Lughnasadh

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  • janesix
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    What day do you celebrate it on, and how is that date determined?
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    Before I break out me dictionary. 
    I would like to give the post a go.

    Lughnasadh
    Well for starters,  The words ( LAUGH  /  SAD ) are in there, 
    Is this word pronounced, LEW / Nas /  add?
    Stuff it, I'm just going to answer it.

    Lughnaasadh, " stupid friggin idiot day " 
    And the date we celebrate this is ( JAN 6th  )

    This is determined by the fact that when we think of stupid idiots  (Jan sixth ) comes to mind. 


     


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    Bammmmmmmmmmm.
    Turns out I was correct. 
    Thank you
    Thank you.

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    January 6th is the theophany of The Lord, the day we celebrate Jesus' baptism.

    It's not nice to call that stupid friggin idiot day.


    Actually, even if only your mother's birthday was on that day it wouldn't be nice.
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    Bommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. 
    That's a triple payout right there. 



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    Stay out of my posts if you can't stop acting like you're 12 years old
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    Deb is ok... he's like DA's very own court jester!

    Deb mocks everthing and everyone but I've never noticed him being vicious or make personal remarks.   He merely pricks at our pomposity with inanity.      

    Poor fool and knave, I have one part in my heart
    That's sorry yet for thee.

    King Lear, act3, scene2.


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    Deb is a genius, but hopefully he will put that genius to a good outlet. I believe eventually he will. His atheism is quite shallow TBH if you follow his posts, his curiosity will overshadow that problem. Atheism needs depth and good teachers, but teachers that can satisfy their fabricated need for scientific confirmation. Spirituality has that quality. 
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    Ok 
    Ok right you are guys.
    I'm serious posting for the next 48hours or 20 posts 

    Also you lot will be happy to know I just invested $2.99 And got me a spell checkerer, so I'll be putting this to work. 

    Sorry jane. 
    Sorry guys 

    And my time starttsssssssssssss
    Now.
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    Most atheists are self taught by exceptional thinkers, unlike poor deluded godists.
  • janesix
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    How is your reply relevant to my post in any way?
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    I didn't reply to you, that's how. If a non entity blocks me and then makes stupid comments I have a right of reply and if no-one understands to whom I am replying is the problem of the blocker.
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    August 1
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    Do you know how or why this date was chosen? and when?
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    Lughnasadh or Lughnasa (/ˈluːnəsə/ LOO-nə-sə) is a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season. Historically, it was widely observed throughout IrelandScotland and the Isle of Man. In Modern Irish it is called Lúnasa, in Scottish GaelicLùnastal, and in ManxLuanistyn. Traditionally it is held on 1 August, or about halfway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox. However, in recent centuries some of the celebrations shifted to the Sundays nearest this date. Lughnasadh is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with SamhainImbolc and Beltane. It corresponds to other European harvest festivals such as the Welsh Gŵyl Awst and the English Lammas.
    Lughnasadh is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish literature and has pagan origins. The festival itself is named after the god Lugh. It involved great gatherings that included religious ceremonies, ritual athletic contests (most notably the Tailteann Games), feasting, matchmaking and trading. There were also visits to holy wells. According to folklorist Máire MacNeill, evidence shows that the religious rites included an offering of the 'first fruits', a feast of the new food and of bilberries, the sacrifice of a bull and a ritual dance-play in which Lugh seizes the harvest for mankind and defeats the powers of blight. Much of the activities would have taken place on top of hills and mountains.
    Lughnasadh customs persisted widely until the 20th century, with the event being variously named 'Garland Sunday', 'Bilberry Sunday', 'Mountain Sunday' and 'Crom Dubh Sunday'. The custom of climbing hills and mountains at Lughnasadh has survived in some areas, although it has been re-cast as a Christian pilgrimage. The best known is the 'Reek Sunday' pilgrimage to the top of Croagh Patrick on the last Sunday in July. A number of fairs are also believed to be survivals of Lughnasadh, for example the Puck Fair. Since the late 20th century, Celtic neopagans have observed Lughnasadh, or something based on it, as a religious holiday. In some places, elements of the festival have been revived as a cultural event.

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    August 1st.  Horses birthday
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    Google says only in the southern hemisphere - in the north, horse birthday is Jan 1st.

    I'm sorry for the vets - they must be run off their feet those days.


  • Polytheist-Witch
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    Deb is a drunken moron. keith only respects Muslims. 
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    You witch. 
    Also I'm a Cadbury kid, that means, I couldn't drink No more then  .   A glass and a half. 
    I got this  chick I live with and well. 
    She doesn't think.
    I Can  say that hey.  

    ( YOU MEAN MORE TO ME THEN SHE )  
    you are the closest thing I have to a girlfriend. 
    '  Chuckles ' 

    I'd have you around calling me names alllllllllllllll day long then. ( What I said before ) 

    You are the blind drunk one jane. 
    I've feeling.. 




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    Hey poly?  
    I'd call me names if I was you.  I'd call me real bad dirty names. 

    Deb 8 STOP
    OK
    JUST STOP. 

    Can you do one thing for me jane.
    One thing?


    LOOK AFTER YOURSELF. 

     '  OPENS ARMS  ' and waits. 

    Jane.
    '  arms open ' still.

    Yes oh, what
    bring it in,
    No..
    Ok Ok.  We've plenty of time. 










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    You are an alcoholic and a hate filled bigot. 
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    What day do you celebrate it on, and how is that date determined?
    My rural community celebrates the harvest at the end of summer, often with a quite awesome harvest fair in the first week of August. But there are tons of different harvest festivals throughout the world. I'm not sure there's any specific connection.

    I guess it wouldn't be the first time Christians celebrated a rebranded festival of pagan origin. They definitely celebrate Halloween, though they probably wouldn't recognize the word Samhain anymore than Lughnasadh.