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originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
You shouln't blaspheme the big guy up north, you know. I feel I should warn you all before it's too late. His return is near. Repent your naughty deeds or face the utter darkness. He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake! Those who accept his truth and live by his example get awesome gifts but the wages of naughtiness is a lump of coal (the utter darkness).
originally posted by: Buttercup79
I definitely feel that the reasons behind such festivities has been largely forgotten and kids now aren't always taught about the history behind such things which is disappointing.
I'm a bit of a Scrooge as well so bah humbug everyone
originally posted by: MX61000
a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat
Nothing, it's just intellectually insulting...
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
Enjoy the time off! That's what I do. One Thanksgiving, we met my Mother-in-Law at the Very Large Array and had a picnic and toured the facility. One of the best Thanksgivings ever!
One Christmas Eve, my sister and I walked around downtown Portland Oregon all day and we ate, had treats, listened to the crystal bells, watched a movie... We had a blast and it was very memorable.
Don't count on America's oldest traditions being gone any time soon. I just make sure I don't have to go to the store ANYTIME around Christmas and I usually avoid the celebrations as much as possible. Use your imagination and create something wonderful for YOU that doesn't have anything to do with the holidays.
the bible specifically forbids the x-mas tree.