This whole Christmas discussion started with me mouthing off about "HappyHolidays" as opposed to "Merry Christmas". Now we got a bunch of atheists badmouthing everything! Now Mark pipes in with Bah humbug, well I'll tell you something, Bucko! I like Christmas! I do! And the whole Jesus thing, while being all muddled up in history, doesn't do anybody any wrong to reflect on heaven and hell and right and wrong and selfishness and generosity kindness and cruelty...A whole lot of the whole world does Christmas in one form or another, be it a winter solstice festival or a religious observance, hell if all it is is an office party, at least in even a small way if it helps people to be a little more outside of themselves, even for a few minutes, a little more kind, a little more generous, then I don't care if it involves worshipping rocks or the little baby Jesus, I'M FOR IT!
I also get lots of goodies and a cool travel experience and any excuse for that is OK by me!
We are trying hard to get to Tokyo this Christmas, but it may be Buenos Aires or Rio. Moscow looks too scary. It will probably be London, they do Christmas pretty good. New York ain't bad for a very good last resort.
So get off my Christmas, Pal! and enjoy yourself Don't make me come over there and pound some joy into your little pinheads!
WHERE IS MY HAT?!
AND WHERE IS THE BUS FRIGGIN" CONTENT?!!!! ----- Original Message ----- From: <mailto:mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>Mark Sawyer To: <mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 11:01 AM Subject: [tcb] Re: (no subject)
Bah Humbus, I think christmas has become to commercial and people expect to much. I think all the gift giving ought to be abolished and the true meaning of christmas brought back. just my opinion (plus, i'm cheap)
Fred McDonald <<mailto:texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxxxx>texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
As Denis has pointed out, Christmas is an invention of the Catholic Church
in an attempt to stop the heathen practices of the Europeans which included
a great deal of debauchery. The earliest colonists to come to America were
radical religious zealous trying to escape the persecution of the Catholic
Church and refused to celebrate Christmas. As a child I was brought up going
to a church that emphasized Easter as the ultimate Christian holiday;
fortunately they didn't persecute it's members for celebrating Christmas. I
have always put up Christmas lights, had a Christmas tree, gave Christmas
presents, while my kids were little convinced them there was a Santa Claus,
watched "It's a Wonderful Life" "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Dickens "A
Christmas Carol" "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown". Where the hell am I going
with this? I have no idea! Oh Yea, Merry Fn Christmas!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil McGlothin"
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 10:10 PM
Subject: [tcb] Re: (no subject)
> Besides, I've been hearing and sayin' Happy Holidays > for most of my life... > No matter how ya say it, have a safe and peaceful > time, now and forever! > > --- Denis Dodson wrote: > >> I understand what you're saying, but this shortens >> Merry Christmas and Happy >> New Year and we are a nation of many peoples, and >> inclusion is nice. I >> actu ally have Jewish friends, who observe Hanukah, >> can I not say Happy >> Holidays and include all of them and whoever else? >> Besides, the fact is that >> Jesus was probably actually born in June and >> Christmas was adopted from >> Winter Solstice festivals going back to the friggin' >> cavemen. So, if one >> wanted to be absolutely correct and Christian, then >> he should be putting his >> tree together in June, except that the tree is >> actually a German pagan >> tradition honoring the spirits that they believed >> lived in evergreen trees >> and could bring back life to the world after the >> winter. >> >> It may not always be political correctness, just >> courtesy. >> >> I will never use Xmas. That's just lazy. >> >> >> >> >> From: "Aguirre, Adan" >> >> To: >> Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 2:24 PM >> Subject: [tcb] Re: (no subject) >> >> >> > Whatever happened the real cause & words MERRY >> CHRISTMAS !!!! >> > >> > -----Original Message----- >> > From: tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> [mailto:tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On >> > Behalf Of KatrinaMartin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx >> > Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 8:24 PM >> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> > Subject: [tcb] Re: (no subject) >> > >> > >> > Happy Holidays !!! >> > >> > >> > Katrina & Dan Martin >> > 71'bus "Homer" >> > http://homepage.mac.com/danandkatrinamartin >> > >> http://ical.mac.com/danandkatrinamartin/Volks32Shows >> > >> > ----- Original Message ----- >> > From: Brian Denning >> > Date: Monday, December 12, 2005 5:43 pm >> > Subject: [tcb] Re: (no subject) >> > >> >> wow that's pretty old >> >> >> >> happy holidays you guys >> >> >> >> >> >> >From: Sammie Smith >> >> >Reply-To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> >> >To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> >> >Subject: [tcb] (no subject) >> >> >Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 15:49:31 -0600 >> >> > >> >> >To all bus guys and gals: >> >> > >> >> >HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! >> And may your bus >> >> and other >> >> >VWs get everything they want for Xmas. >> >> > >&g t; >> >This message brought to you by the oldest bus >> driver among you; >> >> and that >> >> >includes Denis. >> >> >Sammie >> >> > >> >> > >> >> >> >> >> > _________________________________________________________________ >> >> On the road to retirement? Check out MSN Life >> Events for advice on >> >> how to >> >> get there! >> > http://lifeevents.msn.com/category.aspx?cid=Retirement >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around > http://mail.yahoo.com > >