From: Janice Bryson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 19 Jan 2006 - 03:35:55 GMT
On Jan 18, 2006, at 7:09 PM, Chris Taylor wrote:
> Actually I'm now campaigning for a reinstatement of Saturnalia
> (Santa-urnalia?), just to legitimise the consumerist,
> self-gratification fest (which is a lot of fun, but totally at odds
> with the religious angle). After all Christmas should be at
> Easter(ish) anyway shouldn't it? There's a memetic hijacking if ever
> there was one...
Yes, and do the religious holiday some other time. It will mess up the
church calendar, though. Memes are tangled.
> Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.
Or at least that the writer has some education!
> Cheers, Chris.
> P.S. Does anyone know why Jehovahs don't do birthdays? That caused an
> awkward moment the other month at playgroup. I mean if there's one
> legit celebration to be had surely that's it..?
I think they don't do special days at all.
> P.P.S. In my War&Peace-scale one before, sub in hole for whole the
> first three times near the end (I need a holiday).
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