1. Forgotten
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    10 Nov '05 19:01
    hi mates so its x mas almost already
    ever notice many religions have a holy time around in december???
    why the hell not have it in june or around there??
    its bloody cold in colorado around xmas time
    anyway i am wishing seasons greetings to all of all faiths or non faiths
    happy kwansa too yo
  2. Standard memberWulebgr
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    10 Nov '05 19:14
    Originally posted by aspviper666
    hi mates so its x mas almost already
    ever notice many religions have a holy time around in december???
    why the hell not have it in june or around there??
    its bloody cold in colorado around xmas time
    anyway i am wishing seasons greetings to all of all faiths or non faiths
    happy kwansa too yo
    Ask STANG if it is cold during December.
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    10 Nov '05 19:17
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    Ask STANG if it is cold during December.
    we havent been formally introdued ...this stang and myself
  4. Standard memberWulebgr
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    11 Nov '05 17:10
    The shortest day in the year--the Winter Solstice--is a logical and natural holiday. The world's major religions had to wrest this holiday from pagans in order to establish their faith in society, hence Xmas falls on December 25 (four days after the Solstice) even though everyone knows that Jesus was born in August.
  5. Standard memberDavid C
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    11 Nov '05 17:28
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    The shortest day in the year--the Winter Solstice--is a logical and natural holiday. The world's major religions had to wrest this holiday from pagans in order to establish their faith in society, hence Xmas falls on December 25 (four days after the Solstice) even though everyone knows that Jesus was born in August.
    lol. Yeah...oddly enough, it is on that day that the Sun appears to be 'born' in the sky, preceeded by the three wise, old stars that make up Orion's Belt and the constellation Virgo (the Virgin). It begins it's journey back across the ecliptic plane (days are getting longer again). It passes the vernal equinox around Easter, where it appears that it's resurrection is complete, and the growing season begins anew.
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    11 Nov '05 19:08
    yes you are right about the church setting the xmas season around the solstice to offset the pagan winter festival
    i was just wishing well to all for the"holy"(shiver) season lol
  7. Standard memberWulebgr
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    11 Nov '05 19:22
    Originally posted by aspviper666
    yes you are right about the church setting the xmas season around the solstice to offset the pagan winter festival
    i was just wishing well to all for the"holy"(shiver) season lol
    Alas, the tree and Santa--the most sacred aspects of the holidays--are both rooted in paganism, so not all is lost. 😉😀😉
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