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Old December 22nd 05, 02:22 PM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,rec.autos.driving,misc.consumers
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Following up to "Mike T." > :

>But if you were a Christian who felt very strongly that the birth of Christ
>should be solemnly and religiously CELEBRATED, and should have it's own
>legal holiday date specifically assigned for that celebration . . .


....like December 25th?
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Old December 22nd 05, 02:23 PM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,rec.autos.driving,misc.consumers
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Following up to "Mike T." > :

> Before you ask how it is possible
>that Christ was born in the year 4 "Before Christ",


I think I can cope with that .
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Old December 22nd 05, 02:30 PM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,rec.autos.driving,misc.consumers
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Following up to (David Horne, _the_
chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn and prestwich tesco 24h offy)
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>pre-christian myth, much like the rest of Christianity


The Old Testament ?
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Old December 22nd 05, 02:39 PM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,rec.autos.driving,misc.consumers
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Tim C. > wrote:

> Following up to (David Horne, _the_
> chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn and prestwich tesco 24h offy)
> :
>
> >pre-christian myth, much like the rest of Christianity

>
> The Old Testament ?


And other sources!

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Old December 23rd 05, 01:29 AM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,rec.autos.driving,misc.consumers
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In article ws.net>,
"Mike T." > wrote:

> I'm not going to do your homework for you. But if you do the research
> carefully, you will find your own indisputable sources to show that just
> about all customs and symbols related to the holiday called "Christmas"
> pre-date the birth of Christ by many years. The one glaring exception is
> the nativity scene. But Santa Claus, gift-giving, "Christmas trees",
> mistletoe, carolling, traditional foods and feasts, in short EVERYTHING that
> makes up "Christmas" was a part of the holiday celebrated in late December
> LONG before Christ is said to have been born.


Hallmark has been around a lot longer than most people think.
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Old December 23rd 05, 09:54 AM posted to rec.travel.europe,rec.travel.air,rec.autos.driving,misc.consumers
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Tim C. wrote:

> Following up to "Dave" > :
>
>
>>Even today many Christians are
>>****ed that the birth of Christ is associated with a pagan holiday at all.

>
>
> Which day would they suggest as an alternative?


They could pick a day around the CORRECT time of the year

 




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