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    ABW Ambassador Nova's Avatar
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    January 17th, 2005
    A friend send this to me and would like to share it to all and I wish you all Merry Christmas

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. Have you ever?

    There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. Have you ever
    wondered about THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS? What in the world do leaping
    lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't
    come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?

    Today, I found out. From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were
    not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote
    this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of
    meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of
    their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious
    reality, which the children could remember.

    The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

    Two turtledoves were the Old and New Testaments

    Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

    The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke &John.

    The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the
    Old Testament.

    The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

    Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit:
    Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and

    The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

    Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy,
    Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self

    The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.

    The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

    The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in The
    Apostles' Creed.
    So there is your history for today. This knowledge was
    shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know
    how that strange song became a Christmas Carol...

    Love Life to the fullest. we only get ONE chance! :-)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    Wonder if Islam has their own distorted version?

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    Islam does not celebrate christmas [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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