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  • #16
    Originally posted by BorrowedTime View Post
    I would be all for getting rid of the day alone.

    Not converting it into something else cause of feelings.

    Jesus doesn't care bout skin color. Nor do I.

    I don't even like Americans honestly celebrating Cinco de Mayo
    The bolded part above, me too, BorrowedTime! I remember when I first started seeing this being celebrated, I was wondering, 'why did we take a Mexican holiday and adopt it in the USA?' then I remembered....beer
    "Therefore my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable,
    always abounding in the work of the Lord;
    knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."

    1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Firefly View Post
      The bolded part above, me too, BorrowedTime! I remember when I first started seeing this being celebrated, I was wondering, 'why did we take a Mexican holiday and adopt it in the USA?' then I remembered....beer
      Ahh, again! More myths prevail! Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico's military success against the French in the 1860s. It is commonly thought to be Mexico's Independence Day--but it is not! Mexico's Independence Day is September 16.
      And like it or not, Mexicans have brought a lot of their culture (and good food) to America. I live in Denver, which has a VERY high number of Mexican immigrants (also Native Americans--and these cultures are a true melting pot between here and Santa Fe and even the border), and the Cinco de Mayo celebration here is always a big deal to them. It's fine. I can't say I wouldn't still celebrate the 4th of July if I ever up and moved to England. My Mexican friends and neighbors don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo because of beer, that's not true or kind.

      But Cinco de Mayo in the U.S. is a celebration of Mexican-American culture, not Mexico's holiday of Independence Day. That was last week.

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      • #18
        Here's a really good explanation on the significance of Cinco de Mayo, and how/why it is celebrated here even more so than in actual Mexico:

        https://www.tripsavvy.com/cinco-de-m...mexico-1588762

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        • #19
          Originally posted by gooseberry View Post
          Ahh, again! More myths prevail! Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico's military success against the French in the 1860s. It is commonly thought to be Mexico's Independence Day--but it is not! Mexico's Independence Day is September 16.
          Iím going to be honest I stopped right here.

          I already knew Cinco is over what the MEXICAN ARMY did.

          I live in America. We actually fought against Mexico.

          Iím not interested in celebrating other countries victories be it Ghangis Khan or Alexander the Greats or the St Pattyís day.

          My number one priority is the well being of America and itís acheivments and downfalls.

          I served in the United States Marine Corps. Not the Mexican Army.
          Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by BorrowedTime View Post
            Iím going to be honest I stopped right here.

            I already knew Cinco is over what the MEXICAN ARMY did.
            I was addressing Firefly's comment about adopting Mexican holidays. Cinco de Mayo in the United States is not as much about the army's achievements as it is celebrating Mexican-American culture, however.

            It's obvious we have very different viewpoints about where patriotism stands in our priorities, and I respect that you put America first and admire your service. I'm not so concerned about country lines anymore as I am bringing people of all nations into the Church before Jesus comes back for us. My identity as an American is nothing compared to my identity in Christ.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by gooseberry View Post
              I was addressing Firefly's comment about adopting Mexican holidays. Cinco de Mayo in the United States is not as much about the army's achievements as it is celebrating Mexican-American culture, however.

              It's obvious we have very different viewpoints about where patriotism stands in our priorities, and I respect that you put America first and admire your service. I'm not so concerned about country lines anymore as I am bringing people of all nations into the Church before Jesus comes back for us. My identity as an American is nothing compared to my identity in Christ.
              Please donít make it out that I have no concern for Christ as a priority in my life.

              Thank you.
              Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

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