Anisoptera - 2007-11-30 12:26:42
Remember though - "Saturnalia is the reason for the season" ;)
rodneyn - 2007-11-30 12:37:03
"Christmas Day" is recognized as a federal holiday by the United States government, and as an official state holiday by the State of Michigan. I didn't check, but I'm sure that the City of Mount Pleasant also officially recognizes "Christmas Day" as an official local holiday. They probably even have "Christmas" decorations in City Hall. What loons.
Michael Camilleri - 2007-11-30 14:01:29
I agree with almost everything you say; Christmas is a secular holiday for the vast majority of people in the US anyway. Something that has never made sense to me, however, are Christians who get upset when department stores have "holiday" sales. Shouldn't they be more offended that their most holy of days is being hijacked to sell material indulgences?
Ypsidixit - 2007-11-30 15:02:14
Ha! A Saturnalia ornament! Very cute; thank you, Anisoptera, for the link.
Ypsidixit - 2007-11-30 16:32:46
rodneyn: It's silly, indeed. But in all fairness, it's only the school system there that is being so silly.
Ypsidixit - 2007-11-30 16:40:53
Mr. C.: Good point; you would think so. "What Would Jesus Buy"?
Anisoptera - 2007-12-01 08:26:15
This is what I call a war on Christmas: "America’s top doc told the Herald yesterday that Santa Claus should slim down, in the latest blow struck in a global politically correct crusade against the jolly fat man."
Steve Pierce - 2007-12-02 20:56:07
Lowes was correctly criticized for selling pre-lit family trees in one of their catalogs. They apologized.

Besides, wasn't the practice of decorating conifer trees first a European pagan tradition before it was a Christian tradition?

- Steve
Ypsidixit - 2007-12-03 13:24:27
Steve: Absolutely. To my knowledge. I decorate my big potted hibiscus each year, which is easy, cheap, and of course sustainable. :)
pat the handyman - 2007-12-04 05:37:10
This is the link to only one article on Sept 11th 3 BC as the birth of the Christ ...if a moron like myself can figger this out , without the internet ,why can't the "leaders"of local churches get it .... Maybe it would screw up 2000 years of Holiday Shopping History ... are 30 more articles on the subject , the next link is to the history of the Dec 25th Date ...and the Emperor Constantine who was a true politician ...

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