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#256 - ImsoObvious
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Yeah, americans do something non-selfish and celebrate a country other than theirself and we get **** from it from you potato munching alcoholics
#234 - drainbramage
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(03/18/2013) [-]
St.Patrick is celebrated because he brought Christianity to Ireland, which hundreds of years down the line caused a civil-mosh pit, and we celebrate him by getting *********.


Ah, Ireland.
#170 - zzonked
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(03/18/2013) [-]
>implying St. Patricks day has anything to do with being Irish

It's about wearing green and getting ****** up now. It's like you're bitching about Christmas because non-Christians celebrate it.
#177 to #170 - mcfunkdaddy
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(03/18/2013) [-]
st.davids - welsh holiday
st.george english holiday
st.ireland irish holiday.

you realize how retarded you sound right?
#175 to #170 - voxseppo
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Except christmas was celebrated by non-christians before, christianity just moved the date of Jesus birth to steal the ******* holiday. In reality it's Saturnalia which was started way before Jesus was even born. Christianity is just ego centered and wants everything to be about them in reality.

I think I'm going to start saying that I celebrate Saturnalia rather than Christmas.
#196 to #175 - zzonked
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Point being it isn't about where it started, it's about what it practically is now. I don't really care how Christmas started but it certainly isn't here for the same reasons as then.
#197 to #175 - tomthehippie
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Slight correction here, it wasn't about ego that the early Catholic Church changed the date, it was about them competing with the native pagan religions and wanting a festival to counter the pagan ones around the same date.

Yeah, the Christians stole the idea of a holiday on that date, but it wasn't about ego, it was about giving a Christian option for a festival on the same day so they could more easily convert pagans to their faith.

Also, while Saturnus was one of the holidays, it was more about the pagan festivals that were held on that same date. Especially in England and other areas where the druids had held power.
#203 to #197 - voxseppo
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(03/18/2013) [-]
And then it goes back to ego, they want to compete and be the biggest, they want to steal followers. How can that not relate to the christian ego? They don't want other religions to be around, they want to be THE religion.
#244 to #203 - tomthehippie
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Tell me, if you follow a religion, and one of the things your prophet tells you is to spread his message, because he wants everyone to enjoy the paradise he's told you about, isn't that part of your faith then?

Ergo, Christ told us, his followers, that we are to spread his word, because no one can go to heaven, save by Jesus' grace (at least that is what we believe). There for, how is it pride, or hubris, to want to spread the word so that you wont go to hell? Is it not kindness that is the driving force, sense the point of spreading the message and converting you to my faith is to save you from hell? Especially sense that is basically a commandment in our faith.

Perhaps, you could argue that it is hubris to claim that my faith is the true faith, but sense every religion and faith generally makes that claim, its a null point.
#250 to #244 - voxseppo
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They made a holiday on the sole purpose to get followers, not because they actually believed it, only to compete with the pagans. It's one thing to do something if they actually believe that it's a holy day such as the pagans did, and another to just try to get followers, one is faith, the other is egoism.
#253 to #250 - tomthehippie
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>part of being Christian is to spread the faith   
>Spreading Christianity is literally a commandment in the bible   
>the Catholic Church put Christmas on the Yuletide to compete with pagan festivals to give pagans a Christian holiday to celebrate to help spread the faith   
>there for, Christmas was established on the date it is now celebrated to help spread the faith, in following with Jesus command to spread the Word   
>THAT COULDN'T BE BECAUSE OF THEIR FAITH, ITS THEIR EGO   
   
   
Yeah, that logic works out perfectly.
>part of being Christian is to spread the faith
>Spreading Christianity is literally a commandment in the bible
>the Catholic Church put Christmas on the Yuletide to compete with pagan festivals to give pagans a Christian holiday to celebrate to help spread the faith
>there for, Christmas was established on the date it is now celebrated to help spread the faith, in following with Jesus command to spread the Word
>THAT COULDN'T BE BECAUSE OF THEIR FAITH, ITS THEIR EGO


Yeah, that logic works out perfectly.
#258 to #253 - voxseppo
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Do you even believe in what you type? Dear ******* god it's stupid as hell. Yes they gave them a Christian holiday, but it was only to steal their followers. They steal a holiday and proclaim it as their own when they got nothing to do with it. It's not a holy date to them, there is nothing special except of a way to steal followers. It's not about faith, faith would be to actually not **** a random date out and claim that is special because Jesus was born, even though that happened 4-5 months away.
#260 to #258 - tomthehippie
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Do you even logic?

They did it to spread their faith. Christians are called to spread their faith as a commandment of their savior, Jesus.

Where is the ego? I'm not arguing right or wrong, I'm simply saying, they did it because pagan converts still wanted to celebrate at that time (as they had always done) so the Christians gave them a holiday to celebrate.

I feel like its during the day and the moon is in the sky and I say that the moon is really full and you start arguing with me that its not night.

Convoluted metaphor aside, seriously, can you not deal with basic logic?
#262 to #260 - voxseppo
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I can quite easily deal with basic logic, you just give me none. Christmas has NOTHING to do with Christianity, we both have agreed to that. Yes spreading the faith is a commandment, one is also to not tell lies, which they do by claiming that Jesus was born that day and from then claim it as Christmas.

You just even said they did it to satisfy pagans, this lead to more people converting and therefor Christianity grew. Not every religion strive to be the biggest and only religion, Christianity does, if they got to chose everyone would be Christian. That's egotistical not caring about faith.
#263 to #262 - tomthehippie
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Ok, lets spell it out.
1, Christ commanded COMMANDED us, as his followers to SPREAD THE FAITH.
2, the Catholic church created the holiday of Christmas TO SPREAD THE FAITH.

Seriously, how can you not figure out that basic logic? Ego had nothing to do with it, it was about following the command to "Go out and make disciples of the world".

Seriously, I feel like I told you that I saw a pretty flower and you started saying I couldn't have because you can't smell pretty.
#264 to #263 - voxseppo
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Christ COMMANDED to not tell lies. Yet that didn't seem to be a problem when it came to spreading the faith, as long as the faith is spread, who gives a **** of how it's done?
#266 to #264 - tomthehippie
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Seriously, putting words in my mouth now?

I make a simple argument that it wasn't from ego, but because they were trying to convert followers, not due to ego, but because they were commanded to do so, and suddenly I must be ok with any methods?

WHEN THE **** DID I EVER SAY IT WAS ALRIGHT?! No, I just said it wasn't out of ego! Seriously, how ******* retarded can you be that I say one thing and you twist it into something it completely isn't?
#181 to #175 - Xedan
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(03/18/2013) [-]
I've never heard of saturnalia, but I do know that the holiday that was directly renamed to christmas was Sol Invictus. Maybe saturnalia was even before that, or from a different culture. Anyway they're all just celebrating the winter solstice.
#188 to #181 - voxseppo
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Saturnalia was from ancient Rome celebrating the god Saturnus. It was celebrated between I think 17-23rd of december.
#193 to #188 - Xedan
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(03/18/2013) [-]
I thought it was Sol Invictus that the romans celebrated at that time of year, to honor Sol, the sun god.

now we play chicken
who'll stop being lazy and google it first
#123 - royrogersmcfreely
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(03/18/2013) [-]
**royrogersmcfreely rolled a random image posted in comment #1144094 at Friendly ** what i did for patrick`s day
#107 - tomnash
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(03/18/2013) [-]
This has always got me, why do people feel the need to cling on to anything like this? My parents are originally from Sweden, I'm English, this is because I am and English citizen and was born and bread in England, I have never once refereed to myself as Swedish. Why does this irish american **** even exist? Why does everybody have to have different titles and labels..
#110 to #107 - tomnash
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Born and bread, soz for bad grammer
#121 to #110 - JHDog
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(03/18/2013) [-]
you don't know, he could be born and bread
#23 - drtennant
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(03/18/2013) [-]
As an Irish american, i'm not proud of anything. Pride comes before the fall, and second, who are you to judge anybody about what they do? The Irish americans left Ireland because your entire country was starving from a potato famine, or was so under a british thumb they couldn't make a living. You just made yourself sound like a retarded british lapdog. Good job.
#25 to #23 - drtennant
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Oh and before you say "heerrr derr you posted a british TV show stupid american" The 10th incarnation of the doctor was actually Scottish, and they had enough ******* balls to fight for their freedom and win it, just like every Irish American did everything in their power to obtain theirs.
#56 to #25 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
**** me you're retarded.

Do you even understand the Concept of 'Britain'?

I guess not judging by your ******* spastic comment. Britain is England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the rest of the Commonwealth, understand what you're gonna talk about before you do.

Also, Scotland isn't going to last long by itself, think what you like, you're American, I'm English, I've a funny feeling I know a little bit more about current affairs here than you do.
#65 to #56 - hellfiazz
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(03/18/2013) [-]
What you defined as Britain is actually the UK. Britain in the general sense is the main island of the British Isles, the one that encompasses England, Scotland and Wales.
#87 to #65 - drtennant
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(03/18/2013) [-]
and none of these ******* retards have any idea of their own history. I love it. Thats enough funnyjunk for me today.
and none of these ******* retards have any idea of their own history. I love it. Thats enough funnyjunk for me today.
#120 to #87 - drtennant
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(03/18/2013) [-]
*cough* wiki.answers.com/ Q/Whydidthe Irishcome_ toAmerica

*wheeze* http:// You need to login to view this link of
Scotland
#89 to #56 - drtennant
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Actually I understand the concept of the United Kingdom, Scotland joined it willingly, Ireland did not, but grew dependent over time.
#69 to #25 - peggscott
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(03/18/2013) [-]
I'm Scottish... we don't have freedom... and a lot of us don't want it
#255 - jinjo
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Who gives a ****?
#251 - thedarkestrogue
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(03/18/2013) [-]
From my experience in Ireland, those bar goers wouldn't be there, since that's the only day its legal to take alcohol out of a bar. The streets are a ******* mess,
#248 - Yojimbo
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(03/18/2013) [-]
OP loves the smell of his own farts.
#246 - corzy
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#211 - ragingheterosexual
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Or most of them just use it at as an excuse to go drink in public and act a fool...
#210 - amaleplatypus
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(03/18/2013) [-]
I probably listen to more Irish/Gaelic Uillean pipe flute music than most people living in Ireland do.
#206 - RyanTheLeet
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Great, now all I can think about is waffles thanks to the two morph suit guys.
#160 - bananassasin
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(03/18/2013) [-]
I'm half irish, so I feel obligated to comment on this post :)
#151 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
With this logic...

I'm norwegian and irish. So I must be japanese.
#143 - tvfreakuk
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Two of my friend's actually went to Ireland for St. Patrick's day this year
It wasn't that far, we live in the North West of England right opposite Belfast
#80 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
that's because we always look for something to celebrate. and it gives us a reason to drink a *******.
#100 to #80 - caplocker
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(03/18/2013) [-]
man, holidays are when all the amateurs come out to drink and the pros stay home.
#60 - foreverfitch
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Saw this on Reddit on St. Patrick's Day, yayyy reposts
#24 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
you a hater. mad the americans have fun while you sit home wackin it. herb ass *****
#18 - whycanticaps
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(03/18/2013) [-]
I had to work yesterday during St.Paddys day. Do you know how difficult it is to sell **** to drunk people? and how much drunk people love pizza from 11 in the morning till 6 in the afternoon?
#38 to #18 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
are you a retard? it's easier selling stuff to drunk people, i work on a trading stall and sold a drunk bitch 3 irons once just because they were different colors !
#40 to #38 - whycanticaps
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(03/18/2013) [-]
I just had obnoxious drunks yelling at me because I couldn't understand what they were saying due to them yelling and singing in the middle of their order