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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 07:22 AM
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originally posted by: JPtruther
a reply to: DBCowboy

I hope you are proud of yourself, every time you repeated that phrase a Muslim and triggered liberal somewhere in the world dropped down dead of offense


No such luck.




posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 07:42 AM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
Aug gave you carob nibs and said it was chocolate, didn't he?


Almost as funny as when I gave him sugar free Haribo gummies and said, 'eat as much as you want, they're good for you'.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 08:08 AM
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I am singing Baby It's Cold Outside for you, as I also want to be naughty!


It has been banned on a few radio stations in Canada.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 08:32 AM
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a reply to: Woodcarver

Well, since you're an atheist, I'll be sure to sign you up to work all my holiday shifts at the office. As you have little celebrate, I'm sure you won't mind working it straight through!




posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy
Happy holidays.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 08:36 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus




Almost as funny as when I gave him sugar free Haribo gummies and said, 'eat as much as you want, they're good for you'.


Is that when you stopped using the funnel on Gunther's suit?



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: Skid Mark


We never stopped that nor will we ever.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 08:58 AM
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Merry Christmas!!



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 10:48 AM
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Best holiday. The gifts, the giving. Lights and tree.

So much to be jealous over



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 10:57 AM
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I swear I have never personally witnessed anyone be angry about saying Merry Christmas. I know a lot of retail workers say "Happy Holidays" but thats more because Christmas and New Years are almost back to back, so its an easier saying than "Have a Merry Christmas and New Years!"



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 11:27 AM
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If someone isn't Christian and says Happy Holidays to you, do you get offended? Triggered, even? Like the member posted above me, I've never actually seen anyone get upset about someone saying Merry Christmas to them. Maybe FOX says thousands of people do, but that's fake FOX world. In the real world, pretty much no one cares.

On the other side though, people boycott coffee shops and post online rants because the cups don't say Merry Christmas. That seems way more triggered than if someone actually said "I'm actually not Christian, Happy Holidays!"

I don't care if you say Merry Christmas to me. But, it isn't going to mean anything to me. Although, it sounds like you'd get upset if I said Happy Holidays to you. If you wouldn't, why the need for this rant? This thread sounds like a stubborn child wrote it.

Not everyone believes the same fairy tales that you do, and, according to our glorious Constitution, they have every right to freely represent their religion. Just as you do. You can't force religion on other people. Relax.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Merry Christmas



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Ninety-nine percent of the American population does not give two sh*ts whether someone says Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or any other seasonal well wishing. It's that annoying one percent who are outraged one way or the other. Screw them all.

I use both, but if I know someone is really triggered by the use of one over the other, I will go out of my way to use the offending phrase. It brings me Christmas joy!



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 11:53 AM
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Here this is for all you so called "Christians" please seek knowledge and become more educated.


The Origin Of Christmas 

Christmas is a holiday shared and celebrated by many religions.
It is a day that has an effect on the entire world.
To many people, it is a favorite time of the year involving gift giving, parties and feasting. Christmas is a holiday that unifies almost all of professing Christendom.
The spirit of Christmas causes people to decorate their homes and churches, cut down trees and bring them into their homes, decking them with silver and gold.
In the light of that tree, families make merry and give gifts one to another.
When the sun goes down on December 24th, and darkness covers the land, families and churches prepare for participation in customs such as burning the yule log, singing around the decorated tree, kissing under the mistletoe and holly, and attending a late night service or midnight mass.
What is the meaning of Christmas? Where did the customs and traditions originate?
You, as a Christian, would want to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth, discerning good from evil.
The truth is that all of the customs of Christmas pre-date the birth of Jesus Christ, and a study of this would reveal that 
Christmas in our day is a collection of traditions and practices taken from many cultures and nations.
The date of December 25th comes from Rome and was a celebration of the Italic god, Saturn, and the rebirth of the sun god.
This was done long before the birth of Jesus.
It was noted by the pre-Christian Romans and other pagans, that daylight began to increase after December 22nd, when they assumed that the sun god died.
These ancients believed that the sun god rose from the dead three days later as the new-born and venerable sun.
Thus, they figured that to be the reason for increasing daylight.
This was a cause for much wild excitement and celebration. Gift giving and merriment filled the temples of ancient Rome, as sacred priests of Saturn, called dendrophori, carried wreaths of evergreen boughs in procession.
In Germany, the evergreen tree was used in worship and celebration of the yule god, also in observance of the resurrected sun god.
The evergreen tree was a symbol of the essence of life and was regarded as a phallic symbol in fertility worship.
Witches and other pagans regarded the red holly as a symbol of the menstrual blood of the queen of heaven, also known as Diana.
The holly wood was used by witches to make wands.
The white berries of mistletoe were believed by pagans to represent droplets of the semen of the sun god.
Both holly and mistletoe were hung in doorways of temples and homes to invoke powers of fertility in those who stood beneath and kissed, causing the spirits of the god and goddess to enter them.
These customs transcended the borders of Rome and Germany to the far reaches of the known world.
The question now arises: How did all of these customs find their way into contemporary Christianity, ranging from Catholicism to Protestantism to fundamentalist churches?
The word "Christmas"itself reveals who married paganism to Christianity.
The word "Christmas" is a combination of the words "Christ" and "Mass.
The word "Mass" means death and was coined originally by the Roman Catholic Church, and belongs exclusively to the church of Rome.
The ritual of the Mass involves the death of Christ, and the distribution of the "Host", a word taken from the Latin word "hostiall" meaning victim!
In short, Christmas is strictly a Roman Catholic word.
A simple study of the tactics of the Romish Church reveals that in every case, the church absorbed the customs, traditions and general paganism of every tribe, culture and nation in their efforts to increase the number of people under their control.
In short, the Romish church told all of these pagan cultures, "Bring your gods, goddesses, rituals and rites, and we will assign Christian sounding titles and names to them.
When Martin Luther started the reformation on October 31st, 1517, and other reformers followed his lead, all of them took with them the paganism that was so firmly imbedded in Rome.
These reformers left Christmas intact.
In England, as the authorized Bible became available to the common people by the decree of King James the II in 1611, people began to discover the pagan roots of Christmas, which are clearly revealed in Scripture.
The Puritans in England, and later in Massachusetts Colony, outlawed this holiday as witchcraft.
Near the end of the nineteenth century, when other Bible versions began to appear, there was a revival of the celebration of Christmas.
We are now seeing ever-increasing celebrating of Christmas or Yule, its true name, as we draw closer to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In both witchcraft circles and contemporary Christian churches, the same things are going on.
As the Bible clearly states in Jeremiah 10:2-4, "Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen; and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven. For the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain. For one cutteth a tree out of the forest. The work of the hands of the workman with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold. They fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not."
So, what is wrong with Christmas?
1. To say that Jesus was born on December 25th is a lie! The true date is sometime in September according to the Scriptures.
2. Trees, wreaths, holly, mistletoe and the like are strictly forbidden as pagan and heathen! To say that these are Christian or that they can be made Christian is a lie!
3. The Lord never spoke of commemorating his birth but rather commanded us to remember the sacrifice of His suffering and death, which purchased our salvation.
Think about it! Can we worship and honor God by involving ourselves with customs and traditions, which God Himself forbade as idolatry? Can we convince God to somehow "Christianize" these customs and the whole pretense and lie of Christmas, so we can enjoy ourselves? Can we obey through disobedience?
So what is right about Christmas? 1. Nothing! 


and for all the atheist. Christmas and even christianity it self being wrong. (all religions are wrong & are man made) Dose NOT mean GOD and Jesus are not real and is not our lord and savior

They are. and science is on the verge of proving, that there is a "Grand Designer" in this matrix we call "reality"

I am a follower of christ but do not consider myself a Christian

Wake up people



edit on 18-12-2018 by DustybudzZ because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 11:56 AM
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originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: olaru12

Happy Birthday to Jesus,
Happy Birthday to Jesus,
Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday to Jesus!

Merry happy jolly to everyone

May god bless us all.



That's right!! Spend for Jesus, eat drink and be Mary for Jesus.

I have never ever experienced anyone offended by being wished a Merry Christmas. Deep down we all know why the holiday exits. Consumerism.

Christmas wasn't even celebrated until NY retailers fabricated the holiday.

medium.com...@lifeinromania/12-fun-facts-about-christmas-in-america-ff658d495d82


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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:30 PM
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The correct term is happy holidays. I would appreciate it if you change it so nobody reports your thread. You could get banned from ats for life for this, not worth it.
edit on 18-12-2018 by JourneymanWelder because: Changed words to make it not offensive, its really stupid that this shows up everytime i edit something, this is the only message board that does this. Lame.
edit on 18-12-2018 by JourneymanWelder because: (no reason given)
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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:30 PM
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This whole debacle is fascinating

One one hand you have people getting offended at words, why does anyone care whether i say Christmas, happy holidays or # off! Thats the utmost ridiculous part of this whole thing

But then on the other hand you have christians crying "keep the christ in Christmas" but xmas is knee deep in paganism

Looking at christians fight over this is revealing of the community is as a whole. It's the funniest thing when I explain the origin of Christmas to christians. Such a naive people.

Happy Saturnalia everyone



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Yeah, I’m not changing my past and what I believe just for some social BS. I’m a Christian, I believe in God and Merry CHRISTmas to you as well.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: JourneymanWelder
The correct term is happy holidays. I would appreciate it if you change it so nobody reports your thread. You could get banned from ats for life for this, not worth it.
edit on 18-12-2018 by JourneymanWelder because: Changed words to make it not offensive, its really stupid that this shows up everytime i edit something, this is the only message board that does this. Lame.


That’s a load of crap. Merry Christmas was here long before the watered down, Godless Happy Holidays. This is all just a social plot to remove Jesus from everything. Schools, courts, the reminder of what Christmas really stands for (even though people do abuse it for revenue) and yes, we know this isn’t his a tuL birthdate, but if you don’t know the BD then you have tonreserve a day. This day belongs to Jesus, whether it started pagan or not. No one is removing anything because of some crazy liberal social BS. People may change their own behaviour overtime, but GOD doesn’t change and his laws still stand strong. He will not change simply because some of us don’t find him popular anymore.
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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:48 PM
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originally posted by: IlluminatiTechnician

originally posted by: JourneymanWelder
The correct term is happy holidays. I would appreciate it if you change it so nobody reports your thread. You could get banned from ats for life for this, not worth it.
edit on 18-12-2018 by JourneymanWelder because: Changed words to make it not offensive, its really stupid that this shows up everytime i edit something, this is the only message board that does this. Lame.


That’s a load of crap. Merry Christmas was here long before the watered down, Godless Happy Holidays. This is all just a social plot to remove Jesus from everything. Schools, courts, the reminder of what Christmas really stands for (even though people do abuse it for revenue) and yes, we know this isn’t his a tuL birthdate, but if you don’t know the BD then you have tonreserve a day. This day belongs to Jesus, whether it started pagan or not. No one is removing anything because of some crazy liberal social BS.


So you're admitting that it started as a Pagan holiday, but you've stolen it for Jesus? How Christian of you.

Christianity is a relative newcomer in the religion scene, so it most definitely WASN'T here before the "godless" holidays.

Not everyone believes in your god. Yet, you saying that it has to be Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays...is you forcing your religion onto other people. Do you not like the American Constitution? Because by saying that, you're saying to ignore a big part of it.

Not everyone is Christian. And not everyone has to be. Relax.

ETA: I'm seeing "extra div" in my post on the thread, but when I try to edit it, it isn't there to get rid of. If anyone else is seeing that, just wanted to let y'all know that I didn't write that and I don't know what it means.
edit on 18-12-2018 by narrator because: ETA
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