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Old 12-11-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Create a problem to sell a solution. That's Christianity - a simple con.

Christianity is based upon advocating the execution of an innocent man so that you can escape accountability. Is this a good message to celebrate and teach our children?

Accountability for what, you ask? It's the accountability for transgressions that mostly occur in the mind and are never actually acted upon. It is thought crime, of which everyone is "guilty". Christian mythology creates a "problem" which everyone has, and then invents a "cure" so that you have to join the cult. Joining the cult is the ONLY way to be "saved" from the problem Christianity invented in the first place. It's really quite clever, but not unique to Christianity. Creating a problem to sell a solution is an ages old tactic.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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Who "doesn't like Christmas?" Every atheist I know enjoys the Christmas season, minus the religious connotation that was shellacked by the church over the original pagan holiday in the first place.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:04 AM
 
Location: North America
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Christmas is what you make of it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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"Where's the line to see Jesus?"

It's right there every Sunday morning from the parking lot through the front doors of the church. Once inside there's a line for communion or the altar call or to receive a blessing.

Lots of lines for Jesus, Roy. All you have to do is look in the right place.

Why you are looking for Jesus in the mall I have no idea. Jesus never went to a mall and He never bought a Christmas present. He did, however, draw a crowd when he spoke. Those crowds have become today's churches. And we are all free to make the decision to go to church so we can worship Him. Pretty cool, huh?

p.s. You can even buy nice, wholesome Christmas presents at church craft fairs so you don't have to go to the mall. Woo hoo. People will even wish you a Merry Christmas! Win-win.

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:36 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I don't like Christmas. I don't sit around hating it though. I just put my head down and try to push through from Thanksgiving to 12/26. Hannukah helps.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Who "doesn't like Christmas?" Every atheist I know enjoys the Christmas season, minus the religious connotation that was shellacked by the church over the original pagan holiday in the first place.
I'm an atheist. I don't like Christmas.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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I'm an atheist. I don't like Christmas.
Then don't participate. Seems easy enough.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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Yep, things like this are the main reason I like the season. I listened to it twice today and had tears in my eyes most of the time I was listening. This is a great story about a small boy asking about the real reason for the season when everybody is there to see Santa Claus. Enjoy the video unless you are one of the people who just don't like the season, at all.



Becky Kelley - Where's the Line to See Jesus - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO - YouTube
I love Christmas! And we got 15" of new snow
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Thumbs up Me, too!

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Yep, things like this are the main reason I like the season. I listened to it twice today and had tears in my eyes most of the time I was listening. This is a great story about a small boy asking about the real reason for the season when everybody is there to see Santa Claus. Enjoy the video unless you are one of the people who just don't like the season, at all.



Becky Kelley - Where's the Line to See Jesus - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO - YouTube

Your song is pretty lame, though.

This is so much better:


Nat King Cole - This Christmas Song - YouTube


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Old 12-12-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Then don't participate.
I don't. But thanks for the advice, Dale. Where would we be without people telling us what and what not to do?
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