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Title: Exactly When Was Jesus Born? Not on December 25.
Source: Foodforthethinkers.com
URL Source: http://wp.me/p13mHb-i1
Published: Dec 24, 2013
Author: Douglas F. Newman
Post Date: 2013-12-24 22:24:43 by snoopdougg
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Views: 961
Comments: 31

Jesus was not born on December 25.

More likely, he was born in September.

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#1. To: snoopdougg (#0)

Nowhere in Scripture does it mention when Jesus was born. Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus. Christ mas literally means "the death of Christ". And in Scripture the Lord actually looks at the celebration of such a season as an abomination. Here in Scripture is where it is noted where Christ hates the Nicolaitians (promoters of St. Nicholas-Santa Claus) see Revelations 2:6 and 15

the decking of fir trees with silver and gold is an unholy act which the Lord also abhores. See Jeremiah 10:2-4

Christmas honors not the birth of Jesus Christ but honors instead Tammuz. See Ezekial 8:14

Have a blessed evening.

purplerose  posted on  2013-12-24   22:35:31 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#22. To: purplerose (#1) (Edited)

Christ mas literally means "the death of Christ".

No it doesn't. What language-translation are you alluding to there?

mas - Wiktionary example:

from Latin magis (“more”)

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GreyLmist  posted on  2013-12-27   22:45:31 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#23. To: GreyLmist, 4 (#22)

reality check on Santa -

deer santa: I wud like a kool toy space ranjur fer Xmas. Iv ben a gud boy all yeer. Yer Frend, BiLLy

Dear Billy,

Nice spelling. You're on your way to a career in lawn care. How about I give you a frigging book so you can learn to read and write? I'm giving your older brother the space ranger. At least HE can spell!

Santa

Dear Santa,

I have been a good girl all year, and the only thing I ask for is peace and joy in the world for everybody!

Love, Sarah

Dear Sarah, Your parents smoked pot when they had you, didn't they?

Santa

Dear Santa,

I don't know if you can do this, but for Christmas, I'd like for my mommy and daddy to get back together. Please see what you can do.

Love, Teddy

Dear Teddy,

Look, your dad's banging the babysitter like a screen door in a hurricane. Do you think he's gonna give that up to come back to your frigid, fat mom, who rides his ass constantly? It's time to give up that dream. Let me get you some nice Legos instead. Maybe you can build yourself a family with those?

Santa

Dear Santa,

I want a new bike, a Play station, a train, some G.I. Joes, a dog, a drum kit, a pony and a tuba.

Love, Eugene

Dear Eugene,

Who names their kid 'Eugene' nowadays? I giving you a doll instead because I bet you're gay.

Santa

Dear Santa ,

I left milk and cookies for you under the tree, and I left carrots for your reindeer outside the back door.

Love, Susan

Dear Susan,

Milk gives me the shits and carrots make the deer fart in my face when riding in the sleigh. You want to do me a favor? Two words: Jim Beam.

Santa

Dear Santa,

What do you do the other 364 days of the year? Are you busy making toys?

Your friend, Thomas

Dear Thomas,

All the toys are made by little kids like you in China . Every year I give them a slice of bread as a Christmas bonus. I have a condo in Vegas, where I spend most of my time making low-budget porno films. I unwind by drinking myself silly and squeezing the asses of cocktail waitresses while losing money at the craps table.

Santa

P.S. Tell your mom she got the part.

Dear Santa,

Do you see us when we're sleeping, do you really know when we're awake, like in the song?

Love, Jessica

Dear Jessica,

Are you really that gullible? Good luck in whatever you do. I'm skipping your house.

Santa

Dear Santa,

I really really want a puppy this year. Please please please PLEASE PLEASE could I have one?

Timmy

Timmy,

That whiney begging shit may work with your folks, but that crap doesn't work with me. You're getting an ugly sweater again.

Santa

Dearest Santa,

We don't have a chimney in our house, how do you get into our home?

Love, Marky

Mark,

First, stop calling yourself 'Marky', that's why you're getting your ass kicked at school. Second, you don't live in a house, you live in a low-rent, ghetto apartment complex. Third, I get inside your pad just like all the burglars do, through your bedroom window.

Sweet Dreams, Santa

Lod  posted on  2013-12-27   22:50:48 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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#24. To: Lod, purplerose, 4 (#23) (Edited)

reality check on Santa -

Real reality check on Santa:

Saint Nicholas - Wikipedia

also called Nikolaos of Myra, [he] was a historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra (Demre, part of modern-day Turkey) in Lycia.

Nicholas was born a Greek in Asia Minor during the third century in the city of Patara (Lycia et Pamphylia), which was a port on the Mediterranean Sea

He was the only son of wealthy Christian parents

He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus

In his most famous [legend], a poor man had three daughters but could not afford a proper dowry for them. [...] Hearing of the girls' plight, Nicholas decided to help them, but being too modest to help the family in public (or to save them the humiliation of accepting charity), he went to the house under the cover of night and threw three purses (one for each daughter) filled with gold coins through the window opening into the house.

One version has him throwing one purse for three consecutive nights. Another has him throwing the purses over a period of three years, each time the night before one of the daughters comes of age. Invariably, the third time the father lies in wait, trying to discover the identity of their benefactor. In one version the father confronts the saint, only to have Saint Nicholas say it is not him he should thank, but God alone. In another version, Nicholas learns of the poor man's plan and drops the third bag down the chimney instead; a variant holds that the daughter had washed her stockings that evening and hung them over the embers to dry, and that the bag of gold fell into the stocking.

The episode with the three dowries is commemorated by showing him holding in his hand either three purses, three coins or three balls of gold.

the three gold balls referring to the dowry affair are sometimes metaphorically interpreted as being oranges or other fruits.

Saint Nicholas Day

The tradition of Saint Nicholas' Day, on 6 December (19 December in most Orthodox countries), is a festival for children in many countries in Europe related to surviving legends of Saint Nicholas, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts. The American Santa Claus, as well as the British Father Christmas, derive from these legends.

The saint who inspired the legend of Santa Claus (Naoṁ Nioclás) is believed to have been buried in Newtown Jerpoint in Kilkenny some 800 years ago. Originally buried in Myra in modern-day Turkey, his body was moved from there to Italy in 1169, but said to have been taken afterwards to Ireland by Nicholas de Frainet, a distant relative.

Santa Claus in Northern American culture

Sources and Further reading

King, Josiah. The Examination and Tryal of Old Father Christmas; Together with his Clearing by the Jury ... London: Charles Brome, 1686. Full text available here

Edited for sequencing, grammar and punctuation.

GreyLmist  posted on  2013-12-27 23:20:44 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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