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Something to think about, why celebrate Christmas if you don't believe in Christ???

Now we come to the Christmas season to spend time with family exchange gifts and cheer, so what is Christmas?

In todays society we say happy holidays afraid to offend others, yet many will exchange gifts with no love for the reason of Christmas. Why??

If you don't believe in Christ, and want to make him something less then what he is, why in all sense would you celebrate his birth since you don't know him???

Christmas has become something that is far from the meaning of what it is. It has gone from a celebration of God coming to Earth as a man to make the sacrifice that only God can accomplish as the perfect man to a Santa Clause day.
Christmas has gift giving in rememberance of the gift that Jesus brought us in dying so we may have eternal life in him. It is a reminder of the wise men who came with gifts for the King, and that whoever does for the least of Gods children does so unto him, so in that we are giving gifts to Christ just as they did on his birthday.

Yet we have shows brainwashing children that there is no Christmas without Santa Claus, and that it actually has something to do with this chubby version of a character from Norse mythology who is given aspects of God.

Why would anyone who doesn't believe celebrate the holiday celebrating God coming to Earth to save mankind when this same person spits on the gift given every chance they get, and look at those who are his children as superstitious fools??

This all is just sort of goofy in my book, and it makes no sense to me at all.

I say Merry Christmas to you, and if you don't like it, my prayers go out for you in all the love that Christ fills me with.
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Re: Something to think about, why celebrate Christmas if you don't believe in Christ?

To me it's always been a tradition, nothing else.

Besides, the winter solstice has been celebrated with merrymaking and gift giving long before Christianity rounded it up and integrated it.

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Re: Something to think about, why celebrate Christmas if you don't believe in Christ?

Ol Blue, yep, know just what you're saying. I too think like yourself. It's not fashionable to think of others any longer. It all comes back to the world revolving around the "me". As an example, listen to how people speak, it's not you and I, it's ME and you.It's getting something for free, may be.
I just can't take part in conversations like this without getting a bit upset, so forgive me if I don't reply further. Just know that I share the same feelings.
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To me it's always been a tradition, nothing else.

Besides, the winter solstice has been celebrated with merrymaking and gift giving long before Christianity rounded it up and integrated it.


Christmas is an old tradition that Christians decided to use to celebrate the birth of Christ. They even changed the birthday. Jesus was not born in the middle of winter, Jesus was born in the spring.

However, I am still kinda right there with you Blue.




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Re: Something to think about, why celebrate Christmas if you don't believe in Christ?

I don't see why "Christians" get offended at the idea of saying Happy Holidays. Some people say it simply to imply Christmas and New Years, rather than to be politically correct only. That's what I do. Sometimes I say Merry Christmas, and other times I say Happy Holidays. Simply to imply both holidays that happen to be one week apart.

Of course, what's hypocritical is that some self-proclaimed "Christians" want to say Merry Christmas or have others say it without anyone being offended. Hmmmm, they get offended at Happy Holidays, but don't want anyone to be offended by Merry Christmas. I don't get it.

So what if someone says Happy Hanukkah?

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I would have to agree its just more of a American Tradition now days. I mean really how serious can a devout Christian celebrate the holiday when its not the real birthday?

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Re: Something to think about, why celebrate Christmas if you don't believe in Christ?

Christmas long ago, turned into a "Marketing Season."

Many people who are not religious, celebrate it for a number of reasons.

It is not solely for those who are religious.

The original celebrations were to denote the winter solstice, the doldrums of winter (crops in) and lasted for a week.

Religion decided they would jump on the bandwagon and since there was already a party happening, pretend that Christ was born during this period.

I wish both the religious and non-religious, a Merry Christmas AND a Happy Holiday.


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So what if someone says Happy Hanukkah?
I think it means there's no reason to get up early on the 25th........ and look under the tree.

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I should have also mentioned that sometimes I say "Happy ThanksEastMasWeen Day", just to cover all my major holidays at once.

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I should have also mentioned that sometimes I say "Happy ThanksEastMasWeen Day", just to cover all my major holidays at once.
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