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Meme and an x-mass memorey

from ani_bester 

1. I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll tell you which song or movie you remind me of.
3. I'll pick a flavor of jello to eat with you.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me. (if possible. If not, I'll say something that only makes sense to me.)
5. I'll tell you my first most prominent memory of you .
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something I've always wondered about you.
8. I'll tell you my favorite thing about you.
9. I'll tell you my least favorite thing about you (if I can think of something, honestly on LJ, it's hard for me to dislike someone)
10. If you play, you should really post this on yours

ok - this is going to sound wierd.  And maybe a little sad - but I don't see it that way.  My strongest memory of an early x-mass (it must have been between 1974 and 1976) is of my dad and I standing outside a tree lot waiting for them to get rid of the trees that hadn't sold.  Back then you could get a christmas tree on teh 24th for free.  So after church we would go find a tree and then decorate it.  To this day it still feels wrong to have a tree before the 24th (even though I have a fake tree and so I could have it up as long as I would want).  Trees arn't free on Christmass eve anymore - that makes me very very sad.   


Dec. 18th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
I know it's mostly church;s look at things but i mean - now saints are nice, right? I know Mother Teresa - she was good person and she deserved this status - she didn't offend anyone as far as i know...
Dec. 19th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
as far as I know everyone in the running for becomeing a saint *now* are good people - or I should say Nince people (I think there is a diffenrce between 'good' and 'nice')

But yeah, St Patric cursed people *shrug* mind you the people he cursed probably *didn't* look at it as a curse after all many of their heros were shapechangers. They may have looked on it as an honor
Dec. 19th, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
I think it all was changing with morality standarts and all - we don't know how life was those years - maybe it was ok for people there. And you're right, maybe for those who became shapwshifters and haroes it wasn't a curse but grace? It's interesting question then... what it curse and what is not... sometimes wealth gives you nothing but troubles and such 'strange' thing as shapeshifting is actually good...
Dec. 20th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
I think it was expected to fight non christions in anyway you could curising them or whatever.

It was written down as a curse - I don't know how the people who had it laid on them felt about it. my family dosn't trace back to those familys - or not that I know of anyway.
Dec. 20th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
That's what i was thinking too. There were rough times and rough metods were required. But morality changed and now we read about it and shudder. But it's not right to judge them with our level of morality.

my family dosn't trace back to those familys
And you wish for connection? ;)
Dec. 20th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I wonder what kind of world we'd be in if Christiantiy hadn't taken it's 'expland or die trying' attitude from the Romans. I wonder if ther ewould have been less atrocitys in history...

I have enough crazy coneections in my background - my mom's family traces back to Willam Wallice and (if you beleve family historys that far back) Odin. My dad's mom was related to Michal Collens (of IRA fame) and his dad (who was part Scot part Native) was decended from the brother of someone from Nials Saga (the decendand of the brothers of Uun the Deep minded)I have no idea who his Natave Family is related too - other then I have a second cousin who is in a "Warrior Socitiy" but I've only met him a few times. He's a primary French speaker - so we have a little of a languge problem.
Dec. 21st, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
Wow. William Wallace! Wow... I don't know much about him but i saw Braveheart and love it (sorry if you don't like it). You have VERY interesting family history.

I wonder if ther ewould have been less atrocitys in history...
I really doubt it. I wonder if it's in human nature no matter what religion he believes. look at modern world and other religions (not Christianity) - they all have atrocious acts. At least Christianity outlives its bad times and doesn't have much influence on social life now.