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(Fox News)   Fox News wants to remind you, as you fend off the gay agenda and liberal secularism, as you fight to keep out the browns and stop welfare mooches, union thugs, and taker poors who want "living wages," to not forget the true meaning of Christmas   (foxnews.com) divider line 95
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2013-12-24 10:31:12 AM  
Great sun, wheel of fire, Ra in your glory,
hear me as I honor you
on this, the shortest day of the year.
Summer has gone, passed us by,
the fields are dead and cold,
all of earth sleeps in your absence.
Even in the darkest times,
you light the way for those who would need a beacon,
of hope, of brightness,
shining in the night.
Winter is here, and colder days coming,
the fields are bare and the livestock thin.
We light these candles in your honor,
that you might gather your strength
and bring life back to the world.
O Ra, mighty sun above us,
we ask you to return, to bring back to us
the light and the warmth of your fire.
Bring life back to earth,
Bring light back to earth.
Hail Ra! Ruler of the sun!
 
2013-12-24 10:53:48 AM  
The "news" organization that sides with Ebeneezer Scrooge wants to teach me the true meaning of this holiday?

Right.
 
2013-12-24 11:08:24 AM  
Everything we know about Christmas comes from the pages of the Bible.

really?
 
2013-12-24 11:19:40 AM  
The birth of Santa?
 
2013-12-24 11:20:34 AM  
Why do the people that want me to remember the 'true' meaning of Christmas always follow that up with falsely claiming it has something to do with Christ?  Just because you moved his birthday, doesn't make it true.
 
2013-12-24 11:20:41 AM  
Once you get the base's cognition dissonant, you can say whatever you want.
 
2013-12-24 11:20:42 AM  
Well said.
 
2013-12-24 11:20:53 AM  

shanrick: Everything we know about Christmas comes from the pages of the Bible.

really?


I think they mean the christian celebrations.  pagan yule and/or solstice celebrations and history don't seem to exist to some folks on the right wing.  my view?  the more gods the merrier.  Christians are welcome to enjoy the season as much as the rest of us!  the god and goddess aren't gonna judge!
 
2013-12-24 11:22:16 AM  
The true meaning of Christmas is a false prophet of a imaginary god?

/Mythology FTW!!!
 
2013-12-24 11:22:20 AM  

Weaver95: shanrick: Everything we know about Christmas comes from the pages of the Bible.

really?

I think they mean the christian celebrations.  pagan yule and/or solstice celebrations and history don't seem to exist to some folks on the right wing.  my view?  the more gods the merrier.  Christians are welcome to enjoy the season as much as the rest of us!  the god and goddess aren't gonna judge!


Are you sure they are not referring to the Santa chapter in the Bible?
 
2013-12-24 11:22:40 AM  
The 2 true meanings of Cristmas:

1. If you live in a repressive society 2000 years ago (or in Afghanistan today) that stones women to death for having sex out of wedlock, you'd better come up with one helluva story to explain that baby bump.

2. Unmarried couples aren't allowed to check into hotels.
 
2013-12-24 11:23:11 AM  
That on this day a baby was born who was mercilessly hunted for thirty-three years...so that we could make money off of his corpse and twist his message to suit our own Satanic agenda.

Merry Christmas from Fox News!
 
2013-12-24 11:24:29 AM  
These wonderful fictional stories enrich my celebration of Christmas, but they aren't central to it. That place is reserved for the factual story of Jonah and the Whale, the one found in the Bible.

Hmm.
 
2013-12-24 11:24:37 AM  
The true meaning of Christmas is profit.

/ it used to be about some guy named Jerry, or something

// now, let the airing of greivences commence!

/ all if you are drunk assholes
 
2013-12-24 11:25:31 AM  

monoski: Weaver95: shanrick: Everything we know about Christmas comes from the pages of the Bible.

really?

I think they mean the christian celebrations.  pagan yule and/or solstice celebrations and history don't seem to exist to some folks on the right wing.  my view?  the more gods the merrier.  Christians are welcome to enjoy the season as much as the rest of us!  the god and goddess aren't gonna judge!

Are you sure they are not referring to the Santa chapter in the Bible?


some days even i'm not sure.  I've got some christian friends who get REALLY irritated when it comes to the topic of christmas.  they really do believe that christ was born on the 25th.
 
2013-12-24 11:25:39 AM  
The true meaning of christmas is crass commercialism and indulgence. Don't try to cheapen it with crass displays of sinful iconography.
 
2013-12-24 11:26:44 AM  

shanrick: Everything we know about Christmas comes from the pages of the Bible.

really?


Don't you remember that part about how King Herod took the Who's feast? He took the Who-pudding! He took the roast beef!
 
2013-12-24 11:26:55 AM  

Weaver95: Great sun, wheel of fire, Ra in your glory,
hear me as I honor you
on this, the shortest day of the year.
Summer has gone, passed us by,
the fields are dead and cold,
all of earth sleeps in your absence.
Even in the darkest times,
you light the way for those who would need a beacon,
of hope, of brightness,
shining in the night.
Winter is here, and colder days coming,
the fields are bare and the livestock thin.
We light these candles in your honor,
that you might gather your strength
and bring life back to the world.
O Ra, mighty sun above us,
we ask you to return, to bring back to us
the light and the warmth of your fire.
Bring life back to earth,
Bring light back to earth.
Hail Ra! Ruler of the sun!


All is one
Communion with the Sun
 
2013-12-24 11:26:56 AM  
Yes, so in the spirit of the True Meaning of Christmas we fully expect all Fox News Real Americans ™ to abolish this secular, hedonistic act of buying/receiving presents and only observe the True religious aspects of Christmas.

We look forward to your full and willing compliance.
 
2013-12-24 11:28:57 AM  

Saborlas: The "news" organization that sides with Ebeneezer Scrooge wants to teach me the true meaning of this holiday?

Right.


If Dickens story were written by Farklibs, all dissenting voices would be imprisoned for the crime of closet racism, as manifested by opposition the righteous ones programs, and Ebinezer Scrooge would not be asked for individual charity. Instead his business would be regulated and taxed at a much higher level, with elimination of all incentives to donate anything as an individual. The sequel might tell the story of how scrooge lost his business, because the govt decided he and his partners were not serving the cause of economic justice, necessitating a govt takeover after the business was regulated into the ground.
Finally we see Scrooge in the poorhouse himself where he belongs, grateful to his representative who ensures that all residents have a domicile and health care that meet minimum requirements while they conduct a never-ending search for employment that pays s just wage.
 
2013-12-24 11:31:25 AM  
Everyone knows the true reason for Christmas.

upload.wikimedia.org
"Ham!"
 
2013-12-24 11:32:28 AM  
Mommy, what are Mary and Joseph wearing on their heads?

Are those keffiyehs????
 
2013-12-24 11:35:49 AM  

Animatronik: Saborlas: The "news" organization that sides with Ebeneezer Scrooge wants to teach me the true meaning of this holiday?

Right.

If Dickens story were written by Farklibs, all dissenting voices would be imprisoned for the crime of closet racism, as manifested by opposition the righteous ones programs, and Ebinezer Scrooge would not be asked for individual charity. Instead his business would be regulated and taxed at a much higher level, with elimination of all incentives to donate anything as an individual. The sequel might tell the story of how scrooge lost his business, because the govt decided he and his partners were not serving the cause of economic justice, necessitating a govt takeover after the business was regulated into the ground.
Finally we see Scrooge in the poorhouse himself where he belongs, grateful to his representative who ensures that all residents have a domicile and health care that meet minimum requirements while they conduct a never-ending search for employment that pays s just wage.


3/10; you'll get some bites, but rather heavy-handed on delivery
 
2013-12-24 11:41:08 AM  

GypsyJoker: Weaver95: Great sun, wheel of fire, Ra in your glory,
hear me as I honor you
on this, the shortest day of the year.
Summer has gone, passed us by,
the fields are dead and cold,
all of earth sleeps in your absence.
Even in the darkest times,
you light the way for those who would need a beacon,
of hope, of brightness,
shining in the night.
Winter is here, and colder days coming,
the fields are bare and the livestock thin.
We light these candles in your honor,
that you might gather your strength
and bring life back to the world.
O Ra, mighty sun above us,
we ask you to return, to bring back to us
the light and the warmth of your fire.
Bring life back to earth,
Bring light back to earth.
Hail Ra! Ruler of the sun!

All is one
Communion with the Sun


Thank you!

/This is an electrified fairy tale. If you've never heard of an electrified fairy tale, just picture little fairies with wee tiny electric guitars.
 
2013-12-24 11:41:54 AM  

Animatronik: If Dickens story were written by Farklibs, all dissenting voices would be imprisoned for the crime of closet racism, as manifested by opposition the righteous ones programs, and Ebinezer Scrooge would not be asked for individual charity. Instead his business would be regulated and taxed at a much higher level, with elimination of all incentives to donate anything as an individual. The sequel might tell the story of how scrooge lost his business, because the govt decided he and his partners were not serving the cause of economic justice, necessitating a govt takeover after the business was regulated into the ground.
Finally we see Scrooge in the poorhouse himself where he belongs, grateful to his representative who ensures that all residents have a domicile and health care that meet minimum requirements while they conduct a never-ending search for employment that pays s just wage.



This is what Republicans think Liberals actually believe.
 
2013-12-24 12:01:06 PM  

Tricky Chicken: Why do the people that want me to remember the 'true' meaning of Christmas always follow that up with falsely claiming it has something to do with Christ?  Just because you moved his birthday, doesn't make it true.


Can we move it again, so Christmas always falls on Friday, and we have a 4-day weekend?

Animatronik: Saborlas: The "news" organization that sides with Ebeneezer Scrooge wants to teach me the true meaning of this holiday?

Right.

If Dickens story were written by Farklibs, all dissenting voices would be imprisoned for the crime of closet racism, as manifested by opposition the righteous ones programs, and Ebinezer Scrooge would not be asked for individual charity. Instead his business would be regulated and taxed at a much higher level, with elimination of all incentives to donate anything as an individual. The sequel might tell the story of how scrooge lost his business, because the govt decided he and his partners were not serving the cause of economic justice, necessitating a govt takeover after the business was regulated into the ground.
Finally we see Scrooge in the poorhouse himself where he belongs, grateful to his representative who ensures that all residents have a domicile and health care that meet minimum requirements while they conduct a never-ending search for employment that pays s just wage.


Actually, a version of A Christmas Carol WAS written and produced by Farklib-type people.  Scrooged, starring Bill Murray.
 
2013-12-24 12:02:38 PM  
That place is reserved for the factual story of Christmas, the one found in the Bible.

I wish I could meet more of these ignorant mouth breathers in real life.  I don't care if you would have better luck convincing a brick wall to turn into chocolate cake than you would ever convincing them their close minded and insular beliefs are factually incorrect, it's just an enjoyable experience watching their eyes as their neurons go into overdrive trying to justify the sheer amount of denial it requires to maintain the shroud of fantasy they steadfastedly hold over their existence.
 
2013-12-24 12:02:57 PM  
The true meaning of Christmas is to be generous by your own means and will.

Oh, wait!  That's Objectivism!
 
2013-12-24 12:09:27 PM  
What the hell is a "taker poor"?
 
2013-12-24 12:10:04 PM  

AbiNormal: The true meaning of Christmas is a false prophet of a imaginary god?


As opposed to the true prophet of a imaginary god, or a false prophet of a real god?
 
2013-12-24 12:10:24 PM  
Christ-mass is where the word comes from - the mass of Christ.  Originally it was a somber holiday of reflection, a sort of penitent Thanksgiving where people enjoyed fellowship and remembered why the message was important.  The term itself is almost 1000 years old (1040s or 1030s for first use?) though used within the church and various monarchies (Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, etc) earlier and around the same time than that.  Celebrations became both more elaborate and in some cases banned during the 17th century within the English speaking world - Puritans deemed it a Catholic invention, monarchists wanted larger parties and festivities.  As time passed in the North America the Colonies and later United States began to celebrate it as a national holiday.  Dickens writing of A Christmas Carol kicked off a revival of the holiday and eventually it grew into what we know today.

Christmas is a holiday meant to be celebrated with friends and family, even those who are not Christian.  It is about remembering what we should be thankful for and that our community of friends and family, whether distant or close, can be a source of greater wealth than any amount of gold or greenbacks could entail.
 
2013-12-24 12:10:38 PM  
The message of Christmas is piss easy.

babystepsministry.org

Be decent.

There.  Now run around like a chicken with your head cut off, decrying the 1. War on Christmas - 2. God botherers and their invisible sky wizard - 3. whatever else chaps your sack / keeps it all about you this season.
 
2013-12-24 12:10:55 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: What the hell is a "taker poor"?


Damn hippies who won't get no job and just want a hand out.
 
2013-12-24 12:12:09 PM  

kid_icarus: The Stealth Hippopotamus: What the hell is a "taker poor"?

Damn hippies who won't get no job and just want a hand out.


So, General Electric?   :  /
 
2013-12-24 12:12:46 PM  

Lando Lincoln: These wonderful fictional stories enrich my celebration of Christmas, but they aren't central to it. That place is reserved for the factual story of Jonah and the Whale, the one found in the Bible.

Hmm.


I like the defensiveness of explicitly using "fictional" and "factional" to distinguish the two types of stories, as if afraid someone was just about to tell him they're all fictional, or worse, merely assume that's what he meant all along.
 
2013-12-24 12:13:03 PM  

blugenes: Christmas is a holiday meant to be celebrated with friends and family, even those who are not Christian.  It is about remembering what we should be thankful for and that our community of friends and family, whether distant or close, can be a source of greater wealth than any amount of gold or greenbacks could entail.


And boycotting stores that don't say "Merry Christmas." Don't forget about that.
 
2013-12-24 12:15:56 PM  

ciberido: AbiNormal: The true meaning of Christmas is a false prophet of a imaginary god?

As opposed to the true prophet of a imaginary god, or a false prophet of a real god?


No such thing as a real god, they're all myths. But yeah, I should have left off the false part.
 
2013-12-24 12:16:22 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-24 12:16:40 PM  

misanthropic1: Animatronik: Saborlas: The "news" organization that sides with Ebeneezer Scrooge wants to teach me the true meaning of this holiday?

Right.

If Dickens story were written by Farklibs, all dissenting voices would be imprisoned for the crime of closet racism, as manifested by opposition the righteous ones programs, and Ebinezer Scrooge would not be asked for individual charity. Instead his business would be regulated and taxed at a much higher level, with elimination of all incentives to donate anything as an individual. The sequel might tell the story of how scrooge lost his business, because the govt decided he and his partners were not serving the cause of economic justice, necessitating a govt takeover after the business was regulated into the ground.
Finally we see Scrooge in the poorhouse himself where he belongs, grateful to his representative who ensures that all residents have a domicile and health care that meet minimum requirements while they conduct a never-ending search for employment that pays s just wage.

3/10; you'll get some bites, but rather heavy-handed on delivery


From newcomers mostly, I expect.   Animatronik has been shoveling that nonsense for a while now; I imagine most of the longtimers have already favorited him or put him on ignore by now.

But hey, the new guys need something easy to cut their teeth on, so I guess in a way he's still providing a service.
 
2013-12-24 12:22:54 PM  
If you want to celebrate your Holy Day with your God, get your ass to Church and stop annoying people!
 
2013-12-24 12:23:36 PM  

Heraclitus: If you want to celebrate your Holy Day with your God, get your ass to Church and stop annoying people!


Finally, somebody not afraid to make hard and fast rules!
 
2013-12-24 12:30:22 PM  

blugenes: Christ-mass is where the word comes from - the mass of Christ.  Originally it was a somber holiday of reflection, a sort of penitent Thanksgiving where people enjoyed fellowship and remembered why the message was important.  The term itself is almost 1000 years old (1040s or 1030s for first use?) though used within the church and various monarchies (Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, etc) earlier and around the same time than that.  Celebrations became both more elaborate and in some cases banned during the 17th century within the English speaking world - Puritans deemed it a Catholic invention, monarchists wanted larger parties and festivities.  As time passed in the North America the Colonies and later United States began to celebrate it as a national holiday.  Dickens writing of A Christmas Carol kicked off a revival of the holiday and eventually it grew into what we know today.

Christmas is a holiday meant to be celebrated with friends and family, even those who are not Christian.  It is about remembering what we should be thankful for and that our community of friends and family, whether distant or close, can be a source of greater wealth than any amount of gold or greenbacks could entail.


What you conveniently ignore is the fact that what we call "Christmas" is actually the conflation of multiple different holidays some of which predate the birth of Jesus.   Saturnalia, for example, was a celebration of the Roman god Saturn.  Many of the traditions we associate with Christmas now come from Yule.  Many other cultures in the Northern Hemisphere had had celebrations focused on the Winter Solstice for centuries before Christianity even existed.

Nowhere in the Bible is it explicitly stated when Jesus was born; what little evidence there is suggests it was most likely August.  For the first 300 years or so Christians debated both whether or not Christ's birthday should be celebrated at all and, if it were to be, when the celebration should be held.   Late December was chosen specifically to hijack existing holidays.

In short, you have it backwards: almost everything else came first, Christianity hijacked the December holidays for roughly 1700 years, and now folks are taking it back.  Inasmuch as there is any kind of "war on Christmas," Christians started it hundreds of years ago and were quite content until people finally started opposing their 1700-year-long occupation.
 
2013-12-24 12:31:20 PM  
I, for one, am outraged by the lack of tradition in modern celebrations; put Krampus back in Christmas, I says!
 
Ant
2013-12-24 12:58:11 PM  

Saborlas: The "news" organization that sides with Ebeneezer Scrooge wants to teach me the true meaning of this holiday?

Right.


Don't forget their support of Henry F Potter too.
 
2013-12-24 01:05:06 PM  

Weaver95: Great sun, wheel of fire, Ra in your glory,
hear me as I honor you
on this, the shortest day of the year.
Summer has gone, passed us by,
the fields are dead and cold,
all of earth sleeps in your absence.
Even in the darkest times,
you light the way for those who would need a beacon,
of hope, of brightness,
shining in the night.
Winter is here, and colder days coming,
the fields are bare and the livestock thin.
We light these candles in your honor,
that you might gather your strength
and bring life back to the world.
O Ra, mighty sun above us,
we ask you to return, to bring back to us
the light and the warmth of your fire.
Bring life back to earth,
Bring light back to earth.
Hail Ra! Ruler of the sun!


I love it! I copied and pasted it into a .doc. To whom can I credit this?
 
2013-12-24 01:08:42 PM  
I'd like to cordially invite the folks over at Fox to go fark themselves for Christmas.

Happy Holidays.
 
2013-12-24 01:08:51 PM  

Weaver95: shanrick: Everything we know about Christmas comes from the pages of the Bible.

really?

I think they mean the christian celebrations.  pagan yule and/or solstice celebrations and history don't seem to exist to some folks on the right wing.  my view?  the more gods the merrier.  Christians are welcome to enjoy the season as much as the rest of us!  the god and goddess aren't gonna judge!


Christians 'claim' they only worship one god, but let us count
God/Holy Spirit/Jesus = 3
Satan or Lucifer (an evil god is still a god) = 4
How is Gabriel not a god? He has godlike powers and would be considered so in any other religion. = 5
Michael for the same reasons = 6
Raphael = 7
Uriel = 8
Azazel = 9
Now if you want to add all the magic weilding saints = greater than 10.000
 
2013-12-24 01:19:00 PM  
So they admit that Christmas is a Christian holiday? Well then by golly we need to remove Christmas from the Federal holiday calendar, because it violates the separation of Church and State.

Then again I'm in favor of removing all Federal holidays from the calendar and instituting a law that all workers accrue 6 hours of time off for every 40 worked. That 500 of those hours are bankable and once an employee has reached that 500 hour mark they must take that accrued time off four weeks after they accrue it.
 
2013-12-24 01:30:23 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: So they admit that Christmas is a Christian holiday? Well then by golly we need to remove Christmas from the Federal holiday calendar, because it violates the separation of Church and State.


That's gonna happen right after religious businesses start paying income tax.

Then again I'm in favor of removing all Federal holidays from the calendar and instituting a law that all workers accrue 6 hours of time off for every 40 worked. That 500 of those hours are bankable and once an employee has reached that 500 hour mark they must take that accrued time off four weeks after they accrue it.

So every year and a half I can take three months off?  I'll sign up for that.
 
2013-12-24 01:30:42 PM  
Sorry, Faux News jerk. I don't have time to read books at Christmas, let alone watch that stupid "A Christmas Story" movie. I have a life and I'm a little busy, ok? By the way, your article? Huge time-waster. Next time, unless you have some really good gingerbread cookie or beef tenderloin recipes kicking around in that useless melon-shaped lump you call a head, I suggest you shut the hell up.
 
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