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Initial post: Dec 17, 2012 12:03:34 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 17, 2012 12:07:11 PM PST
This seems familiar...

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 12:07:17 PM PST
Soulshine says:
Have a merry stupid thread again!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 12:08:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 17, 2012 1:54:12 PM PST
Oskar2525 says:
The winter solstice happens whether you are pagan or not. It has nothing to do with religion.

But most of the Christmas traditions largely come from the pagans. Jesus is not the reason for the season, it really is the winter solstice. That is why, as an atheist, I have no problem saying merry christmas to someone.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 12:09:33 PM PST
LOL, the OP thinks Winter Solstice only happens if you're pagan.

Ohhhhh, how priceless.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 12:10:17 PM PST
GarionOrb says:
Oskar is right. Jesus was not born on December 25. The Church moved the date of his birth to coincide with the pagan holiday. A Christmas tree has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity either...the tree was a pagan tradition.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 12:10:32 PM PST
D_Strasse says:
As long as it wasn't Happy Kwanza we're good.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 12:11:59 PM PST
Rev. Otter says:
it's a Festivus miracle!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 12:28:49 PM PST
So did you reply back with the friendly Christian acknowledgment of pagan greetings?

Merry Christmas or F*** you!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 1:49:00 PM PST
Blessed Be Firefly!!! winks*

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 1:52:59 PM PST
What was the date that Jesus was born on? Did the Julian calendar even exist then?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 1:56:04 PM PST
J. Pardee says:
I really love how some people are so against Paganism when they don't know anything about it. They are usually Christian but most Christian holidays are based off of Pagan ones. Christmas, Easter, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 2:04:42 PM PST
GarionOrb says:
I think it was January 6, which coincides with Three Kings Day, which is celebrated in a few countries (but not the U.S.).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 2:04:56 PM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Much like Easter. They invented/moved their holiday to take over a pagan holiday.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 2:05:55 PM PST
McAwesomeo says:
I always heard late Spring.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 2:05:59 PM PST
Oskar2525 says:
Exactly, as a group I think christians are some of the most ignorant people on the planet.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 2:15:22 PM PST
And a merry Stupid Thread to you too, Soulshine!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 2:16:15 PM PST
J. Pardee says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 2:20:14 PM PST
Well... Actually, while a lot of the Easter traditions were in fact taken from Pagan spring rights, the holiday itself remained on the proper schedule. See, the historical events surrounding the holiday very much demand that the holiday take place around Passover, which it has to this day.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 2:22:40 PM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Consider me ejibicated now. I thought Easter was moved also, I already knew that most of the traditions are in fact pagan.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 2:38:31 PM PST
Winter Solstice
Shortest Day of the Year
Usually Dec. 23
Leap Year ... Dec. 22?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 2:55:25 PM PST
I learned me a book. I'll get you an edumaction.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 4:49:56 PM PST
Emily Sedai says:
I don't know, if there was a group of people like you, you'd be giving them a run for their money.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 5:20:53 PM PST
So you're saying that, as an atheist, you can support and participate in traditions that are derived from people who worshipped rocks?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 5:22:17 PM PST
aidenraine says:
personally, I think people who make statements like this, regardless of their religious beliefs, are the most ignorant people on the planet.
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