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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Merry Xmas Rankin Fans! Reply with quote

Merry Christmas and have a good one!



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a merry non specific religious celebration to you.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and to you too!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, a prosperous winter solstice, a Cule Yule, and whatever else makes you smile at this particular moment in time, to everyone!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks and likewise.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same back to everyone
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry Christmas or other religious or non-religious festival to all!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Mithras

God (of some sort or other)
Surely there's a lot we don't know about this faith that comforted million of souls. Early Christians established the dominance of their religion by exterminating Mithras' faithful, razing His temples, burning His sacred texts.
HOWEVER,
We do know this:
With twelve disciples he traveled far and wide as a teacher and illuminator of men.
He was buried in a tomb from which he rose again from the dead―an event celebrated yearly with much rejoicing.
Every year in Rome, in the middle of winter, the Son of God was born one more, putting an end to darkness.
Every year at first minute of December 25th the temple of Mithras was lit with candles, priests in white garments celebrated the birth of the Son of God and boys burned incense.
Mithras was born in a cave, on December 25th, of a virgin mother. He came from heaven to be born as a man, to redeem men from their sin.
He was known as "Savior," "Son of God," "Redeemer," and "Lamb of God."
His followers kept the Sabbath holy, eating sacramental meals in remembrance of Him. The sacred meal of bread and water, or bread and wine, was symbolic of the body and blood of the sacred bull.
Baptism in the blood of the bull (taurobolum)―early Baptism "washed in the blood of the Lamb"―late Baptism by water [recorded by the Christian author Tertullian] Mithraic rituals brought about the transformation and Salvation of His adherents―an ascent of the soul of the adherent into the realm of the divine. From the wall of a Mithraic temple in Rome: "And thou hast saved us by shedding the eternal blood."
The great Mithraic festivals celebrated his birth (at the winter solstice) and his death and resurrection (at the spring solstice.)
Amazing what you don't know abour Christmas origins and the stuff that went on before Christianity and Constantine an all that.
Still, atleast we're actually celebrating the right guy at Christmas who had all the right attributes but the wrong name - fancy calling him Jesus and having him all mixed up with some carpenter bloke. All hail Mithras!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best wishes for the new year folks...Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What disturbs me about this post most is that when I looked just now the first thought that went through my brain was

"Rankin fans? He's my sales manager, sure he's an okay guy but....."

Miss Brain I'd like to introduce you to the on switch. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On switch? Where's the fun in that?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Random Me wrote:
On switch? Where's the fun in that?


I'm thinking maybe slightly less fun but more ability to go back to work see Mark and wonder why he's got a fan club.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point, well made. I'll let you off, just this once.
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