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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyedecker View Post
    World Winter Superday still sounds better.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyedecker View Post
    World Winter Superday still sounds better.
    World =\= northern hemisphere despite popular US beliefs.

    Was 43c here yesterday (110 for the murikans) "winter day" would be a commercial failure, which lets face it, is a core Christmas aspect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    World =\= northern hemisphere despite popular US beliefs.

    Was 43c here yesterday (110 for the murikans) "winter day" would be a commercial failure, which lets face it, is a core Christmas aspect!
    yeah but...

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    The great thing is that World Winter Superday would happen twice a year, once in December/January, and again in June/July.
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    Depends, we atheists should be banned from celebrating Christmas. (I don't believe in laws, but there you go..)

    People like fun, such is humanity/life.

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    Christmas is a christian winter holiday celebrating a jew who was born in september. Christians tend to celebrate this jew by eating non-kosher food (such as pork) and decorating a tree unfamiliar to judea (a spruce). In honor of Jesus' "Cleansing of the Temple", they celebrate his birth with commercial activities. The very pinnacle of this most holy celebration is of course the weird gift-sharing bearded guy flying with reindeer-driven sledge (completely different guy than that Odin guy who would race across the sky with wild animals after the winter solstice and bring gifts to kind children), just like in the bible.
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    Tradition is one of those things that develop over time- and though Christmas has SO MANY traditions attached to it----- I am finding that disecting the origins of certain traditions to discredit Christmas as being sort of hypocritical. So .... we have 'pagan' traditions which makes something 'pagan.' Yet- Christmas is not allowed to have been built upon any traditions that came before the birth of Christ? Then--- what would they be building upon?? NOTHING? If I am to start a new tradition right this moment- it will start from SOMETHING. Perhaps---- it will start with my Ipod. Because I own an iPod. So then- will my celebration get discredited in some way having to do with the origin of iPods, Apple, the fact that Steve Jobs was born into a Muslim family ... I mean... so WHAT if some of the traditions of trees and ornaments and whatever started out as Pagan? That is all Christians KNEW before Christ was born.

    It's fine if someone who does not believe in Christ to celebrate Christmas- I believe in freedom of thought. But I'm just saying- a lot of discrediting Christmas has gone on in this thread and I don't buy it.
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    I buy presents and eat mince pies. I find fatty foods taste better than healthy ones, i could eat mince pies everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzulEyes View Post
    Tradition is one of those things that develop over time- and though Christmas has SO MANY traditions attached to it----- I am finding that disecting the origins of certain traditions to discredit Christmas as being sort of hypocritical. So .... we have 'pagan' traditions which makes something 'pagan.' Yet- Christmas is not allowed to have been built upon any traditions that came before the birth of Christ? Then--- what would they be building upon?? NOTHING? If I am to start a new tradition right this moment- it will start from SOMETHING. Perhaps---- it will start with my Ipod. Because I own an iPod. So then- will my celebration get discredited in some way having to do with the origin of iPods, Apple, the fact that Steve Jobs was born into a Muslim family ... I mean... so WHAT if some of the traditions of trees and ornaments and whatever started out as Pagan? That is all Christians KNEW before Christ was born.

    It's fine if someone who does not believe in Christ to celebrate Christmas- I believe in freedom of thought. But I'm just saying- a lot of discrediting Christmas has gone on in this thread and I don't buy it.
    The point is simply that the holiday of Christmas as we know it doesn't necessarily "belong" to Christians any more than it does to anyone else who possesses some connection to it, be that historical or whatever else. It's nothing against Christians who celebrate it, just proof that it is a tradition and phenomenon that reaches beyond the bounds of Christianity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzulEyes View Post
    so WHAT if some of the traditions of trees and ornaments and whatever started out as Pagan? That is all Christians KNEW before Christ was born.
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    agnostic atheist, dislikes holidays due to holiday music, holiday spirit-pushing, associated commercialism
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