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One Atheist's Holiday Season

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 26 Nov, 2013 12:57 pm
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet, That one looks familiar. Mr. Green
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 27 Nov, 2013 02:44 pm
https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1454823_547435598676496_2080333517_n.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 27 Nov, 2013 07:48 pm
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Wed 27 Nov, 2013 08:19 pm
Dar Williams, "The Christians and the Pagans"



Amber called her uncle, said "We're up here for the holiday,
Jane and I were having Solstice, now we need a place to stay."
And her Christ-loving uncle watched his wife hang Mary on a tree,
He watched his son hang candy canes all made with red dye number three.
He told his niece, "It's Christmas Eve, I know our life is not your style,"
She said, "Christmas is like Solstice, and we miss you and its been awhile,"

So the Christians and the Pagans sat together at the table,
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able,
And just before the meal was served, hands were held and prayers were said,
Sending hope for peace on earth to all their gods and goddesses.

The food was great, the tree plugged in, the meal had gone without a hitch,
Till Timmy turned to Amber and said, "Is it true that you're a witch?"
His mom jumped up and said, "The pies are burning," and she hit the kitchen,
And it was Jane who spoke, she said, "It's true, your cousin's not a Christian,"
"But we love trees, we love the snow, the friends we have, the world we share,
And you find magic from your God, and we find magic everywhere."

So the Christians and the Pagans sat together at the table,
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able,
And where does magic come from? I think magic's in the learning,
'Cause now when Christians sit with Pagans only pumpkin pies are burning.

When Amber tried to do the dishes, her aunt said, "Really, no, don't bother."
Amber's uncle saw how Amber looked like Tim and like her father.
He thought about his brother, how they hadn't spoken in a year,
He thought he'd call him up and say, "It's Christmas and your daughter's here."
He thought of fathers, sons and brothers, saw his own son tug his sleeve, saying,
"Can I be a Pagan?" Dad said, "We'll discuss it when they leave."

So the Christians and the Pagans sat together at the table,
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able,
Lighting trees in darkness, learning new ways from the old, and
Making sense of history and drawing warmth out of the cold.




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snood
 
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Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2013 06:47 am
Edgar - Happy Holidays, dude. And many more.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2013 08:38 am
@snood,
Thank you, snood. I sincerely wish you the very best.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2013 09:23 pm
https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1459889_548458351907554_196331701_n.jpg
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2013 09:53 pm
@edgarblythe,
Did you salt it? Mr. Green
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2013 10:08 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I lifted the pic off Janis Ian's facebook page.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2013 10:09 am
https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1395120_715233925154255_1987254182_n.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2013 12:54 pm
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mckenzie
 
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Reply Tue 10 Dec, 2013 02:10 pm
@edgarblythe,
Great marketing by West Jet, but very touching all the same:

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/westjet-surprises-weary-travellers-in-christmas-miracle-video-1.1582699
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2013 10:29 pm
https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1509674_555240004562722_446683698_n.jpg
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 16 Dec, 2013 12:44 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 07:25 am
https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1524731_559530127467043_1058179187_n.jpg
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 07:57 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1524731_559530127467043_1058179187_n.jpg


Jesus, Edgar...that WAS funny!!!!

I needed a good laugh this morning. I'm dealing with Jimmy right now...and he is trying his best to entertain me, but this cartoon beats even his best stuff.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 08:16 am
@Frank Apisa,
Become an atheist. It's so much less stress to be honest about things.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 08:38 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Become an atheist. It's so much less stress to be honest about things.


Nah to both...and I AM being honest when I say I do not know the things I do not know.

But that cartoon was one of the funniest I've seen in quite a while. I truly thank you for finding and posting it.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2013 09:50 am
One night, Confucius had a dream about chopsticks. In the dream, he was transported to Hell, where he saw a multitude of people sitting at enormous tables set out with with wonderful foods of all kinds. There was so much food that the tables groaned under the weight and the various aromas were mouth-watering, promising incredibly delectable flavours. But the people sitting at the tables had not touched any of it—they had been told they could eat as much as they liked but only if they ate with chopsticks that were five feet long. None of them could figure out how to eat with five-foot-long chopsticks so all they could do was stare hopelessly at this amazing feast and cry in hunger and misery.

Then Confucius was taken to heaven where he again saw multitudes ofpeople sitting around enormous tables laden with glorious foods. These people had also been told they were allowed to eat only if they used the five-foot-long chopsticks. Except these people were not crying with hunger and frustration—they were eating their fill, talking, laughing, and enjoying themselves.

Because in heaven, they were feeding each other.

(Janis Ian shared this by someone whose name I forgot)
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 24 Dec, 2013 01:38 pm
 

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