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    The Plain Truth about NEW YEAR'S!

    How did the celebration of New Year's Eve begin? Why is the beginning of a year placed in the middle of a dead winter? And where did the many customs surrounding it originate?
    MOST people carelessly assume that celebrating New Year's Eve is a Christian custom.

    But did the practice of "waiting the old year out" really come from the Bible?
    Is January 1 the true beginning of a new year? Who has the AUTHORITY to determine when a new year begins?

    An Ancient Pagan Custom

    New Year's is one of the oldest and most universal of all pagan TRADITIONS! The custom of celebrating it has remained essentially unchanged for 4,000 years!

    "There is scarcely a people, ancient or modern, savage or civilized," writes Theodor H. Gaster, in his definitive book "New Year", "which has not observed it ... in one form or another. Yet no other festival has been celebrated on so many different dates or in so many seemingly different ways."

    In ancient Babylon, New Year's festivals were closely bound to the pagan feast called "Christmas" today. The little-known connection of New Year's with Christmas is made clear in our free booklet, "The PLAIN TRUTH About CHRISTMAS!" If you haven't read it before, write for it immediately.
    When and how did New Year's celebrations originate? Who began the custom?

    Notice the proof of history.
    "Mesopotamia," writes Earl W. Count, "is the very ancient Mother of Civilization. Christmas began there, OVER FOUR THOUSAND YEARS AGO, as the festival which renewed the world for another year. The 'twelve days' of Christmas; the bright fires and probably the Yule log; the giving of presents; the carnivals with their floats, their merrymakings and clownings, the mummers who sing and play from house to house; the feastings; the church processions with their lights and song -- all these and more began there centuries before Christ was born. And they celebrated THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW YEAR!" ("4000 Years of Christmas", pp. 20-21.)
    That is how it began. The celebration of New Year's began in ancient Babylonia in Mesopotamia. It was a pagan custom of ancient sun-worship 2000 years before the birth of Jesus.
    The celebration of New Year's is never once commanded in the Bible. Jesus and the apostles never observed it. Moses forbade it!

    Don't say "it doesn't matter." It does matter to God whether we adopt the customs of the heathen. Your Bible says, "Learn not the way of the heathen" (Jeremiah 10:2).
    Click here to read more

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    Re: The Plain Truth about NEW YEAR'S!

    Once again,

    NONESENSE!

    You know what David, 4000 years ago (let's suppose for the sake of a thought experiment) that the "middle finger" was the international symbol of love. i.e. when you gave someone the finger it meant that you loved them, NOTE: in a Platonic sense.

    So, suppose you're driving down the highway and someone flips you off, what's going to go through your mind?

    If you're actually true to the junk you preach, you'd think, "Oh, he loves me, how nice." and maybe flip him the bird right back. But, as it stands, you pull up to the stop light and suddenly find that the guy has opened your car door and is now beating the crap out of you. You yell, "Stop, stop, I thought you loved me!"

    Point is, David, it doesn't matter what the finger may have meant years and years ago because it doesn't mean that anymore, and you'd do yourself a good service to learn that in order to keep from getting your butt kicked in.


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    Re: The Plain Truth about NEW YEAR'S!

    You see, David, all of your arguments are akin to saying (following my thought experiment):

    Don't you people realize that when you flick people off you're actually telling them that you love them?

    That's nonsense, David, and you know it's nonsense. The meaning of things isn't static, and changes with culture, and can be different considering different groups of people.

    i.e. in America we whistle as a sign of cheering and rooting. In the UK they do it as a form of booing.


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    Re: The Plain Truth about NEW YEAR'S!

    David, nobody gives a crap. You would find a way to screw up a wet dream. You have to be the most miserable, lonely, unhappy, depressed person on this entire forum next to one other feckless idiot over on the Politcal forum.

    Just because you spent your New Years alone in your room, hunched over your tiny keyboard with all your delusions spinning around in your mind and hearing voices, stop trying to piss on everyone else, 24/7 with your misguided, crazy assed rants already. The REAL Plain Truth is that you are mentally unbalanced and deeply disturbed. Take your meds and go back to bed.

    Oh, and Happy New Years!
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    Re: The Plain Truth about NEW YEAR'S!

    Quote Originally Posted by David Ben-Ariel View Post
    How did the celebration of New Year's Eve begin? Why is the beginning of a year placed in the middle of a dead winter? And where did the many customs surrounding it originate?
    MOST people carelessly assume that celebrating New Year's Eve is a Christian custom.

    But did the practice of "waiting the old year out" really come from the Bible?
    Is January 1 the true beginning of a new year? Who has the AUTHORITY to determine when a new year begins?

    An Ancient Pagan Custom

    New Year's is one of the oldest and most universal of all pagan TRADITIONS! The custom of celebrating it has remained essentially unchanged for 4,000 years!

    "There is scarcely a people, ancient or modern, savage or civilized," writes Theodor H. Gaster, in his definitive book "New Year", "which has not observed it ... in one form or another. Yet no other festival has been celebrated on so many different dates or in so many seemingly different ways."

    In ancient Babylon, New Year's festivals were closely bound to the pagan feast called "Christmas" today. The little-known connection of New Year's with Christmas is made clear in our free booklet, "The PLAIN TRUTH About CHRISTMAS!" If you haven't read it before, write for it immediately.
    When and how did New Year's celebrations originate? Who began the custom?

    Notice the proof of history.
    "Mesopotamia," writes Earl W. Count, "is the very ancient Mother of Civilization. Christmas began there, OVER FOUR THOUSAND YEARS AGO, as the festival which renewed the world for another year. The 'twelve days' of Christmas; the bright fires and probably the Yule log; the giving of presents; the carnivals with their floats, their merrymakings and clownings, the mummers who sing and play from house to house; the feastings; the church processions with their lights and song -- all these and more began there centuries before Christ was born. And they celebrated THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW YEAR!" ("4000 Years of Christmas", pp. 20-21.)
    That is how it began. The celebration of New Year's began in ancient Babylonia in Mesopotamia. It was a pagan custom of ancient sun-worship 2000 years before the birth of Jesus.
    The celebration of New Year's is never once commanded in the Bible. Jesus and the apostles never observed it. Moses forbade it!

    Don't say "it doesn't matter." It does matter to God whether we adopt the customs of the heathen. Your Bible says, "Learn not the way of the heathen" (Jeremiah 10:2).
    Click here to read more
    It was a Catholic priest who determined the date of the birth of Christ. I believe that Christ may have been born in 3 B.C. How does this make me a pagan when I write the date 2010?

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    Re: The Plain Truth about NEW YEAR'S!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Louis View Post
    You see, David, all of your arguments
    What's there to argue about? The author of the article, not me, clearly proves from the Bible and history the plain truth about New Year's.

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    Re: The Plain Truth about NEW YEAR'S!

    Quote Originally Posted by put it out there baby View Post
    David, nobody gives a crap.
    It's nice to know you care, but I do hope you become somebody. :

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    Re: The Plain Truth about NEW YEAR'S!

    William H. Ellis is the author of the article, The Plain truth about NEW YEAR'S!

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    Re: The Plain Truth about NEW YEAR'S!

    To you Ben, and happy new year.......


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