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"Why I Don't Like Xmas..."

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Sun 19/12/04 at 15:14
"For One Night Only"
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For generations now, millennia if you will, Christian man has believed in and celebrated Christmas. Dating back two-thousand-and-four years to the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, Christmas has been a momentous occassion inwhich people come together.

Over the years, Christmas has evolved to be something that people all over the world celebrate. It's become a holiday. It's become a reason to give gifts to those that you love...

I don't disagree to any of those, although I do find that other religions who commemorate this holiday only do so for the present aspect. They, too, have Father Christmas after all. But they don't honour the birth of Christ. Neither do I, to some level. I don't raise a glass at the Christmas dinner and toast to Jesus for saving us of our sins. But I know that we wouldn't have this holiday if it wasn't for him.

And that's why I don't like Xmas...

'Cos you can't substitute Christ for an X. Sure, he died on a Cross, that's supposedly one reason why we use the X. But the main reason is that it's shorter and easier to write. The word "Xmas" doesn't even sound nice. It's a bastardisation to promote laziness, commercialism, and to perhaps leave out the Jesus part of it.

Some people will say I'm over-reacting. Others will say it doesn't make a difference. Some will say that it doesn't change anything. And for the latter part of what I've just wrote, they're corredt. It doesn't change anything. It doesn't anger God, it doesn't drag us away from our religion, it doesn't mean we celebrate different holidays. But I will say that Xmas doesn't have a place in my house. Aslong as I've got my religion, and my faith, and my will to write an extra six letters (C-H-R-I-S-T) - I will only be commemorating Christmas.
Fri 24/12/04 at 17:22
"For One Night Only"
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I try...
Fri 24/12/04 at 17:09
"you've got a beard"
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The Hibernator wrote:
> I laugh at you crossbob, the way I would a pigeon...

wonderful ...
Fri 24/12/04 at 16:07
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I disagree entirely.
Fri 24/12/04 at 15:24
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I don't like Christmas, because it adds an air of competitiveness all too often to friendships or relationships.

Let's face it, Christmas dinners are woeful. There's about 3 edible ingredients of that mass of rubble. And the jokes, and the singing, and the "merry" mince pies...

If you're really honest with yourself, you'd rather scoot upstairs and tangle your hair in the radiator as you move yourself in accordance with that ever-so popular new Prodigy CD you bribed your parents into buying for you.
Wed 22/12/04 at 00:07
"Captain to you."
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Gotta love this time of year it bring everyone together. Every forum has people against Crossbob.

It's beautiful

Tue 21/12/04 at 23:19
"For One Night Only"
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crossbob wrote:
> Shut it im not as grumpy as you Oh I don't like christmas because im
> just a old grump. thats how you are!

Yes I'm an old grump at the milestone age of eighteen. I better get out my walking stick and my hearing aid, as I go drink a prune juice...
Tue 21/12/04 at 22:04
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Crossbob, there's a typo on your profile. There are too many digits in the 'age' field.
Tue 21/12/04 at 21:18
"Catch it!"
Posts: 6,840
Shut it im not as grumpy as you Oh I don't like christmas because im just a old grump. thats how you are!
Tue 21/12/04 at 19:34
"For One Night Only"
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Kibitzer wrote:
> That's just beyond sad

Aimed at crossbob, right?
Mon 20/12/04 at 21:21
Posts: 6,015
That's just beyond sad

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