How the Muslims Stole Christmas



  • #Somalia and Brunei ban Christmas celebrations

    Governments of both countries prohibit public festivities saying they could damage the Muslim faith.

    Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas celebrations in the Muslim-majority country after the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei announced a similar prohibition earlier this month with the threat of five years in...


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    A theocracy has banned a celebration of a different religion? Shock horror!



  • It's a pagan festival you ableist shitlord.



  • Paganism still implies a god somewhere, or is consumerism officially a religion?


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    Yule/winter solstice is a pagan festival. Christmas is a Christian paint on top of it so early Christians could coopt the existing festivities and claim it was all their idea. These days it's basically a secular holiday with a big dose of consumerism and a few Christians getting offended that people aren't pandering to their special brand of what midwinter should be about.

    However, my wife wouldn't let me open my presents on the actual solstice, so screw it all


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    @Forgotmylogin1 said:

    Paganism still implies aOne or more gods, or spirits, or pretty much whatever you want to believe in somewhere

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  • Saudi Arabia has been doing this for years.



  • @Jaloopa said:

    Christmas is a Christian paint on top of it so early Christians could coopt the existing festivities and claim it was all their idea.

    Nah. It was co opting the celebration of Mithras, whatever that was, back in the Roman days.



  • @Jaloopa said:

    Yule/winter solstice is a pagan festival. Christmas is a Christian paint on top of it so early Christians could coopt the existing festivities and claim it was all their idea. These days it's basically a secular holiday with a big dose of consumerism and a few Christians getting offended that people aren't pandering to their special brand of what midwinter should be about.

    However, my wife wouldn't let me open my presents on the actual solstice, so screw it all

    Just give me [URL=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturnalia]that old-time religion[/URL].


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