Romeo Fabulini wrote:
I've told you before mate, when the Christian wagon train pioneers took over heathen Chief Seattles land and bust his ass, they "over-wrote" all the bad heathen vibes and stamped them out.
For example if any of your meeting halls are built on old pagan injun sites, good for you and your JW chums for stomping them underfoot!
Likewise, Christians celebrate Christmas, Easter, birthdays etc because they over-write and delete everything pagan that went before..
Man, you keep talking about the destruction of those heathen Native Americans as though it were a good thing. There's actually quite a bit those Christian pioneers would've learned from them. Like, I don't know, maybe how to take care of this ******* planet? Native Americans and other older aborigine cultures promoted care for the planet. To return to it what was taken from it. To treat the land itself as holy and sacrosanct, connected to everyone and everything.
And a lot of our holidays have parts taken from pagan holidays. They're just given a Christian spin, or still remain pagan in nature. Think of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, etc.