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To: klgator
Even bigger is “The secularization of Christmas is a recent phenomenon.” It has been only recently that government entities have had to eliminate any vestige of Christmas.

The secular and commercial aspects of major religious events are an extremely old problem, as documented by Matthew (Matt 21:12-13). And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

5 posted on 12/25/2011 3:00:17 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1

in the honest west, some read the “den of thieves” being against those selling in the temple, but those of us living in the third world interpret this as the vendors overpricing the stuff and giving kickbacks to the priests to be allowed to sell in the temple.

That’s probably why the temple priest decided to get rid of him, and bribed Judas (who was probably already on the take) to help them find Jesus...


14 posted on 12/26/2011 2:46:44 PM PST by LadyDoc
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