Winter Solstice motherfucker, have you heard of it?
12/16/2008 11:24:10 AM
Wow, really? The show about the history of Christmas that I watched on the History Channel earlier would beg to differ.
12/16/2008 12:57:50 PM
Aargh, I can't edit my post for some reason. I should have said "the show I watched on the History Channel that said Christmas was originally a pagan celebration would beg to differ."
12/16/2008 1:05:53 PM
Mithras wants a word
12/16/2008 1:45:00 PM
But if you leave tracts on that same DC bus, you're just "spreading the Gospel," right?
12/16/2008 3:25:19 PM
THE IRONY! IT BURNS!
12/16/2008 4:22:35 PM
Doctor Whomwow that was definetly crossing the line, that was forcefully pushing veiws into someones face,
and to use christmass..well the only reason it existed was cause of christians if ur athiest dont celebrate it. dumbasses
Then stop celebrating the Solstice.
12/16/2008 4:38:47 PM
"wow that was definetly crossing the line, that was forcefully pushing veiws into someones face,"
Are you fucking serious?
"and to use christmass..well the only reason it existed was cause of christians if ur athiest dont celebrate it. dumbasses"
I, as an atheist, have no reason not to celebrate it. You, on the other hand, being the good little Christian you are, should immediately abstain from such revelries as you're celebrating a pagan festival dedicated to the sun.
There's that whole "Thou shalt have no other god's before me" and the one against idolatry, too. Tell me celebrating a pagan festival dedicated to the sun isn't some bad juju.
12/16/2008 4:42:47 PM
forcefully pushing ?
It's not like if they are forcing people to disbaptize.
They are expressing an opinion.
12/16/2008 4:44:32 PM
well the only reason it existed was cause of christians if ur athiest dont celebrate it.
Okie dokie then. Now explain to me how the traditions of the Yule Log and the Christmas tree fit into Christian dogma...particularly since the latter is outright ADMONISHED in the Bible...
12/16/2008 5:20:14 PM
One word: PAGANS!
Now shut up, copycats
12/16/2008 5:43:13 PM
His name is somewhat appropriate. Shiny, reflective chrome.
12/16/2008 5:44:05 PM
"wow that was definetly crossing the line, that was forcefully pushing veiws into someones face"
Mr Kettle, the Pot is on line 2.
"and to use christmass..well the only reason it existed was cause of christians if ur athiest dont celebrate it."
Actually, you Christians borrowed your god's birthday from our celebrations of the birth of our Pagan gods. Yet we don't go around asking Christians to give us our holiday back--unlike you, we learned how to share in kindergarten
12/16/2008 6:41:01 PM
except for the umpteen OTHER celebrations from around the world which celebrate completely unrelated festivities? Yeah, you fail world history.
12/16/2008 6:57:16 PM
The Zodiac killer used to spell Christmas the same way you just did.
12/16/2008 7:15:08 PM
That's your idea of savage commentary?
12/16/2008 9:32:17 PM
Actually, that message could apply at any time in any place. It's just a generally good rule to live by.
Oh...and cue the pie chart.
12/16/2008 9:46:37 PM
12/16/2008 10:06:35 PM
Amusingly enough, I saw one of these ads on the Metro the other day. The next ad over advertised Christmas services, and listed Metro stops and the churches located near them.
12/17/2008 5:00:21 AM
That's a lot of stupid compressed into just two lines.
6/7/2010 8:22:01 AM
Now why am I reminded of Eric Cartman when I read this? It's so weird.
2/3/2011 4:59:08 AM
Christmas is NOT (as has been explained before me right here) originally a Christian holiday, can't you guys get that through your thick heads? And, why on Earth do you need some threat of "eternal damnation" to keep you guys in line and behaving at least moderately well? Usually people have such a thing called common sense embedded in their worldview. Usually people realize the notion of "treat people as you want to be treated."
Obviously you morons, do not.
2/3/2011 9:45:33 AM
And yet, we in the UK had these on our buses:
With nary a complaint (apart from a few fundies - but so few, as to make their whining completely irrelevant in the grand social scheme of things). And why is that, Chrome611?
Because we Brits aren't as fucking obsessed about religion as you lot are.
Besides, you lot have to talk about 'crossing the line', re. religion. Three Words: Westboro Baptist Church.
Pot calling the kettle black indeed. But then, you lot are proof of what I always say:
Hypocrisy, thy name is Fundie.
One more thing:
"and to use christmass..well the only reason it existed was cause of christians if ur athiest dont celebrate it"
Christianity is so bereft of a culture, it had to - in this case - steal the Pagan
Winter Solstice festival, and turn it into Christmas (there's no evidence in the Bible that the Nativity happened at that
time of the year; indeed, according to scholars & Professors of Theology, it happened in [b]September[/i]).
At least we Atheists aren't cultural theives.
...oh, and why we Atheists celebrate Christmas?:
1- We're helping Wiccans reclaim what was originally theirs
2- Because we know it pisses off you fundies no end.
3- Because we can
. Deal with it.
2/3/2011 10:45:58 AM