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Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:24 am

What about The War on Christmas™?
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Postby Hockeynut! on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:48 am

Ugh, I get so sick of all the idiots on FB whining about being told "Happy Holidays" when they enter a store, restaurant, etc. To hear them complain, you'd think it was the downfall of society. If, given the choice, I'm sure the greeter at walmart would rather say, "F--- you. I'm 80 years old and have to work this crappy job to pay for my medicine. I hope your holiday sucks." than "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas" anyway.
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Postby Rylan on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:55 am

Outspoken Christians are a very annoying group. No offense to anyone, just seems to be my general observation.
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Postby Gaucho on Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:04 pm

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Postby rasbatch on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:01 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:What about The War on Christmas™?

Yes! Stop taking the X out of Xmas.
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Postby tifosi77 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:57 pm


I think something's up with Twitter across the board. I can't even access the homepage.
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Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:00 pm

Rylan wrote:Outspoken Christians are a very annoying group. No offense to anyone, just seems to be my general observation.


None taken :-)

For the record i dont care what greeting people use.
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Postby Gaucho on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:04 pm

tifosi77 wrote:

I think something's up with Twitter across the board. I can't even access the homepage.


Twitter works fine for me.
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Postby tifosi77 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:07 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:What about The War on Christmas™?

Frankly I'm surprised pagans don't make a bigger stink of this. For centuries, Christians have been absconding with their Saturnalia winter celebration and claiming that the final day of the festival was Jesus Christ's birthday, despite there being absolutely no record of the man's actual birthdate. Apparently early Christians just wanted new converts.

I mean, the nerve.......!
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Postby Geezer on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:58 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
Digitalgypsy66 wrote:What about The War on Christmas™?

Frankly I'm surprised pagans don't make a bigger stink of this. For centuries, Christians have been absconding with their Saturnalia winter celebration and claiming that the final day of the festival was Jesus Christ's birthday, despite there being absolutely no record of the man's actual birthdate. Apparently early Christians just wanted new converts.

I mean, the nerve.......!

I'm believe whoever the Roman Emperor who chose Christianity for the official state religion installed holidays like Christmas on pagan holidays to help wean people from previous holidays to Christian holidays. There was no real Jesus birthdate but it fit nicely in that time of the year's existing festivities. I believe the Christmas tree also co opted some pagan ritual.
Many religions do similar things;the Muslims built mosques over or in Chritian churchs as part of their victories. After the moors were driven out I think there's a famous church that had been a fancy Muslim mosque in Spain.
Kwanza was invented by a radical black professor in the late 60's to come up with a "black " holiday which could compete with the "white" (in his view) Christmas holiday.
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Postby Geezer on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:02 pm

Rylan wrote:Outspoken Christians are a very annoying group. No offense to anyone, just seems to be my general observation.

I'd say that's also true about many outspoken atheists and political correctness activists, the "inclusionaires".
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Postby Gaucho on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:04 pm

Constantine.
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Postby Geezer on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:23 pm

Gaucho wrote:Constantine.

Couldn't remember his name. I believe he was also considering other religions as the official religion; don't know why he chose Chritianity. Maybe it was the idea of go to confession and get a clean slate.
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Postby Gaucho on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:29 pm

No, he in fact allowed all religions thoughout the empire.
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Postby Geezer on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:46 pm

Gaucho wrote:No, he in fact allowed all religions thoughout the empire.

Thanks. Either didn't know that or didn't remember that ,which is becoming common for me.
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Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:52 pm

Geezer wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Constantine.

Couldn't remember his name. I believe he was also considering other religions as the official religion; don't know why he chose Chritianity. Maybe it was the idea of go to confession and get a clean slate.


Im pretty sure the idea of the confessional (a man made idea btw) didnt occur until after his conversion. Like much later.
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Postby Gaucho on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:54 pm

Confessional or absolution? Or both?

Could someone google that for me, please?
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Postby BigMcK on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:55 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:If, given the choice, I'm sure the greeter at walmart would rather say, "F--- you. I'm 80 years old and have to work this crappy job to pay for my medicine. I hope your holiday sucks." than "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas" anyway.


:shock: Grandpa, is that really you?

I'd like to think I'd keep it together and fake a smile if greeted that way. More likely I'd die from laughter on behalf of a honest greeter.
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Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:56 pm

Gaucho wrote:Confessional or absolution? Or both?

Could someone google that for me, please?


I was speaking in terms of going to.a confessional to get a clean slate. Absolution falls into the same category.
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Postby Gaucho on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:00 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Confessional or absolution? Or both?

Could someone google that for me, please?


I was speaking in terms of going to.a confessional to get a clean slate. Absolution falls into the same category.


Yes, I meant to ask when they were, er, "invented". Isn't absolution a Protestant thing?
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Postby Gaucho on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:02 pm

No, wait, that wouldn't make any sense at all...
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Postby Sarcastic on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:06 pm

Catching up now.. trying to see how the drug discussion ended.
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Postby Gaucho on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:07 pm

Sarcastic wrote:Catching up now.. trying to see how the drug discussion ended.


We all took two and passed.
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Postby Sarcastic on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:14 pm

bh wrote:The only really negitives of pot that I see is that it can trigger psychosis and depression. Probably cancer too. Any smoke in the lungs is probably not good for you.


http://www.letsgopens.com/scripts/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=58666&start=400#p2244180
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Postby Sarcastic on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:34 pm

BurghersAndDogsSports wrote:I look forward to the days of some hot 20 year old college girl approaching me at a bar in daisy dukes and a Smiths Pure Meth cut off tank top on, flirting with and offering me a few dollars worth of Smiths Pure Meth for free as long as she can take a picture of me, her, and my new Smiths Pure Meth for the Facebook page.


Such a scenario would never occur because we are not talking about a cool new beer or a nice new wine here. Nobody would advertise drugs publicly or make them sound "chic". I'm sure the gov. would make sure there is a law against that. Society as a whole looks down on drugs and everybody knows if you get addicted it will likely ruin your life anyway, so if they were to be "legalized" they'd remain mostly on the outside of the norm and under strict control of, perhaps, a clinic of some kind. One would never obtain a fresh bag of heroin in the supermarket, is what I'm saying. Legalization does not mean promotion, only de-criminalization.

And I say that because it sounds like you'd be worried that hard drugs would suddenly become the next cool thing. I don't see that happening at all.
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