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SaintLouieWoman
12-23-2009, 11:49 PM
To All My Democratic Friends:



Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2010, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wish.

To My Republican and Independent Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 2010.

Gingersnap
12-24-2009, 12:00 AM
Merry Christmas everybody!

(Don't forget to crack open that old bible you've got laying around once or twice this year. ;))*


*The VRWFC (Vast Right Wing Fundy Coalition) pays me for these little spots. :p

PoliCon
12-24-2009, 12:18 AM
Luke 2

1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David: )

5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. MY pastor asked us this question on Sunday - when was the last time you pondered these things in your heart?

Merry Christmas Ginger. :) And my your heart be filled with ponderings over the Christmas blessing this year. :)

Gingersnap
12-24-2009, 12:27 AM
MY pastor asked us this question on Sunday - when was the last time you pondered these things in your heart?

Merry Christmas Ginger. :) And my your heart be filled with ponderings over the Christmas blessing this year. :)

I was actually thinking about that whole concept (hah, hah!) this afternoon. I was driving home and listening to our ultra-conservative radio station. They have a guy on who does 'Defending The Faith'. He was pointing out that the Virgin Birth was a lot less hard to believe than the fact that God made a human female to begin with. :D

PoliCon
12-24-2009, 12:34 AM
I was actually thinking about that whole concept (hah, hah!) this afternoon. I was driving home and listening to our ultra-conservative radio station. They have a guy on who does 'Defending The Faith'. He was pointing out that the Virgin Birth was a lot less hard to believe than the fact that God made a human female to begin with. :D

You have to imagine too that with all the noise and the spectacle that was going on surrounding the birth of Christ - that there was a crowd there of more than just shepherds that night - and that people were stopping by to rubber neck the next day given that the shepherds went around telling everyone what they saw and heard - and once the first of the women heard about it - YOU KNOW every one in Bethlehem heard about it in short order . . . . and the magi showing up would only have made things worse . . . .

Gingersnap
12-24-2009, 12:45 AM
I imagine the both of them were pretty hincked out. :eek:

PoliCon
12-24-2009, 12:58 AM
I imagine the both of them were pretty hincked out. :eek:

hincked?:confused:

megimoo
12-24-2009, 01:19 AM
To All My Democratic Friends:



Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2010, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wish.

To My Republican and Independent Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 2010.

Merry Christmas every one .May the Good Lord bless you this year again as he always does !

johvale
12-24-2009, 08:55 AM
I wish everyone and their families the most Merry Christmas. I wish good fortune on everyone.

May you be able to keep prayers frequent, kindness abundant, ill intent repressed and faith strong.