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quote:
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Comment: The candy cane is very symbolic to Christianity. I am sorry that
you do not feel that you can relate the candy cane to our Lord and Savior.

This is my blood, this is my body, the candy cane is my... erm...
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Comment: Your article about the truth about where cany canes came from.
Bah humbug to you to. Why the heck should I believe you any more than I
believe Christians? If Christians want to use it as a symbol of
Jesus,what does it matter. You are an example of what is wrong with modern
soceity, your two damb sensitive. toughen up.

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quote:
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your two damb sensitive. toughen up.

Hey, you're the person getting upset over Candy Canes...

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Your article about the truth about where cany canes came from.

Yo mama! (Oh, that wasn't an insult?)

And what are cany canes? Anything like a man's man?

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Bah humbug to you to.
To my where?

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Why the heck should I believe you any more than I believe Christians?
It has something to do with the whole cites business. We tend to back up our research. A lot of people who believe this crap tend to ... well, be lying.

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If Christians want to use it as a symbol of Jesus,what does it matter.
Ummm, because one of the basic tenets of Christianity is about telling the truth, and by encouraging this story, Christians are lying, therefore committing sin and putting their eternal souls at risk. Is a delicious piece of candy really worth your eternal soul? I should hope not.

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You are an example of what is wrong with modern soceity, your two damb sensitive. toughen up.
We're "two damb" sensitive"? You're going out of your way to defend a story that you acknolwedge may be fake, and saying snopes is what's wrong with society, simply because he has the gall to point out the baselessness of this story, and we're too sensitive? Physician, you have a new patient: Yourself.

ETA: two damb is certainly better than one dumb.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
your two damb sensitive

Both of those damb sensitive are mine. Keep your grubby paws off them.

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Comment: re Candy cane story funny how you can say its false when books
are published with the same story I have heard many years example Zonder
Kids book publishing compan y has this year for sale J is for Jesus the
sweetest story ever told check this out

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: re Candy cane story funny how you can say its false when books
are published with the same story I have heard many years example Zonder
Kids book publishing compan y has this year for sale J is for Jesus the
sweetest story ever told check this out

Because we all know that children's books print nothing but the truth. I mean, I do so like green eggs and ham, even though it's given me food poisoning, like, 20 times. But, hey, if Sam-I-Am says they're good, they must be!

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Comment: You first should have your facts straight before you tell a lie
on your website. the candy cane was first made by agustus but was not red
striped or bent. it was straight. The candy cane we have today with the
stripes and the crook was designed by a man in Indiana who wanted to make
it know about Jesus. You are a sad person who would try and take Jesus out
of Christmas and away from children. I will no longer read your filth.

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translation - Your website disagrees with what I've heard, therefore you're wrong, period, because what I've heard must be right.

And of course, you're heathen, Christ-mocking, Satan worshipping sinners that are going straight to hell and won't have to wait in line with the other folks, because anything that doesn't praise Jesus in all his glory for every single thing no matter whether it's related or not, is Satanic.

My God. Next thing you know you'll be telling us Pepsi doesn't hate God and that Madelyn Murray O'hare (sic, because they almost always spell it wrong) isn't currently trying to remove "Touched by an Angel" off television. What? She's been dead since the 1990's? What does that have to do with anything? It's still what I heard, so it must be true!!!!!


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Sitting here at work...looking through a bag of candy one of the bosses gave me yesterday, I find a candycane that has red, yellow, blue, and green stripes (seriously).

I wonder what that means?

Maybe: Jesus found blood in his urine while peeing in the grass on a clear day?

Any thoughts?

ETA: an AWOL "w"

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The candy cane we have today with the
stripes and the crook was designed by a man in Indiana who wanted to make
it know about Jesus.

See, that's the problem with pCm's. When this guy wanted to make sure the candy knew about Jesus, he beat it til it was half covered in blood and then broke it's neck. I wonder if he even tried to have a conversation with it.

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quote:
Originally posted by robbiev427:
Sitting here at work...looking through a bag of candy one of the bosses gave me yesterday, I find a candycane that has red, yellow, blue, and green stripes (seriously).

I wonder what that means?

You have obviously been given a false candy cane by your evil boss trying to lead you astray. It is probably fruit-flavored, too, and we all know what that means.

You should quit your job and start repenting, NOW!

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Comment: the article about John Micheal Montgomery's song "the little
girl" put a tear in my eye. This song touched me deeply because a lot of
kids do not know what other kids go through. I have a good life, after
looking back on the rumor made me want to visit little children. Thank
You, you touched me greatly.

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quote:
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Comment: the article about John Micheal Montgomery's song "the little girl" put a tear in my eye. This song touched me deeply because a lot of kids do not know what other kids go through. I have a good life, after looking back on the rumor made me want to visit little children. Thank You, you touched me greatly

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Comment: To Whom it May Concern,
I agree that the orgin of the candy cane is not traced back to
Indiana. I'm afraid a few people have twisted the story to their liking.
It is also seems to be true that candy canes were first white. Despite
your revelation of truths there are some very serious gliches on your
write up. The largest does not help your argument in the least and is
unsupported by research. Santa is not a myth. The character is based on
St. Nicholas of Turkey. He is celebrated today in England. The
Reformation brought about different celebratory focuses and time has added
twists, just as in the story of the candy cane. If the story of the candy
cane is more false than the obvious twists I first listed, why do you not
give more evidence that it is truly unChristian? It seems you don't know
where the candy cane really came from, so you play it off by saying that
most people don't think about it. Right you are, but none the less it is
wrong to discredit the fact that Christian symbology is in this candy
treat. You can't discredit some things about Christianity no matter how
many sorces you sight! Merry CHRISTmas!

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: To Whom it May Concern,
I agree that the orgin of the candy cane is not traced back to
Indiana. I'm afraid a few people have twisted the story to their liking.
It is also seems to be true that candy canes were first white. Despite
your revelation of truths there are some very serious gliches on your
write up. The largest does not help your argument in the least and is
unsupported by research. Santa is not a myth. The character is based on
St. Nicholas of Turkey. He is celebrated today in England. The
Reformation brought about different celebratory focuses and time has added
twists, just as in the story of the candy cane. If the story of the candy
cane is more false than the obvious twists I first listed, why do you not
give more evidence that it is truly unChristian? It seems you don't know
where the candy cane really came from, so you play it off by saying that
most people don't think about it. Right you are, but none the less it is
wrong to discredit the fact that Christian symbology is in this candy
treat. You can't discredit some things about Christianity no matter how
many sorces you sight! Merry CHRISTmas!

I just love how a lunatic fringe has made "Merry Christmas" an epithet to be yelled (or snarled) at evil heathen.

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Santa is not a myth. The character is based on St. Nicholas of Turkey.
So being "based on" a real person makes you no longer a myth? Wow do you realize how many literary characters are no longer myths by this logic?

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Comment: http://ri.essortment.com/historycandyca_rlai.htm

The info represented as false is, indeed, false. The facts at this site
are true. Sorry to all the haters out there, but the candy cane is
Christian in origin.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:

The info represented as false is, indeed, false. The facts at this site
are true.

We have already established that what's false is false. However, the information at that site differs from the truth, and is therefore false. A falsity is not true. If it's true it's not false. That's not so difficult to understand, is it?
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Comment:
You liberal trashy anti-Christian losers are known to be liars and only
spreading so-called "truths" that you agree on. Facts are a secondary
priority.

You have been contacted many times to change your all-out lies regarding
several of your stories, but simply choose to ignore those who contact
you. Ok, go to sleep knowing you are both sleazy, stinky (I'm certain),
fat ass (I'm also certain), uneducated (certain of that, too) LIARS.

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Candy canes are apparently serious business now. Wow. I had no idea so many people could take umbrage at the origins of a peppermint stick...

quote:
Ok, go to sleep knowing you are both sleazy, stinky (I'm certain),
fat ass (I'm also certain), uneducated (certain of that, too) LIARS.

Oh dear! Snopes, how can you sleep at night knowing you're hated by such top-notch insulters? [Roll Eyes]

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Comment: You have an Urban legend listed as false which is true. It is
about the Nasa team using the scripture from Joshua to correct errors in
tracking the shuttle. While the facts and names that have come through in
this legend are not accurate, the stroy is correct. You see, my father
who worked for Nasa was the Nasa consultant who went
tothe bible study and made this sugesstion and change in the computer
tracking program. PLease feel free to contact me for the correct data for
htis story. I appreciate your research, but this particular story was
researched incorrectly.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
While the facts and names that have come through in this legend are not accurate, the stroy is correct.

Well, the stroy may be correct...but Merriam-Webster tells me it's obsolete:
quote:
Main Entry: stroy
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English stroyen, short for destroyen
obsolete : DESTROY



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quote:
Comment: You have an Urban legend listed as false which is true. It is
about the Nasa team using the scripture from Joshua to correct errors in
tracking the shuttle. While the facts and names that have come through in
this legend are not accurate, the stroy is correct. You see, my father
who worked for Nasa was the Nasa consultant who went
tothe bible study and made this sugesstion and change in the computer
tracking program. PLease feel free to contact me for the correct data for
htis story. I appreciate your research, but this particular story was
researched incorrectly.

Call this person's bluff, snopes. I wouldn't mind having a little fun today.

(ETA quote)

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quote:
Originally posted by Joe Bentley:
Santa is not a myth. The character is based on St. Nicholas of Turkey.

When asked to perform as Santa for a multi-ethnic mid-winter party, I research a number of mythologies to see whether the "jolly, gift-giver / implacable judge" figure is a common archetype. Sure enough, this character shows up in MANY pre-Christian beliefs:
Norse: Jolly Odin, bringer of prosperity / Dark Nicanor, bringer of chaos
Roman: Jolly Jupiter, bringer of mirth and flinger of lightning bolts
Sicilian pagan: The Grandmother, who fills the stockings of good children with treats and leaves a lump of coal for the brats
Hindu: Durga, bringer of blessings and is also Kali, the Destroyer
Plains Indian (authochthones) : Coyote, the benevolent creator and mischeivous prankster
and, of course
Saint Nicholas, rewarder of the devout, but is attended by Black Peter, who tweaks the naughty and dumps the truly recalcitrant into his bag (which apparently contains a portal to Hell).

I could NOT find such a character in Jewish tradition. My Jewish boss explained it: "We are not really a "jolly" people..."

Finally, I note that the candy cane, sweet and pious symbol of the season, can be sucked to a point sharp enough to hold up a gas station.

It's the yin and yang thing, wrought in sugar.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment:
You liberal trashy anti-Christian losers are known to be liars and only
spreading so-called "truths" that you agree on. Facts are a secondary
priority.

You have been contacted many times to change your all-out lies regarding
several of your stories, but simply choose to ignore those who contact
you. Ok, go to sleep knowing you are both sleazy, stinky (I'm certain),
fat ass (I'm also certain), uneducated (certain of that, too) LIARS.

ahhhhhhhhh, the classic I have no real argument so I'm going to resort to name calling tactic. An oldie but a goodie. Why do I keep thinking this was written by Pred Pelps?

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment:
You liberal trashy anti-Christian losers are known to be liars and only
spreading so-called "truths" that you agree on. Facts are a secondary
priority.

You have been contacted many times to change your all-out lies regarding
several of your stories, but simply choose to ignore those who contact
you. Ok, go to sleep knowing you are both sleazy, stinky (I'm certain),
fat ass (I'm also certain), uneducated (certain of that, too) LIARS.

Ouch. We've been collectively pwned.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Ok, go to sleep knowing you are both sleazy, stinky (I'm certain), fat ass (I'm also certain), uneducated (certain of that, too) LIARS.

Perhaps, but are they also dum-dum poopy heads?

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Comment: It is understandable that you don't want the article on candy
canes "reproduced without permission". I find it strange that your facts
about candy canes are taken from, for the most part, newspapers who have
the reputaion of misrepresenting anything that they don't agree with. As
long as it sells newpapers, who cares wether it's the truth or not. Now
you're stating things as facts on unreliable information. I assure you I
won't be looking at your site again and that I willl mention it to my
friends that do.

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OK, so once again, we are talking about the spiritual significance of candy canes, here, right?

Those little twisty vaguely pepperminty candies that come in boxes of, like, 500, of which half are broken? The ones that, when somebody brings a box into work, you're still stuck with a bunch of random stale ones rattling 'round on top of a filing cabinet until April?

...Wow. It's really not often you run into the phrase 'get a life' so elegantly illustrated.

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newspapers who have
the reputaion of misrepresenting anything that they don't agree with. As
long as it sells newpapers, who cares wether it's the truth or not.

As opposed to those impeccable sources of truth, children's books such as J Is for Jesus.

- snopes

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quote:
OK, so once again, we are talking about the spiritual significance of candy canes, here, right?
How dare you try to take the Christ out of peppermint sticks!

- snopes

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: http://ri.essortment.com/historycandyca_rlai.htm

The info represented as false is, indeed, false. The facts at this site
are true. Sorry to all the haters out there, but the candy cane is
Christian in origin.

You mean the site that says
quote:
Legend states the beginnings of the candy cane are Christian.
Don "just asking" Enrico

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Originally posted by snopes:
How dare you try to take the Christ out of peppermint sticks!

I also like to take the Christ out of icicle. And jingle bells.

But not out of egg nog. Some good Jesus in egg nog makes the holidays worthwhile.

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Boy, now I feel totally guilty for letting the little guys go all stale like that...not to mention the time my Mom accidentally packed some away with the ornaments and they liquefied in their plastic wrap, like little pepperminty Freezies. Weird.

(Hey, if I drink liquefied candy-cane, do I get any bonus faith points? I'm thinking this could really revolutionise midnight Mass.)

Except, come to think of it, the pina colada-flavoured ones. Pretty sure those suckers were about Satan testing the believers again, or something. The root-beer ones were maybe an intermediate test.

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