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Boycotting Christmas consumerism/materialism.

 
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we have never celebrated jesus's birthday on christmas.
its the best family time in the world.
whats wrong with eating a big dinner.
hanging out with your whole family.
xmas tree and lights all over.
drinking.
watching movies.
playing games.
just relaxing with your family.
i love christmas.
just because some one less fortunate doesnt get to experience it why should i feel bad about it?
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You shouldn't feel bad about ^^THIS^^. You may feel some emotion about this video.


 Quoting: Life and Love



the world isnt fair.
if i give my money to the poor.
then that would just make 2 poor people.
why should everyone expect to get the same as everyone?
re distribution of wealth?
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we have never celebrated jesus's birthday on christmas.
its the best family time in the world.
whats wrong with eating a big dinner.
hanging out with your whole family.
xmas tree and lights all over.
drinking.
watching movies.
playing games.
just relaxing with your family.
i love christmas.
just because some one less fortunate doesnt get to experience it why should i feel bad about it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1834146


You shouldn't feel bad about ^^THIS^^. You may feel some emotion about this video.


 Quoting: Life and Love



the world isnt fair.
if i give my money to the poor.
then that would just make 2 poor people.
why should everyone expect to get the same as everyone?
re distribution of wealth?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1834146


Do you grasp your "gold" so tightly that you can't let go of a single coin? I doubt if the real-life kids that this video tries to depict are expecting a single thing.

And my voluntary giving is not "redistribution" of anything. It is a gift.

Last Edited by Life and Love on 11/23/2012 03:14 PM
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come on people.
get with the program.
 Quoting: Salt


I donated 25% of my paycheck today to poor people instead of doing 'black friday' shopping.

SCREW Retailers.

Everyone I know is getting a bible for Christmas. That's their only present.

If they don't like it, who cares.

Dec. 25th has always been a lie anyway. A holiday put in place by ROME to worship their 'sun god', NOT Jesus.

Any meaning of Jesus it may have had has been dead for years anyway, slain by idiot retailers trying to cash in on some stupid people that have no idea what the holiday is 'supposed' to represent anyway.
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+10000

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we have never celebrated jesus's birthday on christmas.
its the best family time in the world.
whats wrong with eating a big dinner.
hanging out with your whole family.
xmas tree and lights all over.
drinking.
watching movies.
playing games.
just relaxing with your family.
i love christmas.
just because some one less fortunate doesnt get to experience it why should i feel bad about it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1834146



There are good and decent people who have little to no food due to hard times.

There are good and decent people who have NO family.

There are good and decent people who would never spend a penny on alcohol.

There are good and decent people who don't kill trees so they can decorate them for their enjoyment and then throw them to the curb a few weeks later.


Selfish much?
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the world isnt fair.
if i give my money to the poor.
then that would just make 2 poor people.
why should everyone expect to get the same as everyone?
re distribution of wealth?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1834146



Really? Do you even know what you're talking about when you say re-distribution of wealth? You're just trying to get out of giving to those who need it much more than you do.
We were meant to live for so much more, have we lost ourselves?
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11/23/2012 05:07 PM
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I have boycotted consumerism for years now...

I don't buy crap that I don't really need.
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Salt, a forum mod? Nice! :)


Any chance I may finally have a chance at being able to log in now? :P
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Getting a PS3 and a LED TV..Fuck You All...hf

Kidding... i give to my neighbours and colleges,friends and family...Working the close circle.


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I haven't even read the first page yet but had to reply. This is amazing. I was in the process of trying to compose a message to my friends asking them not to buy us anything this year for Christmas and instead make a charitable donation to the charity of their choice.

I want to say it as tactfully as possible without it sounding like we were too cheap to buy them anything. I am asking that instead of a gift they simply send us a card with a personal note that they were thinking of us - and if they chose to they could send $5 to a charity.

I want to also ask what their charity of choice was and we would make a donation in their name.

This, to me, is the meaning of Christmas/Hanukkah. The materialism has gotten out of hand.

If anyone has already done a note like this, could you post how you worded it? If it is already in the thread, my apologies.

5 stars..and some green OP!
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Charity begins at home.
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xmas
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I haven't even read the first page yet but had to reply. This is amazing. I was in the process of trying to compose a message to my friends asking them not to buy us anything this year for Christmas and instead make a charitable donation to the charity of their choice.

 Quoting: Serendipitous


You probably won't believe this, but I thought today of starting a thread about "boycotting christmas" this year.

I got involved in other things today, come back to the forum and here is this thread, with the exact same words that popped into my head this morning.

Strange.........even more strange because I've never considered even saying anything like that before.

hf
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I haven't even read the first page yet but had to reply. This is amazing. I was in the process of trying to compose a message to my friends asking them not to buy us anything this year for Christmas and instead make a charitable donation to the charity of their choice.

 Quoting: Serendipitous


You probably won't believe this, but I thought today of starting a thread about "boycotting christmas" this year.

I got involved in other things today, come back to the forum and here is this thread, with the exact same words that popped into my head this morning.

Strange.........even more strange because I've never considered even saying anything like that before.

hf
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that's interesting
hf
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I haven't even read the first page yet but had to reply. This is amazing. I was in the process of trying to compose a message to my friends asking them not to buy us anything this year for Christmas and instead make a charitable donation to the charity of their choice.

 Quoting: Serendipitous


You probably won't believe this, but I thought today of starting a thread about "boycotting christmas" this year.

I got involved in other things today, come back to the forum and here is this thread, with the exact same words that popped into my head this morning.

Strange.........even more strange because I've never considered even saying anything like that before.

hf
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


that's interesting
hf
 Quoting: Salt


It's Holy Spirit time!!!!!!

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11/23/2012 05:31 PM
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this will be the first year i'm not putting up a tree.
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this will be the first year i'm not putting up a tree.
 Quoting: Salt


shocked

but they're so pretty. :)

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And the LORD spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it." Amen.
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this will be the first year i'm not putting up a tree.
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shocked

but they're so pretty. :)
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yep, but my living room is rather small and i have a huge puppy. lol...
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this will be the first year i'm not putting up a tree.
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Praise God!

"When the LORD your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.' You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods." Deuteronomy 12:29-31
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In ohio this year $18,000,000,000 was spent by state and federal parties. How many people would that employ or feed or house. all that money spent to make us think we had a choice in who got elected .
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Obviously you don't have kids.
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come on people.
get with the program.
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I don't celebrate christmas anymore, but my husband's work group took on a local shelter, so we took a boy and a girl to buy for.

And I am also excited about 2 children we "adopted" just this past week......

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Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to die before you die - and find that there is no death.
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this will be the first year i'm not putting up a tree.
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shocked

but they're so pretty. :)
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They ARE pretty, BUT, the Father says this: Jer/YermeYahu 10:1-5:

Hear what Yahuah says to you, O house of Israel. This is what Yahuah says:

"Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky,

though the nations are terrified by them. For the customs of the peoples are worthless;

they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.

They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk.

Do not fear them; they can do no harm, nor can they do any good."
Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. You can feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love. What is God? The Eternal One Life underneath all the forms of life. What is love? To feel the presence of that One Life deep within yourself and within all creatures. To be it. Therefore, all love is the love of God.

Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to die before you die - and find that there is no death.
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Obviously you don't have kids.
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I do. They understand perfectly when raised to follow the Bible. If they want presents choose another day. Even take advantage of day after x-mass sales. You dont have to cover all the history until they get older, that will happen either way.
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come on people.
get with the program.
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I don't celebrate christmas anymore, but my husband's work group took on a local shelter, so we took a boy and a girl to buy for.

And I am also excited about 2 children we "adopted" just this past week......

[link to www.lemonadeinternational.org]
 Quoting: Shamar


That's awesome!

hf
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come on people.
get with the program.
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I don't celebrate christmas anymore, but my husband's work group took on a local shelter, so we took a boy and a girl to buy for.

And I am also excited about 2 children we "adopted" just this past week......

[link to www.lemonadeinternational.org]
 Quoting: Shamar


That's awesome!

hf
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


hf yeah, has nothing to do with christmas, this is long term.......
Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. You can feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love. What is God? The Eternal One Life underneath all the forms of life. What is love? To feel the presence of that One Life deep within yourself and within all creatures. To be it. Therefore, all love is the love of God.

Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to die before you die - and find that there is no death.
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come on people.
get with the program.
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I don't celebrate christmas anymore, but my husband's work group took on a local shelter, so we took a boy and a girl to buy for.

And I am also excited about 2 children we "adopted" just this past week......

[link to www.lemonadeinternational.org]
 Quoting: Shamar


That's awesome!

hf
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


hf yeah, has nothing to do with christmas, this is long term.......
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bump ing a lovely thread.
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we have never celebrated jesus's birthday on christmas.
its the best family time in the world.
whats wrong with eating a big dinner.
hanging out with your whole family.
xmas tree and lights all over.
drinking.
watching movies.
playing games.
just relaxing with your family.
i love christmas.
just because some one less fortunate doesnt get to experience it why should i feel bad about it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1834146



There are good and decent people who have little to no food due to hard times.

There are good and decent people who have NO family.

There are good and decent people who would never spend a penny on alcohol.

There are good and decent people who don't kill trees so they can decorate them for their enjoyment and then throw them to the curb a few weeks later.


Selfish much?
 Quoting: itsamadmadworld


And why should people have to PAY for the necessities to LIVE, like food and water? These are god given rights.
The actual Lord's Prayer Given by Jesus 2000 years ago.

"MY SPIRIT, YOU ARE OMNIPOTENT. YOUR NAME IS HOLY. MAY YOUR REALM BE INCARNATE IN ME. MAY YOUR POWER REVEAL ITSELF WITHIN ME, ON EARTH AND IN THE HEAVEN. GIVE ME TODAY MY DAILY BREAD, AND THUS, LET ME RECOGNIZE MY TRANSGRESSIONS AND ERRORS, AND I SHALL RECOGNIZE THE TRUTH. AND DO NOT LEAD ME INTO TEMPTATION AND CONFUSION, BUT DELIVER ME FROM ERROR. FOR YOURS IS THE REALM WITHIN ME AND THE POWER AND THE KNOWLEDGE FOREVER,
AMEN.

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Heidi Baker's ministry does great things, they drill wells in Mozambique. It costs 6k to put a well in for an entire village.

[link to www.irismin.org (secure)]
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Let's build a list of great charities to give towards this year.

here's one:

[link to www.heifer.org]
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I love heifer!!!

I have given their gift cards as Christmas presents for years now. I say on the card, "a gift of chicks, or a goat or whatever has been given to a family your name". Its much better than spending money on a gift they may not even want.

The birth date of Jesus is not in scripture.

So why are people celebrating Dec. 25th as his birthday?
 Quoting: Shelia Deville


Jesus was born on August 21

(1351.5) 122:8.1 All that night Mary was restless so that neither of them slept much. By the break of day the pangs of childbirth were well in evidence, and at noon, August 21, 7 B.C., with the help and kind ministrations of women fellow travelers, Mary was delivered of a male child. Jesus of Nazareth was born into the world, was wrapped in the clothes which Mary had brought along for such a possible contingency, and laid in a near-by manger.

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The information in the Urantia book is much more detailed and accurate than the Bible. Just go inside your heart and ask how accurate each book is.
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Nice.

We volunteered at a community center for Thanksgiving this year and had a blast... have already been looking into Christmas volunteering...

do I smell a trend?

:)
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Let's build a list of great charities to give towards this year.

here's one:

[link to www.heifer.org]
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Charities are zionist jew fronts to take your money under false promises. Go fuck a frog.