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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:52 AM
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My 6 Year Old Nephew is in TROUBLE
Seems he asked his fundie parents why we decorate trees for a dead baby.

:wow:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:53 AM
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1. Huh?
What do you mean? Did they have a death in the family and put ribbons on a tree or something?
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benito Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:54 AM
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2. uhhh. Christmas
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:55 AM
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4. Ohh, thanks
It makes sense now. Hee.

Because it's not for Jesus. It's the pagan part of the program. :D
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:55 AM
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3. "Out of the mouths of babes" - n/t
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:57 AM
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7. Yes
I'm just happy to know somebody in that family has a brain.

:eyes:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:04 AM
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8. I hope he's allowed to keep it, his brain, I mean.
Many children begin with a talent of logical thinking that would have them besting the best attorney. It's (usually) quickly destroyed with parental, peer, and familial "common sense" and suppression.



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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:13 AM
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9. He Spends a lot of Time with his Dem Grandparents
Who are firmly convinced it is their god given right to share their values with their grandson. They value education and science. The more enlightened part of the extended family is trying to nurture that little brain.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:43 AM
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13. It is their right.
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 10:44 AM by qnr
If I had a child and fundie parents, I'd let them share their view of things - but I'd be active in sharing (and more importantly living) mine.


Good for both him and them.

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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:56 AM
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5. pretty perceptive 6 year old. There may be help for him
:bounce:
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:56 AM
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6. Sound like a rational little guy. Probably grow up to be a Dem
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Carson Donating Member (560 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:54 AM
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10. As a Christian and a
three-times-a-week church-goer, I don't celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday at all. It is a completely secular holiday for me and my family. No nativity scenes, Jesus on X-mas cards, etc.

I believe if God wanted us to celebrate/commemorate Jesus' birthday, He would have commanded it; similiar to how Christians are told in the Bible to honor Jesus' death when we partake in Communion.

IMHO, of course.
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:02 AM
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11. You humble opinion is well thought out and makes perfect sense
to me! I had never thought of it that way, but you are absolutely correct. Instead of trying to inject Jesus into the holiday, we should just cave in and celebrate it as a family get together and as a day of appreciation for those around us!

I like it!
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:40 AM
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12. i agree
i HATE the made up stuff around the 'Babee Jeeeezusah"!
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:09 AM
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14. Maybe he heard about
the small sect (I wish I could find the particulars for you, it's a scream)in Eastern Europe that claims as a relic 'the skull of the baby Jesus'.




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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:25 AM
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16. Jesus had a different skull when he was a baby?
:freak:
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:15 AM
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15. You could also point out that the birth of Jesus
did NOT happen on December 25th

the bible places it sometime in Spring. December 25 was chosen since it coincides with the winter solstice.

Just like the New Year is April 1st to the pagans, hence why the Christians call it "April Fools Day"
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Tony_Illinois Donating Member (590 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:28 AM
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17. Believe What You May . . .
But this does not have the ring of truth to it. Would a 6 year old be able to master the irony of the dead baby reference?
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:38 AM
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18. I'd concur that it might not be his original thought...
Sounds like he is repeating something he heard. However, I questioned similarly when I was his age, got into trouble, and learned to save my ammunition.

A six year old has learned that there are differences between truth and fiction and is learning to sort it out.

--IMM
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:10 PM
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20. Exactly
And much to his mother's dismay and his grandparents delight I might add.
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helnwhls Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:40 AM
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19. Ah, children
Sounds like he is doing his job.

If his parents were atheists he would be asking why they did not decorate a tree for a dead baby.
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