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#24 - swiftykidd **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #26 to #24 - instalation ONLINE (04/08/2013) [-]
I'm not saying you did, but it feels like you were implying that you don't believe in The Bible. And if you don't you probably don't think anything from it actually happened.

Therefore you would be saying you don't care about the deaths of millions because of a fictional book you have read.

Or at least that's what I think your view is essentially.
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#27 to #26 - swiftykidd **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #30 to #27 - instalation ONLINE (04/08/2013) [-]
But that's not the reason they celebrate it. They're celebrating freedom from oppression.

Not sure if you're American or not. But even if you're not, millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.

While many Native Americans died because of that holiday (And the numerous other things of America's history, but that's not what we're talking about.) Americans don't celebrate Thanksgiving because of the death. It is celebrated for a very different reason.
User avatar #36 to #30 - Fgner (04/08/2013) [-]
We don't celebrate thanksgiving for those reasons anymore... Not at all.

In modern days it's a day to be thankful for being given all the things we have in our lives and usually take for granted. We don't go around saying "oh praise the pilgrims that murder countless innocents - because it benefits us." Whereas passover is pretty much exactly that "oh praise the God that kills innocents - because it benefits us."
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#33 to #30 - swiftykidd **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #57 to #33 - akkere ONLINE (04/08/2013) [-]
"no thanksgiving is different because the screwing over of the natives through genocide and enslavement is cool because it was 'natural'"
"Jews are scumbags, how dare they let their god screw over the pharoah through murder of their firstborns?"
Logic.
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#59 to #57 - swiftykidd **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #60 to #59 - akkere ONLINE (04/08/2013) [-]
If you directly view the event of Thanksgiving the way you're directly viewing the event of Passover, Thanksgiving is simply a dinner between two groups of people where one will eventually commit genocide on the other.

But that's not the meaning of Thanksgiving, just like Passover's meaning isn't the celebration of dead children, just the freedom that had been gained prior to the event of the plagues.

Also, there's a reason why the phrase "god-fearing" exists with religions like Judaism, because it's pretty damn indicative they don't follow the god they believe in out of love, but out of fear, hence Old Testament being so grisly.
User avatar #35 to #33 - instalation ONLINE (04/08/2013) [-]
Again, they don't celebrate the fact that god killed all of them. The plagues were more of what it took for them to get freedom. Passover is just celebrating the "revolution."

Now, I'm not saying it's not sad. Human lives being lost is never a happy thing. (In my opinion.) But essentially the Jews gained a new life that was not of being slaves.
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#37 to #35 - swiftykidd **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #39 to #37 - instalation ONLINE (04/08/2013) [-]
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It's a fictional book, if you're an atheist.

Besides, God was the one who killed those people. Jews didn't kill.
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#41 to #39 - swiftykidd **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #42 to #41 - instalation ONLINE (04/08/2013) [-]
I think you're missing the point.


They're not taking pride. It's to recognize that they were once slaves, and were freed from it.
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