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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2008, 01:26:22 pm »
Santa was a Communist though.  Dressed in red, gave out everything for free and lived in a cold foreign country in the north.

Also have Traditional Values Campaign Against Xmas (on the basis that Paganism is the true traditional value system).

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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2008, 01:34:01 pm »
Santa was a Communist though.  Dressed in red, gave out everything for free and lived in a cold foreign country in the north.


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This is great.


Also have Traditional Values Campaign Against Xmas (on the basis that Paganism is the true traditional value system).

This is also good; much better than my idea. The motto for the campaign could be: "Christmas: the most Magickal Time of the Year."
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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2008, 01:38:34 pm »
meh. I always just go with the Solstice.  UUs don't have ANY official holidays, so everything I celebrated growing up was an appropriation of someone else's thing, and I never really saw the point of celebrating anyone's birthday that I don't actually know.

Thumbing my nose at the longest night of the year always seemed like a more appropriate celebration than any of the other conveniently close holidays - even New Years always seems like it's at the wrong time to me. I'd put it some time in March, when the start of spring begins to be felt, the snow starts melting, and it actually FEELS like a new year, or on the solstice itself as a good point to start fresh with getting the shortest day of the year out of the way at the start.

All these deep-of-winter holidays are just appropriations of the pagan solstice celebrations anyway, so why not go back to the source?
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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2008, 01:43:30 pm »
Santa was a Communist though.  Dressed in red, gave out everything for free and lived in a cold foreign country in the north.


 :lulz:

This is great.


Also have Traditional Values Campaign Against Xmas (on the basis that Paganism is the true traditional value system).

This is also good; much better than my idea. The motto for the campaign could be: "Christmas: the most Magickal Time of the Year."

Yours have merit as well.  Basically, we make Xmas look as unchristian as possible, through various methods, then we put up signs saying "Winterval (or winter holidays) in [town] 2008 - Sponsored by the Discordian Society" and stuff like that.  I know Winterval and tEh wAr oN cHrIsTmAs are huge bugbears over here as well, so that would really rile people up.

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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2008, 09:26:07 pm »
Ok, I'm pissed that Discordianism doesn't officially have a winter holiday like everyone else (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Samhain, Yule, Solstice, Saturnalia, Festivus, Chrismukkah, Hogswatchnight, etc.).  I suggest we do something about this.  I want a lame excuse to recieve presents and spend time with my horrible family.  Who's with me?

Also, let's have a war on Christmas.  The secularists aren't doing a good enough job at it so far.  Their trolling skills are almost non-existant.

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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2008, 09:28:55 pm »

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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2008, 09:40:12 pm »
A friend found a copy of the Moosemas book at an occult store in Ottawa... if there's anything in it which wasn't posted I shall do so.
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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2008, 09:46:32 pm »
oh yeah, Moosemas!

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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2008, 07:56:18 pm »
I think I'm going to run with this War on Christmas idea.

Step 1 will be a press release to the student newspaper.
Step 2 will be PosterGASM the fuck out of my college.

I think I'm going to go with the idea that a consumerist holiday distracts people from the eternal gods, and promote Saturnalia as the healthy alternative, in terms of Christian theology.

Maybe we could have students teach the professors to celebrate?  Reversal of roles and all that?
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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2008, 05:56:08 am »
It's kind of hard to be anti-Christmas without also being a little cliché. Christmas alternatives are kind of cliché, especially anything inspired by Seinfeld. I'm almost thinking that the most surprising thing we could do would be to actually acknowledge and celebrate Christmas, albeit with some original Discordian traditions.
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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2008, 06:00:32 am »
I think we should celebrate the day that AKK taught us all the true meaning of Discordianism.

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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2008, 08:11:37 am »
Man, you really have a grudge against him, don't you?
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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2008, 09:52:43 am »
Wtf is AKK?
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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2008, 01:18:19 pm »
Jesus Christ.
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Re: Winter Holiday
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2008, 08:31:09 pm »
Man, you really have a grudge against him, don't you?

You should actually check out his board, he's pretty hilariously insufferable.
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