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Jane Pudenda

Hoboken, NJ

#172300 Dec 25, 2012
Mike DiRucci wrote:
<quoted text>
So why did the pagans name their holiday CHRISTmas moron?
What a dope!
Wait. Seriously? Are you retarded, or something?
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#172301 Dec 25, 2012
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
spoken like a true Christian
How Did Christmas Come to Be Celebrated on December 25?
Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25. During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law dictated that no one could be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the weeklong celebration. The festival began when Roman authorities chose “an enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule.” Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week. At the festival’s conclusion, December 25th, Roman authorities believed they were destroying the forces of darkness by brutally murdering this innocent man or woman.
The ancient Greek writer poet and historian Lucian (in his dialogue entitled Saturnalia) describes the festival’s observance in his time. In addition to human sacrifice, he mentions these customs: widespread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape and other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits (still produced in some English and most German bakeries during the Christmas season).
In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it. Christian leaders succeeded in converting to Christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.
The problem was that there was nothing intrinsically Christian about Saturnalia. To remedy this, these Christian leaders named Saturnalia’s concluding day, December 25th, to be Jesus’ birthday.
Christians had little success, however, refining the practices of Saturnalia. As Stephen Nissenbaum, professor history at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, writes,“In return for ensuring massive observance of the anniversary of the Savior’s birth by assigning it to this resonant date, the Church for its part tacitly agreed to allow the holiday to be celebrated more or less the way it had always been.” The earliest Christmas holidays were celebrated by drinking, sexual indulgence, singing naked in the streets (a precursor of modern caroling), etc.
The Reverend Increase Mather of Boston observed in 1687 that “the early Christians who first observed the Nativity on December 25 did not do so thinking that Christ was born in that Month, but because the Heathens’ Saturnalia was at that time kept in Rome, and they were willing to have those Pagan Holidays metamorphosed into Christian ones.” Because of its known pagan origin, Christmas was banned by the Puritans and its observance was illegal in Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681. However, Christmas was and still is celebrated by most Christians.
Some of the most depraved customs of the Saturnalia carnival were intentionally revived by the Catholic Church in 1466 when Pope Paul II, for the amusement of his Roman citizens, forced Jews to race naked through the streets of the city. An eyewitness account reports,“Before they were to run, the Jews were richly fed, so as to make the race more difficult for them and at the same time more amusing for spectators. They ran… amid Rome’s taunting shrieks and peals of laughter, while the Holy Father stood upon a richly ornamented balcony and laughed heartily.”
Your rationale' is not unlike those employed by the Government licensed financial "news" media. Each day, without fail, they claim "the market" is up or the market is down because of this or because of that reason.*(fill in the blank)*. In fact, though, while they promote the self-serving idea that they know more than we, such stated causes have little to do with day to day fluctuations of "the market".

Ronald

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172302 Dec 25, 2012
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
spoken like a true Christian
How Did Christmas Come to Be Celebrated on December 25?
Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25. During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law dictated that no one could be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the weeklong celebration. The festival began when Roman authorities chose “an enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule.” Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week. At the festival’s conclusion, December 25th, Roman authorities believed they were destroying the forces of darkness by brutally murdering this innocent man or woman.
The ancient Greek writer poet and historian Lucian (in his dialogue entitled Saturnalia) describes the festival’s observance in his time. In addition to human sacrifice, he mentions these customs: widespread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape and other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits (still produced in some English and most German bakeries during the Christmas season).
In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it. Christian leaders succeeded in converting to Christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.
The problem was that there was nothing intrinsically Christian about Saturnalia. To remedy this, these Christian leaders named Saturnalia’s concluding day, December 25th, to be Jesus’ birthday.
Christians had little success, however, refining the practices of Saturnalia. As Stephen Nissenbaum, professor history at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, writes,“In return for ensuring massive observance of the anniversary of the Savior’s birth by assigning it to this resonant date, the Church for its part tacitly agreed to allow the holiday to be celebrated more or less the way it had always been.” The earliest Christmas holidays were celebrated by drinking, sexual indulgence, singing naked in the streets (a precursor of modern caroling), etc.
The Reverend Increase Mather of Boston observed in 1687 that “the early Christians who first observed the Nativity on December 25 did not do so thinking that Christ was born in that Month, but because the Heathens’ Saturnalia was at that time kept in Rome, and they were willing to have those Pagan Holidays metamorphosed into Christian ones.” Because of its known pagan origin, Christmas was banned by the Puritans and its observance was illegal in Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681. However, Christmas was and still is celebrated by most Christians.
Some of the most depraved customs of the Saturnalia carnival were intentionally revived by the Catholic Church in 1466 when Pope Paul II, for the amusement of his Roman citizens, forced Jews to race naked through the streets of the city. An eyewitness account reports,“Before they were to run, the Jews were richly fed, so as to make the race more difficult for them and at the same time more amusing for spectators. They ran… amid Rome’s taunting shrieks and peals of laughter, while the Holy Father stood upon a richly ornamented balcony and laughed heartily.”
Spoken like a true icehole!

Too long and boring to read.

I suppose your point is that pagans are better than Christians, I don't know. Who cares?

Glad I could help!

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172303 Dec 25, 2012
Jane Pudenda wrote:
<quoted text>
Wait. Seriously? Are you retarded, or something?
WOOHOOO! Mona Lott's extra mad today!

Is it that Jesus' birthday thing?

TOO FUNNY!

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172304 Dec 25, 2012
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
spoken like a true Christian
How Did Christmas Come to Be Celebrated on December 25?
Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25. During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law dictated that no one could be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the weeklong celebration. The festival began when Roman authorities chose “an enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule.” Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week. At the festival’s conclusion, December 25th, Roman authorities believed they were destroying the forces of darkness by brutally murdering this innocent man or woman.
The ancient Greek writer poet and historian Lucian (in his dialogue entitled Saturnalia) describes the festival’s observance in his time. In addition to human sacrifice, he mentions these customs: widespread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape and other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits (still produced in some English and most German bakeries during the Christmas season).
In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it. Christian leaders succeeded in converting to Christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.
The problem was that there was nothing intrinsically Christian about Saturnalia. To remedy this, these Christian leaders named Saturnalia’s concluding day, December 25th, to be Jesus’ birthday.
Christians had little success, however, refining the practices of Saturnalia. As Stephen Nissenbaum, professor history at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, writes,“In return for ensuring massive observance of the anniversary of the Savior’s birth by assigning it to this resonant date, the Church for its part tacitly agreed to allow the holiday to be celebrated more or less the way it had always been.” The earliest Christmas holidays were celebrated by drinking, sexual indulgence, singing naked in the streets (a precursor of modern caroling), etc.
The Reverend Increase Mather of Boston observed in 1687 that “the early Christians who first observed the Nativity on December 25 did not do so thinking that Christ was born in that Month, but because the Heathens’ Saturnalia was at that time kept in Rome, and they were willing to have those Pagan Holidays metamorphosed into Christian ones.” Because of its known pagan origin, Christmas was banned by the Puritans and its observance was illegal in Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681. However, Christmas was and still is celebrated by most Christians.
Some of the most depraved customs of the Saturnalia carnival were intentionally revived by the Catholic Church in 1466 when Pope Paul II, for the amusement of his Roman citizens, forced Jews to race naked through the streets of the city. An eyewitness account reports,“Before they were to run, the Jews were richly fed, so as to make the race more difficult for them and at the same time more amusing for spectators. They ran… amid Rome’s taunting shrieks and peals of laughter, while the Holy Father stood upon a richly ornamented balcony and laughed heartily.”
No need for the cut and paste silly history lessons that's all well and good and makes you feel superior and all but Christmas was named after Christ lunkhead! Duh.

We get it. You hate Christians. But the topic is same sex marriage. Take your religious stuff to the appropriate thread. It's over by the polygamy threads!

What an icehole!

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172306 Dec 25, 2012
Jane Pudenda wrote:
<quoted text>
hahaahah
HAHAHAHAHAHA
AHAHAHAHHAHA
AHAHAHAH
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
AHAHHAHAHAAHHA
AHAHAHAHAHAHHA
AHHAHAHAHAHAHA
YUK!YUK!YUK!

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172307 Dec 25, 2012
Jane Pudenda wrote:
<quoted text>
Imagine that! Catholic Laity lining up to back-up right-wing horseshit. What a surprise. That's like Goebels writing a letter of recommendation for Hitler. You loons are HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!
You're pretty funny yourself Fruitloops!

YUK!YUK!YUK!

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172309 Dec 25, 2012
Marram wrote:
<quoted text>
You go Rose, you are an inspiration to us all. I wish you and yours a truly Happy and Safe Holiday season.
Speak for yourself jackass. Not me.

You're wasting your "holiday" wishes on Rose_NoHo. She hates Jesus and doesn't celebrate his birthday.

http://www.rleeermey.com/sounds/happybday.wav

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172310 Dec 25, 2012
Jane Pudenda wrote:
<quoted text>
You can keep repeating that crap all you like. That doesn't change the fact that none of it is true. You are a simple liar.
Oh lighten up Fruitloops, it's Christmas! Join me in a nice Christmas song!

http://www.rleeermey.com/sounds/happybday.wav
Jane Pudenda

Hoboken, NJ

#172311 Dec 25, 2012
Mike DiRucci wrote:
<quoted text>
WOOHOOO! Mona Lott's extra mad today!
Is it that Jesus' birthday thing?
TOO FUNNY!
Mad? I'm laughing at you for asking "why pagans named it CHRISTmas then." That's one of the stupidest things you've ever written. Priceless!
Jane Pudenda

Hoboken, NJ

#172312 Dec 25, 2012
Mike DiRucci wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh lighten up Fruitloops, it's Christmas! Join me in a nice Christmas song!
http://www.rleeermey.com/sounds/happybday.wav
I have a nice everyday song for you:

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172313 Dec 25, 2012
Jane Pudenda wrote:
<quoted text>
Mad? I'm laughing at you for asking "why pagans named it CHRISTmas then." That's one of the stupidest things you've ever written. Priceless!
It's funny! It's a very witty response to a post implying that Christmas is not Jesus' birthday it is a pagan holiday.

You're maybe too dumb to get it. Oh well. Who cares.

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172314 Dec 25, 2012
Jane Pudenda wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a nice everyday song for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =h0i2lIU7idQXX
See! You're mad!

YUK!YUK!YUK!

P.S. Watch out for false double negatives dummy!

What a dope!

Happy Birthday Jesus!

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172315 Dec 25, 2012
Jane Pudenda wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a nice everyday song for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =h0i2lIU7idQXX
WOW! How gay is that!

Too funny!
Jane Pudenda

Hoboken, NJ

#172316 Dec 25, 2012
Mike DiRucci wrote:
<quoted text>
It's funny! It's a very witty response to a post implying that Christmas is not Jesus' birthday it is a pagan holiday.
You're maybe too dumb to get it. Oh well. Who cares.
Jesus' birthday was probably in the Spring. The "church" couldn't stop people from celebrating the Winter Solstice, so they stuck Christmas in there. Decorating trees is a pagan custom.

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172317 Dec 25, 2012
Jane Pudenda wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus' birthday was probably in the Spring. The "church" couldn't stop people from celebrating the Winter Solstice, so they stuck Christmas in there. Decorating trees is a pagan custom.
Christmas is Jesus birthday you dolt! Why do you try and ruin it with dopey stories about witches and pagans and such silly nonsense?

I bet you tell the little kids Santa is a heathen and was gay married to Rudolf!

YUK!YUK!YUK! Happy birthday Jesus!

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172318 Dec 25, 2012
PhoTggss

West Covina, CA

#172319 Dec 25, 2012
If you've mentioned it then it's already been done, so why don't you be done and leave?

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#172322 Dec 25, 2012
PhoTggss wrote:
If you've mentioned it then it's already been done, so why don't you be done and leave?
Aw shuddup you silly jackass!

Merry Christmas. Today is Jesus' birthday! Don't listen to any dopes trying to tell you fairy tales about silly tree fairies and such.

Jesus was born on December 25th. Everyone knows that.

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#172323 Dec 25, 2012
Pedros Burro Shows wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you be interested in performing at a donkey show? It would pay well. Better than stripping at that cheap joint you were working last night.
It involves having sex on stage with a donkey while jeering drunks cheer the beast on. Sometimes they tip if you do a good job.
Paid weekly in Mexican pesos. Unlimited free tequila during your performance.
Call 1-800-YOU-SLUT
i tried calling the number and all i kept getting was your wife... hmmm,,

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