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Old Nov 6th 2007, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by on a mission
MR Humbug,
Sure it wasnt Mr Bates?
...................well, something like that anyway



anyway Ive gotta go. havent you a job to go to?

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Old Nov 6th 2007, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by Meow


You may need to brush up on your geography. He was apparently born in Bethlehem, which won't be under a foot of snow come December.

Anyway, he was Jewish, never converted, and Christmas is really just a pagan mid-winter festival.
No and neither will the south of England be under a foot of snow come December - however my Geography is just fine thanks - Bethlehem is in the Northern Hemisphere - it will be winter there at Christmas - yes Jesus was a Jew (so?) and no Christmas is not a pagan festival it is a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Christ.
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Originally Posted by on a mission
Xmas, a load of overhyped commercialisation of making money and exploiting people wanting a sense of meaning to wasting their money.

Roll on NY.
Ah Mr 'on a mission' I just knew you'd be along to spread your joy around!

What a happy little camper you are!
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Ah Mr 'on a mission' I just knew you'd be along to spread your joy around!

What a happy little camper you are!
I am indeed.... just love hanging around counting the days..
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When are you off and where are you going??
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new year, to.. where you are....
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new year, to.. where you are....
What south of England??
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Originally Posted by pommybird
What south of England??
sorry thought you were in Perth. nah, not for me anymore the UK, im afraid, I have give it another go, just isnt working.

Do wish people all the luck in settling back in, just I cant.
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Originally Posted by pommybird
No and neither will the south of England be under a foot of snow come December - however my Geography is just fine thanks - Bethlehem is in the Northern Hemisphere - it will be winter there at Christmas - yes Jesus was a Jew (so?) and no Christmas is not a pagan festival it is a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Christ.
Silly.

Bethlehem is generally a fairly warm place. It'll be way warmer that the toasty Xmas you were on about in the UK. Therefore your comment about North & South hemisphere are rather daft as Bethlemen is closer to the equator than the North Pole.

You can bet your bottom dollar that the early Christians, who lived largely around the mediteranean didn't bother with Xmas trees and fake snow.

Christmas is at the end of December as early Christian priests thought they'd get a better reaction by celebrating his alleged birth then, as there was already a festival.

But if you want to celebrate the birthday of someone who may or may not have existed, on a date that no one can be certain about by buying into a load of commercialism and pretending that a strange man climbs down your chimney to give you gifts, then that is your privilege.

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Silly.

Bethlehem is generally a fairly warm place. It'll be way warmer that the toasty Xmas you were on about in the UK. Therefore your comment about North & South hemisphere are rather daft as Bethlemen is closer to the equator than the North Pole.

You can bet your bottom dollar that the early Christians, who lived largely around the mediteranean didn't bother with Xmas trees and fake snow.

Christmas is at the end of December as early Christian priests thought they'd get a better reaction by celebrating his alleged birth then, as there was already a festival.

But if you want to celebrate the birthday of someone who may or may not have existed, on a date that no one can be certain about by buying into a load of commercialism and pretending that a strange man climbs down your chimney to give you gifts, then that is your privilege.

and drinks your brandy and eats your mince pies toooooo..........

you not a JO BO are you
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Old Nov 6th 2007, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by on a mission
sorry thought you were in Perth. nah, not for me anymore the UK, im afraid, I have give it another go, just isnt working.

Do wish people all the luck in settling back in, just I cant.
Ah yes I used to be in Perth - well hope it all works out well for you out there - are you a ping ponger - were you in Perth first time round?
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Old Nov 6th 2007, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Meow
Well considering it is all fictional anyway, none of it matters.

Not for some people, stop being a party pooper.
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Old Nov 6th 2007, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Meow
Silly.

Bethlehem is generally a fairly warm place. It'll be way warmer that the toasty Xmas you were on about in the UK. Therefore your comment about North & South hemisphere are rather daft as Bethlemen is closer to the equator than the North Pole.

You can bet your bottom dollar that the early Christians, who lived largely around the mediteranean didn't bother with Xmas trees and fake snow.

Christmas is at the end of December as early Christian priests thought they'd get a better reaction by celebrating his alleged birth then, as there was already a festival.

But if you want to celebrate the birthday of someone who may or may not have existed, on a date that no one can be certain about by buying into a load of commercialism and pretending that a strange man climbs down your chimney to give you gifts, then that is your privilege.

Yes but Bethlehem will still be a lot colder than Perth at Christmas and I'm sure Mary, Joseph and the three kings didn't fire up a barbie, chuck on a few prawns and open some 'tinnies' to celebrate the birth!! I take it Christmas doesn't float you boat!!
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Originally Posted by Meow


You may need to brush up on your geography. He was apparently born in Bethlehem, which won't be under a foot of snow come December.

Anyway, he was Jewish, never converted, and Christmas is really just a pagan mid-winter festival.
But still the Northern Hemp. and it is classed as Winter in Isreal the temp is not in the 30's or early 40's , the Catholic Church will not be pleased at the reference of Christmas being a pagan festival...not a lot of written evidence to that either...mainly heresay....I am neither of the above so I am inpartial.....
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Originally Posted by themerlin
It's November, they started late this year
Not in my kneck o the woods, since we have lived in Aus Christmas decorations and food have been put in coles and woolies at the beg of Oct...Christmas decorations have been hanging in our local shopping centre at the end of October so much of a muchness then....all these decorations but still not the same atmosphere...
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