Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
I'm just kidding. My Christmas is just your typical Christmas. We used to go to midnight mass, but the family isn't really religious anymore; we just open presents and have breakfast. Pretty boring, actually! But I still love Christmas time; just wish I could see more of my extended family, like when I was a kid; I miss my grandparents most of all.
Last edited by Ethereal; 12-17-09 at 07:46 PM.
I celebrate nothing. My life is one long period of mourning.
Quod scripsi, scripsi
I celebrate on Mithras' birthday for the sake of convention and family, although the celebration is usually referred to by its adopted name of "Christmas"
On a tangent.. If you look at the word Christmas you will see that Mithras is in there as well (albeit a tad mixed up), and if you took "Christ" out of Christmas, you would also remove most of Mithras as well .
Last edited by marduc; 12-17-09 at 08:25 PM.
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Awesome toast ...
My daughter's boyfriend's dad passed away in October, and we went to his (Catholic) funeral. There was an open bar, and it was such a celebration of his life. So different from how I grew up.
The funny thing about this is that it often results in bitterness. The believer-turned-non-believer becomes bitter. Now that they've "seen the light" they must now lash out at their former religion and those that still practice it. They have to have a negative view towards it. This is natural, but it is also negative. When we dump something we tend to dislike it, this is how we move on.
Funny enough, the bible actually has a lot to say about bitterness.
Job 7:11, 10:1
The bible is interesting that way. It's full of clues as to how to understand our inner nature. But the bitter, former-fundamentalist already has the answers. They completely overlooked these passages when assessing the "truth" in scripture. Instead, they'll take the misunderstood "sword" passage out of context, and in English, and say, "see?" ... as if an anecdote, or a couple of anecdotes would disprove anything else, anyway.
It's all very unfortunate.