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The Real Root of Atheists' Anti-Christmas Rage

Carolyn258 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 6:53 AM
Not to be irreverent, but that would make Jesus an Aquarian, which actually makes a lot more sense than his being a Capricorn!
Whitebeard Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 8:20 AM
renny: Good morning. Actually, the word "country" in Luke 2:8 refers to the "region" around Bethlehem, not to all of Judah or Galilee. Furthermore, there was one pasture, the Migdal Eder pasture (near Jerusalem) in which sheep destined for sacrifice were kept outdoors throughout the year. Also, it was from that pasture's tower that Messiah's arrival in the world was to be announced (Shek. 7:4 - from the Mishnah).
Whitebeard Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 8:01 AM
Sorry Ray, the Greeks were not the first...and your reference goes back no further than Greek.
RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 7:52 AM
Wrong.

zodiac (n.)
late 14c., from O.Fr. zodiaque, from L. zodiacus "zodiac," from Gk. zodiakos (kyklos) "zodiac (circle)," lit. "circle of little animals," from zodiaion, dim. of zoion "animal"

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=zodiac&searchmode=none
renny4 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 7:50 AM
Vrey early celebrations of Christ birth were in Feb, to coincide with a feast of Adonis, a Greek dying-reborn god, that also hid the Christian festivities from the Romans. Christ was likely born in the spring as the shepherds were in the fields with their sheep, and spring is a major symbol of new life (as it also is of resurrection).
Whitebeard Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 6:59 AM
Carolyn: Good morning. Did you know that the word zodiac is derived from the Hebrew word sodi, which means "step." The original zodiac was intended to tell the story of salvation by using imaginary pictures with star names that told the story. It begins in Virgo who has "the seed of the woman" (Gen 3:15) in her hand; it concludes in Leo with "the lion of the tribe of Judah" ruling as our King.
Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season? Is it because they are crusaders for equality, secularism’s saviors and humanism’s heroes? I’m sure that’s what they tell themselves when they’re pouting on their couches all alone on Christmas Eve after every single one of their friends has dumped them for being a rabid jackass.

I believe, however—and I could be wrong—that the reason some rage against the machine is that they hate God and love their sin, and bringing up Jesus in...

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