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Rama Gonzobabba Rumraisin

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Acceptable holidays?
« on: December 03, 2009, 04:37:14 PM »
Being recently ordained, (9-9-09, a particularly auspicious date) I am in a quandry concerning the "formal" holidays of the various other belief systems abounding in our world today.  My feeling is "Happy Holidays" is a cop-out compramise to political correctness.  Should I wish others a Merry Chrismahanukwanzakah, or use Happy Thanksweenmas?  At least then we can stuff the turkey with candy corn and tinsel.  Or mayhaps just start clean with, for instance, Yakisoba Wasabi Solstice?  For more info on Chrismahanukwanzakah, please see:
http://radcade.com/play-5192-Happy_Chrismahanukwanzakah.html
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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 09:30:28 PM »
You don't go out celebrating a midwinter festival season dressed like that do you?
on a weekday?
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Rama Gonzobabba Rumraisin

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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 08:45:13 AM »
You don't go out celebrating a midwinter festival season dressed like that do you?
on a weekday?

Only if it's not too cold.  Elsewise, we prefer to dance nekked in the snow!
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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 07:19:50 PM »
You don't go out celebrating a midwinter festival season dressed like that do you?
on a weekday?

Only if it's not too cold.  Elsewise, we prefer to dance nekked in the snow!
That must be exhausting.
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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009, 09:55:53 PM »
Being recently ordained, (9-9-09, a particularly auspicious date) I am in a quandry concerning the "formal" holidays of the various other belief systems abounding in our world today.  My feeling is "Happy Holidays" is a cop-out compramise to political correctness.  Should I wish others a Merry Chrismahanukwanzakah, or use Happy Thanksweenmas?  At least then we can stuff the turkey with candy corn and tinsel.  Or mayhaps just start clean with, for instance, Yakisoba Wasabi Solstice?  For more info on Chrismahanukwanzakah, please see:
http://radcade.com/play-5192-Happy_Chrismahanukwanzakah.html

I suggest "Happy Bowling Day." Or, if you're into the whole brevity thing......... "Happy B-day."

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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2009, 02:01:43 AM »
I think Christmas is cool anyway. At the end JCD was a dude like us. Not that I like all the business around.
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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2009, 04:20:44 PM »
Christmas as a concept is, in fact, a way cool season.  The prob here is "the man" has totally usurped the purpose!  What was (originally anyhow) a celebration of the winter solstice was "borrowed" by The Church (along with some other ancient special annual acknowledgements) to entice us pageans into coming to their party.  That's cool.  At least hey had libations.

I remember (back in the day of 8 track and black, rotary phones that HAD to stay attached to the wall) when the Xmas stuff did not appear until after Thanksgiving (yet another fabricated commercial venture, created by, I think the Butterball Corp.) but now a days, as soon as they drag the left over Halloween (ain't even going to speak to the ripping off of All Hallows Eve) "stuff" off the shelves, the greedy bastards start dragging out the red-suited fat fuck crap so we all get extremely paranoid that there's only 50 someodd fuckin' shoppin' days left before you're branded a cheap miser.

Anyway, I completely concur with greatspiritmonk that the real reason for the season is totally cool.  If JCD got pissed with the money changers at the Temple, can you imagine the total cow he'd have with what transpires these days in His name? 

Maybe we should just burn one and go bowlin'?
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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2009, 07:30:56 PM »
At first I wanted to ask you what in God's name are you blathering about?
then I realized
A. you are not saying its in God's name, which is cool
B. I dont like Christmas.

c'mon reverends, its the 21st century! We should do something much in the parlance of our times, and off-shore, or out-source this religious celebration cum commercial enterprise. (and not a zesty enterprise, is it?)

I'm not sure about the technical details, but havent you thought, that you know, if it did, and maybe it could instead of all the new and you know.., reverends?
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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2009, 02:44:06 AM »
Fucking A, Rama. I guess JCD should wear mountain shoes for the job, with some spikes too.

Exactly doesn't like Christmas, which is cool, and I like Christmas, which I guess it's cool too. That's the beauty of being a dudeist, isn't it? We're both right, right?

I don't like too all the commercialism for whatever reason: Christmas, Easter, St. Valentine and so on. But I must admit that I love Christmas, I don't know if it's because I'm still a child inside, or for the winter season, or decoration or whatever, but I feel the Christmas Spirit and I see it also in other people. I feel cooler, and not for the temperature. And I think there's nothing wrong with it. It's a reason for people to stay together, enjoy more each others and usually being nicer to each other. And have some presents too.  8)

As Rama said it goes back to Stonehenge times, and probably before that, even if it was called Yule, so probably there's a good reason for it. The fact that Catholics stole it with a lot of other funny dates, like Carnival or Halloween, for me isn't a good reason not to have a good time. Under the other big religion we would have none of them.
What I've found really funny was seeing the Christmas tree in front of the Vatican. The Yule tree was a pagan invention, so it's like Catholics acting like pagans. Very funny thing.
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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 11:56:43 PM »
Right on dudes. The old man said to take any rug in the house.

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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2009, 06:04:16 AM »
Considering that Christmas has been usurped by many religions (or more correctly, the church usurped the pagan holiday), why not usurp it for your own festival?

I say celebrate the end of the year.  Throw up a tree so you don't fuck a stranger in the ass.  If you have your fellow dudes to share a few holiday cocktails with, go for it.  Celebrate any work or not so hard work from the previous year.  Abide with the holiday, dudes, but keep it within the parlance of our times.

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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2009, 11:36:51 AM »
Fucking A, dude. And I would add, celebrate any possible holiday. Dudeism can be applied to any not-uptight religion, so why not make feast as much as possible. Every reason is a good reason to enjoy ourselves. And our compeers. and so on. Provided they take religion easy, and all the rest easy too.

Am I wrong?
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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2009, 01:59:27 PM »
The way I see it Jesus was a dude.  a particularly noteworthy one.  Why not just celebrate his birth with the rest of the world?  we don't need to do the whole "3 guys see a big star and figure out that the son of god will be born" thing.  we can just say what the doobie brothers said, "Jesus is just alright with me," and concentrate on his Dudely teachings.  Am I wrong?
Que Sera Sera

Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2009, 02:34:28 PM »
Ok reverends, this shit is starting to make sense now.

All I need to do is "abide with the good stuff"*  like turkey dinner, and presents, but I outsource the "three guys see a big star...", spikes through the wrists and the what have you. 
I just hope my local bowling alley is owned by a Muslim, then it might be open on Christmas...  Or a pagan or a nihilist, wow my thinking was so uptight...

Hmmm.. Welcome to Pagan Lanes, open 365 days a year.

or Welcome to NihiLanes, where everyone rolls nothing, and its exhausting.

* same as "take any rug in the house"
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Re: Acceptable holidays?
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2009, 12:13:54 AM »
"take any rug in the house"
far out man far fucking out!  Take any rug in the house!  Take any holiday in the calendar!  The Dude probably took the rug he liked the best, so lets individually take the holidays we like best.  This is not 'Nam, but do there really have to be a shit ton of rules?  Take a look at your calendar.  If you see a holiday, either mark it zero or mark it eight.  The Dude didn't do what the Big Lebowski said about getting a job, so why should we listen to anyone about which holidays to celebrate?  Maybe next year I'll celebrate Hanukkah.  You know, mark it eight days (forgive me for the pun)
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