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RE: 2008-12 Tuesday 23rd, Happy Holidays!

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01-03-2009, 12:36 PM
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RE: 2008-12 Tuesday 23rd, Happy Holidays!

(01-03-2009, 08:17 AM)WindexGlow Wrote: Christmas has long since passed as a christian holiday - the culture has spread around the world. Many celebrate the 25th without celebrating Jesus, Christianity, or the church.

Well, the holiday was a Pagan ritual to start with, so... Big Grin:
01-04-2009, 03:52 AM
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(01-03-2009, 08:17 AM)WindexGlow Wrote: Christmas has long since passed as a christian holiday - the culture has spread around the world. Many celebrate the 25th without celebrating Jesus, Christianity, or the church.

*cough* the 24th aswell *cough*

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01-04-2009, 02:59 PM
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Sweet! I totally just started a debate! I think Christmas is just the original name. Idk why people go around calling it X-mas and whatnot. It just sounds stupid to me.

Happy holidays could work since some people do celebrate other holidays during December, but I still prefer the traditional 'Merry Christmas!'
01-08-2009, 02:38 AM
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Well, I know way back, before Christmas really started, the people used to celebrate the Solstice (hope I got that right), and it would usually include a feast from the bountiful harvest of Spring and Summer, and a bonfire. The bonfire usually involved some kind of pine tree. Different cultures might've thrown in their own religious aspects into it (the Greeks and/or Romans, I believe, called the holiday Saturnalia in worship of the god Saturn.) as time went on. But eventually, Christianity started spreading to the nations of Europe, and became the mainstay of European society. The church then converted the Solstice holiday into Christmas, to celebrate the birth of Jesus. By doing this, the Pagans still had reason to celebrate during this time, and the Christians made their regime "easier to swallow", so to speak. Ever since, Christmas is the holiday most people celebrate (at least, Christians and atheists--Jews and Muslims and Hindus etc. obviously celebrate their own holidays in their own ways).

That's the basic history of Christmas, at least how I understand it happening. I could be wrong, so don't cite me for your term paper, okay?

01-08-2009, 06:25 PM
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graykin is mostly correct, I think.

It´s worth pointing out that before Christ's birthday was merged with pagan rituals, it was actually celebrated in January, which it still is in Orthodox Christian countries.
01-10-2009, 04:03 PM
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(01-10-2009, 04:03 PM)spukrian Wrote: graykin is mostly correct, I think.

It´s worth pointing out that before Christ's birthday was merged with pagan rituals, it was actually celebrated in January, which it still is in Orthodox Christian countries.

I believe that they do that because they still use the Julian calendar.
01-10-2009, 06:38 PM
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(01-10-2009, 06:38 PM)jamhaw Wrote: I believe that they do that because they still use the Julian calendar.

That´s right... so what is January 7 for us is December 24 for them?
01-11-2009, 05:30 PM
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Good 2009!!! A little late... but here i am. I just finished Black Plague, i must check if Requiem is available for Mac already. Thanks for these great games.

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01-17-2009, 01:22 AM
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Perhaps a new news post is in order? You guys must have something to show off! Just wrap some pictures of demo scenes! Show us some shadows!

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01-18-2009, 04:58 PM
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