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Christmas is NOT a religious holiday!!! It is a party day!

 
Anonymous Coward
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12/06/2012 10:55 AM
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Christmas is NOT a religious holiday!!! It is a party day!
There is nothing religious about the cellebrations around it....
Anonymous Coward (OP)
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WHEN THE HELL DID SITTING DOWN AND EATING PORK BESIDES A PINE TREE BECOME ABOUT RELIGION.... -_-
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12/06/2012 10:59 AM
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U right, that is what it has become for most people.
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12/06/2012 11:03 AM
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What a troll. It is God's birthday. Nothing can change that. You can try and erase it. You can change the name to just a "holiday", but it will always, throughout eternity be a genuine celebration of Christ, the one who came to save us, his birth, or more accurately, his conception, as He was born September 11th. If you count back 9 months you get December 25th. Jews celebrated conception rather than birth, thats how this came about. Jesus is not some ancient concept, He is God and is on His way back to rule, reign and kick ass for those unwilling to get with the program.

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12/06/2012 11:11 AM
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If you’re Christian, by all means Merry Christmas and carry on celebrating the birth of Jesus this time of year, even if most scholars believe Jesus was born in the summer or fall and not during the winter. I have many friends who are not Christian and some who are not religious and I believe they should enjoy the season as well – and without being evangelized to. The truth is there are many reasons for the season. Many cultures throughout the world and even before the birth of Christ celebrated the Winter Solstice as a time when the light of the sun overcomes the darkness of winter. Many of these celebrations feature candles, fires, or other lights to light up the dark days of winter. My Jewish friends celebrate Hanukah an eight day festival of lights commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the 2nd Century B.C. My Hindu friends celebrate a festival of lights, known as Diwali, this time of year. Lamps filled with oil signify the triumph of good over evil and firecrackers are lit to drive away evil spirits. The goddess Lakshmi is invoked for blessings in the year ahead. My Buddhist friends celebrate Bodhi Day in early December. This day commemorates the enlightenment of Buddha. My Pagan friends celebrate the winter solstice, Yule, and Saturnalia among other holidays. They also celebrate nature and the changing of the seasons. Yule or Yuletide is a festival originally celebrated by Germanic and Scandinavian peoples. Bonfires, Yule logs, decorated trees, wassailing, and the belief in elves can all be traced back to pre-Christian Yule celebrations. The ancient Celts also celebrated the winter solstice. At that time Druid priests sacrificed a white bull and gathered mistletoe in a ceremony with golden sickles. Mistletoe was sacred to them since it grew in trees close to the heavens. Mistletoe is also associated with the Norse goddess Freya who is a goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. She may be the reason we kiss beneath the mistletoe this time of year. In doing so, we receive her blessings in love. Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival that celebrated the Roman god Saturn with gift giving and the decorating of homes with garlands and wreaths of evergreen plants. The ancient Persians celebrated Mithras the Sun god who was born on December 25 and whose story closely resembles that of Jesus. Mithras was also born to a virgin mother, had disciples, and is said to have been resurrected from the dead.

The feast celebrating the birth of Christ was not always celebrated on December 25. To early Christians, celebrating Christ’s resurrection was more important than celebrating his day of birth - possibly because of an Old Testament prohibition against celebrating birthdays. Originally, the Christian church celebrated Christmas on the day of Epiphany, January 6. In 336 A.D. the Roman Catholic Church moved the holiday to December 25 to coincide with the Roman Festival of the Unconquered Sun – thus identifying Christ with the Roman Sun god and god of light.

Cultures throughout the world celebrate this time of year as a time of light overcoming darkness, good overcoming evil, and truth overcoming ignorance. It’s a time of peace, joy, and happiness, as well as giving warmth and light. Those qualities are the real reasons for the season.
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Christmas can be what ever you want it to be. Religious, family and friends gathering together, gift giving. Its all up to you. Enjoy.

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