Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Greetings

Adolf wishes all those who read No Minister a peaceful and joyous Christmas and a prosperous and rewarding New Year.

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Today commenting privileges are restored to all those who lost them during the year.

Remember to keep a civil tongue in your heads when commenting.

12 comments:

Barry said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New No Minister!

Pogo said...

Happy Holidays.

Axial tilt is the Reason for the Season.

The Veteran said...

Merry Xmas to all from the shores of Lake Rotoiti. Beautiful day, hot. Paua fritters cooking and the lamb-on-the-spit looks good. To all of you out there ... enjoy this special day.

David said...

Reasons Greetings from Adelaide, The City of (Empty) Churches. :-)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!


Winston.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

David

The one we attended was not empty. When we first went there were about a dozen people. Five years later there were twenty five to thirty. All aged over forty five, most over sixty.

Real hymns (melodic, tuneful and poetic) along with a roster of excellent speakers.

You'll find the churches which are empty are those which have been hijacked by leftist political activists in cassocks. The fifty percent of worshipers who are of the centre right walked out long ago to leave the institutions vulnerable to denigration by snivelling fools.

David said...

30 people. Right now I am sharing Xmas lunch with over 200 and not a prayer insight.. ,Happy Saturnalia, Adolf.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

How odd that a die hard atheist should be celebrating Christmas. Tells you all you need to know about having two bob each way.

I'm actually surprised you're not spending Christmas with the Pope. Apparently he doesn't read the Bible either. He thinks Mary and Joseph were asylum seekers.

Johno said...

Merry Christmas from Whangamata. We really don't know how lucky we are in Godzone.

David said...

Adolf, I celebrate Xmas as a cultural festival, not a religious one. It is the way of most Australians - think beach cricket, barbies, bacchanalia, hedonism, buckets of prawns, and ice cold beer.

I read the bible, probably more times than most xtians. We don't know if your Jesus was born at all, but we do know, beyond doubt, that his birth could not have been December 25.

If you don't even know the true DOB of your "saviour", how can you believe any of the rest of the myth?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

David, why pick on a Christian festival date? You and your ilk should be celebrating on April 1st.

David said...

I am not "picking on" anything. The winter solstice has been celebrated by our common ancestors long before your wonder boy was supposedly born.

As the early xtians had no originality they stole the myths of others before them. Jesus was the 12th so called god born of a virgin. The lights, the trees, the yule log, parties, and feasting all belonged to the pagans long ago. There is nothing in your bible about them (except the bit about not taking a tree in to your house to decorate - Jeremiah 10:1-5)

However, as always, I am open to correction, so if you can show me proof Jesus was born on December 25, I'll cede the season to you. A birth certificate should suffice.

Since there is no evidence that the birth of Jesus Christ occurred on December 25, why is Christmas celebrated on this date? The Encyclop√¶dia Britannica says that church leaders probably chose it “to coincide with the pagan Roman festival marking the ‘birthday of the unconquered sun,’” at the time of the winter solstice. According to The Encyclopedia Americana, many scholars believe that this was done “in order to make Christianity more meaningful to pagan converts.”

No one knows when he died. You faff around with Easter, trying to blend Jewish and pagan celebrations and end up mucking up both ideas.