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  • AV1611VET
    started a topic Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

    I would like to wish everyone here at CARM a very Merry Christmas!

    According to the Bible, Jesus was born in December.

    1. Zacharias serves in the Temple in August.

    Luke 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia:

    1 Chronicles 24:10a The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth [August] to Abijah [Abia],


    2. Zacharias goes home and Elizabeth conceives [John the Baptist] in September.

    Luke 1:23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
    Luke 1:24a And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived,


    3. Six months later, in March, Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth to tell her she is with child.

    Luke 1:36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

    4. Nine months later, in December, Jesus is born.

  • juglans1
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post

    The song says:

    Remember Christ our Saviour was born upon this day,
    To save us all from Satan's power when we had gone astray.

    "This day" = December 25th.

    Here's a mental exercise:

    OCT 31 = DEC 25

    In what context is this true?
    Nah. The 25th of December has nothing whatsoever to do with Jesus, but is when Mithras was born and for booze-ups to celebrate Mithras' birthday and not Jesus' birthday. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithraism

    And the 25th of December is the date of latest sunrise where Santa lives near Oulu in Finland, or in Reykjavik.
    https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/finland/oulu
    https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/iceland/reykjavik
    Last edited by juglans1; 12-12-18, 05:30 PM.

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  • AV1611VET
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    Originally posted by inertia View Post

    Awesome AV1611VET.

    Merry Christmas to you too.
    Thank you, inertia!

    God bless!

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  • inertia
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post
    I would like to wish everyone here at CARM a very Merry Christmas!

    ..<snip>... Jesus is born.
    Awesome AV1611VET.

    Merry Christmas to you too.

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  • D Laurier
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post

    I like the way God handled Saturnalia -- timing His son's birth right next to it, eclipsing it into obscurity.
    Its ok to like your fantasy. Just don't delude yourself into thinking it to be reality.

    Daniel 2:34 Thou sawest till that a stone [Jesus Christ] was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

    Edward 3:45 Thou hacketh absurdly (gosh darnnit) nonsense.

    Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
    Armenians 5:5 What are thou talkingeth about?

    The day Farrah Fawcett died, Michael Jackson also died, and Farrah's death was overshadowed by Michael's.
    And?

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  • AV1611VET
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    Originally posted by D Laurier View Post
    Here you go.

    Back atcha!



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  • AV1611VET
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    Originally posted by D Laurier View Post

    And rightly so.
    Without Yule and Saturnalia, the holidays would be boring and dreary.
    I like the way God handled Saturnalia -- timing His son's birth right next to it, eclipsing it into obscurity.

    Daniel 2:34 Thou sawest till that a stone [Jesus Christ] was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

    Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,


    The day Farrah Fawcett died, Michael Jackson also died, and Farrah's death was overshadowed by Michael's.

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  • D Laurier
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post
    Wow.
    I'm impressed.
    A song that is not a horrific abomination.
    I had no idea you were able to do this.
    Here you go.

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  • D Laurier
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post

    Kinda like shooting a Mona Lisa with a paint gun, isn't it?
    Not at all

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  • D Laurier
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    Originally posted by Bluemayskye View Post

    I'm thankful for all the various pagan traditions that made Christmas what it is today!
    And rightly so.
    Without Yule and Saturnalia, the holidays would be boring and dreary.

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  • Bluemayskye
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post

    What may look like a contradiction may, in truth, be only a paradox.
    I think I get it! The spiritual celebrations surrounding "pagan" and "Christian" holidays are the same! They are simply two different celebrations of life and love viewed from different perspectives.

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  • AV1611VET
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    Originally posted by Bluemayskye View Post
    What conclusions do you draw from this?
    What may look like a contradiction may, in truth, be only a paradox.

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  • Bluemayskye
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post

    31 (octal) = 25 (decimal)

    (I gave this mental exercise out for the benefit of those who don't care to distinguish paradoxes from contradictions.)
    Interesting numerology. What conclusions do you draw from this?

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  • AV1611VET
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    Originally posted by Bluemayskye View Post

    All right, I'll play. When does October 31st equal December 25th?
    31 (octal) = 25 (decimal)

    (I gave this mental exercise out for the benefit of those who don't care to distinguish paradoxes from contradictions.)

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  • Bluemayskye
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    Originally posted by AV1611VET View Post

    The song says:

    Remember Christ our Saviour was born upon this day,
    To save us all from Satan's power when we had gone astray.

    "This day" = December 25th.

    Here's a mental exercise:

    OCT 31 = DEC 25

    In what context is this true?
    All right, I'll play. When does October 31st equal December 25th?

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