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Re: Interesting alternatice look at Christmas

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  • Rob
    Heinz, Your post has nothing to do with the Bible, which is the focus of this forum. In Christ s service, Rob Bowman
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 26, 2009
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      Heinz,

      Your post has nothing to do with the Bible, which is the focus of this forum.

      In Christ's service,
      Rob Bowman

      --- In biblicalapologetics@yahoogroups.com, "christian_skeptic" <christian_skeptic@...> wrote:
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      > "Christianity from the outset has been suspicious of human, earthly pleasure and joy. At best, these are seen as unbecoming a sinner, who should be busy repenting and fretting over his fate in an imagined next life. There once existed a war against Christmas—when religionists held sway in America. The Puritans canceled Christmas; in Boston from 1659 to 1681, the fine for exhibiting Christmas merriment was 5 shillings.
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      > Christmas as we know it, with its twinkling lights, flying reindeer, and dancing snowmen, is largely a creation of 19th-century America. One of the most un-Christian periods in Western history, it was a time of worldly invention, industrialization, and profit. Only such an era would think of a holiday dominated by commercialism and joy and sense the connection between the two."
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      > http://tinyurl.com/yaebo8e
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      > Happy Mithrasmas
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      > Heinz
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