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DO you Celebrate your birthday?
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Posted 6/19/11
I do not =) UNLESS i get a Friday 13th, now i am gonna celebrate it =D
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WizardTizzle wrote:

It is well known that God hates Pagans and their religion etc. Hmm. I know a few pagans, startling fact for you - a lot of modern day Christian festivals are derived from and often in place of traditional/original Pagan festivals.
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Yeah this thread kind of reminds me of something my sister once told me. She's a Jehovah witness and she used to say the whole B-day celebrating idea was from the tradition of celebrating pagan rulers (This marks the x number of years since I came into this world to bless you people with my presence). But as one Theology professor I know once stated you can make almost anything OK so long as you consecrate it to God. Like it kind of "sanitizes" it for safe use for everybody or something.

And nowadays the meaning has pretty much changed so it's not so much like celebrating how great it is that you came into the world, but it's more like celebrating you own personal anniversary. More like "hey, you survived on this earth another year and now you're a year older".

Since i quite drinking years ago and I'm still single, I don't really celebrate it in like a really big way or anything. Lately it's more like I'll call some of my anime loving friends over to hang out at my place for anime watching or something. Nothing too spectacular.
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Uhm, my birthday? Before when I was a kid, I've been celebrating my birthdays with cakes and other delicious food in the table. But when I grow up, everything changes. I started to think, why not have the money? Hahaha. Today, I have not been celebrating my birthday because I'll be the one who'll end up washing the dishes. HAHAHA.
Posted 6/20/11
Pagan practice in modern culture is quite the irony since beyond 300 ACE, being a Pagan was no longer the primary religion of Europe, and you would actually be killed because the 'new thing' was Christianity. Far prior to the dominance of Western modeled "Evangelical" Christianity. This was a period where god wasn't a god of damnation and condemnation to "sinners".

It was simply a shifting from one religious powerhouse to another. Paganism used to be accepted as the official religion of the Roman Empire, and much of the rest of Europe as well.. After a few decades, you were executed and ridiculed for practicing that same Religion.

Hey, you are either right, or you are wrong when it comes to what religion you practice. Pagans were simply wrong despite it being older. Christianity is clearly right even though we can trace recorded history prior to its existence. Well, I don't think people would disagree if I at least said the Christians, Jews, Roman Catholics, and Muslims pray to the exact same god in forms of different names.

Christianity and Judaism are the same at their roots. Christianity simply split from Judaism because they mention that the prophecy that Jesus was revived from the dead is true. That caused the split. Jesus Christ in historical sense, was a Jew. Christianity wasn't around at that point. After he died. Islam got started a while later. Mohammad was traveling the desert with influenced followers, and a small military force. He would then use pressure to influence people into converting. However the idea of Islam was still based off of Deity knowledge from large aspects of Judaism, which again, comes from Paganism.

Christians pray to God, Yahweh [Son], and God the Holy spirit. All parts of one God, and either has a physical form that is beyond and with nature, or is beyond time and space. They can't seem to agree. They believe that without salvation there is damnation. This leads to fist pumps and wild cheers when billions of people die. omnipotent and benevolent to followers, and malevolent to the rest. [Monotheistic if the trinity is seen as one]

Jews pray to a divine supreme that can not be put into context of a physical being with any descriptive form. Pure and omnipresent. [Monotheism]

Muslims pray in teachings of Muhammad to guide prayers to their god, Allaah, who is a merciful deity with depicted form. [Monotheism]

All 3 religions tell of Abraham the prophet., and that folks is religion 101.
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Posted 6/20/11
No but I celebrate destinyyallene's birthday!!!!! WOOOOO (it's today)
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Since i quite drinking years ago and I'm still single, I don't really celebrate it in like a really big way or anything. Lately it's more like I'll call some of my anime loving friends over to hang out at my place for anime watching or something. Nothing too spectacular.


I know what you mean - going out and getting ratted is not my idea of a good time these days. Evenings in with the right company and the right food can beat any drunken shenanigans in my opinion.

Haha...the idea of sanitizing religious holidays for inclusion in your own religion...giggles! True but still giggles.
Ever wondered why you find pagan symbolism and sculpture on early Christian churches (read foliate masks/the green man)? 'ats cause the buggers kept nicking the stones off much older buildings! Someone shoulda reminded them to use the plain stones...not the pretty ones!
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Posted 6/20/11
every day of my life is like a birthday to me
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When I was younger, I remembered celebrating birthdays with big parties. Now it's just simple: go out and eat.
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I Don't go out and eat Nor Do I have people visit on my birthday I prefer to be alone like every other day
Posted 7/22/11
Birthdays? Some years my family absolutely forgets about my birthday but it's ironic that I remember theirs. If they do anyway it's pretty much "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" ... Then back to normal. *Shrugs*
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my birthday is 5 days after Christmas so ya... nope the biggest party i ever had was 1 friend who was my neighbor with a mini cake and maybe one other friend who lived nearby i think i was like 3 or 4 maybe 5. otherwise nope just some late Christmas presents and dinner at a restaurant with the family (btw my dads birthday is the very next day so we smush any celebration into one day/dinner).

on a side note the only birthdays i remember are mine and my dads (only holiday date i remember is christmas too lol).
Posted 7/22/11
yuuuup, partay all the way (:
Posted 12/16/11
yeah X3 i'm a 23 year old kid...i still want presents and cake! i love cake! and ice cream.
Posted 12/16/11
Not really. Never had a birthday party. :L
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Posted 12/16/11
Yes in my head , and only if I begged my parents for a birthday cake and some gifts.. xD which that rarely happens.. .>.<
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