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I was greeted by a "have a merry winter solstice"


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Posted on Mar 16, 2014 3:14:52 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 4:05:53 PM PST
G. Krein says:
Sorry to say Christmas and Easter did not come from pegans,it came from Christians using the KJV bible.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 5:25:28 AM PST
Now we just need to know about the Christmas Pickle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 5:22:59 AM PST
Evidently, the Christmas tree was popularized following the marriage of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Queen Victoria--and its subsequent appearance on the cover of the Illustrated London News.

http://threesixty360.wordpress.com/2008/12/25/oh-christmas-tree/

<<In 1846 she tacitly gave her approval to the tradition by being featured with her family in front of a big [Christmas] tree on the cover of the Illustrated London News. That made it The Thing to Do, and so the concerns about the Pagan Origins of the Christmas tree were put aside.>>

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 10:31:25 PM PST
Nicos says:
straight-up jerkin' it

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 6:00:25 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 5:57:06 PM PST
The cashier could have said "Have a merry Saturnalia." The biblical scholar Marcello Craveri wrote the following on Page 39 of "The Life of Jesus," Grove Press (1967) The Life of Jesus

"In Rome the feast of Sol Invictus [celebrated on December 25 as Dies Natalis Solis Invicti] always marked the end of a festival even more ancient but equally dedicated to the celebration of the self-renewal of nature: the Saturnalia. Based on the mythical era of the god Saturn, supposed to have been an age of happiness, peace, and brotherhood among all men, the Saturnalia in those days was a time in which the Romans abandoned themselves to touching demonstrations of friendship and affection. Even slaves had the right to sit at table with their masters and be served by them during the festival. It was a simple matter for Christianity--which was based fundamentally on universal brotherhood--to replace the heathen belief in the age of Saturn without impairing the admirable customs of the Saturnalia."

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.

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 4:49:56 PM PST
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 2:55:25 PM PST
I learned me a book. I'll get you an edumaction.

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 2:22:40 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.

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 2:16:15 PM PST
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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 2:05:59 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 2:05:55 PM PST
McAwesomeo says:
I always heard late Spring.

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 2:04:42 PM PST
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 1:56:04 PM PST
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 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 1:49:00 PM PST
Blessed Be Firefly!!! winks*

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!

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