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Spirituality

Spirituality

  1. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    04 May '18 02:12 / 1 edit
    Personal preference, just list your top five favorite holidays. You can say why if you want.

    1) Halloween kids get to run wild, while adults pretend they are kids
    2) 4th of July the obvious, plus my first kid was born (plus fireworks!)
    3) any full moon I like bonfires
    4) whatever gives us a day off
    5) earth day I can't help feeling like I should love it
  2. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    04 May '18 02:20
    1 My birthday
    2 Halloween
    3 New Years
    4 First day of Spring
    5 First day of Winter
  3. 04 May '18 03:33 / 1 edit
    1) Thanksgiving. Turkey, football, cool weather.

    2) Halloween. The funnest of all holidays.

    3) 4th of July. Very fond memories of this holiday when I was a kid. Cooking out on the beach, tons of people around, got to go sailing off the beach one year, anticipation of fireworks and then the fireworks, which never disappointed.

    4) Easter. Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the World.

    5) Labor Day. The start of fall, my favorite season, playoffs and World Series in baseball in the offing, along with the start of the regular season in football.

    Why not Christmas? Way too commercial and secularized but the reason for the holiday is obviously important.
  4. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    04 May '18 03:44
    Originally posted by @apathist
    Personal preference, just list your top five favorite holidays. You can say why if you want.
    Ramadan, followed by its culmination Idul Fitri, is probably the best living here where I do. A lot of offices go semi-dormant for a whole month, so work tails off quite markedly and it's possible to escape from it.

    The same can't be said for the other two big holidays here, Easter and Christmas, which kind of come and go quite quickly ~ although sometimes the work tails off for the last week of December and the first week of January.

    Ramadan is a little bit awkward as when the month falls differs from year to year, coming about 7-9 days 'earlier' each year. In 2000 Christmas and Ramadan coincided but I was living in Japan at the time, so I didn't feel the full benefits of it despite being in Indonesia for Christmas.
  5. 04 May '18 07:01
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Ramadan, followed by its culmination Idul Fitri, is probably the best living here where I do. A lot of offices go semi-dormant for a whole month, so work tails off quite markedly and it's possible to escape from it.

    The same can't be said for the other two big holidays here, Easter and Christmas, which kind of come and go quite quickly ~ although sometimes ...[text shortened]... at the time, so I didn't feel the full benefits of it despite being in Indonesia for Christmas.
    How do you know Dr Fuchs? I know him as well.
  6. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    04 May '18 07:23
    Originally posted by @apathist
    2) 4th of July the obvious, plus my first kid was born (plus fireworks!)
    Independence Day here is 17th August (the day in 1945 that the Indonesian government-in-waiting declared its independence from the Netherlands; the former colonial power did not actually recognize the new country until the end of 1949 after four years where the Indonesians were not strong enough to kick the Dutch out and the Dutch were not strong enough to exert control). There's quite a bit of build up to 17th August every year and it is very much a trigger for civic pride related activities like cleaning up the neighbourhood and pageants etc.
  7. Subscriber divegeester
    Naughtius Maximus
    04 May '18 08:18
    This thread has been alerted for being anti-Jehovah’s Witness
  8. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    04 May '18 12:38
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    This thread has been alerted for being anti-Jehovah’s Witness
    I believe such alerts get redirected to Kingdom Hall.
  9. 04 May '18 13:30
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    I believe such alerts get redirected to Kingdom Hall.
    And from there to the Watchtower.
  10. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    04 May '18 14:10
    Originally posted by @secondson
    And from there to the Watchtower.
    Indeed, though only the first 144,000 are processed.
  11. 04 May '18 17:07
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    1) Thanksgiving. Turkey, football, cool weather.

    2) Halloween. The funnest of all holidays.

    3) 4th of July. Very fond memories of this holiday when I was a kid. Cooking out on the beach, tons of people around, got to go sailing off the beach one year, anticipation of fireworks and then the fireworks, which never disappointed.

    4) Easter. Resurrec ...[text shortened]... stmas? Way too commercial and secularized but the reason for the holiday is obviously important.
    Er....um.....you are not allowed to say "Christmas" anymore.

    You can refer to it as the Winter Solstice of the non-gendered people.
  12. 04 May '18 18:06
    Originally posted by @dj2becker
    How do you know Dr Fuchs? I know him as well.
    So FMF posts the name of the surgeon that operated on me on his profile, I ask him if he knows the guy and he quickly changed it to someone else and ignores me. Is the dude stalking me or is it just a coincidence?
  13. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    04 May '18 18:30
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Er....um.....you are not allowed to say "Christmas" anymore.

    You can refer to it as the Winter Solstice of the non-gendered people.
    I hope I get a sweater next Winter Solstice of the non-gendered people.
  14. 05 May '18 00:13
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    I hope I get a sweater next Winter Solstice of the non-gendered people.
    You know you’re getting old when you want clothes for Christmas
  15. 05 May '18 00:17
    Originally posted by @dj2becker
    So FMF posts the name of the surgeon that operated on me on his profile, I ask him if he knows the guy and he quickly changed it to someone else and ignores me. Is the dude stalking me or is it just a coincidence?
    He’s probably stalking you.