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Today, I was overseeing a nativity play rehearsal. Things went fairly well, until a boy's grandma stormed in, ranting that Christmas is a "Pagan abomination", and shouting for him and his mom to leave with her. Half the kids were left in tears, and we had to cancel the rehearsal. FML

By judge not, ye cunt - / Friday 21 December 2012 23:00 / Canada - Toronto
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By  Markg1994  |  0

Don't you fucking hate those religious freaks? I sure do. It's ok to have a religion and be proud of it but you shouldn't go around shoving it down people's throats. -___-

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  sens3sfailing  |  24

she is right, but I think everyone needs to stop giving a fuck what other people believe in. don't like the play? DON'T FUCKING GO! Let the kids mother raise the boy she wants, not the grandmothers way. she had her turn already, the mom needs to tell the grandma to step off imho

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  Svensen  |  5

#16 Everyone should raise his kids openminded and not start indoctrinating them with some sort of faith when they are too young to question what they hear.

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  Blurgas  |  16

Same thought I was having. The general day, the decorations, even the XMas tree were borrowed from other religions to make the transition to Christiantiy easier. Even Halloween started off as a Christian hijacking of Day of the Dead celebrations

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  Cmdr_Shepard  |  17

The Early Christians did love to hijack Pagan traditions for their own purposes to get people to convert. But that doesn't give the grandmother the right to barge in during practice and cause the kids to go home early because of her belligerence.

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  sens3sfailing  |  24

While I agree that kids should be raised open minded (I have different beliefs than everyone else in my home), it is still a parents right to raise a kid with certain beliefs. It sucks, but they do have the right to teach there kids that should pee in the shower if they so choose.

By  Markg1994  |  0

Don't you fucking hate those religious freaks? I sure do. It's ok to have a religion and be proud of it but you shouldn't go around shoving it down people's throats. -___-

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  bizarre_ftw  |  21

And it's not even like they try to hide it, for example: the exact word "yule" is in at least one common Christmas carol It's like somebody taking a book of the federalist papers and writing "by _____" under the title, then turning it in for a grade to their teacher and receiving a nobel prize for it (to exaggerate, point stands though)

By  ASSASSIN95  |  16

Gosh. Isn't Christmas a Christian holiday even? Nothing Pagan about it

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  Shadow_Phantom  |  26

It -was- Pagan. Long ago, it was taken and turned into a christian holiday to get more people to convert. Hell, the bible even states not to put up Xmas trees (Jeremiah 10:1-6.) It's technically not something they should be celebrating.

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  gracehi  |  31

That is a misinterpretation of that verse. Back then it was common for people to carve a god idol out of wood and decorate with precious metals, then worship it. That's what that verse is referring to. According to Jeremiah, God doesn't care if you decorate a tree, so long add you don't worship it. I've never heard of anyone worshipping a Christmas tree... Unless you count that "Christmas Tree" song.

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  gracehi  |  31

I'd also like to add that that interpretation is particularly stupid, since Christmas trees weren't around until long after the Bible was written.

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  leahmae88  |  7

Christians got the idea of Christmas from the pagans. All they did was change the title from Yule to Christmas and make it one day instead of three. You're an idiot.

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  sens3sfailing  |  24

well christians werent looking to celebrate the winter solstace like pagans, but the birth of their savior so they didnt really get the idea from the pagans, they just got the date from pretty much every other religion around in the time because most actually have some sort of holiday on the 25. whether it be minor or major. it was used as a way to get people to more easily convert but it was more so a way to escape persecution. christians were killed and this way they could celebrate and everyone would assume it was due to the pagan holiday, not the christian one, yada yada yada.

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  Vegetarian27  |  21

Actually, Yule is the celebration of the rebirth of the pagan god. Christians just moved the birth of "Jesus" to coincide with the traditional rebirth celebrations.

By  GothickNihilist  |  15

Christmas takes place on the original date for the winter solstice so technically she is right. It would be better if there were no plays that people would take offense to, just because of batshit insane people who are too sensitive. The kids don't deserve to feel that upset. I hope everyone cheers up.;3

By  perdix  |  29

It would be a good time to change gears and switch to a Festivus Pageant, with the aluminum pole, the Airing of Grievances, and the Feats of Strength.

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