking you no_one, I just thought it was funny. In my own mind anyway.


Posted By: no_one

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 631
RE: X-mas

I was aiming for that irony (goodness I hope I didn't offend anyone by the way).

You made my night that you caught on though lol.

At least one person on here doesn't hate me lol

The Roman god I adore is Bacchus. Except not into the whole omophagia thing (not too down with just picking up an animal and devouring it).



Posted By: Matt

Posted On: Jul 12, 2004
Views: 629
RE: X-mas

Hey alot of people dont realize it but the world would not be very cool at all if Christmas didn't exist.


Posted By: Kass

Posted On: Jul 13, 2004
Views: 621
RE: X-mas

Using the information that Jesus' arrival to earth was prophesized by astrologers, modern-day astronomers have calculated that an astrological occurance would have to have been huge to merit that much attention. The only huge even that happend was on April 17, 6 B.C. So infact Christ was not only born in April but he was born 6 years before his existance.

When the Roman government converted to Christianity from Paganism they changed many of the traditional holidays to make the transition easier for pagans. After all... pagans are big partiers. The holiday in question is Yule, usually held on December 21st; however, the date was subject to change because it was infact a celebration of the Winter Solstice that fell (typically) on this day. This is the longest night of the year, after this point the days in the year become longer until Litha (Midsummer Night) or the Summer Solstice. On this night Pagans celebrated the return of the Sun God... or the God of light. At Midsummer Night on June 21st they celebrated the handfasting or marriage of the Lord and Lady (their God and Goddess. After this point the Lord starts to die. Interestingly enough this holiday was also adopted by Christians as the Day of John the Baptist.

To read more about it click here. http://www.2think.org/hii/pagan_holiday.shtml


Posted By: Dr. Zhivago

Posted On: Jul 14, 2004
Views: 595
RE: X-mas

Pagan Rome did in fact celebrate Saturnalia during the winter solstice as well.


http://www.circlesanctuary.org/pholidays/SaturnaliaInfo.html