Pharmacy openings during Easter holidays

Braintree and Witham Times: Pharmacy openings during Easter holidays Pharmacy openings during Easter holidays

Residents are being urged to plan ahead to make sure they have necessary medicine during the Easter holidays.

Most GP surgeries will be closed over the long weekend, but a selection of pharmacies will be available for advice.

Boots, in George Yard, Braintree, will be open from 9am to 5.30pm on Good Friday and 10am to 4pm on Easter Monday.

Tesco Pharmacy in Great Notley will also be open from 11am to 6pm on both days.

On Easter Sunday, Waldmans Pharmacy, in Chelmer Village, Chelmsford, will open from 11am to 1pm.

For more information, visit midessexccg.nhs.uk/choosewell

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8:55pm Mon 14 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P
Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P /@|_|@\
  • Score: 3

11:15pm Mon 14 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

So what you are saying is "Give us our daily bread" eh lad?

Methinks a thunderbolt be a coming your way.
So what you are saying is "Give us our daily bread" eh lad? Methinks a thunderbolt be a coming your way. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 8

1:32pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Bhudeeka says...

/@|_|@\ feel free to go and move somewhere that you find more pleasing maybe an empty rock or concrete city where the likes of you can clear off and stop ruining the lives of the rest of us just because you don't believe in anything - explains why this country is in the state it is in full of nasty people like you
/@|_|@\ feel free to go and move somewhere that you find more pleasing maybe an empty rock or concrete city where the likes of you can clear off and stop ruining the lives of the rest of us just because you don't believe in anything - explains why this country is in the state it is in full of nasty people like you Bhudeeka
  • Score: -7

6:46pm Tue 15 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

... and ME thinks that your sweetie-pie needs to move as the UK is considered a secular country nowadays, having dragged its droopy self into the twenty-first century against all odds. Well, nearly.

And, Bhuddie, my sweet, at the risk of being horribly nasty, I will address your mellifluous and prosaic diatribe.

I live in the country (a pastoral heaven whereupon the sun shines in endless summer) that I find very pleasing. And I like this better than the concrete jungles whence you came, I infer. And because, my dearest, that I fail to see the efficacy in promulgating silly fables and myths based in unsubstantiated fairy stories from thousands of years back, does not mean I believe in nothing. Quite the contrary: I believe that you are devoid of consistency, compassion or understanding. You would spit upon people; castigate them without knowing the first thing about them; and rail against folk when they use words you obviously don't understand! I believe that I can live wherever, do whatever and say whatever I want -- as long as it doesn't abrogate the rights of others. You and your ilk would judge others on myopic and uninformed dogma that shows little or no respect for others. You would constrain and restrict people based only upon your own bigoted (and baseless) canon. You, lovey, are an abomination. Not me.

Now, do me a favour - go away.
... and ME thinks that your sweetie-pie needs to move as the UK is considered a secular country nowadays, having dragged its droopy self into the twenty-first century against all odds. Well, nearly. And, Bhuddie, my sweet, at the risk of being horribly nasty, I will address your mellifluous and prosaic diatribe. I live in the country (a pastoral heaven whereupon the sun shines in endless summer) that I find very pleasing. And I like this better than the concrete jungles whence you came, I infer. And because, my dearest, that I fail to see the efficacy in promulgating silly fables and myths based in unsubstantiated fairy stories from thousands of years back, does not mean I believe in nothing. Quite the contrary: I believe that you are devoid of consistency, compassion or understanding. You would spit upon people; castigate them without knowing the first thing about them; and rail against folk when they use words you obviously don't understand! I believe that I can live wherever, do whatever and say whatever I want -- as long as it doesn't abrogate the rights of others. You and your ilk would judge others on myopic and uninformed dogma that shows little or no respect for others. You would constrain and restrict people based only upon your own bigoted (and baseless) canon. You, lovey, are an abomination. Not me. Now, do me a favour - go away. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 6

10:18pm Tue 15 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Love it /@|_|@\ !!!!

Most delightful form of words I think I've seen since Cassandra took Liberace apart all those years ago!

Come back to Blighty /@|_|@\. Witham needs you as its Mayor!
Love it /@|_|@\ !!!! Most delightful form of words I think I've seen since Cassandra took Liberace apart all those years ago! Come back to Blighty /@|_|@\. Witham needs you as its Mayor! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

10:13am Wed 16 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Hey /@|_|@\

Arve bin finking………….
.

As Bhudeeka so modestly proclaimed in the BWT on 18th July last year “HER COMMENTS ARE ONLY PROVOCATIVE TO THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH THEM”.

Now isn’t that reassuring? Surely it must narrow the field down to only something like the cast of El Cid (give or take the odd thousand or so).

If you and the rest of the band of dissenters are maybe minded to take her advice and ‘up sticks’ to all go and live on an empty rock somewhere you’ll be needing something reasonably sized I think.

Perhaps you might consider checking out the Estate Agents in Mutijulu. (If it’s anything like Witham there’s bound to be half a dozen strung along the High Street).

A little birdie tells me they might just have the very thing for you right on their doorstep.

And once you're settled there you could always invite the Duchess across for a holiday. I’m sure that would sweeten her up somewhat, and you never know, she might even be tempted re-join the Human Race. (Quite amazing what a soothing effect a couple of tinnies and a meal of witchetty grubs around a romantic camp fire at sunset can have on a troubled mind!)

Good luck. We'll expect a postcard!
Hey /@|_|@\ Arve bin finking…………. . As Bhudeeka so modestly proclaimed in the BWT on 18th July last year “HER COMMENTS ARE ONLY PROVOCATIVE TO THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH THEM”. Now isn’t that reassuring? Surely it must narrow the field down to only something like the cast of El Cid (give or take the odd thousand or so). If you and the rest of the band of dissenters are maybe minded to take her advice and ‘up sticks’ to all go and live on an empty rock somewhere you’ll be needing something reasonably sized I think. Perhaps you might consider checking out the Estate Agents in Mutijulu. (If it’s anything like Witham there’s bound to be half a dozen strung along the High Street). A little birdie tells me they might just have the very thing for you right on their doorstep. And once you're settled there you could always invite the Duchess across for a holiday. I’m sure that would sweeten her up somewhat, and you never know, she might even be tempted re-join the Human Race. (Quite amazing what a soothing effect a couple of tinnies and a meal of witchetty grubs around a romantic camp fire at sunset can have on a troubled mind!) Good luck. We'll expect a postcard! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

7:41pm Wed 16 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Well, now -- I think I prefer the western side (there are a few more amenities than offered by Mutitjulu. What a wonderful little community that is. I particularly liked Lot 97 - -it has a certain je ne sais quoi with an interesting collection of ... stuff in the back yard. Sadly -- due to the rains, apparently, there is a bit of a shortage of witchetty grubs: any suggestion for equally delectable bushtucker?

All this brings to mind a certain fella from London that moved into the area just a bit north, outside the Springs, I believe. For days on end he was hammering and banging inside the modest place he'd purchased. Now, as is the local Aussie’s wont, the lads were curious as to what was going on with this pomme and when Mackenzie, the Mayor, showed up at the bar for a tinnie or two, they cornered him. Forming a posse, Mackenzie led the lads to the shack and, corks a-bobbing, he rattled the door. Introducing himself to the occupant he asked what it was he doing.

“Well”, says he, “My name’s Nigel Postlewaithe and I decided to leave The City and make my fortune in Australia.”

“Sounds all right to me and lads, but what is it that you do, mate?”
“Oh! I’m a taxidermist”
“A taxi- what?”
“A taxidermist: I stuff animals.”
“Oh! Fair dinkum, mate. It’s all right boys — he’s one of us!” says Mackenzie.
Well, now -- I think I prefer the western side (there are a few more amenities than offered by Mutitjulu. What a wonderful little community that is. I particularly liked Lot 97 - -it has a certain je ne sais quoi with an interesting collection of ... stuff in the back yard. Sadly -- due to the rains, apparently, there is a bit of a shortage of witchetty grubs: any suggestion for equally delectable bushtucker? All this brings to mind a certain fella from London that moved into the area just a bit north, outside the Springs, I believe. For days on end he was hammering and banging inside the modest place he'd purchased. Now, as is the local Aussie’s wont, the lads were curious as to what was going on with this pomme and when Mackenzie, the Mayor, showed up at the bar for a tinnie or two, they cornered him. Forming a posse, Mackenzie led the lads to the shack and, corks a-bobbing, he rattled the door. Introducing himself to the occupant he asked what it was he doing. “Well”, says he, “My name’s Nigel Postlewaithe and I decided to leave The City and make my fortune in Australia.” “Sounds all right to me and lads, but what is it that you do, mate?” “Oh! I’m a taxidermist” “A taxi- what?” “A taxidermist: I stuff animals.” “Oh! Fair dinkum, mate. It’s all right boys — he’s one of us!” says Mackenzie. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 0

7:53pm Wed 16 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

BTW - there'll be no postcards. They aren't very practical as there's no postie to retrieve and transport 'em. I suppose I could send a smoke signal from up on the top but the locals apparently frown upon gubbas clambering about their sacred rock!

Now, upon reflection ...

Bhuddie!!! Ooooh, Bhuddie!!!! Could you do me a favour, love, and just pop up there and pass on to Ompy the good news I have for him. Just two or three puffs should do it. Make it three: there's a history behind the third light and it might just work in this situation too! There's a good lass ... Off you go, now.

(Keep your head down, Ompy - there might be a boomer following along in your direction shortly after that third puff ...)
BTW - there'll be no postcards. They aren't very practical as there's no postie to retrieve and transport 'em. I suppose I could send a smoke signal from up on the top but the locals apparently frown upon gubbas clambering about their sacred rock! Now, upon reflection ... Bhuddie!!! Ooooh, Bhuddie!!!! Could you do me a favour, love, and just pop up there and pass on to Ompy the good news I have for him. Just two or three puffs should do it. Make it three: there's a history behind the third light and it might just work in this situation too! There's a good lass ... Off you go, now. (Keep your head down, Ompy - there might be a boomer following along in your direction shortly after that third puff ...) /@|_|@\
  • Score: -1

10:04am Thu 17 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Don't be too hard on the locals out there /@|_|@\ - they can actually be quite social - when you get to meet them.

I had a stint out there for a few years. Once when I was in the Mutijulu '8 Till Late' Store stocking up on my three monthly provisions, I quite by chance met this bloody great sun burnt gnarled old geezer who it transpired was my nearest neighbour. Turned out that he lived in the next smallholding only just 87 miles up the road. Small world innit?

"I'm throwing a party at my place on Saturday night" said he. "Wanna come"? he asked, then adding that "There would be untold Music, Booze and Sex".

That sounded too good an offer to turn down so I gratefully accepted the invitation, but being British I of course asked about the dress code for the event.

"Don't worry about that" he said "that don't matter too much - there'll only be the two of us anyway"!
Don't be too hard on the locals out there /@|_|@\ - they can actually be quite social - when you get to meet them. I had a stint out there for a few years. Once when I was in the Mutijulu '8 Till Late' Store stocking up on my three monthly provisions, I quite by chance met this bloody great sun burnt gnarled old geezer who it transpired was my nearest neighbour. Turned out that he lived in the next smallholding only just 87 miles up the road. Small world innit? "I'm throwing a party at my place on Saturday night" said he. "Wanna come"? he asked, then adding that "There would be untold Music, Booze and Sex". That sounded too good an offer to turn down so I gratefully accepted the invitation, but being British I of course asked about the dress code for the event. "Don't worry about that" he said "that don't matter too much - there'll only be the two of us anyway"! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 1

11:05am Thu 17 Apr 14

keith_l says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
/@|_|@\ feel free to go and move somewhere that you find more pleasing maybe an empty rock or concrete city where the likes of you can clear off and stop ruining the lives of the rest of us just because you don't believe in anything - explains why this country is in the state it is in full of nasty people like you
There is a big difference between "no believing in anything" (agnostic) and "believing in nothing" (atheist). I, and from the interpretation of his comments /@|_|@\, both stand firmly in the latter camp.

Organised religions developed at a time when people were less eductaed, as a means by which the general population could be taught some moral values - the religious leaders definitiions of RIGHT and WRONG. In those days religions and states were generally led by the same people.

Unfortunately, over most of mankind's history, differences between those religions have been used as an excuse to oppress those that don't have the same beliefs as yourself. Whilst religions continue to be prominent, and in many cases part of government, this will continue to be the case. (But it won't stop people fighting, they will just find another justification).

The most violent clashes over history have been between Christians and Muslims, which is ironic when you consider that both of these religions preace peace and tolerance, and both are at the end of the day different branches of the same core beliefs.

In a modern world with good standards of education, it should be possible to teach right and wrong, tolerance of others, and good moral values without basing it on a mythical superpower.
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: /@|_|@\ feel free to go and move somewhere that you find more pleasing maybe an empty rock or concrete city where the likes of you can clear off and stop ruining the lives of the rest of us just because you don't believe in anything - explains why this country is in the state it is in full of nasty people like you[/p][/quote]There is a big difference between "no believing in anything" (agnostic) and "believing in nothing" (atheist). I, and from the interpretation of his comments /@|_|@\, both stand firmly in the latter camp. Organised religions developed at a time when people were less eductaed, as a means by which the general population could be taught some moral values - the religious leaders definitiions of RIGHT and WRONG. In those days religions and states were generally led by the same people. Unfortunately, over most of mankind's history, differences between those religions have been used as an excuse to oppress those that don't have the same beliefs as yourself. Whilst religions continue to be prominent, and in many cases part of government, this will continue to be the case. (But it won't stop people fighting, they will just find another justification). The most violent clashes over history have been between Christians and Muslims, which is ironic when you consider that both of these religions preace peace and tolerance, and both are at the end of the day different branches of the same core beliefs. In a modern world with good standards of education, it should be possible to teach right and wrong, tolerance of others, and good moral values without basing it on a mythical superpower. keith_l
  • Score: 4

12:45pm Thu 17 Apr 14

This-is-what-I-have-to-say says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P
Same attitude at Christmas?
I very much doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P[/p][/quote]Same attitude at Christmas? I very much doubt it. This-is-what-I-have-to-say
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3:07pm Thu 17 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

This-is-what-I-have-
to-say
wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P
Same attitude at Christmas?
I very much doubt it.
Ah, then you unsurprisingly, are -- once again -- wrong, matey. I couldn't give a rat's behind about whatever folksie made-up story you attribute to a particular date in the calendar. Epic fail, 'This-is-what-I-have
-to-say'. Easter, Passover, Christmas, Hanukkah -- it's all bloody hogwash, innit?

So, please don't try to force your narrow-minded halter and blinkers onto everyone else: keep them to yourself and you can add them to your weekend wardrobe (!) and dress up until your little heart's content and we'll all be a lot happier. And, also, in this theme of reciprocity, we will respect your views and even fight for you to have and hold 'em! How's THAT for a deal? Ta ta, mate.
[quote][p][bold]This-is-what-I-have- to-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P[/p][/quote]Same attitude at Christmas? I very much doubt it.[/p][/quote]Ah, then you unsurprisingly, are -- once again -- wrong, matey. I couldn't give a rat's behind about whatever folksie made-up story you attribute to a particular date in the calendar. Epic fail, 'This-is-what-I-have -to-say'. Easter, Passover, Christmas, Hanukkah -- it's all bloody hogwash, innit? So, please don't try to force your narrow-minded halter and blinkers onto everyone else: keep them to yourself and you can add them to your weekend wardrobe (!) and dress up until your little heart's content and we'll all be a lot happier. And, also, in this theme of reciprocity, we will respect your views and even fight for you to have and hold 'em! How's THAT for a deal? Ta ta, mate. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

3:23pm Thu 17 Apr 14

keith_l says...

This-is-what-I-have-
to-say
wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P
Same attitude at Christmas?
I very much doubt it.
Christmas is celibrated at the end of December because the Romans occupying Britain saw an existing pagan festival based on the winter solstice and shaped their new Catholic religion to fit it, in order to make it easier to convert the locals.
[quote][p][bold]This-is-what-I-have- to-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P[/p][/quote]Same attitude at Christmas? I very much doubt it.[/p][/quote]Christmas is celibrated at the end of December because the Romans occupying Britain saw an existing pagan festival based on the winter solstice and shaped their new Catholic religion to fit it, in order to make it easier to convert the locals. keith_l
  • Score: 2

4:01pm Thu 17 Apr 14

This-is-what-I-have-to-say says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
This-is-what-I-have-

to-say
wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P
Same attitude at Christmas?
I very much doubt it.
Ah, then you unsurprisingly, are -- once again -- wrong, matey. I couldn't give a rat's behind about whatever folksie made-up story you attribute to a particular date in the calendar. Epic fail, 'This-is-what-I-have

-to-say'. Easter, Passover, Christmas, Hanukkah -- it's all bloody hogwash, innit?

So, please don't try to force your narrow-minded halter and blinkers onto everyone else: keep them to yourself and you can add them to your weekend wardrobe (!) and dress up until your little heart's content and we'll all be a lot happier. And, also, in this theme of reciprocity, we will respect your views and even fight for you to have and hold 'em! How's THAT for a deal? Ta ta, mate.
You're really trying to tell me that you do not have any form of Christmas celebration what so ever? You don't put out one single Christmas decoration. Don't purchase one singe Christmas present or card. Don't wish anyone at all a Merry Christmas?

You are one, rude arrogant man.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]This-is-what-I-have- to-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P[/p][/quote]Same attitude at Christmas? I very much doubt it.[/p][/quote]Ah, then you unsurprisingly, are -- once again -- wrong, matey. I couldn't give a rat's behind about whatever folksie made-up story you attribute to a particular date in the calendar. Epic fail, 'This-is-what-I-have -to-say'. Easter, Passover, Christmas, Hanukkah -- it's all bloody hogwash, innit? So, please don't try to force your narrow-minded halter and blinkers onto everyone else: keep them to yourself and you can add them to your weekend wardrobe (!) and dress up until your little heart's content and we'll all be a lot happier. And, also, in this theme of reciprocity, we will respect your views and even fight for you to have and hold 'em! How's THAT for a deal? Ta ta, mate.[/p][/quote]You're really trying to tell me that you do not have any form of Christmas celebration what so ever? You don't put out one single Christmas decoration. Don't purchase one singe Christmas present or card. Don't wish anyone at all a Merry Christmas? You are one, rude arrogant man. This-is-what-I-have-to-say
  • Score: -2

4:05pm Thu 17 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

@keith_I - you infer correctly. Although brought up within the xian religion, I rejected it at a very, very young age (6 - 7) as it became patently obvious that it was founded upon nothing more than myths and fables. Whilst preaching some (*some*) valuable morals, overall it is now a serious detriment to the wellbeing of the human race. I have become in latter years not simply a quiet bystander but an avowed and avid a-theist. I am post-theist; anti-theism; anti-religionist. There is no rhyme nor reason to have to believe in a flying spaghetti monster in order to practice impeccable ethics and morals simply by being a self-respecting, responsible and caring member of the pack of animals we find ourselves surrounded by - the human animal. We have -- relative to the mass of the rest of our body -- an enormous brain that allows us to think and philosophize; to delve into the themes and science of what makes our universe; answer for ourselves the burning questions of the day; the ability to accept we don't know something but that we can solve the puzzle; the ability to look after our more disadvantaged members of our society. All by recognising how incredible and perspicacious we are, accepting personal responsibility for our lives ad actions and without the need to attribute or relate our good deeds (or our misdeeds) to some chimerical, hard, cruel, capricious and ultimately, contemptible 'god'.

Happy Easter - the pagan festival of the first full moon after a Vernal Equinox, celebrating the burgeoning of the flowers and roots and sundry other crops that provide staples to live for the foreseeable future.
@keith_I - you infer correctly. Although brought up within the xian religion, I rejected it at a very, very young age (6 - 7) as it became patently obvious that it was founded upon nothing more than myths and fables. Whilst preaching some (*some*) valuable morals, overall it is now a serious detriment to the wellbeing of the human race. I have become in latter years not simply a quiet bystander but an avowed and avid a-theist. I am post-theist; anti-theism; anti-religionist. There is no rhyme nor reason to have to believe in a flying spaghetti monster in order to practice impeccable ethics and morals simply by being a self-respecting, responsible and caring member of the pack of animals we find ourselves surrounded by - the human animal. We have -- relative to the mass of the rest of our body -- an enormous brain that allows us to think and philosophize; to delve into the themes and science of what makes our universe; answer for ourselves the burning questions of the day; the ability to accept we don't know something but that we can solve the puzzle; the ability to look after our more disadvantaged members of our society. All by recognising how incredible and perspicacious we are, accepting personal responsibility for our lives ad actions and without the need to attribute or relate our good deeds (or our misdeeds) to some chimerical, hard, cruel, capricious and ultimately, contemptible 'god'. Happy Easter - the pagan festival of the first full moon after a Vernal Equinox, celebrating the burgeoning of the flowers and roots and sundry other crops that provide staples to live for the foreseeable future. /@|_|@\
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5:33pm Thu 17 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

This-is-what-I-have-
to-say
wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
This-is-what-I-have-


to-say
wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P
Same attitude at Christmas?
I very much doubt it.
Ah, then you unsurprisingly, are -- once again -- wrong, matey. I couldn't give a rat's behind about whatever folksie made-up story you attribute to a particular date in the calendar. Epic fail, 'This-is-what-I-have


-to-say'. Easter, Passover, Christmas, Hanukkah -- it's all bloody hogwash, innit?

So, please don't try to force your narrow-minded halter and blinkers onto everyone else: keep them to yourself and you can add them to your weekend wardrobe (!) and dress up until your little heart's content and we'll all be a lot happier. And, also, in this theme of reciprocity, we will respect your views and even fight for you to have and hold 'em! How's THAT for a deal? Ta ta, mate.
You're really trying to tell me that you do not have any form of Christmas celebration what so ever? You don't put out one single Christmas decoration. Don't purchase one singe Christmas present or card. Don't wish anyone at all a Merry Christmas?

You are one, rude arrogant man.
I am a "rude, arrogant man"? Pshaw. And you ... ?

I didn't say that I don't wish folk a "Happy Christmas". I didn't imply I didn't respect others' opinions (well, most - you might be an exception, it increasingly seems). In fact -- and correct me if I'm wrong (I know you will!) -- I actually stated categorically that I "will respect your views and even fight for you to have and hold 'em!".

I was going to go on but I decided against it: you'll never accept it so I will fulfill your narrow-minded, judgmental and bigoted perspective by doing what frankly I wish you would do by sodding off. BUT, before I do -- "Happy Easter!". :-D
[quote][p][bold]This-is-what-I-have- to-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]This-is-what-I-have- to-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: Isn't it about time that we moved away from ridiculous 'holy-days' based upon myth and mythology and realised that there are those whose lives don't revolve around such fallacious beliefs who'd actually LIKE to work and shop and go about their business like any other normal day? And that would allow us to schedule our time off to our own liking and offer the flexibility to others that don't want the time off that particular day to still get their needed drugs and milk and bread and fish tacos as and when they needed? :-P[/p][/quote]Same attitude at Christmas? I very much doubt it.[/p][/quote]Ah, then you unsurprisingly, are -- once again -- wrong, matey. I couldn't give a rat's behind about whatever folksie made-up story you attribute to a particular date in the calendar. Epic fail, 'This-is-what-I-have -to-say'. Easter, Passover, Christmas, Hanukkah -- it's all bloody hogwash, innit? So, please don't try to force your narrow-minded halter and blinkers onto everyone else: keep them to yourself and you can add them to your weekend wardrobe (!) and dress up until your little heart's content and we'll all be a lot happier. And, also, in this theme of reciprocity, we will respect your views and even fight for you to have and hold 'em! How's THAT for a deal? Ta ta, mate.[/p][/quote]You're really trying to tell me that you do not have any form of Christmas celebration what so ever? You don't put out one single Christmas decoration. Don't purchase one singe Christmas present or card. Don't wish anyone at all a Merry Christmas? You are one, rude arrogant man.[/p][/quote]I am a "rude, arrogant man"? Pshaw. And you ... ? I didn't say that I don't wish folk a "Happy Christmas". I didn't imply I didn't respect others' opinions (well, most - you might be an exception, it increasingly seems). In fact -- and correct me if I'm wrong (I know you will!) -- I actually stated categorically that I "will respect your views and even fight for you to have and hold 'em!". I was going to go on but I decided against it: you'll never accept it so I will fulfill your narrow-minded, judgmental and bigoted perspective by doing what frankly I wish you would do by sodding off. BUT, before I do -- "Happy Easter!". :-D /@|_|@\
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