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Old 11-09-2015, 06:37 PM
 
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Celebrating a secular Christmas. I'm one of those. Our family celebrates a secular Christmas, and we are not Christian.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:37 PM
 
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I'm not saying that it's rational that Santa Claus is a part of Christians' celebration of their holiday of Christmas. But Santa *is* a part of Christians' celebration of their holiday of Christmas.
What? Wasn't the current version of U.S. Santa created by Coke? What church do you go to where they talk about Santa being part of the Biblical version of Christmas?
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:49 PM
 
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Have some here gone mad?

Since when does Santa stand for anything but Christmas, which is Christian?

I'll take "Let's just be contrarian" for $100, Alex.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:05 PM
 
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Have some here gone mad?

Since when does Santa stand for anything but Christmas, which is Christian?

I'll take "Let's just be contrarian" for $100, Alex.
Yes, you are correct and this has been very eye opening about views on religion here in the Triangle.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:07 PM
 
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Yes, you are correct and this has been very eye opening about views on religion here in the Triangle.
Ok the Easter bunny is Christian too by that logic right?
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:38 PM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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Ok the Easter bunny is Christian too by that logic right?
Yes, because he's the EASTER Bunny. Easter is a Christian holiday. It was co-opted by Christians from Pagan traditions, which called it something else and had moderately different rites that were observed, but Christians made it their own (by adding Jesus, obviously) and once they did this and became a more dominate religion than paganism, it became their own (which is unfortunate but that's beside the point). So unless you call it by it's Pagan name, when you say EASTER, you're referring to a Christian holiday.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter (just in case references are needed...)
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:38 PM
 
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Man, I need to return my manger scene that I put up inside the house each Christmas. Granted it's been a year since we had it out, but I am almost positive they shorted me a Santa :-)
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:13 PM
 
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Have some here gone mad?

Since when does Santa stand for anything but Christmas, which is Christian?

I'll take "Let's just be contrarian" for $100, Alex.
Please Alex for $100, What verse of the bible mentions Santa Claus?
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Containment Area for Relocated Yankees
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Man, I need to return my manger scene that I put up inside the house each Christmas. Granted it's been a year since we had it out, but I am almost positive they shorted me a Santa :-)
To make sure this stays a "local" topic, I will simply add that apparently there are a lot of people in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary area who could really benefit from a logic class.

Christmas is not dependent upon Santa.
Santa is dependent upon Christmas.

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I'm Jewish and grew up in a time when political correctness was just an embryo. Although Jewish families often say blessings before a meal (so do Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus) I don't recall being affected when I ate dinner with Christians who said Grace and included "Jesus Christ our Lord," and I was a lot more impressionable at age 7 or 8.
No one is saying that anyone should be affected if they are at a private event or at someone's house and a prayer is said (to Jesus, G-d, Mohammed, the flying spaghetti monster or anyone else).

Heck, I went to Catholic high school for a year. Did I try to protest that we had to say The Lord's Prayer every morning? Of course not. I knew what to expect going in. And I totally aced my theology class that year...we were studying The Old Testament.
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:21 PM
 
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Please Alex for $100, What verse of the bible mentions Santa Claus?
What?!

The same one that says that humans lived in dinosaur times.

Someone tell Santa he needs to start making deliveries for Hannukah instead. Tell him to rest up - more nights of work.
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