View Full Version : OT weird news time again

22-12-2002, 09:14 PM
Red Cross bans Christmas in the UK... here

and ummm... not too sure what to say about this one :) here


22-12-2002, 10:24 PM
people are weird


22-12-2002, 10:35 PM

22-12-2002, 10:51 PM
It's a Christian country for gods sake, whats this bloody world coming to.

23-12-2002, 12:03 AM
Are we a Christian country?? I'm not, each to their own I reckon.

23-12-2002, 01:43 AM
This was in the UK if i recall, which is more multicultural and multi religeous than we are. I would call this country "largely christian" as it seems christianity is the most common beleif system, but not the only one by any means.


23-12-2002, 08:50 AM
reckon the first one sounds painful...
I thought XMas was a universal thingy ?:|


23-12-2002, 10:16 AM
You recon the first one sounds painful??????


Graham L
23-12-2002, 02:26 PM
Xmas is specifically a Christian commercial festival. The Catholic church hijacked a lot of the old fertility/solstice ceremonies, and it grew from there.

23-12-2002, 02:40 PM
And why we have pictures of snow scenes here in the Southern hemispere at the slightly delayed summer solstace celebrations i do not know.

Face it people, this is NZ, there aint going to be snow on the roof!


23-12-2002, 02:59 PM
Oh really? From the Web...


New Zealand has a temperate climate. Summer daytime temperatures vary from 10 - 25 degrees in the south and 15 - 30 in the north. Then again there are odd occasions where for example, Dunedin has had snow in December..

23-12-2002, 03:00 PM
But .... don't let Baldy see this thread! His sporran may freeze to his nether regions

23-12-2002, 03:03 PM
OK... so it's not impossible to get snow, just very very unlikely, paticually in the North Island where most of the NZ population live for some reason.


Heather P
23-12-2002, 03:07 PM
I've been snowed on in the Nelson Lakes in January. But there again the blizzard wasn't exactly reminiscent of a snow filled scene with a robin singing merrily in the foreground.

So what should we have on a Christmas card then? Surf lifesavers in red togs?

23-12-2002, 03:39 PM
>Surf lifesavers in red togs?

Thinks: *most of my female friends would prefer that!*


Graham L
23-12-2002, 03:40 PM
Or not in red togs. ;-)

Heather P
23-12-2002, 03:45 PM
Tut, tut Graham. How do we show the Christmas theme WITHOUT the red togs then?

<on second thoughts - perhaps I shouldn't ask>

Graham L
23-12-2002, 03:51 PM
Let's go back to the traditional celebrations. Totally approriate for the fertility rites. :D

23-12-2002, 04:17 PM
Yep... hijacked is the word - made it easier for the conversion process. Anyway, for the neo pagans, summer solstice is over, and with over a billion christians in the world, Xmas Day will be acknowledged by most of 'em. Still, that's just under 1/6 of the globes population - the unchurched and the rest of us have other things to do...

23-12-2002, 04:50 PM
Well Chick, it looks like yet another year where both of us leave the trees outside where they belong!
I'll email you soon.
.Chris A.K.A .CLueless

23-12-2002, 08:59 PM
Errrm....and displaying a Red CROSS doesn't offend Muslims?

23-12-2002, 09:06 PM
I think the red X would be ignored as a christian thing, in much the same way as we ignore the commandment about coveting, and other bibilical policys about greed and materialism, and cellebrate the biggest commercial guilt trip ever in the name of "God" and celebrate the Oester fertility festival, complete with the eggs, but ignore that it is a pagan thing because we have put "Gods" name all over it.


Heather P
23-12-2002, 09:14 PM
Well I dunno. We visited a couple of Muslim families the other day armed with boxes of chocolates. We said "Hi, how are you?" They said "Merry Christmas"... go figure...