1. Standard memberRBHILL
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    11 Dec '14 01:56
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/3928471059001/atheists-anti-christmas-campaign-sparks-controversy/?playlist_id=930909787001#sp=show-clips

    It started about 2,000 years ago.

    Christianity grows fastest where it is persecuted to most.
  2. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    11 Dec '14 02:05
    Originally posted by RBHILL

    Christianity grows fastest where it is persecuted to most.
    You need to start persecuting it more then because it certainly isn't growing!
  3. Standard memberDeepThought
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    11 Dec '14 03:23
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/3928471059001/atheists-anti-christmas-campaign-sparks-controversy/?playlist_id=930909787001#sp=show-clips

    It started about 2,000 years ago.

    Christianity grows fastest where it is persecuted to most.
    No Christmas is far older than Christianity. It's a Germanic pagan festival that was suborned by Christianity - Pope Gregory instructed St. Augustine to adopt pagan holy days and temples to hasten the conversion of Pagans. Father Christmas is folk memory of Wodin.
  4. SubscriberFMF
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    11 Dec '14 04:11
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    The War on Christmas
    There's no significant or credible "War on Christmas" here in the biggest Muslim majority country in the world even though there have been a few churches burnt down ~ without any particular Christmas theme, mind you ~ from time to time. Millions of Christians flock to their churches for the occasion, with extra tents and relay TV screens laid on. Indeed, many Muslims have embraced Christmas for the family orientation, accelerated consumerism, gift giving, time off work, days out and other stuff it typically encompasses.
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Dec '14 04:59
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    No Christmas is far older than Christianity. It's a Germanic pagan festival that was suborned by Christianity - Pope Gregory instructed St. Augustine to adopt pagan holy days and temples to hasten the conversion of Pagans. Father Christmas is folk memory of Wodin.
    Sounds as if the early Christians attempted to supplant the "pagan festival" with the celebration of Christ's birth?
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    11 Dec '14 21:26
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Sounds as if the early Christians attempted to supplant the "pagan festival" with the celebration of Christ's birth?
    According to Bede the English worshipped a Goddess called Eostre after whom Easter is named. Easter is also called Paschal, so it may be true. Bede is the only source attesting to a Goddess called Eostre, so the story should be taken with a pinch of salt. There's a reason that era is known as the Dark Ages.
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    12 Dec '14 04:52
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    No Christmas is far older than Christianity. It's a Germanic pagan festival that was suborned by Christianity - Pope Gregory instructed St. Augustine to adopt pagan holy days and temples to hasten the conversion of Pagans. Father Christmas is folk memory of Wodin.
    I wonder how many civilisations/religions past and present
    do not have a celebration for the winter solstice?

    I'm betting very few ... if any.

    Christianity locked itself into existing celebrations - I think
    every sane person acknowledges that.
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    12 Dec '14 11:54
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b]There's no significant or credible "War on Christmas" here in the biggest Muslim majority country in the world even though there have been a few churches burnt down ~
    Funny stuff.
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    12 Dec '14 15:46
    Originally posted by whodey
    Funny stuff.
    England super rich church of England attacks government over food banks, religion , god= joke.
  10. Standard memberSoothfast
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    12 Dec '14 20:19
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/3928471059001/atheists-anti-christmas-campaign-sparks-controversy/?playlist_id=930909787001#sp=show-clips

    It started about 2,000 years ago.

    Christianity grows fastest where it is persecuted to most.
    😴
  11. SubscriberFMF
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    13 Dec '14 03:52
    Originally posted by whodey
    Funny stuff.
    Whodey, I can assure you, churches getting burnt down here is not "funny stuff".
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