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NBC Denounces 'Religious' Part Of Christmas
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http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/20...-Christmas

Appearing on the "Today" Show Nancy Snyderman, the NBC's chief medical editor on Christmas “I don’t like the religion part, I think religion is what mucks the whole thing up.
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I agree. Keep the merry, dump the myth.

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Pocketprotector;52485 Wrote:Appearing on the "Today" Show Nancy Snyderman, the NBC's chief medical editor on Christmas “I don’t like the religion part, I think religion is what mucks the whole thing up.

   
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Umm, the reason behind Christmas, based on the way that Christian churches have been teaching it for over a millenia, is the birth of Christ, hence the religious part. Sorry if you can't grasp the concept but all of those out there against the religious part can just suck air! Too bad, so sad. Deal with it!
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Should we delve into the fact that many religions and societies had winter solstice celerations long before Christians came along? And that most theologians agree that if Christ did exist, he wasn't born on 12/25? And that most Christmas traditions are adaptations of pagan celebrations, including but not limited to, gift giving and tree erecting?

Or do you just want to suck air?

Justin
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JustinHEMI;52544 Wrote:Should we delve into the fact that many religions and societies had winter solstice celerations long before Christians came along? And that most theologians agree that if Christ did exist, he wasn't born on 12/25? And that most Christmas traditions are adaptations of pagan celebrations, including but not limited to, gift giving and tree erecting?

Or do you just want to suck air?

Justin

No, because I'm dealing with modern Christians who were taught, from the time that they were tiny, that Christmas was a celebration of the birth of Christ and it occurred on 12/25 and it has been taught that way for over a millenia. That is irrefutable fact. The fact that you, and others, don't like that fact is completely irrelevant. No one is forcing you and others who think in like manner to celebrate the religious observance. Again, too damn bad if you don't like it.
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JustinHEMI;52544 Wrote:Should we delve into the fact that many religions and societies had winter solstice celerations long before Christians came along? And that most theologians agree that if Christ did exist, he wasn't born on 12/25? And that most Christmas traditions are adaptations of pagan celebrations, including but not limited to, gift giving and tree erecting?

To be fair, no one actually believes that Jesus was born on 12/25. Some Pope way back when made Christmas officially 12/25 to coincide with pagan festivals because he figured it would make sense to try and get everyone celebrating at the same time.

As for the notion that Christians use some adapted pagan traditions, that's irrelevant to the discussion.

The point this woman was making is that people shouldn't put religion in CHRISTmas and that's asinine. If she had said we should eliminate Christmas in favor of Generic Winter Holiday, that's fine. But she didn't. You can no more take religion out of Christmas than you can take it out of Easter or Hanukkah. That doesn't change no matter how commercialized Christmas gets or how far away from its true meaning Christians are when celebrating their version of the holiday.
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JustinHEMI;52544 Wrote:Should we delve into the fact that many religions and societies had winter solstice celerations long before Christians came along? And that most theologians agree that if Christ did exist, he wasn't born on 12/25? And that most Christmas traditions are adaptations of pagan celebrations, including but not limited to, gift giving and tree erecting?

Or do you just want to suck air?

Justin

Funny you mention that. I actually did go to Catholic school and during high school they actually started mentioning these things to us. It was pretty funny junior and senior year when we studied Church history. I've been watching the History Channel since I was 5 so it was funny to see everybody else's reaction when we covered around the 12th Century and on.
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JustinHEMI;52544 Wrote:Should we delve into the fact that many religions and societies had winter solstice celerations long before Christians came along? And that most theologians agree that if Christ did exist, he wasn't born on 12/25? And that most Christmas traditions are adaptations of pagan celebrations, including but not limited to, gift giving and tree erecting?

Or do you just want to suck air?

Justin

No, because I'm dealing with modern Christians who were taught, from the time that they were tiny, that Christmas was a celebration of the birth of Christ and it occurred on 12/25 and it has been taught that way for over a millenia. That is irrefutable fact. The fact that you, and others, don't like that fact is completely irrelevant. No one is forcing you and others who think in like manner to celebrate the religious observance. Again, too damn bad if you don't like it.

You're wrong. Too damn bad if you don't like it.

Justin
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Gotta love the offensive billboard in Times Square. It would be interesting, now, if we put an anti-Kwanzaa billboard up, or worse yet, an anti-Ramadan billboard up...and neither of those holidays are even widespread in America, yet the result would be dramatic!

You know, for atheists who think Jesus is a "fairy tale", they seem awfully offended...seeing as how Santa Claus is a fairy tale and they like him okay. Its a little illogical, isn't it, to have two "fairy tales" side by side and they accept one and reject the other, so much so that they'd pay to put billboards up to announce it?

Interesting. Makes me wonder what's so scary about Jesus....if He really is a fairy tale....that its worth money to get people to shut up about Him....
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