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Why would atheists celebrate.............
...................the winter solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year? Well maybe, it's because of the shortest expectation for the eternal salvation of their soul - none. I guess they want it over quickly. But alas, forever is forever, and they can't likely escape eternal damnation. We Christ_ians celebrate Christ_mass because it is the beginning of the new covenant in the blood of Christ, Christ paying our redemption from sin and to restore salvation to our souls. And to think, atheists turn their back on that simply because they are in love
with the things of the flesh.

duke, OPENnntp 41 Comments [8/28/2008 9:15:20 PM]
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BreeStar

I have never heard of atheists celebrating the winter solstice. Where did this come from?

8/28/2008 9:18:23 PM

Thejebusfire

We Christ_ians celebrate Christ_mass because it is the beginning of the new covenant in the blood of Christ, Christ paying our redemption from sin and to restore salvation to our souls
1. That would be Easter. Christmas is simply about the birth of chirst.
2. The earliest roots of christmas is the pagan holiday of yule. When the catholics invaded the celts, they stole all of their holidays and turned them into catholic holidays.

8/28/2008 9:18:23 PM

Rat of Steel

Bee-bee-bee-bee-beeep....bee-bee-bee-beeeep....
---NEWS FLASH---

The winter solstice holiday was never yours to begin with. Yule had been celebrated by various pagan religions, long before that Jewish carpenter guy was even a twinkle in his daddy's all-seeing eye.

Only many decades after the supposed death of Jesus was his birthday officially set at December 25, specifically for the purpose of allowing ex-pagans to continue having their old holiday as a Christian holiday.

To think, Christians turn their back on all that, simply because they loathe things of the flesh.

Forgive me if I don't address all the rest of your babble about damnation and salvation and etc. etc. etc. It didn't impress me the first time I heard it as a young child three decades ago, and it certainly doesn't impress me now.

8/28/2008 9:24:47 PM

anonymous_troy

Because I'm short and ....

Damn, I'm white. I almost had the perfect comeback.

8/28/2008 9:27:40 PM

Grigadil

We sacrifice Christians to Sol Invictus at the solstice, and He never fails to lengthen the days after that.

8/28/2008 9:38:40 PM

Cap'n Mel

It was a pagan holiday, you cretin.

8/28/2008 9:49:59 PM

RavenWood

Perhaps athiests would celebrate any holiday that would allow them to spend time with loved ones.

8/28/2008 10:01:34 PM



I have never heard of atheists celebrating the winter solstice.
Christmas, dude;).

8/28/2008 10:02:18 PM



I celebrate Christmas because its fun. Any advance on "because its fun"?

8/28/2008 10:06:10 PM

Jay-Sus

Now they're claiming religions that never belonged to them as theirs. Thou shalt not steal.

8/28/2008 10:12:20 PM

Natasha

It's actually summer during Christmas where I live. We celebrate Christmas, despite being atheists, and we party in the warm sunshine all day long.

8/28/2008 10:20:07 PM

oidhche

Then why do Christians celebrate the winter solstice?

8/28/2008 10:20:10 PM

TB Tabby

Midwinter celebrations have been around as long as there've been people living in temperate zones. Winter was a hard time to get through. Days were shorter, nights were longer, food was scarce because people couldn't farm, and most time was just spent indoors trying to keep warm. It'd be hard not to go stir-crazy under those conditions. You'd need something to look forward to. A chance to cut loose, have fun, and make the wait for spring a little easier. Thus, most civilizations outside of the equator came up with their own holidays for dancing, feasting and having fun.

8/28/2008 10:24:43 PM

Sisyphus

"Any advance on "because its fun"?"
It's a good excuse to take a day off work!

8/28/2008 10:41:52 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

Heathen atheist here.

I sure as hell don't celebrate winter solstice, what with it being a cold, short, crappy day. Now, the longest day of the year, on the other hand, is fucking awesome. I'm quite pissed that summer is coming to an end.

I celebrate Christmas (and can also spell it correctly) because I happen to enjoy spending time with the people I love, exchanging gifts and enjoying each other's company. If you don't like it, go get a new holiday -- perhaps one in early spring, which would in fact be closer to the actual date of Jeebus' birth.

Flesh sucks, I prefer exoskeletons.

8/28/2008 10:46:05 PM

Giveitaday

Why would atheists celebrate.............
...................the winter solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year?


Most of them don't. It is a marking of the change of seasons, nothing more

Well maybe, it's because of the shortest expectation for the eternal salvation of their soul - none

Huh? Most atheist don't belive in souls, or eternal salvation. We leave mythology to the theists.

But alas, forever is forever, and they can't likely escape eternal damnation

Again, not a concept that worries most atheist, {i]because they don't belive in your mythology[/i]

We Christ_ians celebrate Christ_mass because it is the beginning of the new covenant in the blood of Christ, Christ paying our redemption from sin and to restore salvation to our souls

I thought that was the crucifixtion? Get your own mythology straight.

And to think, atheists turn their back on that simply because they are in love with the things of the flesh.

For most atheists,non-belief has nothing to do with "love with the things of the flesh", it has to do with the lack of proof in a god or gods. And not a single religion has been able to demonstrate that there is anything beyond "things of the flesh".

As much as you would like to paint all atheists as hedonistic pleasure seekers who don't belive in god because it would be "inconvenient" to they're pleasure seeking, It is simply not true, and no amount of shouting "atheists turn their back on that simply because they are in love with the things of the flesh." will make it so.

8/28/2008 10:50:07 PM

Enna

I want to kick this person for its stupidity.

8/28/2008 10:57:22 PM

The Jamo

"We Christ_ians celebrate Christ_mass because it is the beginning of the new covenant in the blood of Christ, Christ paying our redemption from sin..."

That would be Easter, you idiot.

8/28/2008 11:24:25 PM

Lithp

Up yours, Yule--I mean Christmas--wasn't your holiday to begin with.

8/28/2008 11:57:35 PM

Malkavian Jeff

@breeStar

I'm starting to celebrate winter solcist, the original christmas.

8/29/2008 12:04:24 AM

Daken

why should we miss out on the free shit. ALso, it is a time for the whole family to be together. THanks to all of us having the financial savings of, say your avrage acorn, we need a big celibration so that we can forget that we are enslaved by our crap civil service jobs

8/29/2008 12:13:48 AM

Canadiest

Your God is the 40th sun god at least.

8/29/2008 12:19:00 AM

John

Why would atheists celebrate the winter solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year?

They don't. Next stupid question?

8/29/2008 12:19:21 AM

Dark_Lord_Prime

"We Christ_ians celebrate Christ_mass because it is the beginning of the new covenant in the blood of Christ, Christ paying our redemption from sin and to restore salvation to our souls."

Erm...no. You celebrate it because pagans celebrated the beginning of the Sun's ascent back into the heavens after being "dead" (at its lowest point in the sky) for 3 days.

Or is that the "Son's" ascent back into "Heaven" after being "dead" for (most of) 3 days?

;)

8/29/2008 12:40:30 AM

A. Person

I still celebrate christmas...

8/29/2008 12:44:02 AM
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