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Advent Time
#31
RE: Advent Time
Here in Germany  it is like this: Advent is maybe 5 percent religion and about 95 percent culture and traditions.
Methinks some here are fighting against windmills.
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#32
RE: Advent Time
(November 29, 2020 at 9:44 am)Dundee Wrote:
(November 29, 2020 at 7:36 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Yes, it is.

I grew up in a Catholic household and spent 12 horrifying years at Catholic school.
Ah - that explains it.
That's where your fanatical hatred comes from.
You will have to work on that.

In our region there are no special schools for Catholics or Protestants.
We have done away with that kind of separation or segregation long ago.

It must be very backward regions, where that segregation still exists.
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‘Fanatical hatred’? Can you be more specific?

Our schools weren’t segregated, except by geography.

Why does me knowing what Advent is and declining to celebrate it give you leave to be such a twat?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#33
RE: Advent Time
(November 29, 2020 at 10:58 am)Dundee Wrote: Here in Germany  it is like this: Advent is maybe 5 percent religion and about 95 percent culture and traditions.
Methinks some here are fighting against windmills.

Hold your head high.  You pompous ass.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#34
RE: Advent Time
(November 29, 2020 at 10:58 am)Dundee Wrote: Here in Germany  it is like this: Advent is maybe 5 percent religion and about 95 percent culture and traditions.
Methinks some here are fighting against windmills.

And those cultures and traditions are religion-based, your denials notwithstanding. Regardless of how you chose to celebrate it, Advent IS a religious observance.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#35
RE: Advent Time
I am waiting to hear about the secular version of Lent.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#36
RE: Advent Time
(November 29, 2020 at 11:06 am)arewethereyet Wrote: I am waiting to hear about the secular version of Lent.

Ad-Vent
is not Lent

And Christmas 
is not Easter.

(November 29, 2020 at 11:03 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(November 29, 2020 at 10:58 am)Dundee Wrote: Here in Germany  it is like this: Advent is maybe 5 percent religion and about 95 percent culture and traditions.
Methinks some here are fighting against windmills.

And those cultures and traditions are religion-based, your denials notwithstanding. Regardless of how you chose to celebrate it, Advent IS a religious observance.

Well, then you are more Christian than the Christians.
A funny sort of atheist.

Popcorn
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#37
RE: Advent Time
Many of us came out of religious backgrounds.

No shit Advent is not Lent. Thanks for clarifying that. My years of Catholic school must have been lacking for me not to have learned that little tidbit of worthless information.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#38
RE: Advent Time
(November 29, 2020 at 2:08 pm)Dundee Wrote:
(November 29, 2020 at 11:06 am)arewethereyet Wrote: I am waiting to hear about the secular version of Lent.

Ad-Vent
is not Lent

And Christmas 
is not Easter.

(November 29, 2020 at 11:03 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: And those cultures and traditions are religion-based, your denials notwithstanding. Regardless of how you chose to celebrate it, Advent IS a religious observance.

Well, then you are more Christian than the Christians.
A funny sort of atheist.

Popcorn

No, I’m just informed enough to know that you happen to be wrong about this. But no matter - how you chose to spend Advent is your business. Do what makes you happy.

Quick question, though - does your Adventskranz have five candles or just four?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#39
RE: Advent Time
Jake is my favorite character, though BMO is as complex while more random and interesting.
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#40
RE: Advent Time
(November 29, 2020 at 2:39 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(November 29, 2020 at 2:08 pm)Dundee Wrote: Ad-Vent
is not Lent

And Christmas 
is not Easter.


Well, then you are more Christian than the Christians.
A funny sort of atheist.

Popcorn

But no matter - how you chose to spend Advent is your business. Do what makes you happy.

Of course, I always do Smile
And just out of human kindness  I am telling you that your infos are not reliable. Smile
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