Re: Santa in all his Coca Cola regalia

From: Kate Distin (
Date: Thu 19 Jan 2006 - 09:14:07 GMT

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    Chris Taylor wrote:
    > 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..?

    My understanding is it's because they say that there are only two birthdays celebrated in the Bible: in the OT we have Pharoah marking his birthday with a celebratory hanging of the chief baker; and in the NT we have Herod marking his by beheading John the Baptist. So, they say, there is no Biblical basis for celebrating our birthdays - quite the opposite. They don't do Christmas or Easter, either, because of the tangled memes thing that other people have noted on this list (not that they'd put it like that!).


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