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Out of the Blue

Happy Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, Second Day of Christmas, Wren Day, Bulgarian Father's Day, St. Stephen's Day, and more. That's right, today is practically an entre holiday season unto itself. MrsBlue and I had a lovely Christmas, actually venturing out to spend the evening with some friends, who cooked up a lovely dinner. Here's hoping things were equally pleasant for you. That may be tough in some areas of the country, as apparently there are some really severe winter storms out there, so here's also hoping you stay safe. I guess we'll know how bad this is soon enough, because apparently the whole mess is heading our way.

Boxing Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Gangster Squad: Tough Justice.
Santa's Siege Games.
Links: A Christmas Story: The cast members then and now.
Science: Earthworm guts become factory for nanoparticles.
Images: My boyfriend's birthday present -'D - Minecraft.
Media: The Most Wonderful Memes of the Year - 2012.
Snowman Livestream. Don't expect too much action.

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2012, 17:57 Cutter
 
Christmas has nothing to do with Christ beyond the church trying to co-opt a pagan holiday - Saturnalia. Which actually precedes the Romans by way of Sumeria amongst other ancient cultures that celebrated it as a winter festival. Believe whatever you like but when you try and foist your beliefs on others then we have a problem. Saying "Happy Holidays" just shows consideration for others who don't believe as you do and levels the field for everyone. Monotheism is nothing more than just another passing phase in mankind's history - just ask the polytheists, animists, totemists, et al. - and we'll all be better off when its behind us as well.
 
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