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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:27 pm 
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Came across this and thought I'd share.

Twas the night before Christmas and strange as it seems
I wasn't indulging in covetous dreams;
But reading my Bible, I searched for a clue
Why Believers take part in this holiday too.

I plainly could see that it carried His name,
But the spirit behind it just wasn't the same.
The songs spoke of wise men, of virgin and child,
Of shepherds, of God, and all men reconciled;

But nothing was said of the blood and the cross;
Of repentance, and faith, and of counting the cost.
They sang of the babe, His miraculous birth,
But not of the day when He'll judge the whole earth.

My Bible said nothing of Santa, or toys,
Of Frosty the Snowman, and small drummer boys.
A reference to Rudolph not once did I see.
But it seems Jeremiah did mention the tree.

I sat and I pondered this curious matter,
When out on the roof there arose such a clatter
That I knew in a moment he soon would be here;
So I prayed in the Spirit and stood without fear.

He slipped down the chimney, quick as a flash,
And stepped from the fireplace all covered with ash.
There stood St. Nick with his bag and his beard,
He looked at the Bible I held, and he sneered,

"Another fanatical Christian, I see;
No stockings; no holly, no pictures of me."
I asked him if Yeshua was God in the flesh,
He said that was something he couldn't confess.

He said, "I am Santa, I come from afar."
I stood in the truth - "The Devil you are.
That suit and that beard doesn't fool me one bit.
Your jolly deception is straight from the pit.

Beneath all your Ho Ho Ho's Lucifer lurks;
With your all-seeing eyes and your gospel of works
Like a thief in the night you impersonate Christ,
Returning to judge the naughty and nice."

"So call Christmas pagan," he said, "That's O.K.
'Cause that's what my sons at the Watchtower say.
You'll look like a pagan or like a deceiver,
But none will suspect you to be a Believer."

I said, "I don't care what your servants will say,
My loyalty lies with the Ancient of Days.
No matter how many abuses are hurled,
My Bible says be not conformed to this world.

You have no power, and no part of me,
So I stand on God's Word, and command you to flee."
He squealed like a pig that was stuck with a knife.
He ran to the chimney and climbed for his life.

And I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
"Merry Xmas to all, and a long, dark night."

- Unknown

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Know ye not that ye are the temple of Yahweh, and that the Spirit of Yahweh dwelleth in you? 17If any man defile the temple of Yahweh, him shall Yahweh destroy; for the temple of Yahweh is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:32 pm 
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We survived another pagan death-MASS ritual!

Counting down to Pesach now... :s_yes

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:06 pm 
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I love reworded stuff lol! "It's the most HORRIBLE time, of the year!" (You all know the song!)

Trying to do normal shopping is hellish...and there's no place to hide.

My daughter sent me a picture of my great grand babies on santa's lap and I wanted to vomit. All I could do was think of molech...

Friends stopped by with xmas cards...when they went home, their cards went with them. There's nothing 'nice' about having to do battle. It's hard, and you hate to hurt the feelings of those you love, but dang it...they knew better...

I'm just glad it's over.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:50 am 
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Strong delusion.

At work, they tried to make me sign up for "Secret Santa" and participate in the faculty Christmas party. I told everyone involved that I don't do Christmas and am probably the only member of my campus who refused this awful ritual. Funny how the year is 2015, the ACLU has fought this in court to death, but my public high school still promotes their various forms of Churchianity, when instead, we are supposed to be politically and religiously neutral. I live in the heart and Bible-belt-buckle of America, with TBN bloviating their BS just down the street from my school, and most of these crazed phrygian-cap-wearers are of the charismatic ilk, running to and fro to cram this fairy tale down everybody's throats... Talk about persecution! Oh, you don't do Christmas??? :o

--Nope, and neither did the Jewish rabbi of +2,000 years ago, whom you refer to as "Gee Zeus." :o
--Nope, and Hanukkah was a week ago, but nobody even mentioned it or said "Happy Hanukkah" to me when it was going on, although I myself talked about it quite a lot to the curious who would listen (and why can't we have Secret Judah Maccabee for a switch???).
--Nope, and I'm a grown-ass-man working in a public school, and I put away childish things a long time ago.
--KRAMPUS!!!

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Reminds me of the freemasons' funerary rites of Hiram Abiff, etc...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:50 pm 
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Back during Tabernacles I asked friends and family to celebrate the REAL Christmas with me...none did. Wouldn't even acknowledge it.


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