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(Newser)   The War on Christmas existed long before Fox News. In the 17th century, it was an indisputable fact: Boston Puritans canceled Christmas for 22 years, and those caught celebrating were hit with a fine   (newser.com ) divider line
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3670 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Dec 2013 at 2:31 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-15 02:39:23 PM  
5 votes:

StatelyGreekAutomaton: My god, if the founding fathers were to hear this, they'd be rolling in their graves.


Do you know what Thomas Jefferson would be doing if he was alive today? Trying like hell to get out of that coffin.
2013-12-15 02:37:22 PM  
5 votes:
It was called O-Psalm-A-Care. Most young people just paid the fine.
2013-12-15 03:00:17 PM  
3 votes:

tbeatty: The progressive Calvinists started it all in Switzerland.  Separating church and state by making Catholic an executable offense.  Where are those progressive Calvinists today?


www.xyclopsoft.com

This is what you wanted me to post, didn't you? Don't deny it. You set it up so obviously.
2013-12-15 03:51:12 PM  
2 votes:

cyberspacedout: Frank N Stein: Puritanism was probably the shiattiest main-stream Christians sect this country has ever seen.

That's up for debate, depending on what passes for mainstream. I'd vote for Christian Science. The 19th century was known for a lot of bad sects.


Bad sects are better than no sects at all.

Or am I thinking of something different?
2013-12-15 03:49:53 PM  
2 votes:

Danger Avoid Death: cyberspacedout: Frank N Stein: Puritanism was probably the shiattiest main-stream Christians sect this country has ever seen.

That's up for debate, depending on what passes for mainstream. I'd vote for Christian Science. The 19th century was known for a lot of bad sects.

Insert joke about ex here.


Why, did you run into trouble with ex communication?
2013-12-15 02:56:31 PM  
2 votes:
Santa wept.
2013-12-15 02:40:53 PM  
2 votes:
To opt out of O-Psalm-A-Care you needed to wear a pair of spectacles covered with spiders' silk. People often complained that their "webbed sight" wasn't working, and were fined anyway.
2013-12-15 02:37:37 PM  
2 votes:
Purtians - such butt-clenched buzzkills that even the British got sick of their sh*t & told them to GTFO.
2013-12-15 01:12:36 PM  
2 votes:
Puritans fought against Christmas because it encouraged idolatry.  The GOP fights for Christmas because it encourages idolatry.
2013-12-15 01:10:54 PM  
2 votes:
Since his birthday is coming up, how old is God?
2013-12-15 11:45:42 PM  
1 vote:
The war on Christmas was actually over by 2007 but it was quite real during for a couple of years prior to that.

The left went absolutely bonkers over the "Christian Right" after the 2004 election, and wouldn't you know it, right after the election? Christmas decorations everywhere! Rubbing it in their faces!

Nativity scenes really have no place on the court house lawn, but running around demanding it be called a "Holiday Tree" or even going so far as to demand secular decorations be removed because you were pissy at the Christians for the election and wanted to get back at them? Get over yourselves.

This is what makes liberals mocking people angry about Obama's reelection so funny... The conservatives reaction to that was NOTHING compared to the liberals reaction to the 2004 election.
2013-12-15 06:20:12 PM  
1 vote:
Christmas is awesome. I put up a shiat-ton of lights on the house. We do a standing rib-roast on Christmas Eve and then go to church/mass and come home and watch "Christmas Vacation" and "It's a Wonderful Life". We put the kids to bed and then put together all of their shiat.. Christmas Day I whip up my own version of the Italian "7 Fish Dish". This year I'm doing Oysters Rockefeller, shrimp cocktail, (home) smoked salmon, steamed clams, Crab Louis salad, clam chowder and I haven't decided on the 7the dish yet. Then off to Oslo Grande for a couple of days of mediocre skiing conditions.

I say "Merry Christmas" to farking everyone I see. I wear corny Christmas sweaters.

/total farking atheist. FTW
//Merry Christmas one and all!
2013-12-15 06:08:32 PM  
1 vote:

Oldiron_79: Its not christmas without Krampus. Or his racist Dutch cousin Zwärte Piet.


Zwärte Piet can't be racist.  he's black.
2013-12-15 05:06:42 PM  
1 vote:
Screw the kids, bring back the drunken adult debauch.
2013-12-15 05:02:12 PM  
1 vote:
static2.wikia.nocookie.net

Boston Puritan responsible?
2013-12-15 03:35:37 PM  
1 vote:
So the Founding Fathers banned Christmas...haha suck-it Glenn-Beck.
2013-12-15 03:35:06 PM  
1 vote:

cyberspacedout: Frank N Stein: Puritanism was probably the shiattiest main-stream Christians sect this country has ever seen.

That's up for debate, depending on what passes for mainstream. I'd vote for Christian Science. The 19th century was known for a lot of bad sects.


Insert joke about ex here.
2013-12-15 03:33:09 PM  
1 vote:
www.jillstanek.com
2013-12-15 03:30:52 PM  
1 vote:
I can imagine how 17th century Puritans would deal with people like Bill O'Reilly ( Irish and Papist ) or Sarah Palin ( Heretic)....

/ *evil chuckle*
2013-12-15 03:27:06 PM  
1 vote:
Its not christmas without Krampus. Or his racist Dutch cousin Zwärte Piet.
2013-12-15 03:08:07 PM  
1 vote:

Frank N Stein: Puritanism was probably the shiattiest main-stream Christians sect this country has ever seen.


"A puritan is a person who lives in abject fear that someone, somewhere, might be having a good time." -- H.L. Mencken
2013-12-15 03:07:22 PM  
1 vote:

minoridiot: Since his birthday is coming up, how old is God?


5774
2013-12-15 02:50:34 PM  
1 vote:

palelizard: edmo: Weren't the Puritans the Christians who founded our Christian country after fleeing religious persecution at home by Christians? It's like a big wonder wheel of same ol' shiat.

Well, that 'persecution' was more like everyone telling them to stop being assholes.


So, they originated the helphelpwerebeingoppressed.jpg meme too?
2013-12-15 02:50:10 PM  
1 vote:
However, most atheists, in my experience, have no good reasons for their disbelief. Rather they've learned to simply repeat the slogan, "There's no good evidence for God's existence!"

My Gay Atheist Moozlim Kwanza present for FAUX:

projector.jpg
2013-12-15 02:48:37 PM  
1 vote:

desertfool: I'd like to celebrate Christmas like it was back then... A big drunken festival. Kind of like my Irish grandparents did when I was young.


You don't already?

/we start the morning with mimosas and go from there.
2013-12-15 02:47:12 PM  
1 vote:

desertfool: I'd like to celebrate Christmas like it was back then... A big drunken festival. Kind of like my Irish grandparents did when I was young.


Well who's stoppin' ya now, your liver?
2013-12-15 02:46:00 PM  
1 vote:
Christmas back then was pronounced in a way to rhyme with "Spring Break Girls Gone Wild" in Merry Old. Who among us doesn't want to see "Merry Christmas" writ large in yellow snow letters on your front lawn by some upperclass posh who's actually way into Saturnalia?
2013-12-15 02:42:17 PM  
1 vote:

minoridiot: Since his birthday is coming up, how old is God?


Old enough to know better, but too young to care.
2013-12-15 02:38:14 PM  
1 vote:

catmandu: Benevolent Misanthrope: So our Christian founders would have been happy with the "War on Christmas" as described by FOX.

Excellent.

Not to mention that Christmas did not become an official holiday until 1870 and our "Founding Fathers" spent the first December 25th after the ratification of the Constitution working since Congress was in session that day.


This!

Why did our founding fathers hate Merica?
2013-12-15 02:37:55 PM  
1 vote:

catmandu: Benevolent Misanthrope: So our Christian founders would have been happy with the "War on Christmas" as described by FOX.

Excellent.

Not to mention that Christmas did not become an official holiday until 1870 and our "Founding Fathers" spent the first December 25th after the ratification of the Constitution working since Congress was in session that day.


Walmart didn't open until the next year
2013-12-15 12:50:37 PM  
1 vote:
So our Christian founders would have been happy with the "War on Christmas" as described by FOX.

Excellent.
2013-12-15 12:23:44 PM  
1 vote:
Weren't the Puritans the Christians who founded our Christian country after fleeing religious persecution at home by Christians? It's like a big wonder wheel of same ol' shiat.
 
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