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kuresu
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Message 8 of 245 (370264)
12-16-2006 7:56 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by crashfrog
12-16-2006 7:27 PM


Re: This Just In
wait . . .
you mean the moral majority is upset about "traditional christmas carols" being changed, that have nothing to do with christmas, like jingle bells?
wow. any remnants of sanity they had left has just flown the coop.
jingle bells is a christmas song?

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kuresu
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Message 27 of 245 (370660)
12-18-2006 2:54 PM
Reply to: Message 19 by Straggler
12-18-2006 10:35 AM


Re: Yuletide Greetings
we call an extended break from work a vacation.
a much more longer break (generally involuntary, sometimes voluntary), is unemployment.
if there's a celebration (Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Halloween, Veteran's Day, and Christmas(these seem to be the big ones)), its a holiday.

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kuresu
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Message 134 of 245 (504069)
03-24-2009 12:27 PM
Reply to: Message 133 by Separatist Puritan
03-24-2009 10:05 AM


Re: there should be a "War on Christmas"
Don't look now, but the afterlife of two realms (heaven, hell) are not particularly christian either. In fact, the word hell comes from the old norse hel, which was one of three places for the dead (valhalla and freyja's hall being the other two we know of). The whole idea of separate places for the dead based on their deeds in this life is far older than christianity.
I also recommend starting a war against monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, and sunday as all those names are derived from pagan gods or concepts. Mon=moon, Tues=tyr, Wednes=Woden/Odin, Thur=thor, Fri=freyja/frigg, Satur=saturn*, Sun=well, the sun.
When you use those names, are you honoring pagan god(ess)s? You're at least recognizing them, which might not please your god.
*In scandinavia it's lordag, which equates with bath-day, since that's when the vikings would bath (or so goes the thought). So we have one day that's not actually related to viking mythology.

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kuresu
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Message 148 of 245 (504104)
03-24-2009 4:47 PM
Reply to: Message 146 by Straggler
03-24-2009 4:33 PM


Re: there should be a "War on Christmas"
You haven't seen is goatee and mustache? If that's not letting your hair down (so to speak)...
on a more serious side, they probably enjoy doing such, and so long as it's not harming anyone, who cares.

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