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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    DaSharkie, I figured u would celebrate the birthday of the navy....

    since the marine corps is a department of the navy...
    As one of my previous colleagues (who had been in the USMC) used to say, "The Marines are a department of the Navy.....the MEN's department."
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    There are a couple of guys on my FD who have this marines vs. navy thing going and kid each other whenver it comes up.

    The jarheads say ""The Marines are a department of the Navy.....the MEN's department." and the swabbies say Marine stands for "Marines Always Ride In Navy Equipment..."

    Either way, I thank them for their service!
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    I just poking some fun at DaSharkie...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    The jarheads say ""The Marines are a department of the Navy.....the MEN's department." and the swabbies say Marine stands for "Marines Always Ride In Navy Equipment..."
    Or the line from a Few Good Men:

    No, I like all you Navy boys. Every time we've gotta go someplace and fight, you fellas always give us a ride.
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    Either way, I thank them for their service!
    Ditto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    DaSharkie, I figured u would celebrate the birthday of the navy....

    since the marine corps is a department of the navy...
    I do believe that SCFire and Captain Gonzo have both appropriately addressed this matter. Thank you gentlemen.

    Also note, that whenever you see a Marine in uniform and the playing of hymns of the various branches of the service are played, you will see Marines rise to the position of attention when "Anchors Away" is played. However, teh next song will always be the Marine Hymn and you will notice a more ramrod straight position of attention when played. We do show appropriate respect to our taxi drivers, many of whom have died in combat with us and supporting us - and to whom we are eternally greateful.


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    Still waiting for my easter answer and still too lazy to look it up!
    Many pagan peoples celebrated holidays around the same time. All had mostly to do with fertility. Spring...rebirth...stuff like that. Hence, the abundance of eggs (easter eggs) and bunnies, animals with a long history of being known to...well, you know.

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    Big difference. As new information becomes available science typically embraces the findings. Religious ideologues either oppose new findings and in some cases have punished those who promote new findings.
    Exactly. In science, whether your results are right or wrong, you are closer to the truth. This is not the case with religious dogma. It is right, and you are either right with it, or dead wrong. And history has always put a strong emphasis on the dead part.

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    DaSharkie-just dropped in watch your back, but, as usual:
    "The MARINES have landed and have the situation well in hand!"

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    Exactly. In science, whether your results are right or wrong, you are closer to the truth. This is not the case with religious dogma. It is right, and you are either right with it, or dead wrong. And history has always put a strong emphasis on the dead part.
    Most religions believe that they are the only true religion and that is why its hard to bring up points. They have been taught one thing... and even though they make not even have a clue as to why they have been taught that or even what it means, that is what they believe and wont be changed. Can also be related to politics and even science. Many of the early astronomers, even though they could prove facts were dismissed by politicians, religous leaders and what not.

    Most religions are dead set are a key number of issues and when something comes along that might, I wont say discredit it, but might disagree with something, they must ban and shun it. For instance, how old the world is. Science proves that its millions of years old. Religion states that the world was made in 6 days...
    Who is right?

    And what is a day? For those that believe in God... would a day be a 24hr period? Or could it be thousands of years, if not millions of years?

    I should probably get off this religous topic but it gives me something to do. For the most part, religion and science SHOULD go together. But, every side has its radicals.
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    I'm still dissatisfied with the Easter answers. While Christmas can be said to have been placed on the same day as a prominant pagan holiday, for easter all I get is some vague "Well lots of pagans had spring rituals." Now I'll have to go look up why it is such a specific date. You have all failed me and forced me to do my own work. I'm very disappointed in you all. Espcially you noz.....
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    I'm still dissatisfied with the Easter answers. While Christmas can be said to have been placed on the same day as a prominant pagan holiday, for easter all I get is some vague "Well lots of pagans had spring rituals." Now I'll have to go look up why it is such a specific date. You have all failed me and forced me to do my own work. I'm very disappointed in you all. Espcially you noz.....
    Since Easter is a movable holiday, it wont have a specific date like Christmas. The prinicpal of Easter is very sound. You are honoring Christ's death like he said to via the scriptures. But, the easter eggs and bunny rabbits? What has that to do with Christ's death?

    Also, the name itself is a problem. As I posted earlier, Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Similarly, the "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [was] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." 1 Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre." Similar Goddesses were known by other names in ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, and were celebrated in the springtime.


    Now, I dont want you to work too hard ChicagoFF. I did your homework for ya

    Now, ship me a pizza!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    The prinicpal of Easter is very sound. You are honoring Christ's death like he said to via the scriptures.
    It's actually honoring his resurrection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    Since Easter is a movable holiday, it wont have a specific date like Christmas. The prinicpal of Easter is very sound. You are honoring Christ's death like he said to via the scriptures. But, the easter eggs and bunny rabbits? What has that to do with Christ's death?

    Also, the name itself is a problem. As I posted earlier, Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe.
    You mean Easter wasn't Peter Cottontail's mother? I'd kick my mom's butt if she were still alive.
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    It's actually honoring his resurrection.
    oopppss.. yeah i'm retarded
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    Now, I dont want you to work too hard ChicagoFF. I did your homework for ya

    Now, ship me a pizza!
    For that???? Maybe a slice....
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    why you no good cheap son of a......

    i'll trade u a reed for a pizza?


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    I'm very disappointed in you all. Espcially you noz.....
    Heh..sorry. Busy day. I'm tempering my responses anyhow...wouldn't want the "Webteam" to ban me for "incessant arguing" again, as if anything else ever goes on here! Besides, it already looks as if a couple of sacred cows are attacking each other already.
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    Just to get back to basics, Can anyone tell me just what Kwanzaa is or is supposed to celebrate?

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    Just to get back to basics, Can anyone tell me just what Kwanzaa is or is supposed to celebrate?
    Go here. Simply type k-w-a-n-z-a-a in the little box, and click "Google Search." It's amazing...like magic.

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