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Pagan Holiday???

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Celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday!

Mother's Day has its roots in ancient Greek festivals honoring Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. One source says the modern American holiday officially began in 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May a day to honor all the mothers of mere mortals like us.

Do its roots honoring Rhea make it a PAGAN HOLIDAY??? :

The fundamentalists are going to have a fit.
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I thought it wast started a a collaboration between Hallmark and FTD
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Even the Ancient Greeks were smart enough to know that...

If Mama Ain't Happy - Ain't NOBODY Happy
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mothers day

Started in 1914 in an effort to pacify women who wanted the vote.
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1870 .... anti war

Julia Ward Howe in 1870 as a call for peace:

From the voice of a devistated Earth a voice goes up with
Our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
Blood does not wipe our dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession
As men have iften forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left at home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail with each other as to the means
Whereeby the great human family can live in peace ....
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