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Old 12-03-2012, 16:31   #21
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Can we agree that Saturnalia was a pagan Greco-Roman festival that predated Christianity and took place during the middle to late part of December?
Probably.

My birthday is nearer to the 4th of July than that was to Christmas, but I don't think they are in any way related.
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Probably.

My birthday is nearer to the 4th of July than that was to Christmas, but I don't think they are in any way related.
Probably because they're not. However, two events honoring deities are rather more closely connected than your birth and the commemoration of the declaration of independence, wouldn't you agree?
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Old 12-04-2012, 16:30   #23
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Probably because they're not. However, two events honoring deities are rather more closely connected than your birth and the commemoration of the declaration of independence, wouldn't you agree?
Not necessarily.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:56   #24
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Not necessarily.
Care to expound on that a bit?
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Care to expound on that a bit?
Not until you expand on how they are "similar" and in what ways that would necessarily imply a connection.
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Not until you expand on how they are "similar" and in what ways that would necessarily imply a connection.
Both are commemorations of deities, both involve gift giving, both involve singing in the streets, both involve feasting. The parallels aren't exactly controversial.
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Both are commemorations of deities, both involve gift giving, both involve singing in the streets, both involve feasting. The parallels aren't exactly controversial.
Nor are they compelling.
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