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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:30 PM

Isn't there anyone who understands what Christmas is all about?!?!?!?



"...and to Band-aid the economy with binge spending." <--- should be inserted at the end of Linus' monologue

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Reply Isn't there anyone who understands what Christmas is all about?!?!?!? (Original post)
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 OP
Grey Nov 2012 #1
rurallib Nov 2012 #16
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #2
AldoLeopold Nov 2012 #3
liberalhistorian Nov 2012 #6
AldoLeopold Nov 2012 #7
Cleita Nov 2012 #11
Fuddnik Nov 2012 #12
SCVDem Nov 2012 #4
Tierra_y_Libertad Nov 2012 #5
randome Nov 2012 #8
JEB Nov 2012 #9
Cleita Nov 2012 #10
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #13
Berlum Nov 2012 #14
Bandit Nov 2012 #15
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #17
retread Nov 2012 #18
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #19
Diclotican Nov 2012 #20
KittyWampus Nov 2012 #21
forestpath Nov 2012 #22
edhopper Nov 2012 #23
1620rock Nov 2012 #24
Manifestor_of_Light Nov 2012 #25
WiffenPoof Nov 2012 #26
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 #28
WiffenPoof Nov 2012 #29
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 #30
Buns_of_Fire Nov 2012 #27
datasuspect Nov 2012 #31

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:07 PM

1. This is going to be my Xmas card this year....nt

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Response to Grey (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:05 PM

16. that is a great idea

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:13 PM

2. "Keep Christ in Christmas". The Pagans should be mad that Christ was inserted into the solstice.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:27 PM

3. I am

Can't speak for all pagans, but its irritating. On the other hand, I take the solstice off every year no matter what.

It happened a long time ago, and it wasn't as bad as the forced swallowing of silver or poisonous snakes for those who didn't convert.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:58 PM

6. I'm a Christian and I keep trying to tell all of this

to those who spout the usual "keep Christ in Christmas, in our house we say MERRY CHRISTMAS" crap this time each year (and now, with Facebook, it's ten times worse!). It just makes them madder, for some reason. Sigh. They simply refuse to believe that we just do NOT know Christ's actual birthdate and that we will never know it.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:12 PM

7. Funny thing is

Now Christmas is on the 25th, and the solstice falls on the 21st typically these days. I think, but don't quote me on this, that the solstice fell on the 25th in the way back machine but due to Melakovich cycles, tilt, wobble, etc., that date has no changed. I should delve more into the history of it, but it wouldn't change what the date means to me (the winter solstice that is.).

It doesn't matter, I don't celebrate Christmas as the birth of Christ - just about presents, a big tree now and a homemade yule log on the 21st along with some ale/wine and quiet contemplation.

Either way, its not like the Christian horde came in to Europe and nailed people to crosses if they didn't play ball. More often than not, it was pagan kings persecuting their own people (no, my loyal subjects, solstice bad, christmas good) so that they could get into the Pope's and Constantinople's good graces for trade reasons.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:37 PM

11. The Christ personage or "the anointed one" was there before Jesus.

It just got pasted on to him. So I don't think the Pagans were upset about that.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:39 PM

12. Don't let them take the "X" out of Xmas.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:55 PM

4. I thought of Linus after reading the title

Nice twist!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:58 PM

5. Isn't there anyone who understands what Christmas is all about$$$$$!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:19 PM

8. I thought it was about cultural disposal of alien fruitcakes that appear from out of nowhere.

If we don't stay on top of it, the fruitcakes will take over the world! (They already have a foothold in Fox News.)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:30 PM

9. A chance assuage guilt

by buying lots of useless Chinese plastic crap.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:35 PM

10. It lost it's meaning for me when I found out Santa Claus

was just a lie. It goes to show that greed seems to be the real meaning behind the holiday.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:45 PM

13. Just what you'd expect from a Great Pumpkinista

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:54 PM

14. Joyeux Saturnalia, Grumpy O'Lielly (R)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:55 PM

15. I think water boarding should definitely play a prominant part

Everyone knows Christ would LOVE doing that to people...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:08 PM

17. ha

yes, there are multiple other beliefs in the past that also used that time of year to celebrate their beliefs, that was then chosen to recognize the birth of Jesus by Christian leaders, but this particular holiday that a billion celebrate is titled Christmas, so it's not confusing what it's supposed to be for - now, what it's turned into for many people (commercialism to the max), that's another point

The original "That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown"



Charlie Brown: I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn't have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don't know what Christmas is all about.

Charlie Brown: Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
Linus Van Pelt: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.

Linus Van Pelt: Lights, please.

Linus Van Pelt: "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"

Linus Van Pelt: That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:11 PM

18. Greed?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:27 PM

19. What a steamin pile o' horseshit!

It's about ham!
Lots and lots of ham!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:30 PM

20. WilliamPitt

WilliamPitt

I don't try to push my belief to others - I just say God Jul.. It is a old, ancient Norwegian word, who goes way back - even long before Olav II Haralsson (the holly) deiced christianity should be the governing religion, regardless of what the rest of the land was believing was the best.... He died in 1030 at Stiklesstad in a battle....

Diclotican

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:33 PM

21. I miss you Charles Schultz... she says while sipping out of her Woodstock Christmas mug.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:35 PM

22. That is awesome.

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:42 PM

23. If that is what Christmas

should only be about,
then it should not be celebrated as a national holiday.
That would be a violation of the establishment clause.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:13 AM

24. The Pagan solstice

"Now Christmas is on the 25th of December, and the solstice falls on the 21st typically these days. I think, but don't quote me on this, that the solstice fell on the 25th in the way back machine but due to Melakovich cycles, tilt, wobble, etc., that date has no changed."

It's like this. In ancient times the solstice (like today) fell on or about the 21st of December. However the very first day that the sun could be seen with the naked eye to perceptibly stop it's decent and begin it's return to the northern sky was on December 25th....It's as simple as that.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:21 AM

25. AXIAL TILT IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

23.5 degrees, baby!!!.

And Isaac Newton is the Christmas baby that demonstrably brought science into the modern age by discovering the spectrum of white light separated with a prism, discovered the laws of motion, and BTW, invented calculus and argued furiously with Leibniz over it.



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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:46 AM

26. Charles Schultz Is Rolling Over In His Grave

I am a former syndicated cartoonist. I am very familiar with many of the cartoonists of the past. Charles Schultz had an agreement that when he died, Peanuts would die with him. Apparently the Schultz family couldn't resist the opportunity to continue raking in the big bucks after Sparky's death. They didn't even break stride...Peanuts continued in reprints as well as all the gains from ads (Met Life, etc.). So much for integrity.

-Paige

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:58 AM

28. Um

I'm pretty sure this one was just done up by someone on the internet.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:05 AM

29. Bill, Yes Of Course It Was...

It just reminded of the related issue. I suppose every time I see Peanuts characters, I'm reminded of how much Charles Schultz didn't want his strip to survive him. It's like Bill Watterson with Calvin and Hobbs. People are constantly using his characters without permission...and he is passionate about intellectual property rights. Yeah, I know it's a bit off topic...but it is rare when I have a chance to speak on an issue that I actually have some knowledge about...LOLOLOL

By the way...I'm a big fan of your writing. Never miss an opportunity to read your offerings.

Peace

-Paige

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:25 AM

30. Thanks!

The handwriting in the letterboxes had me for a minute when I first saw this one.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:20 AM

27. Well, sure I do! It's about people giving me stuff!

Usually, socks and underwear...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:28 AM

31. public buttsex and feasting?

 

communal shitting and vomiting?

or child abduction, child dismemberment, and child eating?

which version of midwinter rites are we talking about?

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