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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    What about the Pagan festival of the son of Isis? That is where Christmas comes from!! What about Yule? Also where do you think the idea of the Xmas tree came from?

    Think about when you go to church: all you do is perform Pagan rituals. Even the simple act of a prayer is pagan based because you are doing a ritual!

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The Easter Bunny found its way into Christian celebrations of the holiday in Germany and Alsace in the 17th century - more than 1500 years after the first celebration of the holiday. The Easter celebration derives from the Jewish Passover.
    Easter is based on fertility goddess Ishtar!

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Baby Jesus was not born in Dec. It is impossible. But most X-tians refuse to admit this.
    Always gotta crash a party, aye?

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    What about the Pagan festival of the son of Isis? That is where Christmas comes from!! What about Yule? Also where do you think the idea of the Xmas tree came from?

    Think about when you go to church: all you do is perform Pagan rituals. Even the simple act of a prayer is pagan based because you are doing a ritual!
    Ahh, so when an atheist regulerly dones a jersy, watches a game and *gasp* speaks to the players on her screen, acording to you she is therefore not atheist, but pagan, because she is doing a ritual.

    Just my opinion here, but you might want to check your logic there.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    Well, the fact that some Atheists use similar tactics to those whom they oppose makes them look hypocritical.

    I used to run a Satanism chat room years ago and we would get tons of Christians coming in and attacking us or questioning us, which is to be expected. A lot of the time they would come in and say "JESUS LOVES YOU!" and leave right away. We called them "drive-by blessings." Anyway, a lot of the non-Christian people who would come in would want us to go to their rooms and attack them. And I never understood why anyone would want to do that. I think that if you are going to try and hold yourself to a higher standard than those whom you oppose, you shouldn't engage in their idiotic tactics. To do the same really makes you no better than they are.
    Back when I was going through my Trad. Satanist phase? I had a Satanic Yahoo group and would get a lot of Christians that joined to try to save our souls.

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Then please explain to me why LUke 1:31 says, "Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son."? Future tense indicates that the conception has NOT occurred yet, making your claim that the "sixth month" refers to anything but the month of the year.
    Because he's talking to Mary. Mary hasn't conceived yet. The Angel visited Mary when Elizabeth was now in her sixth month. Which the Angel tells Mary this at the end of their encounter and Mary runs to see Elizabeth.

    None of this of course proves Jesus wasn't conceived in March, it just proves that this specific passage doesn't state he was. As I stated previously, we know Jesus was born 6 months after John the Baptist. If we find out when John was born we will know when Jesus was born. And also as a previously stated, John was born in March and thus Jesus was born in September.
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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Because he's talking to Mary. Mary hasn't conceived yet. The Angel visited Mary when Elizabeth was now in her sixth month. Which the Angel tells Mary this at the end of their encounter and Mary runs to see Elizabeth.

    None of this of course proves Jesus wasn't conceived in March, it just proves that this specific passage doesn't state he was. As I stated previously, we know Jesus was born 6 months after John the Baptist. If we find out when John was born we will know when Jesus was born. And also as a previously stated, John was born in March and thus Jesus was born in September.
    I see some are even digging for infomation to learn about religion. How wonderful, and they have so much interest in a "fairy tale".
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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Baby Jesus was not born in Dec. It is impossible. But most X-tians refuse to admit this.
    Heh, every year there's someone who thinks it's a big scandle.

    Here ya go: When was Jesus Born?

    The celibration was tailored to assist pagan asimilation into the church, and it met with respectable efectivness. Everyone knowes, very few care, because it's just as much a reason to party as anyother

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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

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    I see some are even digging for infomation to learn about religion. How wonderful, and they have so much interest in a "fairy tale".
    I think mythology is very interesting.
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    Re: Atheists take aim at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I see some are even digging for infomation to learn about religion. How wonderful, and they have so much interest in a "fairy tale".
    It is fascinating. I can also name all the major Greek Gods and recite the stories of a number of constellations.

    Religion is the foundation of many things and has much power of men as a whole. Who wouldn't find that fascinating?
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