Comments: A lump of coal in Denver's stocking

In unrelated news - our Publix is finally open!!!

Posted by Gib at December 2, 2004 08:49 AM

Preach it brother. Amen!

Posted by BobG at December 2, 2004 05:09 PM

The city is not doing anything regarding the parade. The parade is sponsored by a non-profit organization of downtown businesses, not the city government.

As to the matter of changing the city-sponsored sign, I have my commentary at my site should you be interested.

Posted by andy at December 2, 2004 11:14 PM

You do know that the birth of the boy from Nazereth wasn't 'set' until well after his death, right?

Posted by theco at December 3, 2004 01:06 AM

Yep.

When leaders of christian faith needed to get people interested they hijacked the pagan midwinter solstice festival. historically it is most likely that jesus son of god or not was born around september october.

what i never got was why easter, the time he is supposed to have died is not on a fixed date.

Posted by young-white-and-liberal at December 3, 2004 05:38 AM

About Easter - the short answer is that it is tied in to the Last Supper, which occured around the time Jews celebrated Passover. And the timing of Passover was based on where the moon was at the spring equinox. Also, it was to fulfill the prophecies. So, that's part of the reason why the date of Easter (or Pascha for us Orthodox Christians) is not fixed. Do a google search and you'll learn more than you ever wanted to know.

Posted by Lola at December 3, 2004 09:38 AM

Meanwhile in California, the govornator lights the Christmas Tree, change over from the Gray Davis's Holiday Tree.

Posted by BigFire at December 4, 2004 11:33 AM

theco, that is true. However, Christmas is historically observed as a religious holiday. Whether or not it is an accurate date is besides the point.

Posted by skh at December 4, 2004 12:54 PM

I am Jewish, but have absolutely nothing against Christmas. I think it is a very fun holiday, and it never offends me when I see Christmas signs, or carolers, etc. Now I would be a little concerned if they all put on kaffiehs, and strapped explosives on their vests. Just more of the Liberal bullshit. Arghh

Posted by tasha at December 5, 2004 11:41 PM

Christmas in the US is about Christ! It is a celebration of His birth. If this offends you, leave the country, we don't need you here!

Posted by Dena at December 7, 2004 09:24 AM

God bless you my black brothers I am white and have been watching your struggle since way before Martin was murdered Im 52 years I remember the marches but I remember most of all watching the news the day Martin was murdered and remembered how mad my father was the first thing out of his mouth was this DAMNED GOVERNMENT
did it I think he might have been right I pray to god that we have a good clean government now and we have advanced to the point that other countries can see that we have made great strides against racism granted its still a long road but I think we as americans are more advanced in freedom NOW than any other nation and we are a great example we are a young nation with great sins in our past but we can fix them in the newer generations and vow to never repeat them GOD BLESS US ALL

Posted by kyle skinner at December 8, 2004 04:41 AM
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