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So to you nuts, a candidate should ressemble the typical american ? Well, that says something about america. Baaaaaaa ! Lets be afraid of things that are different !
Patriotism at this degree is pretty ugly. And leads to obvious stupidity. Use your brains people... Put things into perspective.
Originally posted by drumist69
Okay, I guess I'm the green-skinned alien, then. Seriously, Do you really want a guy you feel comfy hanging at a back-yard BBQ with running things? Is that the criterion?
Originally posted by BlueTriangle
Obama strikes me as elitist and arrogant and somebody I would avoid in my day to day life.
It is thought the large-scale celebration of birthdays in Europe began with the non-Christian cult of Mithras, which originated in Persia, and was spread by soldiers throughout the Roman Empire. Such celebrations were uncommon previously
The Mithraic Mysteries or Mysteries of Mithras (also Mithraism) was a mystery religion based on the worship of Mithra, the Persian god of the sun, justice, contract, and war in pre-Zoroastrian Iran
Beginning perhaps as early as Roman times, traditions were taken from other, often pagan, celebrations and applied to celebrating an individual’s birthday. But, like other holidays, religion influenced these traditions, and Christianity introduced the calendar of saints, which associated each day with a saint or martyr. This calendar led to the custom of individuals taking for his or her baptismal or confirmation name the name of the saint honored on his or her day of birth. Thus, even today, some Catholics celebrate the saint on his or her “name day” rather than celebrating a “birth day” and some Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate birthdays because of the pagan origin of the birthday tradition.
Another theory on the history of birthday gifts states that years ago in Europe, people believed that evil spirits would seek out and haunt someone on his or her birthday, most importantly the king. Therefore, on one’s birthday, people would gather to protect that person and would bring with them good wishes. Not ironically, these gatherings became our modern day birthday parties, and over time, people brought more than just good wishes to ward off evil spirits; they brought presents too.
Originally posted by Ismail
reply to post by Alxandro
Send one to WhatTheory and Poet1b... Just for kicks...