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I hope that what ever holiday you may be celebrating at the end of this year is the best you have ever had!

 

Be safe, live well!

 

Swan

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just out of curiousity,

 

how did the abbreviation "xmas" start?

 

i'm suprised more religious criticism hasn't been brought up, about why we shouldn't "x" out Christ's name.

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it's not cutting christ out of christmas...x is the greek symbol for christo [and chi, and xristo]. early in christianity's history, christ was just referred to as x. it's as respectful as "christmas".

 

or at least, that's what they taught me.

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yeah, what sevvedge said is true

 

and the early christians used "X" as a kind of code when they were being persecuted by the Romans; it was a symbol they used a lot that wouldn't per se identify them as christians

 

I also want to say that when Constantine was converted to Christianity, the legend is that he saw an "X" in the sky before a battle, and then won the battle

but that is a very fuzze memory that could be off

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"Christians...blahblah...persecuation...blahblah."

 

This pales in comparison to the legend and lore surrounding XXXMas. Ask your neighborhood porn star and gather 'round close to hear a tale...

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"Christians...blahblah...persecuation...blahblah."

 

This pales in comparison to the legend and lore surrounding XXXMas. Ask your neighborhood porn star and gather 'round close to hear a tale...

 

Sorry Mr. Cook but no one bit the first time either...

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This is all wholly irrelevant given that Christmas is just a hijacked holiday taken from a far superior religion when they were trying to convert the nords and didn't want to piss off the majority of them by eliminating their favorite festival.

 

With this in mind long live Yggdrasil. Another year where Fenrir hasn't eaten the sun. Good job everyone.

 

EDIT: Correction actually. Its just another year where Fenrir hasn't been set free to kill Odin, Jörmungandr hasn't eaten the roots of Yggdrasil. and SKÖLL (not Fenrir) hasn't eaten the sun. My bad.

Edited by Felix Hoenikker

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This is all wholly irrelevant given that Christmas is just a hijacked holiday taken from a far superior religion when they were trying to convert the nords and didn't want to piss off the majority of them by eliminating their favorite festival.

 

With this in mind long live Yggdrasil. Another year where Fenrir hasn't eaten the sun. Good job everyone.

 

EDIT: Correction actually. Its just another year where Fenrir hasn't been set free to kill Odin, Jörmungandr hasn't eaten the roots of Yggdrasil. and SKÖLL (not Fenrir) hasn't eaten the sun. My bad.

 

That is a funny perspective...it speaks to my Swedish genes. Still, I bet George Carlin isn't an atheist anymore.:D

 

Of course using your same logic I can argue we really are not human (provided you believe in evolution) but are simply (insert what ever link in the chain you desire).

 

Of course that Nordic religion was borrowed from another place and time too since your position asserts that holidays and religions "evolve".

 

Moreover, I did not invoke the Christian holiday at the beginning of the thread so I believe my benediction included your celebration too! ;)

 

 

EDIT: I still wish you ALL a happy holiday in what ever fashion you desire to celebrate (legally, of course)!

Edited by Dinosaurio

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