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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Harbal » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:49 pm

thedoc wrote: Why can't everyone just keep Christmas, however they want to, and everyone else just leave them alone.
If that's what you really think then why are you hassling me, doc?
What good does it do, when someone wishes you a Merry Christmas, and you get nasty and hostile about it?
Can't you try a bit harder to behave yourself then? I mean, it's only for a couple of days, doc.

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by thedoc » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:25 pm

Lacewing wrote:
thedoc wrote:Why can't everyone just keep Christmas, however they want to, and everyone else just leave them alone.
So, when someone provides a definition of Christmas that others don't agree with, those others... on a philosophy forum... should not comment or question?
In general I agree with you, but what is wrong with just letting this one time of year alone, and being upbeat about it.

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by thedoc » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:29 pm

Harbal wrote:
thedoc wrote: Why can't everyone just keep Christmas, however they want to, and everyone else just leave them alone.
If that's what you really think then why are you hassling me, doc?
What good does it do, when someone wishes you a Merry Christmas, and you get nasty and hostile about it?
Can't you try a bit harder to behave yourself then? I mean, it's only for a couple of days, doc.
As I have said before humor is very difficult on a forum with only the printed word to convey it. Perhaps I should stop trying and just be a sour old curmudgeon, I'd probably fit in better.

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by marjoram_blues » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:32 pm

So, whadya think of the Queen's Christmas message, then ?

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Harbal » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:49 pm

marjoram_blues wrote:So, whadya think of the Queen's Christmas message, then ?
Are you serious? You mean you actually listened to it?

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by marjoram_blues » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:52 pm

Harbal wrote:
marjoram_blues wrote:So, whadya think of the Queen's Christmas message, then ?
Are you serious? You mean you actually listened to it?
You didn't? :shock:

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Harbal » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:00 pm

marjoram_blues wrote: You didn't? :shock:
Why would I when the off button on my radio is in full working order? (I don't have a TV set to turn off.)

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by marjoram_blues » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:06 pm

Harbal wrote:
marjoram_blues wrote: You didn't? :shock:
Why would I when the off button on my radio is in full working order? (I don't have a TV set to turn off.)
Damn, I thought you would have been inspired by her breathing in. Never mind.

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Impenitent » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:15 pm

marjoram_blues wrote:So, whadya think of the Queen's Christmas message, then ?
Ironic... George Michael rip

-Imp

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Harbal » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:22 pm

thedoc wrote: As I have said before humor is very difficult
Especially as it's something completely outside your own experience.
Perhaps I should stop trying and just be a sour old curmudgeon
There's a lot to be said for playing to your strengths, doc.

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by thedoc » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:28 pm

Harbal wrote:
thedoc wrote: As I have said before humor is very difficult
Especially as it's something completely outside your own experience.
Perhaps I should stop trying and just be a sour old curmudgeon
There's a lot to be said for playing to your strengths, doc.
I took care of 2 of my grandchildren from the time they were born till the went to school, they call me Grumpa.

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by attofishpi » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:40 am

Lacewing wrote:
thedoc wrote:Why can't everyone just keep Christmas, however they want to, and everyone else just leave them alone.
So, when someone provides a definition of Christmas that others don't agree with, those others... on a philosophy forum... should not comment or question?
Sure, aside from the simple fact there wouldn't be a Christmas if it weren't for the Christians and Christ.

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by uwot » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:05 am

attofishpi wrote:...there wouldn't be a Christmas if it weren't for the Christians and Christ.
True enough. Were it not for that myth, we might be celebrating Saturnalia, Yule, Modraniht, Disablot, Shab-e Yalda or any of a range of festivals to mark the longest night and the birth of a new Sun. The Sun and God were pretty much the same thing in the ancient world; the proto indo-european word dyeu is the etymological root of the Latin Deus, Greek Zeus, French Dieu and English day. Some people argue that Jesus is from the same root; it's a bit tenuous, but one thing is certain, it wasn't spelt with a J, because that letter was only invented in 1524. One way or another, we would be getting together around the winter solstice to eat and drink too much. Whatever the reason, it's party time. Cheers everybody!

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by uwot » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:06 am

Good morning, Harbal. What are you doing up at this time?

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Harbal » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:20 am

uwot wrote:Good morning, Harbal. What are you doing up at this time?
Good morning, uwot.

It's not all that early. What time is it where you are?

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