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Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Post by osmium76 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:46 am

I don't know if it's the right section. However, merry merry Xmast to you all!!!

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:48 am

Merry Christmas to all!

Oh, and to be PC, I guess I'd better say "Happy Kwanzaa", and "Happy Festivus" as well, and a belated "Happy Hanukkah" to all!
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Post by VanWaGuy » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:37 am

Hey Ralf,

Although it was nice, you didn't have to say it, this is "Silent PC" review after all. (Lame attempt at humor.)

And I will go with the more generic and non-descript Season's Greetings.

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Post by walle » Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:54 am

Merry Christmas to all SPCRs, hope you had / have a great one with family, friends and loved ones.

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:22 pm

Seasons Greetings!
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Post by PopCorn » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:37 pm

yea ummmm i agree?
And with that being said I have always been a bit proud of my 1337 computer sk1llz

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Post by Trip » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:53 pm

Merry Christmas! (the real holiday we're celebrating ;) )

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Post by djkest » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:54 am

as the uber-PC card that my rental company sent out this year said:

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Greetings!
Hopefully that didn't offend anyone, were strugging to come up with less descriptive winter messages.

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Post by qviri » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:41 am

Trip wrote:Merry Christmas! (the real holiday we're celebrating ;) )
That would be Merry Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, then? ;)

People have celebrated festivals around the time of the winter solstice for a very long time. Claiming Christmas as the "real" one is rather presumptuous.
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Post by Trip » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:44 am

Nah, early Christians were celebrating Christmas as far back as we know. I think it has to do with the conception not birth of Jesus.

The Christmas tree might be a pagan adaptation but not Christmas itself. Christmas is Christian.

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Post by qviri » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:51 am

Trip wrote:Christmas is Christian.
But Christmas around the time of winter solstice, not so much...
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Post by Trip » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:09 pm

Wikipedia writes:
Early Christians sought to calculate the date of Christ's birth based on the idea that Old Testament prophets died either on an anniversary of their birth or of their conception. They reasoned that Jesus died on an anniversary of his conception, so the date of his birth was nine months after the date of Good Friday, either December 25 or January 6.
So, that'd mean he was born on either Dec 25 or January 6 but concepted on Good Friday.

So, at least going by wikipedia I was a little off: he was born not concepted on Dec 25.

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Post by walle » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:13 pm

qviri wrote:
Trip wrote:Christmas is Christian.
But Christmas around the time of winter solstice, not so much...
What seems to be the malfuncion here?

People need to grow up and learn not to to take offence when none is given for Christs sake (no pun).

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Post by Trip » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:12 pm

I didn't mean anything as a heated comment :) And qviri's was meant in jest only.

I was pointed out that attempts are made to undermine Christmas, other religions ought to maintain their own holidays or admit that they're celebrating ours, and qviri rebutted that the Christians did the very same thing: eventually even overtaking the pagan holiday with Christmas. To which I submitted doubt as to whether the holiday really was overtaken or whether the two just happened to fall on the same day.

I'm certainly no expert on such things though, I was just idly chatting with him. Qviri may well be right for all I know - I'm no theologian.

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:36 pm

Hello,

What about the New Year? What about Hanukkah? (Which was earlier this year, I realize.) The date was a guess based on an assumption -- so it was picked out of a hat, essentially. And it conveniently coincides with the winter solstice -- in the northern hemisphere, anyway.

Another theological point would be that Easter is more important to Christianity, by far -- and we celebrate it with dyed hen's eggs, and a rabbit plays a large role? Naw, paganism has nothing to do with this, either...
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Post by Ralf Hutter » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:49 pm

For God's sake people, do you have to argue about everything???

I think I'll start a new thread titled " The Sky is Blue" and let you guys have at it........
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Post by Trip » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:49 pm

The sky isn't blue at night :roll:

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Post by nick705 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:50 pm

Ralf Hutter wrote:For God's sake people, do you have to argue about everything???

I think I'll start a new thread titled " The Sky is Blue" and let you guys have at it........
Which sky? On Mars, for instance, it's apparently orange or pink, so a blanket statement that the sky is "blue" seems rather presumptuous.

Definite signs here of geocentric bigotry IMO... :P

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Post by Trip » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:52 pm

NeilBlanchard wrote:Hello,

What about the New Year? What about Hanukkah? (Which was earlier this year, I realize.) The date was a guess based on an assumption -- so it was picked out of a hat, essentially. And it conveniently coincides with the winter solstice -- in the northern hemisphere, anyway.

Another theological point would be that Easter is more important to Christianity, by far -- and we celebrate it with dyed hen's eggs, and a rabbit plays a large role? Naw, paganism has nothing to do with this, either...
Hanukkah is a minor celebration - I've been told by Jews that they only give out presents with it now so as to not feel left out during Christmas.

Easter is a pretty big celebration too - I always go to church, out to eat, and usually on some family outing on that day too. No presents are exchanged though.

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Post by PopCorn » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:56 pm

this is SILENT pc review but yet no one can be quiet :lol:
And with that being said I have always been a bit proud of my 1337 computer sk1llz

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:40 am

PopCorn wrote:this is SILENT pc review but yet no one can be quiet :lol:
Oh yeah?

No more noise from this thread! :D

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