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    True Christians Against Christmas

    You know, every good idea those pesky athiests come up with to attack those superstitious Christians seems to come from the horse's mouth.... Sorry, guys, you'll have to put away all that tinsel and those flashing lights. It's all off limits to a true Christian....

    http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/christm3.htm

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    Christmas is a materialistic sham. It would be heaps better if gifts weren't part of the equation.

    Thanksgiving >>> Christmas

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    Now that you are over 20 and have no kids. Christmas is about the kids. Let them believe there are good people in world, besides their parents.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBound View Post
    Christmas is a materialistic sham. It would be heaps better if gifts weren't part of the equation.

    Thanksgiving >>> Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Now that you are over 20 and have no kids. Christmas is about the kids. Let them believe there are good people in world, besides their parents.
    For most Americans, it's about getting sh*t. Gimme gimme gimme. No one can deny how materialistic our society has become. We rack up credit card debt for short-term gratification. Christmas is that personified.

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    I can't argue with you, but once you have kids it changes.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBound View Post
    For most Americans, it's about getting sh*t. Gimme gimme gimme. No one can deny how materialistic our society has become. We rack up credit card debt for short-term gratification. Christmas is that personified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    I can't argue with you, but once you have kids it changes.
    And not necessarily for the better. I think we'd be better off with another Thanksgiving instead of Christmas.

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    Hey, BB, Christmas has another name: "stimulus package!"

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    Did you love T-day as a 8 year old kid? Sitting around with grown ups and eating?


    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBound View Post
    And not necessarily for the better. I think we'd be better off with another Thanksgiving instead of Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Did you love T-day as a 8 year old kid? Sitting around with grown ups and eating?
    Yeah, getting **** for Christmas made me such a better person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBound View Post
    Yeah, getting **** for Christmas made me such a better person.
    Man, you are no fun.

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    What are you talking about? I asked a simple question and it has nothing to do with being a better person.

    Wow.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBound View Post
    Yeah, getting **** for Christmas made me such a better person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    What are you talking about? I asked a simple question and it has nothing to do with being a better person.

    Wow.
    Yes, I loved it at the time. But I was a kid, and didn't know jack ****. If kids ruled the world, we'd sit around all day watching cartoons.

    Enjoying presents as a kid doesn't mean that Christmas wouldn't be better off with less materialism.

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    There's nothing wrong with a few gifts for kids. But people overdo it. Ruins everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    But people overdo it. Ruins everything.
    This also aptly describes the 1000th religious thread in a Politics/World Events forum. Unlike probably most every media outlet and discussion forum on the Internet, JI seems far more interested in the "War Against Christmas, version 20.08" than in the intrigue surrounding a governor caught by the FBI trying to sell the seat of a President-elect.

    We have a decided plurality that agrees with the concept separation of church and state; wouldn't a separate forum for religion be a relief?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBound View Post
    Yes, I loved it at the time. But I was a kid, and didn't know jack ****. If kids ruled the world, we'd sit around all day watching cartoons.

    Enjoying presents as a kid doesn't mean that Christmas wouldn't be better off with less materialism.
    Who says it can't be? My wife and I limit the amount we spend on our kids, we make sure we give more to those in need at this time of year, we spend Xmas Eve at my in-laws farm, have Christmas brunch with family followed by Xmas dinner, and then the family goes up to the cottage to spend the whole week together.

    MANY people (especially in Europe) do not focus on the material aspects of Xmas...that is a North American phenomenon invented to sell more goods at cheap prices...it was keeps us all going don't you know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sackdance View Post
    This also aptly describes the 1000th religious thread in a Politics/World Events forum. Unlike probably most every media outlet and discussion forum on the Internet, JI seems far more interested in the "War Against Christmas, version 20.08" than in the intrigue surrounding a governor caught by the FBI trying to sell the seat of a President-elect.

    We have a decided plurality that agrees with the concept separation of church and state; wouldn't a separate forum for religion be a relief?
    I hope I'm not lumped in here. People absolutely have the right to act like greedy simpletons in a pagan fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaSteve View Post
    Who says it can't be? My wife and I limit the amount we spend on our kids, we make sure we give more to those in need at this time of year, we spend Xmas Eve at my in-laws farm, have Christmas brunch with family followed by Xmas dinner, and then the family goes up to the cottage to spend the whole week together.

    MANY people (especially in Europe) do not focus on the material aspects of Xmas...that is a North American phenomenon invented to sell more goods at cheap prices...it was keeps us all going don't you know!
    There are certainly exceptions. I was speaking on a macro basis. I still think all of these things could be accomplished without gifts. Look at the Thanksgiving drives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBound View Post
    For most Americans, it's about getting sh*t. Gimme gimme gimme. No one can deny how materialistic our society has become. We rack up credit card debt for short-term gratification. Christmas is that personified.
    You and me have to get drunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    You and me have to get drunk.
    Any time man. I may be an ornery ol' crank online, but that's because I don't want it to bleed into the rest of my life.

    Speaking of, it really is a b*tch that co-workers Facebook you now. There's some things on there they probably wouldn't approve of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Now that you are over 20 and have no kids. Christmas is about the kids. Let them believe there are good people in world, besides their parents.

    true that!

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