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so this is my last post before christmas, i may take a few days off the cyber world or i may post right after christmas, it all depends on what my christalball tells me, so Merry jesusmas and enjoy yourself, but dont get drunk!

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“Different Picture”
The Sunday after Christmas, the Sunday School teacher told her students about an angel appearing to Joseph in a dream, warning him about danger to the baby Jesus and telling him how to escape from it.
After the story time, the students were given an opportunity to draw a picture about the story. Most of the pictures were predictable, but keith’s had an odd element in it.
“Keith, I see Joseph and Mary with the baby Jesus on a donkey, but what is that following the donkey?
“It’s the flea, teacher.”
“What flea?” asked the teacher.
To which the boy faithfully repeated the Bible verse: “Take Mary and Jesus and flea to Egypt. There’s Mary; there’s Jesus; and there’s the flea.”
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Why do people kiss under the mistletoe? ever wondered?
The custom of kissing under the mistletoe originates in Norse(not nose) mythology. According to the Scandinavians, the handsome and gracious god Balder had a premonition about his murder. To prevent the death,Frigg, his mother, made every living thing promise not to kill her son. Her only omission was the insignificant mistletoe.
Loki, the evil god (but he was a good guy, i knew him), discovered Frigg’s oversight, and sought to exploit it. Appearing as an uninvited guest at a banquet in Valhalla, Loki watched as the other gods shot arrows at Balder for fun, marveling at how none of the arrows pierced the seemingly invulnerable god. Loki, always seeking to harm, also shot an arrow at Balder, but his arrow was made of mistletoe, so it killed him.
Though clearly innocent by modern standards, the other gods were angry at the mistletoe for killing their favorite god. As retribution, they allowed Frigg to do what she wanted to the plant. Rather than hurt it, Frigg, the goddess of love, decided to make the mistletoe a symbol of affection, asking that anyone standing under it be given a kiss of love and forgiveness.
(Source: THE STRAIGHT DOPE column by Cecil Adams)

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2 Comments

  1. I like it!

  2. You have been kissed under the Christmas Mistletoe (-:


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