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By take a fucking seat, gran - / Saturday 14 December 2013 22:05 / United States - Fullerton
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By  airforce987  |  20

To be perfectly honest, the Christmas tree is actually adopted from Germanic pagan traditions and there is no proof that Jesus was born on December 25th. She has a valid point.

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Celebrate: Sam.T.Sir.HC. A day to celebrate Sir Sam T and his hockey club (or in other words, Christmas backwards).

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  JesterJosh  |  5

#29, That was beyond dumb. The origin of Christmas was a pagan thing but now adopted by modern religions to celebrate having the people around you. Personally I would tell your grandma to shut up and enjoy her free shit and fatty foods like the rest of us.

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  emilycb93  |  12

Christmas is technically a Christian holiday created to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. However, several modern non-Christian families celebrate it as a holiday to exchange gifts and spend time with the family.

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  Flickstar23  |  10

Yes, the birth of Christ is a Christian holiday, but the date of the holiday was changed to coincide with the Pagan holiday of Yule in a bid to get Pagans to convert to Christianity.

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  Kyuubi_Rose  |  11

63- Jesus was not born in winter, this is a holiday that the Christians stole. But Christmas is awesome even without the tree, Christmas is about family not trees and gifts

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  MrsDruidess  |  23

63, really you need some real education in history! I am shocked people still believe that, that aren't over 80 years old! Grow up, there really are religions older than yours! The two biggest days of your "Christian" religion were taken from paganism to make it easier for them when they were forced into Christianity.

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  blargh16  |  4

The Christians put their own holiday on the same day as another religion's holiday and kept some of the traditions? My, what horrible people. Sounds like the kind of people who rape and murder a woman for having sex outside of marriage. Or for trying to get an education. Or for walking outside without a male family member. Oh wait, that's the Muslims. The Christians just try to make people better. They're sooooo horrible. When was the last time a Christian killed a non-Christian for the sole reason that they weren't a Christian?

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  emilycb93  |  12

89: Did I ever deny that there are religions older than mine? In fact Christianity stemmed from Judaism, which is far older. I also never denied that there was another holiday on December 25, rather, I explained what Christmas it. It even has Christ in the holiday, it's hard to argue that it isn't about Christ. Before attacking someone on internet over a comment in which you obviously didn't understand, you should probably reread it.

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  Ardatlile  |  13

#106 christmas was set to dec 24/25 (depending on country) to take over the ancient roman festival saturnalia, which was celebrated from dec 17 to dec 23, in honor of the deity saturn, and the turn in solstice.. also on dec 25 they celebrated sol invictus, the birthday of unconquerable sun.. so really take your pick, but it is not christmas, because it "has christ in it", its just convenient theiving of ancient holidays.. happy fucking x-mas, right?

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  junkman6  |  22

Can't wait until this coming Friday! Another year of my Mexican and Irish family exchanging gifts and fists around the Christmas tree. It's normal to stock up on first aid equipment when the family comes into town right?

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  Sandman366  |  6

You don't need unstable relatives to have a fun Christmas. Just crazy ones. Safer that way too, don't need to stress about where you leave flammable liquids.

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  Fuaaad1994  |  30

Yes because I really was being literal in that comment. I'm now reading the news, constantly checking if there's been an incident where an elderly woman has been set alight

By  airforce987  |  20

To be perfectly honest, the Christmas tree is actually adopted from Germanic pagan traditions and there is no proof that Jesus was born on December 25th. She has a valid point.

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  gracehi  |  31

Actually, I believe the Christmas tree is an evolution of the wreath, which used to represent the rings of Saturn during the Winter Solstice. That would make it a post-paganism addition, as is the star or angel placed at the top to represent what guided people to the place where Jesus was born. However, you are correct that the first Christmas tree was German, and that Jesus wasn't born on December 25th.

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  shyeahh_fml  |  19

23, Pardon my lack of research before commenting, but were Saturn's rings known about before the first telescope, which was invented years after Christianity took control?

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  Ubehage  |  15

I don't care what valid points she might have.. Anyone who burns down MY property, because THEY don't like that I celebrate MY traditions... I'd burn her down right there next to the tree!

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True as that may be, it's no reason to BURN DOWN someone else's tree. I'm sure they were not trying to perform some "Evil Pagan rituals", but rather just celebrating Christmas in such a way that has become a tradition.

By  olpally  |  32

Off to the nursing home she goes. She's a Fucking psycho path.

By  Rozay333  |  28

Your grandma sounds like a bitch.

By  rdenkewicz  |  11

What a jerk. I bet she doesn't know what the pagan holiday is called.

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