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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby almafuerte » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:21 am UTC

EthErealist wrote:
Emperor_Z wrote:
almafuerte wrote:It has became a place for a religious debate since Randall decided to screw us up and post that piece of christianfaggotry that is today's comic.


...so we all agree on who the new "Dick of the Forum" is, right?


For this thread, yeah.

There's no reason to be so intolerant because of this comment.

Maybe if you didn't use the term "christianfaggotry" you would have been taken seriously.


Well, how else would you define it?

Look, if there were people posting child pornography in here, and I reacted in a violent way, you would understand me. Actually, you would all be reacting violently and all of you would agree that posting CP is bad, and that a comic about CP would be unacceptable.
Well, Christianity has caused more damage than CP ever will. Religion being good or bad is NOT a subjective issue, it is absolute: It is bad. It is, in the terms of the previous example, worse than CP. So, I am reacting in a natural way. The fact that all of you are either religious or have accepted religion as something normal doesn't make my reaction inappropriate. Mine should be the natural reaction against something as evil as religion.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Shadic » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:26 am UTC

Can we just get a "Generally Unpleasant Person" ban? Christ. I'm an Atheist and you're an annoying asshole.

I'm glad I'm born in early July. No competition, and gifts equally separated through the year. Plus, summer.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby captain2obvious » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:27 am UTC

Kimmeh wrote:And I thought it was bad being born on Thanksgiving...

Hey thats my birthday too! (well my birthday every once in a while). Do you realise how many times a pie of some sort has been my present?!? ... actually now that I'm thinking about it I'm pretty sure I'm ok with that..
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Ryan_K » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:29 am UTC

almafuerte wrote:(other ramblings snipped) At best, he is just a myth, At worst, he was an actual schizophrenic that believed he was the sun of a nonexistent god that died like a bastard.


I'll take a page out of your book, ignore your entire post and simply make fun of you for claiming that he believed that he was a celestial body.

Yay for trolls. If you spew nonsense it distracts from other outlandish comments that really don't have much of a place on a well-intentioned humorous web comic's forum.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Ryan_K » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:39 am UTC

almafuerte wrote:Look, if there were people posting child pornography in here, and I reacted in a violent way, you would understand me. Actually, you would all be reacting violently and all of you would agree that posting CP is bad, and that a comic about CP would be unacceptable.
Well, Christianity has caused more damage than CP ever will. Religion being good or bad is NOT a subjective issue, it is absolute: It is bad. It is, in the terms of the previous example, worse than CP. So, I am reacting in a natural way. The fact that all of you are either religious or have accepted religion as something normal doesn't make my reaction inappropriate. Mine should be the natural reaction against something as evil as religion.


First, look up George Carlin's bit on rape being something you can't joke about. ANYTHING can be funny, yes.. even child porn.

Second, show me where in this simple web comic Randall promotes Christianity and all its evils that you have so many issues with.

Third, like all things... there are NO absolutes (well.. other then perhaps Absolute Zero.. but perhaps we will be proven wrong about that as well). I'd argue that in the absence of religion, our society would have never had made it as far as it has... even with everything religion has done to hold society and science back. It answered difficult questions when there were no better answers (everything from why should I care about anyone other then myself to why can't I eat this pork that will kill me because I don't have refrigeration or preservatives yet). Like government, religion has its uses... and it can also be abused to some very negative means.

With all that said... I'm done feeding this troll.. I'm pretty sure that those that came by here for a quick laugh could care less about your little opinions.... and after that... that is all that they are.. opinions.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby darkmatterhari » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:46 am UTC

I turned 27 in October. I was born in Connecticut. I know I was conceived on my parents anniversary in January but I still *really* didn't need that mental image!

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby jakerman999 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:50 am UTC

my sympathies to all those who get shafted for having a birthday near Christmas. i have only received that harshness once, and my birthday is all the way out at the start of November. on a slightly related note, happy halloween :wink:


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octal 31 is equal to decimal 25, oct31=dec25
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Arvedui » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:01 am UTC

I've been a long time reader, but never registered until today to address some theological issues. I'm not an expert by any means, but I've done a fair amount of research and essays on the subject, so I'm sort of qualified.

But first...

Well, not exactly. Jesus never existed, he's just a myth. The creators of the myth took it from Horus and other Myths, who themselves took it from the pagan celebration of the Solstice.

So, technically, His birthday is overlapping with the solstice, not some mythical creature like Jesus.
I believe that the previous posters were being sarcastic and not expressing that Jesus was a real historical figure. In fact, I think it's just that you pressed the wrong button on your sarcasm detector...

Now now, don't be a dick (see what I did there?). There IS fairly solid evidence that Jesus did exist and that, broadly, the big events (crucifiction, etc.) did happen to him. Its in the details that historians aren't sure, and it's in the detail where the elements of other myths come into play.
There is no evidence from any contemporary historians of the existence of Jesus. The only 'proof' is from the Bible, which is not a very reliable source, frankly.
It has became a place for a religious debate since Randall decided to screw us up and post that piece of christianfaggotry that is today's comic.
I'm not Christian, I'm atheist. Yet, I still realize that Christmas is a national capitalist holiday and can still acknowledge it, and there's no problem with xkcd doing so as well. There's nothing wrong with what Randall said - it's true that people born near Christmas get shafted (damn it, you'd think the 19th of Jan is far enough away, but nooo...).
At worst, he was an actual schizophrenic that believed he was the sun of a nonexistent god that died like a bastard.
The mythological figure of Jesus never expressed belief, at least according to the Gospels, that he was the son of God. Such accusations only started appearing from some of his followers, and started to truly spread after the Council of Nicea decided he was both divine and human, and the Council of Chalcedon clarified this. But no, if Jesus was truly a historical figure, I'd argue that it was his followers that needed psychological help, not Jesus himself.
Mine should be the natural reaction against something as evil as religion.
He's still not saying religion is right or wrong - just feeling sorry for those born around the time. You're overreacting.

But yes, I've posted my bit - I'm done.

Now, now... luckily, I got two gifts still - a 360 and Beatles: Rock Band. Good fun!

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby westrim » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:14 am UTC

Merry Christmas! Responses for everyone! I suppose I should throw in that I was born in early March, because I was conceived in a tent during a summer camping trip. And since that was in 1988, hairstyles were in a transition phase.

GodShapedBullet wrote:Besides, if Harry Potter is real enough to have a birthday, Jesus is.

Oh please, don't even start. I have a cousin with the same birthday as Potter, and she is insufferable. Even more so when she realized the books couldn't be true (about 13 and 3 years ago).

almafuerte wrote:1It has became a place for a religious debate since Randall decided to screw us up and post that piece of christianfaggotry that is today's comic.
2And you don't have any evidence to support your claim. There are no historical records about jesus from the time jesus was supposedly alive, there are only records from years later. The names do not match, and many other incongruencies.
3Anyway, even if there were any evidence, it would still be retarded. At best, he is just a myth, At worst, he was an actual schizophrenic that believed he was the sun of a nonexistent god that died like a bastard.

1 It's about a holiday pretty much universally celebrated, regardless of religion, by everyone in the US who wants free stuff, but nice try.
2 You need to get a bit up to date, and learn to spell incongruities, or at least spell check.
3 You fail at the scientific process forever. And at heterographs. And you totally missed my reference to Osiris's penis.

Emperor_Z wrote:...so we all agree on who the new "Dick of the Forum" is, right?
Back on topic, I now feel really bad for these unfortunate souls born on Xmas. I wanna start a charity for these poor kids and buy them extra presents, or at least a damn cake.

I think we do. And I vote sweaters and pie, not cake. Well, maybe carrot cake.

futilethewinds wrote:Please don't say "christianfaggotry" as it is offensive... to us faggots.

Har! So you are a British cigarette?

Ryan_K wrote:Yeah.. but how much would it suck to be born on 12/25 AND be Jewish?
Poor poor souls

Better yet, with a Hispanic father.

almafuerte wrote:Well, how else would you define it?

Look, if there were people posting child pornography in here, and I reacted in a violent way, you would understand me. Actually, you would all be reacting violently and all of you would agree that posting CP is bad, and that a comic about CP would be unacceptable.
Well, Christianity has caused more damage than CP ever will. Religion being good or bad is NOT a subjective issue, it is absolute: It is bad. It is, in the terms of the previous example, worse than CP. So, I am reacting in a natural way. The fact that all of you are either religious or have accepted religion as something normal doesn't make my reaction inappropriate. Mine should be the natural reaction against something as evil as religion.

...Wow. Now I'm rethinking my "responses for everyone!" idea. Shoot, I know this violates at least one rule of logic, but damn if I can remember their names. I think may be a false analogy.

Shadic wrote:Can we just get a "Generally Unpleasant Person" ban? Christ. I'm an Atheist and you're an annoying asshole.
I'm glad I'm born in early July. No competition, and gifts equally separated through the year. Plus, summer.

I'm agnostic, since I consider the concept of god to be unprovable by any of the means we currently have at our disposal. Either there are some new facets of science that we have yet to discover that van prove/disprove the hypothesis, or we won't know until it wants us too. Plus, I like the multiverse theory set, so I figure at least one universe out there has an entity we would call god, and that might or not be our own. But I digress. I wouldn't like a summer birthday because then they all feel they can stay late, when I want them all to leave so I can finally say hi to my online "peeps".

Okay, now that I've said all that I am going to sleep, and refuse to read any posts made while I wrote this until tomorrow, or I'll be up all night (Hi SatanSanta!).

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Robstickle » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:24 am UTC

Us people born on the 24th never get any sympathy ;(

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby atheywa » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:37 am UTC

So, the blizzard of '82 was in March, I take it. Otherwise the people conceived this day 27 years ago won't be having their birthday until September.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Jerr » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:38 am UTC

Yeah, I think he might have messed up on that title-text. Those conceived on that Christmas Eve blizzard would be born late August, early September. Those turning 27 though, would have been born mid-blizzard. Fun.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby mdistancerunner » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:51 am UTC

Yes I did just register to reply. In a sidenote, I was stunned to realize that I am no longer anywhere near the 13 year-old age limit. 1996? dang.

The blizzard of 1982 mentioned is referring to the April Long Island blizzard which roughly corresponds to 9 months. (this is in response to the couple of posters who posted right before while I was typing my long response below)

I won't bother quoting anything, but first of all, (quoting wikipedia which cites 5 distinct sources) "A great majority of biblical scholars and historians accept the historical existence of Jesus." If you argue against his existence you are incredibly stupid.

Secondly, read the book "The Religion of Technology" by David F. Noble. It's a new book by a distinguished author. He by no means has a favorable view of Christianity but explains how religion directly caused the development of so much of our technology and other advances of the world. I kind of prefer our existence to mankind's existence 2000 years ago.

Thirdly, you call religion evil. Without religion you wouldn't have a conception of evil. Sorry, but "evil" requires a moral system and morals come from religion. I'm sorry but you're a walking contradiction.

Fourthly, presumably you are looking to the birth of modern atheism in the French Revolution for your foundation in reason, no? Why don't you see where their atheist morals got them? Dare I mention... guillotine?

Fifthly, the odds are everything I just said went over your head. Or you stopped reading once I used words bigger than "the". (actually this line and most of this is directed at what's-his-face stupidhead)

Sixthly, (this one's directed at some other new registeree) Jesus indeed claims his divinity. I won't point out all the many times, but Jesus says many times "I Am!" directly alluding to the name of Yahweh.

um... I think that covers most everything i wanted to cover. okay it's late. I'm going to bed.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Jedaz » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:07 am UTC

Joneleth wrote:I haven't got any birthday presents for years now. Everyone just says "oh, and that's your birthday present too" but it's not any bigger than any other Christmas present.

*sigh*

A simple solution. Each christmas (or birthday, your choice), whenever you give somebody a christmas present add on "oh, and that's your early birthday present too". On their actual birthday just give them a card saying happy birthday and tell them that you hope they enjoyed their "early birthday" present that you gave at christmas time.

You will still receive the same amount of presents because they will still give you the standard chistmas present, but you will save money which you can spend on your actual birthday! :P

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Vaskafdt » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:14 am UTC

first time poster, it's funny how someone can take a topic i generally agree with, and still turn me against him in this discussion simply by being rude and offensive, a rare combination of Theophobia and Homophobia all in a shiny little obnoxious package.

on topic

Randell get out my sister's head!!!
it's her 29th Birthday.. but since we live in Israel (and we are jewish) she doesn't get shafted at all since no-one gets Christmas presents.. the only way we even notice Christmas is by the TV starting to show a lot of movies where Tim Allen plays Santa.. or Hulk Hogen..

my birthday does occasionally fall on Yom Kippur (Sep 20 1983) so it kinda sucks when i want to celebrate when some of my "religiously inclined" friends are fasting.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Tokechan » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:34 am UTC

Being born in July is pretty sweet.

Also, agreeing with the people who agree with the asshole but still think he's an asshole. I don't think Religion is perhaps the most positive force in the world, but I also accept that this view is subjective.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby freyyr890 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:40 am UTC

Way O/T, but I want to try to cool some heads here...

Guys, please: calm down. I hate identifying myself as an atheist (even though it's what I am, agnostic atheist to be precise) because of being associated with what I call "douchebag atheists." The guy who burst in here with his conspiracy drivel is one such example.

Let me save you time and effort: religion cannot and will never be argued with. One might say fact is unimportant, even irrelevant to faith. Please, don't misinterpret that observation - I'm certainly not against religion or faith. Quite the contrary - I think we NEED faith. Faith can be a useful and healthy tool, and it seems that the human condition requires some sort of faith in an overaching belief. That belief can be as simple and vague as spiritualism or as complex as a pagan pantheon. Religion has kept us sane through the ages. It has catalyzed change, and given us a banner to unite under. Religion does truly great things.

The reason I am an atheist (in addition to being raised as one, which certainly plays a huge role) is because I feel I can live without this drive. Is it harder? Most definitely. No afterlife, there is nothing past the end - sometimes I wish I had been raised with formal religion. It might make it easier. But I'm also glad, because it gives me a unique perspective.

I laugh at all those douchebag atheists who boldly set out on a quest to bring all the world's religions to their knees. They have utterly missed the point: by affirming such strong belief in atheism, they are effectively religious themselves - unquestioningly loyal to the altar of no gods. If they were really the "rational" people they claim they want everyone else to be, they'd sit down and shut up.

Conspiracy guy: read some history. Try to understand the darker political motivations of that NWO cult you follow. Any course in 20th century history should fill in the gaps. Specifically, study the methods and ideologies of Lenin, Trotsky, Mao, and the other communist revolutionaries. You may find some similarities. Read my blog post containing my reaction to Addendum. You will likely gloss over or misinterpret it and post some tired old response taken directly from the ZG IRC channel.

Mods: sorry for O/T post, feel free to split/merge all this crap into another thread or just delete it if you need to.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby futilethewinds » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:13 am UTC

westrim wrote:
futilethewinds wrote:Please don't say "christianfaggotry" as it is offensive... to us faggots.

Har! So you are a British cigarette?

Yes, indeed I am.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Kaijyuu » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:39 am UTC

I don't give a crap what your opinion is or isn't. Let people have their holiday and you can go back to insulting people for no reason later, kay?

For the record -- agnostic. Also, I totally agree with this dude:
I hate identifying myself as an atheist (even though it's what I am, agnostic atheist to be precise) because of being associated with what I call "douchebag atheists." The guy who burst in here with his conspiracy drivel is one such example.


Also for the record: There are as many douchebag theists as there are douchebag atheists, and both of them can go spout their assumptions elsewhere.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Nyerguds » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:22 am UTC

sean22190 wrote:The blizzard of 1982 was on or around march 25th?

After googling "blizzard of 1982" I get results on both a "Christmas Eve blizzard of 1982" and a "Spring Blizzard of 1982", so it's possible...

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby ohaus » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:43 am UTC

I've always been grateful that my birthday is in June. For me, present recieving comes every six months, which is nice and even.

On a side note, I have to wait 2 hours before I can open presents and I have nothing to do ]:~€.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Freiberg » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:44 am UTC

Nihiltres wrote:
GodShapedBullet wrote:
Nihiltres wrote:
GodShapedBullet wrote:Sorry, you don't get a birthday because Jesus took it.

This wasn't even his birthday even. He just decided he wanted yours.


Not yours, Mithras'. Or at least some other deity from the one everyone usually thinks. :p


He wants all the birthdays.


Who doesn't?


Wouldn't you, if given half a chance?

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby hum » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:52 am UTC

And us who was born on the 26th? :D

I get 2 small presents my mom said that It wasn't my fault I was born in this day so I would get 2 presents like normal people.

I love my mom :lol: :lol:
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby idanbb » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:54 am UTC

Born on Dec. 25 AND VERY HAPPY WITH IT. I belong to that small minority of Jews who have a legitimate reason to join in with the rest of the western world in celebration. I get to get presents, and EVERYONE remembers my birthday. It's a sweet deal.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby idanbb » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:56 am UTC

Ryan_K wrote:Yeah.. but how much would it suck to be born on 12/25 AND be Jewish?

Poor poor souls


a) Not very. I'd know.

b) Ask Jesus. He'd know, too.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Jenni Nikki » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:59 am UTC

Mine's the 27th, and I've got a little brother who was born on the 29th. I think in my family's case, having two birthdays so close afterwards keeps some sort of balance, but it could probably make some people feel like being even more cheap.

When I was little I got a couple small presents on my birthday, then another bigger one on June 27th, which fit because my sister's birthday is June 23rd.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Thyacis » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:10 pm UTC

Why thank you. I was seriously born today, and no one ever remembers, so thank you for being the only one this year

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby solacelost » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:25 pm UTC

Shadic wrote:Can we just get a "Generally Unpleasant Person" ban? Christ. I'm an Atheist and you're an annoying asshole.



/agree
From one atheist to another, I can agree that this guy is a total douche.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Caddman » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:37 pm UTC

Thank you for a big webcomic support of this horrible, horrible condition (ChristmasBirthitis) - I am one of those guys (granted only born in 1990), but being born on Dec 25 is so irritating. Half the people I've talked to say something along the lines of "That sucks" and the other half go "So you get double presents, what's wrong with that?".

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby there is no zero » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:57 pm UTC

I knew twins who were born on Christmas.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Joneleth » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:22 pm UTC

Arvedui wrote:
At worst, he was an actual schizophrenic that believed he was the sun of a nonexistent god that died like a bastard.
The mythological figure of Jesus never expressed belief, at least according to the Gospels, that he was the son of God.


No no no, he's the sun of God! Apparently "Jesus Christ Superstar" is much more literal than most people think.

And the "early birthday" idea is perfect. I'm going to start doing that from now on.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Majuba » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:29 pm UTC

Emperor_Z wrote:
almafuerte wrote:It has became a place for a religious debate since Randall decided to screw us up and post that piece of christianfaggotry that is today's comic.


...so we all agree on who the new "Dick of the Forum" is, right?

Back on topic, I now feel really bad for these unfortunate souls born on Xmas. I wanna start a charity for these poor kids and buy them extra presents, or at least a damn cake.


Agreed - although I do think he is correct, that hardly matters to either the topic, or just common decency.

I'm an August birthday, no competition from *anything* except summer classes. My Dad though is born on the 20th, and he's pretty used to getting a single present - though I did surprise him on one trip home and got him two. For me, it was always neat that it was Solstice Eve (second-third longest night of the year).

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby meru » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:51 pm UTC

Breezing past the angry atheist (my love to you non-douchebag atheists!), christmas-birthday present combos suck. My sister gets this all the time (she was born on January 8th D:) but our parents usually try to get her something extra or give her money. I'm lucky as the summer child, though we're not without our present dilemmas.

My sister and I suffer from mirror-gift syndrome- twins probably get this a lot, too! People who know us both either don't know us well enough for personal gifts, or know us well enough to realize our personalities are incredibly similar, and so we end up getting identical presents. Even our parents do it (but in this case it's so that we don't fight over who got the better present :twisted: It's kind of strange to walk into her apartment and see all my kitchen appliances, speakers, etc. D:

Also,

idanbb wrote:
Ryan_K wrote:Yeah.. but how much would it suck to be born on 12/25 AND be Jewish?

Poor poor souls


a) Not very. I'd know.

b) Ask Jesus. He'd know, too.


I lolled.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby bryanosaurus » Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:05 pm UTC

Forget all this Jesus talk, let's celebrate Sir Isaac Newton's birthday!

And I was born in 1982 on Long Island, but in March right before the blizzard - though the title text still grossed me out.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby LesZedD4 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:24 pm UTC

all I can see when I read this is that there are a lot of non-christians reading/posting stuff here. oh well. I'm Christian and I think it's pretty logical. There isn't anything that operates on at least 1 ultimate assumption. Try and show me one that does. Our basic assumption is that the Bible is absolutely true. But again, that fact is based purely on faith, and the best case I can make for it's truth is probability. But I'm ok with that. :D

Randall, despite that fact that I am not one of the people who has their birthday near Christmas, I appreciate the reminder for everybody who does. We had our Christmas yesterday anyways. :P

~To all you Christmas birthdays who have been forgotten or whatever, I love you. Happy Birthday!~

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:26 pm UTC

.cheeseofdoom. wrote:I think this thread wins the three way tie...

Also, I can't imagine how bad it would be to be born on Christmas, it's like what the hell? My birthday is November 1st (Day after Halloween) so I get candy and presents!

Same here. I've always associated that date with its distance from Valentine's Day.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Halrandir » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:16 pm UTC

Nice comic, but though I'm not 27 the title text hits close to home; this year on their anniversary (two days ago) my parents offered to throw a party for the 23rd anniversary of my conception, and even told me with 30 minutes probable error the TIME I was conceived. :shock:

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby tradiuz » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:27 pm UTC

My birthday is the 11th of December, and I get "Birthday+Christmas" presents, and I turned 27 this year... However, this year, I got myself the best combined gift ever, a house.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:33 pm UTC

Birthdays are stupid, IMO.

Why do you celebrate the earth being arbitrarily close to the same spot in the solar system as the place where you first stuck your head out of your mother's vagina?

Seriously. Arbitrary.

You could just celebrate the dates when you are likely to have doubled your cell count or some division of the actuary table's predicted time until your death.

The social convention of birthdays is even odder if you are following a lunar calendar.
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