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    After that he came north again to the Firths. Arinbjorn held a great Yule-feast, to
    which he bade his friends and the neighbouring landowners. There was there much
    company and good cheer. Arinbjorn gave Egil as a Yule-gift a trailing robe made of
    silk, and richly broidered with gold, studded with gold buttons in front all down to the
    hem. Arinbjorn had had the robe made to fit Egil's stature. Arinbjorn gave also to
    Egil at Yule a complete suit newly made; it was cut of English cloth of many colours.
    Friendly gifts of many kinds gave Arinbjorn at Yule to those who were his guests, for
    Arinbjorn was beyond all men open-handed and noble.

    Egils saga, http://sagadb.org/egils_saga.en

    That being the case our atheist friends should have no qualms about celebrating
    Christmas, an essentially pagan festival.
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    16 Dec '12 17:29
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    After that he came north again to the Firths. Arinbjorn held a great Yule-feast, to
    which he bade his friends and the neighbouring landowners. There was there much
    company and good cheer. Arinbjorn gave Egil as a Yule-gift a trailing robe made of
    silk, and richly broidered with gold, studded with gold buttons in front all down to the
    hem. Ari ...[text shortened]... ist friends should have no qualms about celebrating
    Christmas, an essentially pagan festival.
    Send your children round to our house robbie and we will show them some rich seasonal festive fun and games, give them a few presents around the glittering tree and take pleasure in the joy on their little faces. Later we sit them down to a fine family Christmas dinner of turkey and all the trimmings with each one having a big cracker to pull and hats to wear. We won't mention "Jehovah's Witness" or in fact religion at all.
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    16 Dec '12 22:25
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    After that he came north again to the Firths. Arinbjorn held a great Yule-feast, to
    which he bade his friends and the neighbouring landowners. There was there much
    company and good cheer. Arinbjorn gave Egil as a Yule-gift a trailing robe made of
    silk, and richly broidered with gold, studded with gold buttons in front all down to the
    hem. Ari ...[text shortened]... ist friends should have no qualms about celebrating
    Christmas, an essentially pagan festival.
    We know.

    I personally just got done decorating our main Christmas tree and will finish the second tomorrow.

    I also helped decorate the tree at work a few weeks ago (everyone there is an atheist too).

    What makes you think that atheists have trouble celebrating Christmas??
  4. Donationrwingett
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    17 Dec '12 00:05
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    After that he came north again to the Firths. Arinbjorn held a great Yule-feast, to
    which he bade his friends and the neighbouring landowners. There was there much
    company and good cheer. Arinbjorn gave Egil as a Yule-gift a trailing robe made of
    silk, and richly broidered with gold, studded with gold buttons in front all down to the
    hem. Ari ...[text shortened]... ist friends should have no qualms about celebrating
    Christmas, an essentially pagan festival.
    I suspect that even Richard Dawkins celebrates Christmas.
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    17 Dec '12 00:07
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    After that he came north again to the Firths. Arinbjorn held a great Yule-feast, to
    which he bade his friends and the neighbouring landowners. There was there much
    company and good cheer. Arinbjorn gave Egil as a Yule-gift a trailing robe made of
    silk, and richly broidered with gold, studded with gold buttons in front all down to the
    hem. Ari ...[text shortened]... ist friends should have no qualms about celebrating
    Christmas, an essentially pagan festival.
    What about the cross?

    That's an ancient pagan symbol too.

    The cross is the symbol of the pagan god Tammus of Babylon.
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    17 Dec '12 00:17
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    What about the cross?

    That's an ancient pagan symbol too.

    The cross is the symbol of the pagan god Tammus of Babylon.
    You got that right....
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    17 Dec '12 00:20
    Originally posted by galveston75
    You got that right....
    Hey there G 75,

    How are you?
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    17 Dec '12 00:48
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Hey there G 75,

    How are you?
    Not bad. Watching a football game..
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    17 Dec '12 00:54
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Not bad. Watching a football game..
    Who is playing, tell us the score and if you are losing money.
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    17 Dec '12 01:07
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Not bad. Watching a football game..
    I hope it wasn't the Lions.
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    17 Dec '12 01:37
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Who is playing, tell us the score and if you are losing money.
    No no money lost, I know better. The Cowboys won in overtime.
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    19 Dec '12 06:21
    Have a cool Yule Ya'll🙂
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    19 Dec '12 07:47
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    After that he came north again to the Firths. Arinbjorn held a great Yule-feast, to
    which he bade his friends and the neighbouring landowners. There was there much
    company and good cheer. Arinbjorn gave Egil as a Yule-gift a trailing robe made of
    silk, and richly broidered with gold, studded with gold buttons in front all down to the
    hem. Ari ...[text shortened]... ist friends should have no qualms about celebrating
    Christmas, an essentially pagan festival.
    I think paganism is silly just as I do most other religions, but I get paid days off because of Christmas, or X-mas, or MithraMas, or whatever the faithful want to call it. You can call it whatever you want as long as I keep getting a 2-week break from work every year. 🙂
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    19 Dec '12 08:011 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I suspect that even Richard Dawkins celebrates Christmas.
    I know Jews who celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. They ain't stupid.
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    19 Dec '12 09:321 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    I think paganism is silly just as I do most other religions, but I get paid days off because of Christmas, or X-mas, or MithraMas, or whatever the faithful want to call it. You can call it whatever you want as long as I keep getting a 2-week break from work every year. 🙂
    I've never had a paid holiday in my life, damn liberal socialists, always wanting something for nothing 😛
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