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Weirdest part about 'Christian' holidays/celebrations/customs?

What do you think is the weirdest tradition we up keep in western culture? Xmas, Easter, Halloween etc. (If you were new to our society/culture what do you think is strange about common holidays customs, etc?)

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PrEyer "without ceasing" as ordered by the alleged bible gawd yhwh Jesua Nasoret NEVER EXISTING except in an insane book called bible

GreenAtheist Level 8 Jan 6, 2019
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What I find weird is that none of it is xtian. Mithra and Horus were born on December 25th, not Jesus of Nazareth. The Xmas tree is part of the pagan Yule celebration, and the bible even says NOT to bring trees into your house and decorate them.

ldheinz Level 7 Dec 18, 2018

Precisely. Not a single smart follower in that bunch, they decided to take a pagan holiday. Their supposed 'savior wasn't even born in December. Shows how determined the asses were.

I have pointed out the Biblical injunction against trees and the Xtians ignore me.

Xtians don't CARE about right and wrong, only about belief. They actually take pride in their ability to believe falsehoods.

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Hunting for eggs on Easter makes me laugh in bafflement, but at least it gives me a reason to hang out with family on a day that I would otherwise ignore.

Deb57 Level 7 Dec 17, 2018

Easter the rabbit and eggs are signs of fertility and the rites of spring. These are German traditions.

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I don't know about others, but my weirdest personal tradition is to drink red wine and sing along to Jesus Christ Superstar on Easter. Still do it. I find it much less morbid that the church services that are all about death and suffering.

Orbit Level 7 Dec 11, 2018

I know almost the whole score to Jesus Christ Superstar. Despite not believing a word, I still love the music.

@Gwendolyn2018 I’m with you there! Isn’t Herod’s song just terrific. “Prove to me that you’re no fool, Walk across my swimming pool”

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@Geoffrey51 Yes! I watched a new version with Alice Cooper as Herod, but it simply did not have the same panache. However, good music is good music.

@Gwendolyn2018 Quite agree the original performance in the film was iconic. Best Herod ever!

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They are all taken from pagan religions.
Thats odd. You would think all of their holidays would prove their one true religion.

Curioussapien Level 4 Dec 11, 2018

Christian apologetics claim that Satan seeded pagan religions with myths of the dying resurrected deity to fool people. Snort (of laughter). Archetypes, for whatever reason, abound.

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People in the past put burning candles on dried pine. It's so obvious your going to burn your house down.

sammidenver Level 4 Dec 6, 2018

Hmm, flaming trees or snake handling; pick your poison. smile009.gif

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This is not religious but cultural. And only in Australia can this happen! We have a day off for a horse race, a day off the day before the AFL Grand Final, and a day off for the Queen’s birthday which is not on the day of the Queen’s birthday and Australia doesn’t really give two hoots for the Queen anyway. Love Australian pragmatism!

Geoffrey51 Level 7 Dec 6, 2018
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To my mind it is the idea of Xtians sitting down and feasting, thanking their God for everything whilst elsewhere there are people, men, women and children literally starving to death.

Triphid Level 7 Dec 4, 2018
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Uuuhh Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The new christmas traditions.

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Those holidays are crazy days people follow blindly without knowing why

kaso Level 1 Dec 4, 2018
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I always think it’s pretty funny that Christians love Easter, a springtime/rebirth celebration characterized and represented by the fucking-prowess of bunnies and the reproductive symbol of an egg.

Ya they adopted the pagan symbolism to attract more followers. They did the same with Christmas being 3 days after the winter solstice...

@Chooseluv On the Julian calendar, the solstice was Dec. 25.

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Costumes are fun. Dirty donkey stables do NOT birth alleged baby gawd through alleged vaginal virgins. ...bloody torture deaths are not survived and candy eggs on dogshit lawns. ...you can't fool me when I was 5 years old....I hate religious lies making fun of us kids if we want presents we have no jobs to buy anything ourselves

GreenAtheist Level 8 Dec 3, 2018
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I think the weirdest tradition is pretending most holidays are christian when they're not. Also, commercializing everything to the point that nothing has any meaning.

Teaching children about a fat man in a red suit squeezing down a chimney to leave presents and eat cookies is pretty weird though.

Paracosm Level 7 Dec 3, 2018

Smart marketing on behalf of Coca Cola I believe! Father Christmas was originally related to a nature god dressed in green I think but may be wrong about that.

@Geoffrey51

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I'd say Halloween, we spend all our time telling our kids not to take stuff or talk to strangers and then we encourage them to solicit and take candy from strangers...? Or Santa... A fat man flies around delivering presents rather than your parents worked hard to give you a gift? What do you think?

Chooseluv Level 5 Dec 3, 2018

If you think our holloween is weird you should look up the original pagan's holloween, or all hollows' eve as it was known. And our Christmas is much more tame as compared to somwhere like Central Europe. Where they not only have St. Nichols, but a demon named Krampus who kidnaps and beats the shit out of misbehaving children.

I'd have added the line from Boondocks...He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake...it sounds more like big brother than a jolly fat man...btw, free Jolly Jenkins!

@KenWG

@KenWG I had 4 kids, so I like that last part...lol

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