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Damian
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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: re: the 12 Days of Christmas

Isn't possible that the song "The 12 Days of Christmas" goes back to the
early Christian church in Biblical days where Christianity itself was
persecuted and it wasn't just a matter of Anglican and Catholicism?

The song "The 12 days of Christmas" actually pre-dates Christianity by 7 years. The religious celebration was actually named after the song, what with Jesus being born on Christmas day and all.

The song was appropriated by the Catholic Church in 3 AD and the words were changed to reflect modern attitudes. The new lyrics included "9 resurrections, 8 whores a'stoning, 7 pagans burning, 6 crucifictions, 5 holy wars, 4 walks on water, 3 wise men, 2 Mel Gibson movies and a special day just to piss off the Jews."

The song was not a big hit.

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Canuckistan
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Nicely done, Damian. [lol]

Now send that to 15 gullible people, and let's see how long it takes before it appears in our inboxes.

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Comment: I recieved a message from Oprah, which I thought was from
Oprah.com but it was not. How do I report to Oprah.com this came to me.

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Comment: On the reindeer games article the seasonal changes could confuse
the reindeer e.g it would be Summer in Australia

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NZUL
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"Hmm, it's jolly warm here. Better grow myself some antlers."

Nup, don't think so.

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