Posts by Stephen R Homer

1) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Teammember recruiting thread (No. 1) (Message 7951)
Posted 30 Dec 2005 by Profile Stephen R Homer
Team Phoenix Rising was formed by a disenchanted few members from other Teams, realizing that the only way to be in a Team they were happy with was to start a new one.
The name was not chosen, it more or less just happened... the new Team was indeed a Phoenix rising from the ashes and we are proud of our Team.
We have our own forums courtesy of Mincer, where you can drop in for a beer and recant wild stories filled with wondrous exploits, or slide into the Mos Eisley Cantina to talk about total... well, whatever you want. He's put a huge amount of effort into getting the forums up & running, and he knows how greatly appreciated it is.
We are a dedicated bunch of crunchers, a lot of us having been in the project from it's early stages... so don't be shy, drop into the forums and say Hi...

Join Team Phoenix Rising !
2) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : About the shameful pimping (Message 6958)
Posted 20 Dec 2005 by Profile Stephen R Homer
Neal does you PIMP mobile need washing
Hope all is well
3) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Christmas Carol that has always baffled me... (Message 6778)
Posted 19 Dec 2005 by Profile Stephen R Homer

The Swastika had other origins than Nazis, but the Nazis turned it on its corner.

A little more about the swastika the four spokes represent the four levels of existence to the Jains.
Generally, the swastika means good luck, health, and prosperity.
It is often painted on the threshold of houses in India to ward off evil.
The use of a clockwise spinning swastika has positive qualities.

Hope this helps as with ALL symbols they have meanings good and bad and can if abused cause hurt I respect All religions and am open to information on any but as it has been said this should be moved to the religion thread.

May I take one last moment and wish All a Joyful Holiday Season no matter what your beliefs maybe.

4) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Christmas Carol that has always baffled me... (Message 6507)
Posted 17 Dec 2005 by Profile Stephen R Homer
definatly an intresting story though im glad you posted it and im sorry that people flamed you

Thats why I always keep a on hand
5) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Christmas Carol that has always baffled me... (Message 6357)
Posted 15 Dec 2005 by Profile Stephen R Homer
That is pretty interesting indeed Stephen. I do have a question for you though. Are you a Christian? If so you really might want to think about changing your avatar as that is pagan in a big way and you could be confusing people by sending mixed messages.

As for the song, I have print that out and show it to my mother-in-law who is a devote Catholic and see what she thinks. Very cool and thanks for sharing.

Ooops, Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. =)

Thank You I belive In God and all his works
as for my avatar the trinity knot stands for the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
the five trianular sections of the five-pointed star denotes the four elements, togather with spirituality at it's top it comes from the brotherhood founded by Pythagoras the Greek mathematician

As I belive in God and math I hope this helps you under stand why I us it
Merry Christmas to you also
6) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Christmas Carol that has always baffled me... (Message 6320)
Posted 15 Dec 2005 by Profile Stephen R Homer
I need to say I'm sorry to Misfit and the rest of the members

I was at my wits end have spent a good part of the day responding to E-Mails about this post.

Some folks took it upon them self to E-mail me and not post in the thread as I had posted this story in several forums.

I have gone over board in some of my replies I meant no disrespect to any member in my postings or any of the E-mails.

It's been a really bad year for me with the hurricane season I live in South Florida USA.

I wanted to share something that raised my spirits.

I should never have snapped at any of the posters the way I did in this or any of the other forums.

I hope all have a
Happy Holiday Season
Stephen Homer
7) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Christmas Carol that has always baffled me... (Message 6224)
Posted 14 Dec 2005 by Profile Stephen R Homer
I have gotten some feed back from other forums mostly from a user named Misfit that say this is all wrong his proof is this

I have replied to him this way

your proof is only a web site KNOWN for not bieng 100% right about there facts
as the song came into life long before you me or computers so I don't think anyone can truly know it's rightful orign
but the story that was passed on to me made me smile it lifted a load off my shoulder for awhile as the holidays are not always so cheerful
I was thankful and wanted to share it so as to maybe lift someone up who was feeling down
why is it that everywhere I have posted this there are the few who just want to cut all things down and never build anything

I will PRAY for you that one day you will see the light and maybe accepct that
we may not need to always know the full story just be happy for the story
or in laymans terms don't pluck the wings off the fly to see how it flys just know it can and does by Gods grace and power
8) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Christmas Carol that has always baffled me... (Message 6190)
Posted 14 Dec 2005 by Profile Stephen R Homer
There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me...
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?

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
represented Jesus Christ.

Two turtle doves
represented the Old and New Testaments.

Three French hens
stood for faith, hope and love.

The four calling birds
represented 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


The eight maids a-milking
represented the eight beatitudes.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Nine ladies dancing
represented the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit

Self Control.

The ten lords a-leaping
represented the ten commandments.

I am The Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.

You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I The Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love Me and keep My Commandments."

You shall not take The Name of The Lord your God in vain; for The Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a Sabbath to The Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your manservant, or your maidservant, or your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates; for in six days The Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore The Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which The Lord your God gives you.

You shall not kill.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor's.

The eleven pipers piping
stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

Simon Peter
his brother John
James the son of Alphaeus

[COLOR="red"]The twelve drummers drumming
symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles Creed.

I believe in God the Father almighty,
I also believe in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord,
conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary.
suffered under Pontius Pilate, crucified, dead and buried; he descended into hell,
rose again the third day,
ascended into heaven,
sat down at the right hand of the Father,
thence he is to come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost,
the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,
the remission of sins,
the resurrection of the flesh and life eternal.

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...

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