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Old 12-27-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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I feel like I am being squeezed into a mold forced upon me by those who believe in fairy tales all for the sake of consumption. I find myself herded into a corner and prodded with names like negative Scrooge because I dare reject the manipulation of ancient stories in the name of profit.

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Old 12-27-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I feel like I am being squeezed into a mold forced upon me by those who believe in fairy tales all for the sake of consumption. I find myself herded into a corner and prodded with names like negative Scrooge because I dare reject the manipulation of ancient stories in the name of profit.

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That is so outclassed....

The Deep Middle: John Updike's "The Twelve Terrors of Christmas"
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I feel like I am being squeezed into a mold forced upon me by those who believe in fairy tales all for the sake of consumption. I find myself herded into a corner and prodded with names like negative Scrooge because I dare reject the manipulation of ancient stories in the name of profit.

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Feeling grinchy because Santa did not bestow you with any gifts this year?
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I feel like I am being squeezed into a mold forced upon me by those who believe in fairy tales all for the sake of consumption. I find myself herded into a corner and prodded with names like negative Scrooge because I dare reject the manipulation of ancient stories in the name of profit.

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these weirdos on here seriously need to stop smoking dope and then making crazy posts.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:23 PM
 
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This is a troll thread that needs to be closed.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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This is a troll thread that needs to be closed.
This and the anti-Israel folks who are goose-stepping around in a couple of other threads.

Heckuva way to celebrate the post-Christmas hangover!!!
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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What's not to like about a season of artificial obligation to give things to people who don't need or want them reinforced by the advertising of merchants for five months and the unnecessary consumption of mass quantities?

Oh, yeah - there was something about a Jewish kid in there, too.

I forget how he fits in, though.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Sure that is what it is about. Do you think it is really about Jesus and all that stuff? The Bible does not state that Jesus was born on Dec 25th. And nobody has found a birth certificate to prove he was born on Dec 25th. Some Chirstians often state that Christmas is being "stolen" for secular means but I would point out that they stole a secular day the Pagens used to celebrate the beginning of winter and the New Year and they made it Christmas for their puposes.
As a Christian, I view it as a universally recognized day to honor the birth of Jesus Christ. I'm not overly concerned about any former pagan connotations of the specific date that we celebrate it on. I think there are too many scrooges and grinches out there that just want the name of Christ to be silent and fortunately, you are still in the minority.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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Sure that is what it is about. Do you think it is really about Jesus and all that stuff? The Bible does not state that Jesus was born on Dec 25th. And nobody has found a birth certificate to prove he was born on Dec 25th. Some Chirstians often state that Christmas is being "stolen" for secular means but I would point out that they stole a secular day the Pagens used to celebrate the beginning of winter and the New Year and they made it Christmas for their puposes.
That is why I view christmas as american winter solstice. I understand that christians think it is their holiday, and I really don't get too upset about merry christmas vs happy holiday, etc. I don't even mind jesus is the reason for the season.
But I don't feel bad about celebrating it in a non christian way, because the war on christmas started with a war on paganism.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I enjoy having a tree in my living room. I couldn't care less about the other things that I'm supposed to participate in this week.
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