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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
It's actually happy winter solstice... Long before the pagans took it they celebrated the start of longer days!
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True, but wouldn't pagans go back to basically any belief before organized religion?

Merry Christmas all! Just an athiest being a pain in the ass, don't mind me.
I think that should have read: Long before the Christians took it..

Yes, xmas was moved to coincide with Midwinter festivals, which just about every culture has celebrated.

Anyway, I'm an atheist too but I don't get all twisted about "Christmas". Sure it's based on a religious festival, but the holiday has a huge secular component nowadays. I even sing carols like "Silent Night" because I like them. And because my singing can drive a bagpiper to suicide


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