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originally posted by: Infinitis
a reply to: iSomeone
a reply to: Infinitis
The bible is not at it's best when people attempt to cut and paste scripture out of it's context.
A woefully ignored verse is (bolded is my doing): “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Matthew 7 (NIV)
If you think something is wrong, simply don't do it.
Why in the world can we not just agree to disagree? A lot of stimulating conversations have been born that way.
edit on 4/20/2014 by LadyJae because: formatting
originally posted by: snarfbot
every time i go to the store there is always an aisle dedicated to holiday candy. doesnt matter what time of the year it is, theres always some holiday approaching that is now synonymous with candy. different colored wrappers.
makes me sick.
originally posted by: DarknStormy
a reply to: Infinitis
Though I would never allow my two daughters to stop celebrating Easter or Christmas, facts are facts and Christmas is of Pagan Origins regardless. So I wouldn't call it celebrating the Birth and Resurrection of Jesus, I call it indirect Pagan worship. With that though, what ever floats your boat.
Oh please don't say 'mid-winter'!! I got rid of the last of my snow yesterday, and I'm giving serious thought to putting away the snow-blower. But I agree that the occasion celebrates something larger and older than Christianity.
originally posted by: Rob48
[Pagan, shmagan. It's human nature to need to have celebrations and festivals to look forward to. A mid-winter festival (in the northern hemisphere at least) to lift the spirits in the darkest days of the year, and a celebration of spring and the return of warm sunshine and fresh food to grow.
I see you just dismissed the rest of his post to look cute. Way to cherry pick.
did someone mention jelly beans?
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Also, as for Easter being a "scam" - it has become nearly as "big" as Christmas with the amount of consumerism that is encouraged. Talk about forced down the throat! How much money did you all spend on Easter decorations, candy, gifts for the kiddies, etc??
Every Christmas people go into debt and spend 6 months paying it off. The Bankers and corporations laugh. Then when the consumers are only halfway done paying off their "Christmas gifts" they are prompted to do it all over again for "Easter." The Bankers and corporations laugh again.