View Poll Results: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

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Thread: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Are you referring to yourself as an atheist celebrating the birth of Christ?
    Ahhh so now you disagree with Stein?


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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    No sangha, I don't do politically correct ....

    But I do promote courtesy
    IOW, you are asking for political correctness, but just calling it something else.

    I read somewhere that you and your family gather for meal nearly every week.

    That's like Christmas every week.... pretty cool

    Enjoy life sangha

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    So despite the rest of his comments, and the overall intent of his statement he in it for the lights. Got it.
    Basically yes. He went in for the cultural attachment, but not the religion.


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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    What you have just told me is you don't understand the meaning of the word celebration. You should look it up, books are your friend.
    If you don't think getting together with your loved ones and enjoying each others company is a celebration, then you're the one who doesn't know what the word means
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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The Puritans were not early Christians. They didn't come on to the scene until 1200 years after Constantine converted the Roman Empire to Christianity.
    Constantine did not convert the Roman Empire to Christianity. He converted himself, and forbade the persecution of Christians. Many of the intellectuals and ruler class actually retained paganism for some time after. Ive got a "transition" coin from his reign that shows both pagan gods, and the cross.

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ahhh so now you disagree with Stein?
    No, I agree with him, not your flawed inferences. Merry Christmas, btw.

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Basically yes. He went in for the cultural attachment, but not the religion.
    And you somehow believe this despite his clear commentary on the religious aspect that I have now posted twice for you?
    I guess thats one way to go.

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post

    Yes, it is like Christmas every week but without the shopping anxiety. There's no need to get each other gift when we already have what we need - each other.
    That's really nice. I can't imagine any way life could be much better than that.

    Enjoy Sangha

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    If you don't think getting together with your loved ones and enjoying each others company is a celebration, then you're the one who doesn't know what the word means
    That would be routine, for me. A celebration isn't routine.

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