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Scientifically-minded people should celebrate Christmas


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Initial post: Dec 13, 2012 2:02:50 AM PST
Ehkzu says:
1. Because what we call Christmas was the Winter Solstice celebration long before it was Christmas. It celebrated the turning of the year, and, in Northern Europe, the hard freezing-over of lakes and streams, freeing people to travel (which couldn't when waterways were full of ice chunks).
2. Because Christ was born in April anyway. Roman Christians just moved it to coincide with the big Roman solstice feast because Christian kids envied the gift-giving (same reason the Jews turned Hannukkah from commemoration of mass suicide into a faux-Christmas)
3. Because however our brains may bulge, we're still pack animals and the American Christmas celebration it a time that speaks to all our inner pack animals--particularly since we're the pack animal that is most devoted to raising our young.
4. Because Christmas music can be sublime, from Messiah sing-alongs to playing beautiful CDs like Heavenly Christmas.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 3:29:24 AM PST
A customer says:
Get thee behind me, Santa.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 10:37:41 AM PST
Re OP: My family does, as a family bonding thing, complete with visits, gifts, decorations, and the rest of the usual clutter -- including a sea of wrapping paper on the living room floor.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 12:00:30 PM PST
Ehkzu says:
Absolutely. It's even worth the stress of trying to figure out what would delight your spouse without breaking the bank.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 12:10:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 13, 2012 12:40:04 PM PST
Rev. Otter says:
"As a scientist, I just wish I could appreciate more things. Like cabins, and bicycles."

--Dr Paul Armstrong, "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavera"

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 12:28:20 PM PST
Brian Curtis says:
Christmas is not scientific in any sense, but then neither is fudge-marble ice cream. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy it.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 6:25:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012 7:31:01 PM PST
Guys this is the science Forum

Now us Creationists, we're real sorry for our Atheist friends
I mean the last 30 years. How science has forsaken them
Guys we want you to be happy
And guys you'd be happier on the Bigot Forum. I mean its your core competency.

Anyhow, for you guys what know some science, Us Creationists we still got that question
Nobody cant never touch it. Here it is:
What credible explanation for the origin of life can Peer Reviewed Science offer?

Guys, please. None of that naturalistic aboigenisis jazz. The jig its up on that one.
After 80 years of total experimantal failure, and now theyve shown it to be hopeless in theory.

So fellas, is it a default? Creationism is the only credible explanation?
What else have them Peer Reviewed Scientists got? You know, stuff that's credible?
Looks like they struck out, huh?

By the way, you guys, can you see why Creationism its on a roll?
I mean, why us Crestionists we're sitting in the catbird seat?

Anyhow, Merry Texas Christmas y'all.
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