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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonRainbow View Post

    And all those crazy cards I got when I thought it was Christmas saying 'Happy Winterval'. And what was going on in the shops this year? No irritating Christmas songs...no Christmas trees anywhere? Why was nobody interested in having a Christmas day this year? Oh yeah I forgot it must have been banned by the Labour party so that we wouldn't offend muslims.......

    Oh sorry getting my wires crossed again......this is what only happens in 'news'papers.....

    I knew you were bugsy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    I never take a blind bit of notice of any PC crap, I call things what I like, I fly flags when I like. The arses in white hall can say what they like, it makes no difference just ignore them and get on with life.

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    The whole "Winterval" thing was a promotional device thought up by a small group of Birmingham shopkeepers and sanctioned by the local authority. It meant, and means, b-all in real terms, but the non-PC brigade were persuaded by deliberate misreporting that it was some sort of national movement and their ever-quivering knees started jerking. Winterval cards? Really? Where?

    Actually, as an atheist I rather like the idea of getting rid of the word "Christmas", ridding the festival of connection to some ancient con-artist called Christ and identifying it for what it really is and has been since pagan times: a very pleasant party season to hold back the gloom of winter.
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    Pity it won't turn back to a Pagan festival, it will become a Muslim one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Relic View Post
    The whole "Winterval" thing was a promotional device thought up by a small group of Birmingham shopkeepers and sanctioned by the local authority. It meant, and means, b-all in real terms, but the non-PC brigade were persuaded by deliberate misreporting that it was some sort of national movement and their ever-quivering knees started jerking. Winterval cards? Really? Where?

    Actually, as an atheist I rather like the idea of getting rid of the word "Christmas", ridding the festival of connection to some ancient con-artist called Christ and identifying it for what it really is and has been since pagan times: a very pleasant party season to hold back the gloom of winter.
    I have always celebrated longest night, as the main winter festival, I hate short days, so longest night sees the return to day getting shorter.
    Chritians just highjacked the winter festival, to subjugate the pagans, bring back Jule let us just party the dark away.
    And while we are at it giveback Easter too, let us celebrate the coming of summer just for the heck of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White_Knight View Post
    Pity it won't turn back to a Pagan festival, it will become a Muslim one.
    Nah, festivals can co-exist. Because my wife, although an atheist, is culturally Jewish we celebrate Hannuka as well as Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    I have always celebrated longest night, as the main winter festival, I hate short days, so longest night sees the return to day getting shorter.
    Chritians just highjacked the winter festival, to subjugate the pagans, bring back Jule let us just party the dark away.
    And while we are at it giveback Easter too, let us celebrate the coming of summer just for the heck of it.
    Must admit I love the winter and the long nights - something dark in my being I think. (Actually, I've always liked the idea of vampires!)
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    Just to bring this up to date - how about banning ANY fireworks being set off by private individuals?

    Round here we have fireworks from mid-October until the New Year with them reaching their peak around the beginning of November - often starting before nightfall through to 2 or 3 am!!!!!

    I'm not a killjoy, but I do have to work, and it's no fun after a month of disturbed nights.

    I attend properly run displays - a lot celebrating Guy Fawkes - but I'm not really arsed what they celebrate if they're fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman Post View Post
    Just to bring this up to date - how about banning ANY fireworks being set off by private individuals?

    Round here we have fireworks from mid-October until the New Year with them reaching their peak around the beginning of November - often starting before nightfall through to 2 or 3 am!!!!!

    I'm not a killjoy, but I do have to work, and it's no fun after a month of disturbed nights.

    I attend properly run displays - a lot celebrating Guy Fawkes - but I'm not really arsed what they celebrate if they're fun.
    And now it's really started in earnest round here !!!!

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    In London, it's not fireworks you're listening to, it's the street gun battles of the exotic enrichers that you hear! Exciting isn't it!

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