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Star and crescent joins Christmas tree, menorah

There are 38 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 13, 2008, titled Star and crescent joins Christmas tree, menorah. In it, Newsday reports that:

When they light the town Christmas tree in Armonk on Sunday, there will be a Jewish menorah right alongside, as usual.

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“I love my total freedom..do u?”

Since: Nov 08

Jellystone National Park.

#27 Dec 14, 2008
madscot wrote:
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Easter? Isn't that when little baby jeebus was born?
Oh MS you are such a duff ... honestly .. Christmas - birth... Easter - he died.

“I love my total freedom..do u?”

Since: Nov 08

Jellystone National Park.

#28 Dec 14, 2008
I Will Take Easter wrote:
Easter is the holiest day in the Christian calender and thank God these other religions have not tried to hijack this holiest of days. Christmas has become so polluted by the government and those who wish to destroy it's original meaning that it has become a secular holiday much like Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July. Such a shame.
There seems to be so many holidays now a days .. down this way .. we have Australian Day (Jan 26th).. then depending on the state .. Labour day.

Then we have the Queens birthday (usually in June).. and each state has different holidays as well.. Like In victoria where I live and if you live in the Melbourne Metro area you have the 1st Tuesday of November off ..(because of the melbourne cup which is a horse race .. its called the Race that stops a nation). Oh and we have ANZAC day .. 25th April every year to remember all that have passed in all wars passed.

So as well as Easter - with good friday, sat, sun and monday .. you also have Christmas day, boxing day ... then New years day as Public holidays..

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#30 Dec 14, 2008
AthiestOz wrote:
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Oh MS you are such a duff ... honestly .. Christmas - birth... Easter - he died.
Yeh, I was trying to rile that poster up.

LOL! Honestly though, this is the first time I have ever been called a duff. LMAO!

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#31 Dec 14, 2008
AthiestOz wrote:
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There seems to be so many holidays now a days .. down this way .. we have Australian Day (Jan 26th).. then depending on the state .. Labour day.
Then we have the Queens birthday (usually in June).. and each state has different holidays as well.. Like In victoria where I live and if you live in the Melbourne Metro area you have the 1st Tuesday of November off ..(because of the melbourne cup which is a horse race .. its called the Race that stops a nation). Oh and we have ANZAC day .. 25th April every year to remember all that have passed in all wars passed.
So as well as Easter - with good friday, sat, sun and monday .. you also have Christmas day, boxing day ... then New years day as Public holidays..
I certainly hope boxing day doesn't have anything to do with kangaroos!

“I love my total freedom..do u?”

Since: Nov 08

Jellystone National Park.

#32 Dec 14, 2008
madscot wrote:
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I certainly hope boxing day doesn't have anything to do with kangaroos!
Ok i guess you guys dont have boxing day in the US .. its an english holiday and of course we follow it ...(so no nothing to do with Kangaroos lol)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day

http://www.thebritishshoppe.com/boxing_day_hi...

Boxing day ... on the 26th Dec .. is where really the household people where given things from the 'owners' of the houses.

Today its not really that .. but what happens down this way is the boxing day sales... it is the day you can get such a bargin .. usually any christmas stuff left over is usually under half price etc... so thats when you buy up for the following year .. the cards, the paper, tinsel, bonbons (crackers) etc.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#33 Dec 14, 2008
give me a break wrote:
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wow, this is really not in the holiday spirit!!
That's the whole point: it's not in the holiday spirit because it's not their holiday!

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#34 Dec 14, 2008
AthiestOz wrote:
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Ok i guess you guys dont have boxing day in the US .. its an english holiday and of course we follow it ...(so no nothing to do with Kangaroos lol)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day
http://www.thebritishshoppe.com/boxing_day_hi...
Boxing day ... on the 26th Dec .. is where really the household people where given things from the 'owners' of the houses.
Today its not really that .. but what happens down this way is the boxing day sales... it is the day you can get such a bargin .. usually any christmas stuff left over is usually under half price etc... so thats when you buy up for the following year .. the cards, the paper, tinsel, bonbons (crackers) etc.
You guys get the day off to go shopping? If that's true, PQ will be so jealous

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#35 Dec 14, 2008
AthiestOz wrote:
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Ok i guess you guys dont have boxing day in the US .. its an english holiday and of course we follow it ...(so no nothing to do with Kangaroos lol)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day
http://www.thebritishshoppe.com/boxing_day_hi...
Boxing day ... on the 26th Dec .. is where really the household people where given things from the 'owners' of the houses.
Today its not really that .. but what happens down this way is the boxing day sales... it is the day you can get such a bargin .. usually any christmas stuff left over is usually under half price etc... so thats when you buy up for the following year .. the cards, the paper, tinsel, bonbons (crackers) etc.
BTW Oz I almost forgot. I found this:http://www.theage.com.au/ national/religion-in-schools-t o-go-godfree-20081213-6xxs.htm l?page=-1

Hats off to the Aussies!!

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#36 Dec 14, 2008
AthiestOz wrote:
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Ok i guess you guys dont have boxing day in the US .. its an english holiday and of course we follow it ...(so no nothing to do with Kangaroos lol)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day
http://www.thebritishshoppe.com/boxing_day_hi...
Boxing day ... on the 26th Dec .. is where really the household people where given things from the 'owners' of the houses.
Today its not really that .. but what happens down this way is the boxing day sales... it is the day you can get such a bargin .. usually any christmas stuff left over is usually under half price etc... so thats when you buy up for the following year .. the cards, the paper, tinsel, bonbons (crackers) etc.
Try this again
http://www.theage.com.au/national/religion-in...
ooofah

West Nyack, NY

#38 Dec 14, 2008
From the looks of the messages it's appears all the fruits and nuts were let out for the holdiay. They'll be back in their padded cells by new years day.

“PROUD INFIDEL”

Since: Nov 08

The Crusades got it right!

#39 Dec 14, 2008
AthiestOz wrote:
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Ok i guess you guys dont have boxing day in the US .. its an english holiday and of course we follow it ...(so no nothing to do with Kangaroos lol)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day
http://www.thebritishshoppe.com/boxing_day_hi...
Boxing day ... on the 26th Dec .. is where really the household people where given things from the 'owners' of the houses.
Today its not really that .. but what happens down this way is the boxing day sales... it is the day you can get such a bargin .. usually any christmas stuff left over is usually under half price etc... so thats when you buy up for the following year .. the cards, the paper, tinsel, bonbons (crackers) etc.
Hi A/O we have Boxing Day here in Canada too. I'll be out shopping too. Maybe I'll see muslims buying discounted chocolate Santas like last year! I wonder what allah thinks of that? LOL!!

NWO WATCHER

“"Watch For The Signs Of A NWO"”

Since: Oct 08

Call Me Yahya: *Islam Is Evil*

#41 Dec 14, 2008
Thunder-Girl wrote:
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Hi A/O we have Boxing Day here in Canada too. I'll be out shopping too. Maybe I'll see muslims buying discounted chocolate Santas like last year! I wonder what allah thinks of that? LOL!!
Were The Chocolate Santas Muhammad?

lol

“I love my total freedom..do u?”

Since: Nov 08

Jellystone National Park.

#42 Dec 14, 2008
madscot wrote:
Yeah I know .. in some ways I am peeved with it ... as it is aimed at primary school kids (5 -12 years of age). And to me that is wrong.

If they want it taught .. do it as an extra subject in high school when kids can understand it .. and that is they want to learn it...

No religion or anything to do with it for or against should be taught in the public school system.

Oh and in regards to the shopping on boxing day .. well there are a lot of people that have to work that day ... its mainly the office workers who have that day off ... or actually will have from the 24 Dec - 2 Jan off...
But of course you have a lot they only have christmas day off as a holiday and then back to work ..(thats my hubby... no real time to relax).. and not sure what days I will be working as I am a causal worker ... and can be called in at anytime to work .. other than my rostered shifts.... oh well such is life ...

“I love my total freedom..do u?”

Since: Nov 08

Jellystone National Park.

#43 Dec 14, 2008
Thunder-Girl wrote:
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Hi A/O we have Boxing Day here in Canada too. I'll be out shopping too. Maybe I'll see muslims buying discounted chocolate Santas like last year! I wonder what allah thinks of that? LOL!!
Yeah we have them down here too TG .. yeah Canada has the same holidays as us .. you guys have the Queens birthday as well dont you .. I think in June?

(but what is funny is her birthday is in April and its the same day as my youngest daughters lol)
Jesse Jackson

East Orange, NJ

#44 Dec 14, 2008
Salim wrote:
06 — Fantastic Fabulous Fast Facts…

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the butt plugger.

Islam is a fluid, once called Jislam.

All Jews must die.

Thank-you for your kind attention.
Holy mackeral...
Jesse Jackson

East Orange, NJ

#45 Dec 14, 2008
ooofah wrote:
I really like dogs.

Me too.
Hafiz

Denver, CO

#46 Dec 15, 2008
25 — Koran, Torah, Bible, Psalms...

BISMILLAHIRAHMANNIRAHIM
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

— The Holy Quran —

In this Book, the Holy Prophet's life, the history of the Arabs & the events which occurred during the period of the revelation of the Quran have not been mingled with the Divine Verses, as is the case with the Bible. The Quran is the pure word of God. Not one word therein is not divine. Not a single word has been deleted from its text. The Book has been handed down to our age in its complete & original form since the time of Prophet Muhammad. From the time the Book began to be revealed, the Holy Prophet had dictated its text to the scribes.

Whenever some Divine Message was revealed, the Holy Prophet would call a scribe & dictate its words to him. The written text was then read out to the Holy Prophet, who, having satisfied himself that the scribe has committed no error of recording, would put the manuscript in safe custody. The Holy Prophet used to instruct the scribe about the sequence in which a revealed message was to be placed in a particular Surah (chapter). In this manner, the Holy Prophet continued to arrange the text of the Quran in systematic order till the end of the chain of revelations. Again, it was ordained from the beginning of Islam that a recitation of the Holy Quran must be an integral part of worship. Hence the illustrious Companions would commit the Divine verses to memory as soon as they were revealed. Many of them learned the whole text & a far larger number had memorized different portions of it.

http://www.twf.org/Library/Miracle.html

— Method of preservations of the Quran —

Besides, those of the Companions (PBUT) who were literate used to keep a written record of several portions of the Holy Quran. In this manner, the text of the Holy Quran had been preserved in 4 different ways during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

1 — The Holy Prophet (PBUH) had the whole text of the Divine Messages from the beginning to the end committed to writing by the scribes of revelations.

2 — Many of the Companions learned the whole text of the Quran, every syllable of it, by heart.

3 — All the illustrious Companions, without an exception, had memorized at least some portions of the Holy Quran, for the simple reason that it was obligatory for them to recite it during worship. An estimate of the number of the illustrious Companions may be obtained from the fact that one 140,000 Companions had participated in the Last Pilgrimage performed by the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

4 — A considerable number of the literate Companions kept a private record of the text of the Quran & satisfied themselves as to the purity of their record by reading it out to the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

It is an incontrovertible historical truth that the text of the Holy Qur'an extant today is, syllable for syllable, exactly the same as the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had offered to the world as the Word of God. After the demise of the Holy Prophet, the first Caliph Hadhrat Abu Bakr (PBUH) assembled all the Huffaz & the written records of the Holy Qur'an & with their help had the whole text written in Book form. In the time of Hadhrat 'Uthman (PBUH) copies of this original version were made & officially dispatched to the Capitals of the Islamic World. Two of these copies exist in the world today, one in Istanbul & the other in Tashkent.

VERSES FR0M QURAN —

"And give good news (O Muhammad) to those who believe & do good deeds, that they will have gardens (Paradise) in which rivers flow."(2:25)

Surely (as for) those who believe & do good deeds, their place of entertainment shall be the gardens of Paradise,(18:107)

"If you could but see when they are set before the fire & say Would that we might return to the world! Then we would not reject the verses of our Lord, but we would be of the believers." (6:27)

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/koran/

“PROUD INFIDEL”

Since: Nov 08

The Crusades got it right!

#47 Dec 15, 2008
AthiestOz wrote:
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Yeah we have them down here too TG .. yeah Canada has the same holidays as us .. you guys have the Queens birthday as well dont you .. I think in June?
(but what is funny is her birthday is in April and its the same day as my youngest daughters lol)
Some provinces have different holidays. We don't have the Queen's birthday, but in Ontario we have Queen Victoria Day in May and it's a statuotory holiday.

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