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  • Christmas

    51 80.95%
  • Hannukah

    9 14.29%
  • Kwanzaa

    3 4.76%
  • Yule/Winter Solstice/Modranect

    8 12.70%
  • Saturnalia

    4 6.35%
  • Black Friday

    5 7.94%
  • Eid

    2 3.17%
  • Diwali

    3 4.76%
  • Festivus

    10 15.87%
  • Holiday (Pastafarian)

    6 9.52%
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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    The funny thing about fundamentalism, is that when fundamentalists sometimes snap out of it, they go on thinking that religion is mostly fundamentalist, just like they were. So they learn to disbelieve in what they believed before, without realizing that the nature of religious experience could be quite different than the way they once understood it. The literalist, narrow, fundamentalist understanding of religion persists. It very rarely evolves.

    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.
    Prov. 14:10
    Jer. 2:19
    James 3:14
    Job. 9:17-18
    Job. 21:25
    Job 7:11, 10:1
    Heb 12:15

    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.
    There is nothing like an incredibly condescending and self-righteous response to make us reconsider our rational positions on the illogical nature of the Christian faith. It's not like anyone's ever tried THAT approach before.


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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    There is nothing like an incredibly condescending and self-righteous response to make us reconsider our rational positions on the illogical nature of the Christian faith. It's not like anyone's ever tried THAT approach before.

    You're welcome. I tend to give what I get. It's all about the tone, huh? Nothing to say about the content?
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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    There is nothing like an incredibly condescending and self-righteous response to make us reconsider our rational positions on the illogical nature of the Christian faith. It's not like anyone's ever tried THAT approach before.

    I didn't find his post so much condescending as insightful, thoughtful, and evidence that he cares and has enough compassion for the bitterness and resentment you feel to try to help you through it.

    And this is how you return the favor.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Christmas has always been about materialism, ALWAYS, and its cloaked with the idea "oh, its all for Jesus and God and blah blah blah."

    I only really celebrate Diwali, which is never material in my family.


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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Christmas has always been about materialism, ALWAYS, and its cloaked with the idea "oh, its all for Jesus and God and blah blah blah."

    I only really celebrate Diwali, which is never material in my family.
    That view is almost to sad to take in. I can't believe there are people so crushed by society's short-comings that they can't find personal joy in something so easy to find joy in.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    That view is almost to sad to take in. I can't believe there are people so crushed by society's short-comings that they can't find personal joy in something so easy to find joy in.
    I guess morally, it serves me worse to go with the flow of Christmas, because it makes me feel cheap, rather than to ignore the majority of the "Christmas spirit."

    That's probably doubled in Texas though, where people rub it in your face if your not Christian.

    Just like Korimyr, I will wish people socially, but personally its all pointless.


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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    I cannot answer this poll, because you left out the most important choice:

    Flatus day - This is where I go throughout the world, spreading my winds of good will to all, and getting bricks thrown at me for my efforts.
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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I cannot answer this poll, because you left out the most important choice:

    Flatus day - This is where I go throughout the world, spreading my winds of good will to all, and getting bricks thrown at me for my efforts.
    Flatulence day? That's everyday at my house.
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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    For the record, my favorite two holidays are:

    1) Halloween
    2) Talk like a pirate day
    Towel Day is my favorite holiday, although it is a young holiday, and still obscure.

    http://www.towelday.org/


    As far as talk like a pirate day, no need for it living in Tampa, we have get drunk, smoke cigars, and be a pirate day here, the annual Gasparilla parade and pirate invasion:

    Gasparilla Pirate Fest - Tampa, Florida - The Parade of Pirates

    it is kind of a fusion of your two favorite holidays, you may want to put it on your to do list to check out some day.
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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    My "personal" holiday celebration is Christmas. However, I have enjoyed going to many Hannukkah and Kwanza celebrations at friends houses...and go whenever I am invited. I invite my Jewish and non-Christian friends to my Christmas party every year...and they come and enjoy that as well.

    That is what the "Holiday Season" is all about.
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